Fernando Luiz Lara works on theorizing spaces of the Americas with an emphasis on the dissemination of design ideas beyond the traditional disciplinary boundaries. Framed by decolonial theories, Lara has written widely about issues that pertain to the built environment of our continent.
Fernando Lara is the editor of Latin America: Thoughts, a series published by Romano Guerra Editora, and a member of the editorial boards for Platform Space, Revista DeArq (Univesidad de los Andes, Colombia), Revista Pós (FAU USP, Brazil), and Arquitecturas Del Sur (Universidad del Bío-Bío, Chile).
Before joining the Weitzman School, Lara was the director of the PhD Program in Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin (2018-23), and chair of the Brazil center at the Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies in that same University (2012-15). He has also taught at the University of Michigan (2004-09) and was a visiting professor at the University of São Paulo, Instituto de Estudos Brasileiros, in 2017.