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  • Oscar Oliver Didier

    Profile:

    Senior Urban Designer at NYC Department of City Planning's Bronx Borough Office and former Assistant Professor at ArqPoli School of Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico (2007-2014). Since 2005 he serves as Director of CIUDADLAB; a nonprofit research, design and action driven collective about the city and also directed the Laboratory for Housing, Planning and Urban Studies at the Polytechnic University of PR (2013-2014). Editor of multiple journals, he has also published articles in Housing Theory and Society, Revista Cruce and Planning Perspectives, and has lectured at the International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, The Cooper Union, University of Puerto Rico, Catholic University in Ponce and Keio University in Tokyo. He has served as a consultant to the Puerto Rico Planning Board, the Center for a New Economy and the Center for Puerto Rico. His recent projects, research inquiries, and published work have revolved around revealing the political bodies that inform and are coalesced within the urban condition.

    Degrees Held:

    Harvard University Graduate School of Design - Master of Architecture in Urban Design

    ArqPoli School of Architecture, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico - Professional Bachelor Degree in Architecture

    Recent Publications:

    "The Biopolitics of Third Space: Urban Segregation and Resistance in Puerto Rico's Luis Lloréns Torres Public Housing Project" in Housing, Theory and Society (2015).

    Research Interests:

    Urban design, urban planning, urban mapping, speculative futures, public housing and the commons, post-colonial studies, minority studies.

    Awards And Honors:

    Héctor R. Arce Quintero Biennial Award (2012)

    American Institute of Architects (AIA) Honorable Mention for Investigation/Publication (2004)

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