Hernan Bianchi Benguria, Human Geography PhD Student


Home Campus:
U of T St. George

Other Degrees:
Architect and Master’s in Urban Development, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2008.
MDesS Urbanism, Landscape, and Ecology, Harvard Graduate School of Design, 2017.

Honours & Awards:
Canada Program Research Fellow, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, 2017–18.

Dr. Scott Prudham

Contact Information:

Office: Room 588, Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 3G3
Phone: (857) 999-5723
email: hernan.bianchibenguria@mail.utoronto.ca

Personal Website: http://harvard.academia.edu/HernanBianchi

Research Interests:

  • Resource Extraction
  • Territorial Dispossession
  • Political Ecology
  • Electromobility & ‘Green’ Energy
  • Andean Plateau & Atacama Desert

Teaching This Academic Year:

Teaching Assistant:
JGE331H1F – Resource & Environmental Theory
GGR334H1F – Water Resource Management

Selected Publications:

Bélanger, Pierre, Ghazal Jafari, and Hernán Bianchi Benguria. 2016. “Dear Mr. Jencks…” Open Letters 40, Harvard Graduate School of Design, 7 October 2016. http://www.openletters-online.com/issue-40-Belanger-Jafari-and-Bianchi-Benguria-to-Charles-Jencks.

Bélanger, Pierre, Ghazal Jafari, and Hernán Bianchi Benguria. 2017. “The Missing 400: On the Omission of Women from the Urban Environment.” Video, 08:28, 22 January 2017. https://vimeo.com/200606763.

Bianchi Benguria, Hernán. 2008. “Uso y Movilidad de la Bicicleta en la Ciudad: Plan de Incentivo al Transporte No Motorizado (TNM) en Recoleta.” Master’s thesis, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Bianchi Benguria, Hernán. 2017. “Desert Treatise: Undermining State Borders Across Lithium Hinterlands of the Andes.” Master’s thesis, Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Bianchi Benguria, Hernán. 2018. “Into Thin Air.” In Extraction Empire: Undermining the Systems, States, and Scales of Canada’s Global Resource Empire, edited by Pierre Bélanger, 110–17. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.