Cristóbal Amunátegui

Acting Assistant Professor

Cristóbal Amunátegui’s work in architectural history focuses on the history of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European architecture, with a focus on buildings produced in France between the Second Empire and the early Third Republic. In his research he examines the relationship of buildings, crowds, and their corresponding figures of investment and association. His work seeks architecture’s intersections with the visual arts, literature and the sciences, inscribing buildings in the wider nineteenth-century pursuit of “absolutes.” Articles about his research as well as on contemporary architectural issues have appeared in journals and essay collections in the US, Latin America and Europe. In 2011 Amunátegui co-founded the office Amunátegui Valdés, which comprises the architectural work he and Alejandro Valdes have developed since 2000. The first monograph of their work was published in March 2017.

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Amunátegui Valdés Architects
Ph.D. Candidate, Princeton University School of Architecture
MS.AAD, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Dipl. Arch., Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
2019 “Modernism’s longue durée,” lecture given at Summer Academy in Rome, Virginia Tech & Architecture Exchange
2018 “The Société anonyme de l’Hippodrome,” lecture given at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design
2017 “Unnatural Histories,” workshop taught at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna
2017 World of Fragments (Santiago: Ediciones ARQ)
2015 “Circles, Cycles, Circuits,” AA Files 71, 75-89
2015 “Things Made Whole,” lecture given at the Fall Lecture Series, Liverpool University School of Architecture
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