I am a British/Venezuelan architectural designer and urban researcher at LSE Cities, an international centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science. At LSE Cities I have worked on ‘Super-diverse streets: Economies and spaces of urban migration in UK Cities’, led by Dr. Suzanne Hall and I am currently working on various initiatives in India. My independent design practice is concerned with housing, sanitation infrastructure, urban planning, and participatory design processes mostly in developing countries. This year I have been selected as one of the 5 teams to exhibit at the British Pavilion, Venice Architecture Biennale. I was awarded Emerging Woman Architect of the Year (2014) where the judging panel described, ‘Her work has great resonance internationally. She came across as someone who is very driven, very smart and very capable of getting things done often in very difficult circumstances.’ My projects have been widely publicised, including ICON’s ‘Future 50’ “a snap shot of 50 young architects who are pushing the boundaries of their disciplines and trying to change the world” and Metropolis ‘New Talent for 2014’ amongst others. In addition, my work has won numerous awards including a Holcim Award (2011), SEED Award for ‘Excellence in Public Interest Design’ (2014), and short listed for the World Design Impact Prize (2013) and the Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award (2014). I have lectured around the world and taught at the Bartlett School of Architecture, the Architectural Association and the CASS, Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design; where I recently completed my PhD-by-practice titled ‘Incremental Cities: Discovering the Sweet Spot for making town-within-a-city’, within the research department Architecture of Rapid Change and Scarce Resources (ARCSR).