Ignacio Cardona, Adjunct Professor, is an Architect (USB, 1998), cum-laude Msc. of Urban Design (UNIMET, 2003) and Founder of AREPA: ARCHITECTURE, ECOLOGY, AND PARTICIPATION developing projects mostly in underprivileged communities. He has been a professor in architecture, urban design, and planning for more than fifteen years, and has advised more than 90 undergraduate and graduate theses. He has worldwide presented lectures and papers in seminars and peer-reviewed publications. Ignacio has also won several international awards in architecture and urbanization, in both research and design fields. Currently, he is developing a dissertation on Self-Produced Cities in the Doctor of Design Program and Harvard GSD.