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There's no one way to read (or use) El Site, because it's always two things at once. This is a space of doubles:
fluid and structured
spatial and digital
readable and coded
accidental and planned
playful and systematic.

El Site's also both a performative writing methodology and a publication output for my research on queerness, digital technologies, and the built environment. Composed of fragments published in real-time, El Site becomes a live narrative and record of the research through a series of ongoing essays, musings, photos, and conversations. The project was generously funded by the FIPI (Fondos Institucionales Para la Investigación) award at the University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras Campus.

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Dr. Regner Ramos obtained his Bachelors in Environmental Design (2008) and Masters in Architecture (2010) from the University of Puerto Rico School of Architecture. In addition, he holds a PhD in Architecture (2016) from The Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL). He has taught at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London College of Communication, University of Hertfordshire, and Queen Mary University of London. Currently, Regner is a tenure-track Associate Professor at the UPR School of Architecture, where he teaches courses on architectural design, architectural theory, and magazine production in the undergraduate and graduate programs, while also working as Editor-in-Chief of informa journal and as the Architecture Editor at Glass magazine. His new, two-year research project “Cüirtopia: Mapping a Cultural Memory and Architectural Register of Queer Spaces in Puerto Rico” is funded by FIPI (2020-2022). You can contact him/it/them here and see what he/it/they are up to on Instagram.

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I'm currently not taking any new graduate supervision. However, for the year 2021-2022, I'm interested in taking on Doctoral and Masters students researching: Gender, Sexuality, Urbanism, Architecture, Ephemerality, Mapping, Artifacts, Decolonialism, Technologies, Queerness, and Drawing.

Primary Advisory:
🌊🚢“Ley de Miedo”, María Alejandra Burgos. Masters Dissertation, “Pleasures by Water”. School of Architecture, Universidad de Puerto Rico. Ongoing.

🌊🧂“Oro Blanco”, Gabriela Ennich. Masters Dissertation, “Pleasures by Water”. School of Architecture, Universidad de Puerto Rico. Ongoing.

🌊🥃“Ron Caña”, Christian González-Román. Masters Dissertation, “Pleasures by Water”. School of Architecture, Universidad de Puerto Rico. Ongoing.

🌊💥“Atabey, Diosa Madre”, Diego Hernández. Masters Dissertation, “Pleasures by Water”. School of Architecture, Universidad de Puerto Rico. Ongoing.

🌊🏚“En el Fanguito, Desde el Fanguito”, Fernando Irizarry. Masters Dissertation, “Pleasures by Water”. School of Architecture, Universidad de Puerto Rico. Ongoing.

🌊⚧ “Ríos de Julia”, Alberto Silva. Masters Dissertation, “Pleasures by Water”. School of Architecture, Universidad de Puerto Rico. Ongoing.

🌊🚣‍♀️“Encuentro de las Vírgenes”, Brian Torres. Masters Dissertation, “Pleasures by Water”. School of Architecture, Universidad de Puerto Rico. Ongoing.

🧾“Documenting Queer Space Within Public Housing in Puerto Rico: A Study into Five Stars The Club in Residencial Nemesio Canales”, Manuel Torregrosa-Cueto. Undergraduate Dissertation: School of Architecture, Universidad de Puerto Rico. 2019-Ongoing.

🚽“Reliquias del Discrimen: Develación del Género Binario en la Arquitectura Desde el Baño Público”, Reily Joel Calderón-Rivera. Masters Dissertation: School of Architecture, Universidad de Puerto Rico. 2019-2020. See it here and read it here.

➕“Cruces en Las Carreteras: Ensayos De Los Monumentos Ignorados En Puerto Rico”, José Néstor Rodríguez. Masters Dissertation: School of Architecture, Universidad de Puerto Rico. 2019-2020. See it here.

⏳“Arquitectura Efímera: La Autobiografía Como Construcción”, Michelle Pérez Alemañy. Masters Dissertation: School of Architecture, Universidad de Puerto Rico. 2019-Ongoing.

Secondary Advisory:
🕯“What Is Queer May Never Die”, Kleanthis Kyriakou. Masters Dissertation: University of the Arts London Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. 2019-2020. See images here and the presentation here.

🏝“Queering the Abyss: Archipelagic Thought, Meta-Relation, and Worldmaking”, Abner A. Fernández Malavé. Masters Dissertation: Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Puerto Rico. 2019-2020.

🛸“Arquitectura y cine: La construcción visual y emocional de las imágenes a través de escenografía en la ciencia ficción”, Edward Ramírez Saez. Masters Dissertation: School of Architecture, Universidad de Puerto Rico. 2018-2020.

🗞“Arquitectura Narrativa: De las letras al proyecto. Palimpsesto de una historia urbana”, Yadariz Ramos Hernández. Masters Dissertation: School of Architecture, Universidad de Puerto Rico. 2018-2019.

🖼“Arquitectura + Instagram: El uso de la red social Instagram en el proceso de diseño para la creación de espacios comerciales”, Fabiola Arroyo. Masters Dissertation: School of Architecture, Universidad de Puerto Rico. 2017-2018.