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Somatic Collaborative

Felipe Correa & Devin Dobrowolski

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Somatic Collaborative is a research-based design practice focusing on a speculative approach to architecture, landscape, and urbanism, engaging a diverse set of spatial contexts and design procedures. Its multidimensional approach encompasses projects ranging from interior furnishings to open territories, using architectural commissions, design competitions, and applied research to facilitate inventive construction of space. Founder and managing partner Felipe Correa is the Vincent and Eleanor Shea Professor and Chair of the Department of Architecture at the University of Virginia and codirector of the South America Project, a transcontinental applied research network that endorses the role of design within rapidly transforming geographies of South America. A Somatic collaborator since 2015, Devin Dobrowolski draws on his experience in architecture, landscape architecture, and art to work at the confluence of large-scale data visualization and material fabrication, focusing on the broader sociopolitical dynamics of materials in the context of global production chains. Somatic’s outreach includes projects in Brazil, Ecuador, Germany, Mexico, South Korea, and the United States.

Established 2008, New York City, USA