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Fall 2013 Student Lecture Series: Luis Callejas

Islands, Atolls and other Derivative Territories

October 9, 2013

Abstract: Luis Callejas will present a series of projects that started based on initiatives of public buildings and derived into unsolicited landscape operations. Callejas will also speak about his latest publication: Pamphlet Architecture 33 "Islands and Atolls"

Luis Callejas is an architect, former founding partner of Paisajes Emergentes and now director of LCLA OFFICE. His practice stands at the intersection of landscape, architecture and urbanism, oriented toward new forms of public realms through environmental and territorial operations. In 2010 Luis Callejas was selected as one of the world's ten best young architecture practitioners by the Iakov Chernikhov foundation, after the evaluation of 133 nominees from 25 countries. In the five years since starting to practice as an architect, he has designed and completed two compelling projects in Latin America for public sports infrastructure: the aquatic center for the XI South American games and the complete renovation of the main soccer stadium in Bogota, Colombia. Currently Luis is a Lecturer in Landscape Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He has been previously engaged as a visiting professor at the Master in Urban Design Studies at the University of Toronto, Oslo School of Architecture, Scola da Cidade in Sao Paulo and UPB in Medellín. In July 2012 Luis was the winner of the Pamphlet Architecture 33 competition; he will be the next author to develop a critical monograph for the PA series by Princeton Architectural Press.