Jeannette Plaut is an architect from Universidad de Chile as well as a curator, architectural critic and academician. She funded and is the Director of CONSTRUCTO. She is the Director of YAP_CONSTRUCTO, Young Architects Program associated with the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA / NY) since 2010. She works as a correspondent for Latin America for national and international media, magazines and books (1998-today). She is the author of several books including: PULSO: New Architecture in Chile, CEPAL, Rafael Iglesia, LATAM and PULSO2: New Architecture in Latin America, PULSO2: New Architecture in Latin America, Active Patrimony: Architecture as an Added Value, she is about to publish PULSO: New Art in Latin America. She has been professor of research studio at Universidad Católica de Chile and associated to the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning at Universidad de Chile to develop a book and exhibition FAU: OBRA CONSTRUIDA (2017). She is the Chief Editor of Trace Magazine.
She was the curator of the architecture exhibition at the Chilean Pavilion at Expo Shanghai 2010 in China as well as the Director of the National Exhibition at the Chilean Architecture Biennial (2006), Director of the International Architects Encounter at the Chilean Architecture Biennial (2004), Coordinator of the National Exhibition at the Chilean Architecture Biennial (2002) and is part of the nominating panel of the Rolex Mentor & Protégés Arts Initiative (2014-2015), jury of the Ibero-American Architecture Biennial 2014 / BIAU (organized by the Spanish government) and nominator of the MCHAP and Emerge Americas Prize. She has lectured widely in Europe, South America and Asia. She has been a consultant for the Sustainable Development and Human Settlements Division of the United Nation’s Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL) since 2004. She was the curator of the exhibition EXTRA-ORDINARY: New Practices in Chilean Architecture (Center for Architecture in New York, 2016) and is working on an exhibition+publication about modern kitchen (August 2017).