Luisa is an architect graduated from the Catholic Pontifical University of Ecuador (PUCE) and holds an MSc in Building and Urban Design in Development from UCL Development Planning Unit (DPU). She has worked as an architect leading a studio practice in Ecuador, as well as supporting the planning and implementation of development projects with universities and other stakeholders.
Her academic interest is focused on the use of architecture as a political endeavour to deal with urban inequality, the political role of architects and urban practitioners, the agency of architecture, decolonial spatial practices and the alternative forms of knowledge production in the Global South. Luisa’s current PhD research explores the co-relation between political discourse and the production of space. Her area of interest is Latin and specifically Ecuador.