2019

Andrés Muñoz Cárcamo

Researcher and lawyer

Santiago (Chile)

From November 1 to November 14, 2019

Biography —

Academia

Andrés Muñoz is a Chilean lawyer. He graduated from Universidad de Chile with a thesis on cultural rights as human rights. The relation between law and culture, and the practical applications that result from this link, are his main research interests. At Law School he served as a teaching assistant of philosophy and published two articles on philosophy of law. He holds a diploma in International Cultural Relations from Universitat de Girona and the Organization of Ibero-American States.

He is currently employed as an associate attorney in a large law firm in Santiago, focusing his practice on regulatory and environmental matters. He has previously worked in the field of human rights and completed a professional internship at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. He has also been a research collaborator with the Observatory of Cultural Policies, an NGO active in the Chilean cultural sector.

Project at Faber —

During my Faber residency I will work on the idea of cultural identities from a philosophical and human rights perspective. I would like to reflect on more concrete applications of diversity policies considering the conceptual framework of cultural rights as human rights. Fortunately, dialogue with other Faber residents will likely provide new perspectives on these issues.

I also intend to revise and update my thesis on cultural rights as I wish to publish it as a book. And I look forward to the experience of enjoying the culture of Olot and the nature of La Garrotxa, which will surely help to inspire ideas.