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05/14/24 CLASS OF ‘24 SPOTLIGHT ON CLAUDIA MEJIA VILLALOBOS

 

Graduating with a Bachelor's in Architecture, Claudia has been able to express her interests in cultural & environmental responsive design into her work. She is avid to utilize architectural techniques across fields; including film production design and landscape photography. Concluding her time at USC, her thesis is designed as a lens to her own El Salvadoran culture using an interdisciplinary approach.


Learn more about Claudia’s journey.


Q: What is the title and short description of your final thesis project?


El Sabor de La Isla | The Island Meanguera is experiencing cultural erasure through recent development. El Sabor De La Isla acknowledges the relationship of memory to architecturally represent the coexistence of the past, present, and future in a single space. This juxtaposition can help imagine future scenarios for the Island’s growth, because while spaces may change their memories will always remain.


Q: What are you hoping to pursue after graduation?


I will continue to study cultural preservation, using this thesis as a leaping point. I will advance my film/photography tool set as a method of grasping memory in architecture. 

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