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Visiting Scholar in Technology and Culture


Bárbara Barreda is an Architect (UDD Santiago, 2006) and M.Arch. in Emergent Technologies & Design (Architectural Association London, 2011).

In 2016 Bárbara cofounded BASE studio, an architectural systems design research platform. Together with BASE, she has been finalist for YAP Constructo 8 and 9 (from MoMA´s Young Architects Program) and invited to the Venice Architecture Biennale 2021 main exhibition. She is also creator and codirector of the Architectural Association's "Ring of Fire" Visiting School program.

Barreda has been codirector at Ciudad Emergente and has collaborated with diverse architecture practices in Santiago and London, working on projects for Latin America, USA, Europe, and Asia. She has been a Professor at UAI Design Lab, UDP, UNAB, and UDD Universities in Chile.

Her architectural research interest is focused on the design of complex geometries using unconventional construction materials and processes.


  • M.Arch. Architectural Association London
  • B.Arch. UDD Chile
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