Alejandro Haiek Coll

Graduate in Architecture from the Central University of Venezuela and MS in Architectural Design. His work was recently nominated for the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize 2016 for Emerging Architecture and as New Talent in METROPOLIS magazine, by MOMA curator Martino Stierli. Over the years, as a principal at Lab.Pro.Fab he has been promoting urban activism and grassroots movements with diverse art groups, through THE PUBLIC MACHINERY project: a series of social artifacts and cultural infrastructures conceived as participatory, political and economic reengineering focused on the democratization of urban soil and the renewal and resuscitation of inactive and non-regulated landscapes. Using a bottom-up approach, the project develops strategies for the regeneration of degraded social contexts and emergency scenarios.