Linda Schilling Cuellar is currently a PhD candidate at the Center for Research Architecture Goldsmiths, University of London. She holds a master's in Urban Design from GSAPP, Columbia University, and an undergraduate degree in architecture from Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Chile.
Her research focuses on the commodification of nature through the lens of environmental policy protocols like environmental impact assessments. Her research proposal Landscape Ledgers, engages in the visual regimes inside Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA`s) that asses the environment in a transactional fashion by building baselines of items, ignoring the long-term implications of these ways of “seeing” that obscures ecological relationships.


Awards / Grants

2024 Graduate School Grant, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

2023 Visual Cultures Scholarship, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK

2022 Research Grant, Universidad de Las Américas, CL

2021 Production Grant Driving the Human Festival, DE

2020-2021 Incubator Prize, GSAPP, Columbia University, USA

2018 Prize for Excellence, MS Architecture and Urban Design, GSAPP, Columbia University, USA

2018 William Kinne Fellows Traveling Prize, GSAPP, Columbia University, USA

Academia / Practice

2024 -Present Associate Lecturer, Master in Socio-Spatial Practices School of Architecture, Universidad de Las Américas, Santiago, Chile

2020 -Present Co-founder AHORA, Santiago, Chile / London, UK

2021 - 2023 Associate Professor  Faculty of Architecture, Animation, Construction, and Design (FAADC) , Universidad de Las Américas, Santiago, CL

2020 - 2021 Adjunct Architecture Studio Teacher School of Architecture, Universidad de Las Américas, Santiago, CL

2020 - 2021 Adjunct Architecture Studio Teacher Campus Creativo, Universidad Andrés Bello, Santiago, CL

2018 - 2019 Associate Research Scholar Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes (CRCL), Columbia University, New York, USA

2017 - 2018 Events Assistant Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation, Columbia University, Columbia University, New York, USA

2015 - 2017 Intermediate Architect GM Associated Architects, Santiago, CL

2011 - 2015 Junior Architect KOLFF S.A, Santiago, CL


2023 Materia fuera de lugar. Matter out of Place (Publisher: Universidad San Sebastián) https://doi.org/10.56255/ma.v1i25.560

2023 Architecture from Public to Commons (Publisher: Routledge) Chapter “Unearthing and Reversing: Exhausting the Water Cycle.” Editor Marcelo López- Dinardi. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003349785

2023 Esto no es Arquitectura / This is not Architecture (Publisher: Ediciones Academia Espacial) Featured as one of the interview transcripts with sixteen Chilean architects expanding what it means to practice architecture today in Chile. Edited by Fernando Portal, Bárbara Rozas & Rodrigo Valenzuela Jerez

2022 KERB 30. Power: Resistance and Surrender. Agency in a landscape of uncertainty (Publisher: RMIT) Essay: Toxic Custodians: New Post Extractivism Economies or Three Future Mythologies and A Whisper. with AHORA

2022 Monumental Wastelands Magazine Issue 1: Autonomy (Publisher: Pareid) Essay: ¿Qué pasa cuando la mina cierre? What happens when the mine closes? with AHORA

2022 Paprika! Reading The Room. Volume 7, Issue 07 (Publisher: Yale School of Architecture) Essay: Remote Closeups, Scene 1. with AHORA

2021 Empathy Revisited: Design for more than one, 5th Istanbul Design Biennial Catalog The Avocado Toast entry featured in the biennial catalog

2019 Workshop Report: Pantanoso Basin Developed for CRCL with Intendencia de Montevideo and 100 Resilient Cities at Columbia University

2019 Workshop Report: Designing for El Yaque Del Norte Developed for CRCL with Municipalidad de Santiago de los Caballeros and 100 Resilient Cities at Columbia University

2012 Revista de Urbanismo (27) Schilling, L. (2012). “Terralatos”, análisis cualitativo de relatos biográficos en el contexto del espacio en crisis. Revista De Urbanismo, 14(27), Pág. 14–41. https://doi.org/10.5354/ru.v14i27.26402

2010 SCL 2110 Catalog Ubiquity Canals entry featured in the biennial catalog. Tisi, R. (2010). SCL2110 (1st ed., p. 607). Santiago, Chile: Uqbar.


