There is no natural landscape.
Landscape is not geography.
Landscape is not the territory.
Territory is not nature.
As the etymological root of the word indicates, LOFscapes (from Mapudungun lof —community/place— and from English scapes —configurations) is a space for critical thinking focused on discussions about landscape from the theory, the project, the history, the institutions, the arts, the imaginary, the bicycle, the aerial view, the representation, among others, specifically in the Chilean context, from a local perspective.
Consequently, our goal is to spread that landscape is the result of the articulation between nature and human settlements: landscape is an idea, landscape is a construction, landscape is a representation, the landscape is continuously transformed.
Verónica Aguirre L.
Web Coordinator and Section Manager
The Expanded Field
Santiago, Chile, 1984. She earned a Bachelors degree in Visual Arts with a mention in engraving and photography in 2009 from Finis Terrae University (UFT); a Postgraduate in
Photography in Visual Arts in 2010 from UFT; and a Master in Landscape Architecture in 2014 from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC).
She is a co-founder of AFUERA Diseño, an online decoration shop that sells exterior furniture. And currently is the General Coordinator and Director of Photography + Community Manager of FVB Propiedades + Arquitectura.
Camila Medina N.
General Editor and Section Manager
Futurize: Panorama and Matter
Santiago, Chile, 1987. Architect, she earned a masters degree in Landscape Architecture, from PUC in 2014.
General Editor of LOFsacpes since 2017. Professor at the PUC School of Architecture, 2014- 2019; at Diego Portales University, 2017-2018, and UFT, 2018; in courses associated with theory and history of landscape architecture. Independent landscape project designer and responsible for the FONDART project “LOFscapes: Developing Landscape Culture in Chile,” 2019.
Romy Hecht M.
Valparaiso, Chile, 1972. Architect and Masters of Architecture from PUC, 1998; Ph.D. in History and Theory of Architecture from Princeton University in 2009.
She is currently a Titular Professor of the PUC School of Architecture in undergraduate and postgraduate courses in History and Theory of Landscape and Territory. Likewise, she is a researcher at the same university. In 2016, she co-founded an organization named Culture of Landscape Corporation (www.culturadepaisaje.com).
Dominique Bruneau S.
Talca, Chile, 1987. Architect and Masters in Landscape Architecture from PUC, 2014. She has worked as an architect and landscape architect in different design teams, developing projects in the central and southern parts of Chile. Besides, she has been a research assistant at the PUC and part of the Map-Guides design team of the Andean Geographical Documentation Society.
She is currently developing architecture projects independently and graphic design projects in Telluride, Colorado. In turn, she is an Instructor of different programs dictated by the non-profit organization Pinhead Institute, a Smithsonian association that focuses on promoting scientific education both locally and globally.
Camila Romero I.
Chillan, Chile, 1988. Architect and Masters in Landscape Architecture (MAPA) PUC, 2015.
She is currently an assistant professor and assistant researcher of the MAPA program of the PUC. Besides, she works as an architect independently in landscape architecture projects. In 2016, she co-founded an organization named Culture of Landscape Corporation (www.culturadepaisaje.com).