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Cristóbal Amunátegui

Assistant Professor

Cristóbal Amunátegui’s work in architectural history centers 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, science, and technology, 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.

Related topics
Critical Studies, Technology
Related Links
  • Amunátegui Valdés Architects
  • Education
    Ph.D. in Architectural History and Theory (Dist), Princeton University School of Architecture
    MS.ADD, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation
    B.Arch., Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
    Highlights
    2020 Review of Design Technics: Archaeologies of Architectural Practice (Minneapolis: The University of Minnesota Press, 2020), by Zeynep Çelik Alexander and John May, Critical Inquiry (October 2020)
    2020 “Compendium: On a Way of Articulating Realities,” exhibition at LIGA, Mexico City, October 2020
    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)
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