Dr Cristina Garduño Freeman is a Senior Lecturer in Architectural History and Theory at UNSW. Her research focuses on understanding, evaluating, and designing for, people’s connection with places contributing to the fields of architectural history, critical heritage and digital humanities in relation to contemporary cities, and Modern and Industrial Architecture.
In 2018 she published her first monograph with Routledge; Participatory Culture and the Social Value of an Architectural Icon: Sydney Opera House. In 2020 she was the CoChair for the Shared Cultures stream of the ICOMOS General Assembly, which was to be held in Sydney, and is currently the Secretary of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ). She also holds an Honorary Research Fellowship in ACAHUCH at The University of Melbourne. She has worked in State Government in Heritage NSW and collaborated with Heritage Victoria and Lovell Chen. Prior to entering academia worked professionally in Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Visual Communication Design.