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Building Cultures Valparaiso investigates the radical approach to teaching and making at the School of Architecture and Design in Valparaiso, Chile. With newly commissioned essays from, among others, Beatriz Colomina, Ignacio Gonzalez Galán and Gerald Wildgruber and a collection of meticulously reproduced drawings from the school’s archives, Building Cultures Valparaiso is a resource for scholars and practitioners interested in alternative visions of architecture.


  • Preface – Sony Devabhaktuni, Patricia Guaita, and Cornelia Tapparelli
  • Introduction – Sony Devabhaktuni
  • El camino no es el camino: Some Reflections on the Valparaiso School and Its Architectural Teaching – Patricia Guaita and Cornelia Tapparelli
  • Architecture’s Cogito: Building on the Edge of Infinity – Gerald Wildgruber
  • A Pursuit for a ‘Change of Life’: Pedagogical Experiences, Poetic Occupations and Historical Frictions – Ignacio González Galán
  • Radical Pedagogies: Notes towards a Taxonomy of Global Experiments – Beatriz Colomina, Ignacio González Galán, Evangelos Kotsioris and Anna-Maria Meister
  • Open City Notebook – Sony Devabhaktuni
  • 8 Projects in the Open City, 1973 – David Jolly Monge
  • Archives 1971-1973
  • Contributors’ Biographies
  • Epilogue


Publisher: EPFL Press English Imprint

Author(s): Sony Devabhaktuni, Patricia Guaita, Cornelia Tapparelli

Collection: Urbanism

Published: 27 july 2015

Edition: 1st edition

Media: Book

Pages count Book: 192

Format (in mm) Book: 170 x 240

Weight (in grammes): 470

Language(s): English

EAN13 Book: 9782940222902

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