Born in Lima, Yolanda Muñoz Lozano is an architect, Master in Science and doctoral researcher at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile.
Through an interdisciplinary approach, the researcher follows in the footsteps of French-Chilean architect Émile Jéquier, who lived, studied and worked in Paris between 1870 and 1902. Son of a french engineer, Jéquier is considered a special kind of architecture professional for his time: educated in France but with most of his work developed in Chile, during a "foundational" period of the professional practice of architecture, not only in the young latin american country but at large throughout South America.
Using different media (photography, video, drawings), this open-studio will be an opportunity to recreate the Parisian cultural universe known by Émile Jéquier (particularly from the Belle Époque), allowing visitors to understand the imaginary and influences that nourished the spirit of this true globe-trotter architect.
Yolanda Muñoz Lozano (Peru) is in residency at the Cité internationale des arts through the programme of the Academie of Architecture.