Leandro's research focuses on the politics of construction and the role infrastructural repertoires play in the consolidation of extended networks of solidarity and association. He investigates how social movements, construction firms, local organisations and developers use the moment of construction to prefigure territorial articulations. He is currently exploring alternative construction practices in Argentina and Ecuador. He has been involved in creating multiple collaborative platforms to investigate and develop alternative urban interventions. He created Material Politics, an architectural research practice that focuses on the fabrication of radical infraestructures.
My research interests revolve around four interrelated themes
Politics of construction: infrastructural repertoires, social movements and local politics
Material imaginations: the role of construction in the crafting of urban futures in Latin America
Material histories: modern architecture, concrete and the invention of urban natures
New materialisms: assemblages, articulation, prefiguration and the moment of construction as theoretical fields