Professor Diego   Ramírez-Lovering.

Professor Diego Ramírez-Lovering.

Diego Ramírez-Lovering

Professor Diego Ramírez-Lovering is the director of the Informal Cities Lab (ICL) in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Monash University. The Lab undertakes design-based research exploring and speculating on the conditions of informality in developing cities.

Diego’s research examines the contributory role that architecture and urbanism can play in addressing the significant challenges facing contemporary urban environments -climate change, resource limitations and rapid population growth with a key focus on the Global South and through a lens of planetary health. As an award-winning architectural practitioner and researcher, he has been commissioned to design a range of projects including affordable housing, commercial projects and public art projects, and has completed a number of urban resilience projects with state and federal government in Australia and internationally.