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ALDEA is a group of professionals in Architecture, Heritage, Education, Public Participation and Social Sciences. We are working to develop a space for dialogue and collaboration between the designers and users of cities. 
 
In ALDEA we consider ourselves as an open organisation where professionals and students are welcome to be involved with our projects and participate.                         to find out more.
 
 
 
 

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MAGDALENA NOVOA
 CO-DIRECTOR ALDEA
Professional in culture and education having worked in the fields of architecture, heritage and participation for two NGO's in the UK and for the Chilean Government. Doctoral candidate in Architecture, University of Texas, Austin
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Graduated in Visual Arts (Universidad Católica de Chile), Pedagogy (U. Gabriela Mistral) and Educational and Cultural Managmement (University of Arts London). 
EILEEN BERG LJUBETIC
 
Visual artist and teacher. Teaching and research in art and alternative education.
Research Group in alternative pedagogies, Fidel Sepulveda.
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Bachelor of Arts and Education Universidad Finis Terrae. Training College Rudolf Steiner Waldorf pedagogy and ARCHE. Santiago, Chile.
 
 
 
ROBERT NEWCOMBE
CO-DIRECTOR ALDEA
RIBA Part II architectural designer with experience in education and architecture workshops with Open City, RIBA and UCL. Summer School Tutor for Bartlett School of Architecture, London. Robert has run a number of participatory projects in Chile. 
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The Bartlett, University College of London
Hawkins\Brown Architects, London
Open City, London.
 BSc Architecture (1st Class Honors),
 Bartlett UCL, 
 
 
 
FRANCISCA CORVALÁN FIERRO

Professional with experience in designing public policies related to housing and urban planning, citizen participation and social empowerment. Francisca has worked as a teacher and researcher, and also for the Chilean Government.

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Studied sociology, and studies in Aesthetics and Urban Development in the Catholic University of Chile

SOL DIAZ DE LA FUENTE
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
 
Sol is a social worker and heritage expert having worked in the fields of heritage, architecture and active education. She has experience working for a number of NGOs and the Chilean Government.
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Trained as a social worker (Universidad Católica de Chile), she has studied architectural restoration (Universidad de Chile y Escuela Fermín Vivaceta), curation and experience design (Central Saint Martins, University of Arts London) and museum curation (Tate Modern) 
 
 
 
LORENZO BERG COSTA
PRESIDENT

Architect and academic, Universidad de Chile. Interest in sustainable projects with cultural relevance in urban and rural areas.
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Doctorate in architecture and urbanism UPMadrid, Spain. Diploma in Restoration Iccrom Italy and University of Trondheim Norway.
Resident in Chile.
 
 
 
CÉSAR VERGARA​ MUÑOZ
DIRECTOR OF PROJECTS

Architect with extensive experience in leading, planning and strategic management of housing projects, mainly social and public housing, and also in the development and implementation of participatory design and planning methodologies, through strategic and collaborative work with communities and citizens.

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Architect of the University of Bío Bío; Diploma specialising in strategic land management and diploma specialising in socio-economic evaluation of habitat, Candidate for Master of Residential Habitat, University of Chile

CLAUDIA CANDIA ARÉVALO

Degree in Architecture, with interests in public policies, gender in the built environment and the sustainable construction of cities. Claudia has published articles on these subjects, and has served as an assistant professor at the University of Chile.
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Degree in Architecture from the University of Chile. Assistant of the "Urban Sustainability" Chair of the same institution.

FROSSO PIMENIDES
INTERNATIONAL ADVISOR

Frosso has run the architecture First Year course of the Bartlett School of Architecture for the last 28 years, opening minds and initiating young people into architectural education.

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Sir Bannister Fletcher Lecturer in Architecture and BSc Year 1 Director. In 2015 she was awarded with an Honorary RIBA Fellowship.

 
 
 
FIONA MACDONALD
INTERNATIONAL ADVISOR

Fiona bridges design and participation in her practice, particularly from the point of view of children and teenagers. Setting up the National Schools and Young People’s programme for RIBA and co-founder of Matt+Fiona, involving young people in the design and construction of real spaces.

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Co-Founder of Matt+Fiona, Co-Director of Design Education - RIBA, Open-City, The Building Exploratory 

DipArch (Distinction) Architectural Design, The Cass School of Architecture, London 

 
 
CRISTIAN IBARRA VALDÉS
Civil Constructor, developing engineering projects and managing multidisciplinary teams, both in industry and for individuals in the areas of civil works, groundworks and buildings.
 
 
VICTORIA THORNTON, OBE
 INTERNATIONAL ADVISOR 

Director of Open House Worldwide. Founder and former director of Open-City, a non-profit organisation established 27 years ago. Key initiatives developed: Open House London; Open House Worldwide (founder of both); My City Too!; Architecture in Schools programme; Archikids Festival and Green Sky Thinking Week. 

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Architectural critic and commentator. 

President and Chair of the Architectural Association Council

 
 
 

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