Born in Quito, Ecuador, and now living in London, Claudia is constantly in search of new material expressions that translate bodily experiences related to culture and environmental constructs. Inclusivity, tactility and the body become the core for exploration of human encounters through contemporary contradictions. Working across multiple scales of intimacy, she is interested in multidisciplinary practices engaging with interior, fashion, and exhibition design.
The diversity of her country influenced by the complexities of a human - nature based research gave form to “Tailoring Camouflage”. Actively confronting extractivism by exposing the importance of cross-cultural dialogue through performative occupation. As a result, this project has been nominated for the RIBA Silver Medal Prize.
Claudia graduated from Universidad San Francisco de Quito and studied at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Her background includes working in architectural practices in Poland, and Ecuador and personal explorations of furniture-making and paintings. She is passionate about nature and particularly interested in capturing quotidianity through the understanding of human relations.
School of Architecture Prizes 2021 Joint Winner of Head of Programme’s Prize - Architecture