Claudia Tomateo is a Licensed Architect from Peru, Urban Designer and Researcher. She is a recent Graduate from Harvard Graduate School of Design from the Master of Architecture in Urban Design degree. From the study of informal cooperative structures in Luisenstadt – Berlin to the investigation of Zen Gardens as heterotopian spaces in Kyoto-Japan, she has conducted research in a large range of issues focusing in the intersection between design speculation and theory in relationship with urban strategies implementation.
During her Graduate Thesis “Urban Archipelagos – Tracing the Invisible Lines”, she argues for a theoretical approach for collective open spaces systems in cities and introduces a methodology to study and implement them. From there, analyzing the invisible forces that tights them together and build the experience of the city from a humanistic approach.
As a Harvard Mellon Initiative Research Fellow since summer 2016, she has worked on historical research for the city of Berlin and develop research methodologies. Currently, she is part of the exhibition team that is in charge of the curation and animation of the materials produced from the portals. She is also part of the Inter-American Bank “Emergent Cities Program” in charge to research and provide urban strategies for the city of Hermosillo in Mexico.