Born in Mexico City in 1972, Tatiana Bilbao has gained international acclaim for her socially conscious approach to architecture. The studio’s philosophy is based on social and political awareness, opening up niches for localised cultural and economic development. By placing the ethics of ‘the other’ in the centre of every project, Bilbao has been widely recognised for her engagement in social housing and collective meeting places serving urgent urban needs. Bilbao has been the recipient of various awards and honours, among others ‘Emerging Voice’ by the Architecture League of New York in 2009, Kunstpreis Berlin in 2012, the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture Prize in 2014 and the patronage of UNESCO. Her work is part of the collection of the Centre d'Art George Pompidou in Paris, France, the Carnegie Museum of Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago.