Atacama Desert Center (CDA)

Atacama Desert Center UC (UC CDA) (Horacio Larrain, Pilar Cereceda and Josefina Hepp)
Horacio Larrain is MA in Archaeology at UNAM and MA and PhD in Social Anthropology at the State University of New York. He has over 40 years of experience in the areas of social anthropology, archeology, education, ethnic and Andean ethnohistory. The close relationship between geography, ecology, and physical-biological stage of human activity, and anthropology, in its various branches and cultural achievements, is the focus of interest in their research. In 2012 he exhibited his research on fog in dOCUMENTA 13 in Kassel, Germany.
Pilar Cereceda is a professor at the Institute of Geography at the Catholic University of Chile and Director of the CDA. She is an expert in geography in arid and semi-fog water collection, hydrography and other water resources and environmental education. Has been a member of the Advisory Committee of the National Action Program to Combat Desertification (PANCD) and Desertification UNDP programs. He has also done consulting for the United Nations Program for the Environment, CIDA, IDRC, IMTA and WMO, in the Sultanate of Oman, Namibia, Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, among others. In 2011, he exhibited his image file at the Nevada Museum of Art
Josefina Hepp graduated as an agronomist at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and holds a Masters in Environmental Protection and Management from the University of Edinburgh. His areas of interest include research CDA relate to the conservation of biodiversity in arid and semiarid regions. Currently, he is researching the ecophysiology of seeds of desert environments. Participated in the conference Disowning Life: A Conference on Seeds and Multispecies Intra-Action of the dOCUMENTA 13 in Kassel, Germany.