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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 co-founded 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 co-Director of the Architectural Association's "Ring of Fire" Visiting School program.

Bárbara has been Co-Director 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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