Documentary of the spatial legacy of the principal Latin American university cities, built in the past 60 years.
Carlos Garciavelez Alfaro is a Mexican designer, architect and urbanist. His research and design work departs from a trans-scalar approach to design that spans from fashion and interior furnishings to urban landscapes and open territories.Before establishing his own design practice, Carlos worked for diverse design studios including Gabellini Shepard Associates in New York City and the Alexander McQueen fashion house in London. He holds a BFA and a B.ARCH from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MAUD with distinction from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Carlos is a Lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, teaches in the Urban Design Core Studio. Carlos has expanded his thesis research Concrete Matters: Beyond Stillbirth Infrastructure and last Spring Co-taught a studio at Harvard with Felipe Correa titled: Between Geometry and Geography: Mexico City. In 2012, he received the Druker Traveling Fellowship from the Harvard Graduate School of Design for his project: "Form and Pedagogy: An Atlas of the Twentieth Century University City in Latin America" that explores the historical evolution of these campuses across Latin America and the diverse design synergies that tie them together.