About The Speaker
Alejandra Loreto is an architect and photographer. Her artistic work deals with the relation to the physical and built environment. Born and raised in Caracas, she studied architecture at Simón Bolivar University and completed a Master's Degree in Social Design at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria. Through architecture and photography, she has found different ways of understanding how the urban and geographical environment influences our identity. In 2016, she initiated the Blind Photography Project, where photography serves as the medium to establish contact with the blind community and break people’s perception of the blind as non-visual. Since 2015 she is part of the [applied] Foreign Affairs, a lab investigating spatial, infrastructural, environmental and cultural phenomena in rural and urban Sub-Saharan Africa. She currently lives and works in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire where she works as an architect at Koffi & Diabaté Architectes, looking for solutions in design adapted to local context.