Tomás Vivanco Larrain

Architect

Architect, Master in Advanced Architecture from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), Digital Fabrication Fab Academy Diploma from Fab Lab Barcelona.

PhD(c) Architecture and Urban Planning, Digital Futures group, Tongji University.

Have collaborated with several architecture offices in Chile, Spain and China, worked at Fab Lab Barcelona and taught at the Master in Advanced Architecture from IAAC.

Fab Lab Santiago co-founder and former co-director (2013-2018).

Co-founder of the Distributed Design Foundation.

Edited and published Fabricating Society and The Counterculture Room books, the last one as part of the Chilean Pavilion at the London Design Biennale in 2016, designed and curated by Fab Lab Santiago.

13th International Fab Lab Conference & Symposium, Fabrication Society, in Santiago 2017, organizer

Since 2013, is an Assistant Professor at the Design School of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, running undergraduate and postgraduate (Master in Advanced Design) curses of Associative Design, Design by Simulation, Urban Hacking, Critical Design and Studio class.

 

His research is focused on the exploration of advanced digital fabrication strategies, digital technologies for cities, the relationship between digital infrastructures and social systems and bio-material computation.

Awards and Recognitions

2020: Research grant. National Fund for Cultural Development and the Arts. Minister of Culture, Chile.

2019: Research grant: 'Facetas: reinterpretación digital/ análoga de objetos Marioriales en Navarino', National Fund for Cultural Development and the Arts. Minister of Culture, Chile.

2018: Digital Futures PhD scholarship, Tongji University.
2017: Santander UC Scholarship

2017: Honourable Mention, London Design Biennale

2016: Academic Excellence, best young professor. Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

2016: Research grant: 'Sandbot: Mobile sand 3d printer', National Fund for Cultural Development and the Arts. Minister of Culture, Chile.