Visual archive
& some fragile
constructions


Mark
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Jack Garay Arauzo is an architect, urban designer, and non-professional photographer shooting on film. He currently works as an urban designer at WeLoveTheCity in Rotterdam, where he develops concept area visions centered on participatory processes, studies for the provision of housing, public space, and new urban infrastructure in large-scale urban regeneration projects across The Netherlands.
            His research is focused on the social, political, and environmental dimensions in contemporary urbanization, housing and shelters as a complex urgent challenge facing the climate emergency, and the traditions of heritage conservation in architecture.
            Flexibility, ephemerality, and itinerance are the core of his architectural practice. From scaffolds in the city, the architecture of events, street markets, and festivals, to circus tents. He design spaces with little impact in the territory.
           His work has been exhibited at MIT (Fab11, 2015), Rome Tre University (RIBA Polyport, 2013), Univalle Colombia (Solar Decathlon LAC, 2015), Project NL (TU Delft, 2019), Travel Agency (TU Delft, 2021), International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR, 2022) among others.
            This online archive is a collection of images, scans, drawings, essays, films, and photos across various contexts and scales, on how structures and infrastructures affect the territory, both permanently and not.



Education

Work

Academic

2019 — 2021
The Berlage Post-Master in
Architecture and Urban Design
TU Delft, The Netherlands

2018
Architectural Association Visiting School
ABK Stuttgart, Germany

2009 — 2015
BSc Architecture
FAUA — UNI, Peru
11/2021 — to date
Urban Designer @ WeLoveTheCity
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

02/2021 — to date
Freelance Architect & Researcher
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

08/2018 — 04/2019
Junior Architect @ Calicanto — CISMID
Lima, Peru

04/2017 — 07/2018
Junior Architect @ ASG Arquitectos
Lima, Peru

08/2012 — 06/2013
Architectural Assistant @ FTA Design Studio
Lima, Peru

2021 — to date
Teaching Assistant — Design Thesis Studio
FAUA — UNI, Peru

2017
Research Internship
UCL Development Planning Unit — Environment and Sustainable Development MSc

2016 — 2017
Teaching Assistant
Urban Research Studio — Prof. Dr. Wiley Ludeña

2014 — 2015
Project Manager
AYNI — Solar Decathlon LAC 2015


Mark