2023 Pensar el Antropoceno Desde el SurOrganized by Instituto de Estética Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. PANEL: Naturocultural Hybrids from Science-Based Fiction and Practice-Based Research. Presentation title: "Tools to see otherwise: multiscale simulations for new climate fictions."

2023 Sensing the Environment Multidisciplinary symposium at RISD focused on just climate futures. With the participation of sTo len, LinYee Yuan, Felipe Shibuya, Paulo Tavares, Maggie Tsang, and Gabriel Cuéllar. Organized by Amelyn Ng.


2024 "Humedales enmarañados" | Núcleo Milenio + CCA + ARQ UC Invited as a subject matter expert to deliver a talk on Environmental Impact Assessments

2023 Encuentro Latinoamericano de Estudiantes de Arquitectura (ELEA) Costa Rica Delivered a week-long workshop with Wai Think Tank (Natalie Frankowski and Cruz García) and Alejandro Alcázar on extractivisms and decolonial architectural practices with Latin American undergraduate architecture students


2023 Sensing the Environment Group exhibit at BEB Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design. Curated by Amelyn Ng

2022 13th Sao Paulo Architecture Biennial Participant with Two talking trees / Una conversación entre dos árboles, a installation and video essay with AHORA and Luciana Varkulja

2021 Driving the Human Festival: 21 Vision for Eco-social Renewal A participant with Toxicity Distributed: Post-extractive economies, one of the 21 selected projects by Driving the Human, an initiative led by – acatech – National Academy of Science and Engineering, Forecast, the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design and ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, exhibited at Radialsystem in Berlin, Germany, between 15-17th October 2021.

2020 Empathy Revisited: Design for more than one, 5th Istanbul Design Biennial  Produced the video essay “The Avocado Toast” for the Biennials` “Cooking Show,” a collaboration between e-flux Architecture and the Istanbul Design Biennial within the context of its fifth edition. Curated by Mariana Pestana, Sumitra Upham, and Billie Muraben

2019 Seul Biennial Contributor to the group exhibition Speculative City: Crisis, Turmoil, And Projections In Architecture by David Eugin Moon. My contribution included a 3D-printed object of Aqaba`s SEZ polygon and an illustration for the “Speculative Urbanism” seminar taught by David Eugin Moon in the fall of 2018 at the Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation at Columbia University.

2016 100 en 1 día Participant at “100en1día”, an urban interventions festival held in Santiago and other cities around South America, with the short film “Volutorios,” the film exhibited at the open plaza of MAVI (Museum of Visual Arts)

2010 SCL 2110 Participant with the work “Ubiquity Canals” selected as undergraduate student work exhibited at the SCL 2110 exhibition curated by Rodrigo Tisi

Public Programming

2022 3rd International Architecture & Ethnography Seminar An in-person international seminar financed by the National Council for Arts and Culture that brought international thinkers and practitioners together in different cities in Chile. The seminar also hosted workshops and an exhibition of works received through an open call and work from guests.

2022 Momento Interviews with practitioners that influence architecture, organized by the School of Architecture at  Universidad de Las Américas

2021 - 2022  Cielo Falso A pre-recorded interview with current thinkers and practitioners that influence architecture organized by the FAADC at  Universidad de Las Américas

2020 Propagaciones  An interview series with architects shaping the discourse of architecture was organized by Campus Creativo at  Universidad Andrés Bello and Archdaily.

Extra Curricular Voluntering

2022 Regional Ambassador for Latin America, GSAPP, USA

2021 Alumni Mentorship Program, GSAPP, USA