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19 July 2020
17:00 (GMT + 0)
Walkative: Santiago
The Walkative Society

Santiago, the capital of Chile has a population of nearly 7 million inhabitants, almost 40% of the country’s total population. The city is located in a longitudinal valley between the Andes and Costa range of mountains and is probably one of the few places in the world where you can reach a ski centre within an hour and the beach in 90 minutes.

Tere Chad will begin our digital walk through Santiago with a brief overview of its colonial past. She will then walk through areas that reflect the strong social segregation in Santiago’s diverse neighbourhoods.

In the next section, Alemparte, Barreda, Wedeles Besançon Architects will discuss modern Santiago and particularly the challenges in constructing the Costanera Center, the highest skyscraper in Latin America in a country with more earthquakes than anywhere else in the world.

Against the backdrop of the current Covid-19 pandemic Samuel Domínguez, an artist, will conclude with a personal walk in Santiago.

The Walkative Society is a Royal College of Art student-led society emphasising walking as a means of discovery and a place for dialogue and exchange. Each year the Society is led by two presidents from the student body. This year the Society has been led by Katharina Siegel (MA Sculpture) and Adalburto Lonardi (MA Interior Design) with designs by Max Albert Kohler (MA Visual Communication).

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School of Architecture, School of Arts & Humanities
Sculpture (MA)
Estimated Duration: 1 hour 30 min
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Katharina Siegel

Sculpture (MA)

Tere Chad

Sculpture (MA)

Alemparte Barreda Wedeles Besançon, ABWB Architects - Guest

Samuel Dominguez - Guest

Dr Jaspar Joseph-Lester - Presenter

Dr Jaspar Joseph-Lester is Head of Programme (Sculpture) and Reader in Art & Post-urbanism at the Royal College of Art. A London-based artist, his work explores the role images play in urban planning, social space and everyday praxis; latterly he has focused on conflicting ideological frameworks as embodied in urban regeneration projects. He has exhibited his work internationally and is author of Revisiting the Bonaventure Hotel (Copy Press, 2012) and editor of Walking Cities: London (Routledge, 2020).

Simon King - Presenter

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