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Cecilia Chiappini

Bio Cecilia Chiappini


Cecilia graduated as a PhD in Architecture at KU Leuven (2021); as a Master of Advanced Studies in Urban Design at ETH Zurich, Switzerland (with a scholarship by the Swiss Government, 2012); and as an Architect from the Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Argentina (2007). In 2021, she joined Fontys as coordinator of the Master in Urbanism. She is also a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Architecture, and Teaches Design Studio at the Faculty of Architecture, Campus Sint-Lucas Brussels, KU Leuven, Belgium, where she works since 2015. Her practice, ARQ-CHIA, was funded in 2007 together with Eng. Enrique Chiappini, and currently advises in engineering and urban projects in Latin America and Europe. Cecilia experienced working in private practices at Mecanoo Architecten, The Netherlands (2013-2015) and at IN-VI Investment Environments (2008-2009) in locations in São Paulo, Cannes, Bratislava and Warsaw. She also worked in the public sector contributing to the Territorial Strategic Plan of the Province of Santa Fe (2009-2011) and teaching at her home university in Argentina (2012-2013, currently collaborating remotely).

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Head of MAU Urbanism Program

‘cities are my fascination; design, my tool; space, my matter. I want to help imagining spaces where people, all people, can be protagonists’