Hector Fernando Burga

Hector Fernando Burga was born in Lima, Peru, and currently resides in Miami, Florida, where he conducts fieldwork for his PhD dissertation. He is a doctoral candidate in the Department of City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley and holds a dual masters degree in town planning and architecture from the University of Miami. An architect and urban designer by professional training and an urban ethnographer by methodological emphasis, he is interested in the contradictions inherent to both the theorization of public space and the practice of place-making techniques in a rapidly globalizing city like Miami. These interrogations are framed by an understanding of critical urban theory, ethnographic methods and professional practice.