Lecturer in history at the College of Social Sciences and Humanities of the Universidad San Francisco de Quito. She holds a PhD in Social Sciences from FLACSO Ecuador. Her research work focuses on the history of science, 19th century scientific networks, collections and museums, history of disasters, history of astronomy and meteorology, the circulation of Darwinism and other scientific theories. Currently, she co-directs the interdisciplinary centre "Tomorrow's Cities” which focuses on disaster risk reduction in Quito of tomorrow. She has also participated in the development of several exhibitions on these topics in various museums in the city and coordinated the digital educational platform reducirriesgosenquito.com.
Session Organizer: Municipality of Quito - Clever Cities, USFQ - Tomorrow's Cities
Session Description: In Quito, rough estimates foresee an increase in droughts and heavy rainfall, combined with the accelerated growth of the city, much of it informal, over a topography and soil characteristics that will make morphoclimatic events such as alluvium, mass movements, and floods more frequent and above all affect the growing population more severely, especially the most socio-economically vulnerable strata settled in informal neighbourhoods. Read more