Gonzalo Munoz-Vera

Azrieli Visiting Critic

Gonzalo Munoz-Vera  (Santiago, 1981) is a Chilean architect and PhD candidate at McGill University School of Architecture. Since 2005 he has studied the influence of images on architecture on printed media. Based in Montreal, his doctoral research topic deals with the increasing dominance of virtual reality and visual media in architecture. His aim has been focused on the role of nineteenth-century panoramas on architectural representation as proto-virtual media of distant places. From 2016 to 2018, he was the Project Manager of the awarded Canadian project TeamMTL at the Solar Decathlon China 2018. He is currently the Principal Investigator of the research project titled “Chilean Architecture in the CA Bulletin 1944-1963” awarded by the National Council for Culture and Arts (Chile, 2019-20). Gonzalo also was the P.I. of the 40th-anniversary research of the CA magazine (College of Architects of Chile publication), awarded by the same institution. In 2013, he joined the Advisory Committee of the Clip/Stamp/Fold exhibition (Santiago, Chile). He has been the recipient of Becas Chile Doctoral Scholarship from the Chilean government, Fulbright Chile, and the Schulich Excellence Fellowship at McGill University among other awards. He has been Guest Lecturer and Studio Instructor in schools of architecture in Chile, Colombia, and at McGill University.

Education

PhD Candidate – McGill University, 2014-Present, Montreal, Canada

MArch (with high distinction) – Carleton University

BArch – Carleton University

Practice

2007-2010 PLAN Arquitectos

Research

Editor: Chilean Architecture in the CA Bulletin 1944-1964, Andros, Santiago, Chile 2020

Author: The Flatten World around the British Empire: The Robert Burford’s Cityscapes Panorama Programmes in the Leicester-Square Rotunda (1825-1836), (Doctoral thesis, 2021)

Co-Author with Ricardo L. Castro: “Field Sketching in Architecture Education: Still Worth the Detour? (ACSA Conference 2021)

Author: “Colonizing Lands and Cultures: the London of Jemmy Button” in Unsettling Complacency: Hope & Ethical Responsibility, ed. Teresa Strong-Wilson, McGill-Queen’s University Press (2021)

Author: “Moving images, moved spectators: Jon Rafman’s Sculpture Garden and the Panorama experience”, in the Journal of Art History RHA-W, no. 9 (2020)

 

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