Alejandro de Castro Mazaro

Alejandro de Castro Mazarro is the Program Coordinator of the Latin American Laboratory, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) of Columbia University. His current research explores the relationship between the design responses and urban challenges at informal settlements. Alejandro’s research work has been published at Elsevier’s House & Home Encyclopedia and showcased at the exhibition “Participatory City: 100 Urban Trends” at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. He co-edited with Francisco Diaz in 2014 the book “Who Cares for Chilean Cities?” (ARQ and GSAPP Books), which looks at the existing relationship between public space and housing policies in Chile. Alejandro has taught at Harvard University, Pratt University, Escola de Cidade (São Paulo), and Columbia University, and lectured in San Juan (Puerto Rico), Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Singapore, Hong Kong, Morelia (Mexico), and Cambridge (UK). Alejandro is also partner of the architectural office BuroA, which has built and published several competition awarded renovation projects in Spain. He is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Alcalá de Henares in Madrid.