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Cristina Garduño Freeman

Research Fellow, Australian Centre for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage (ACAHUCH), University of Melbourne

Cristina Garduño Freeman is a Research Fellow in the Australian Collaboratory for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage (ACAHUCH), Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne. Her research focuses on the role of representations as evidence of, and instruments in, forms of participation with architecture, heritage and media. She received the 2014 International Visual Sociology Association Rieger Award for an Outstanding Doctoral Thesis. She has published in the International Journal of Heritage Studies, Architectural Theory Review, and in the edited collection Nexus: New Intersections in Internet Research. Other projects include CmyView an app and methodology for participation and social value, Super Sydney, a community project that aims to build a metropolitan conversation through social engagement, and The Lost Street, a creative collaboration exploring contemporary participation with demolished buildings of Sydney. Cristina is also a multidisciplinary designer and has practiced professionally in architecture, landscape architecture and urban design, and in visual communication design.


  • 2017–present
    Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Melbourne
  • 2014–2017
    Lecturer in Architecture, Deakin University


  • 2017 
    Deakin, GradCertHEd
  • 2014 
    UTS, PhD
  • 2003 
    UTS, B.Arch
  • 1996 
    UNSW, B.Des