About Francisco Ibanez Hantke | Estudio Ibanez


I am an architect, urban planner and photographer specialised in urban regeneration. I divide my time between designing and managing urban regeneration projects as part of multidisciplinary teams and working on audiovisual research projects on cities architecture, townscape and identity. My work in these two areas complements each other, allowing me to explore cities from different angles and perspectives in an attempt to understand their unique opportunities and challenges.

Through photography, I aim to pose questions on the temporal, emotional and formal perception of the city. My work challenges the fixed notion of permanence and reality by documenting the processes of urban transformation and focusing on certain elements that can be used as metaphors and triggers for broader discussions. I undertake prolonged photographic investigations. Usually, over months or years, I revisit several times the areas that I have photographed, aiming to achieve a series of images that critically reflect on the challenges and conflicts faced by urban transformations.


2015-16_MSc Urban Regeneration, Bartlett School of Planning, University College London
2015_UCL Bartlett Film Seminar
2014_Architecture and Landscape Photography, Catholic University of Chile
2005-2011_Architecture, Catholic University of Chile
2003-2005_Academic Bachelors Degree in Economics and Business Administration, Catholic University of Chile

Solo exhibitions

June-July 2019_Velorose Gallery, London, UK. The exhibition was part of the London Festival of Architecture
March-April 2019_Ekho gallery, Santiago, Chile

Group exhibitions

June 2021_Group Co-Curator and Exhibitor exhibition ‘Power Structures’, Bermondsey Project Space, London, UK
June 2021_Group Co-Curator and Exhibitor exhibition ‘Power Structures’, Many Studios, Glasgow, UK
December 2020_Group exhibition ‘contemporary architecture photography’, Santiago, Chile
November 2019_Launching exhibition online gallery Collectio, Edificio Alonso, Santiago, Chile
March 2019_Spectacle and dissolution in the financialised city. Screening of film Vertical Horizons by Tom Wolseley and exhibition of series Non-Structures. UCL Bartlett School of Planning, London, UK
October 2018_Pic up prints, Tea Building, London, UK
June 2016_Extra-Ordinary: New Practices in Chilean Architecture, photography of project ‘Apus Kankay’ by Aguilo Pedraza Architects, Center for Architecture, New York, USA

Selected publications

September 2021_ Non-Structures & Palimpsest: Photography as a Register for Urban Regeneration and Real Estate Speculation
August 2021_ Non-Structures & Palimpsesto: La fotografía como registro de la regeneración urbana y la especulación inmobiliaria, Plataforma Arquitectura
July 2021_ Visibilizar los cambios, Revista V&D, El Mercurio, Chile
September 2020_ No-Estructuras, Revista PLOT N56
August 2020_ Non Structures interview Koozarch
April 2020_ Documentación y Abstracción, Collectio
November 2019_Incomplete Structures Take the Spotlight in Photographic Series
July 2019_Imperfect Beauty: photographing a city’s life-cycle, Greyscape, UK
June 2019_What lies behind? The facades of London, The Guardian, UK
March 2019_Imágenes Mutantes (Mutant Images), Economia y Negocios, El Mercurio, Chile
March 2019_Imágenes Mutantes (Mutant Images), Revista V&D, El Mercurio, Chile

Events and conferences

April 2020_ Co-curator and exhibitor at ‘Beyond the Image’ event, Zoomed In Festival (video)
February 2019_Designing Time – Circadian Dreams, Design Museum, London
March 2019_Spectacle and dissolution in the financialised city, Bartlett School of Planning, London. Participation in the discussion panel.