Marta Llorente Díaz

Coordinator of the main research group

 
Architect (1982). PhD in Architecture (1992). Since 1999, full professor at the Department of Theory and History of Architecture and Communication Techniques (THATC-UPC-ETSAB). Until 2016, 3 six-year terms. ANECA professor accreditation (2018). Main researcher on HAR2014-54794-P projects: “Topología del espacio urbano: reconocimiento, análisis y cartografía de espacios frágiles en la ciudad contemporánea” (MINECO, 2015-2018); and HAR2009-11392: “Topología del espacio urbano contemporáneo: revisión crítica de los instrumentos teóricos y de intervención de la arquitectura” (MICINN, 2010-2013).
Specialisation: culture and city; anthropology of the city; literature, art and city; relationship between the arts; plastic arts and urban space; gender perspectives. Member of the Inter-University Institute of Women’s Studies and Gender Research. Founding member of the Eugenio Trías Centre for Philosophical Studies (UPF). Member of the scientific committee of the International Congress “Culture and City” (University of Granada). Member of the “Academic Staff Assessment Committee. ACADEMIA accreditation programme. C-13 committee” (ANECA-MCIU). International experience: ERASMUS ETSAB-Università degli Studi di Palermo coordinator. Time spent in La Villette, Paris. University of Nariño, San Juan de Pasto, Colombia; Politecnico di Torino; School of Architecture, Salvador de Bahía, Brazil; University of Santo Tomás, Bucaramanga, Colombia, Universidade Lusíada, Lisbon, Universidade do Oporto.

Marta Serra Permanyer

Researcher in charge

 
Serra Hunter fellow (THATC- UPC-ETSAV). 

Expertise: theory, history and practice in architecture and community planning. Participatory action-research and service-learning. User autonomy and public space.

International experience: Design and coordination European Participatory Strategic Plan project Vilawatt-Urban Innovative Actions-EU (2016-2018). Participatory design strategies, UTEM Santiago de Chile (2019). Lecturer on the Illinois Architecture Study Abroad Program (2018-2020). Work awarded First Prize by Bauwelt (2017), Zumtobel (2017) and European Prize for Urban Public Space.

Carmen Rodrígez Pedret

Researcher

 

Degree in Geography and History (UB, 1987) and PhD from the UPC (2018). Senior Research Technician and scientific coordinator of the Gaudí Chair (ETSAB- UPC). Associate professor (THATC, 2014-2019). Project researcher: “Topología del espacio urbano: reconocimiento, análisis y cartografía de espacios frágiles en la ciudad contemporánea”.

Investigadora del projecte: “Topología del espacio urbano: reconocimiento, análisis y cartografía de espacios frágiles en la ciudad contemporánea”.

Expertise: history of art and architecture; urban imaginaries and mass media; tourism and city. Coordinator of cycle “Variaciones sobre la Ciudad”. CaixaFòrum. Barcelona-Madrid-Zaragoza (2019).

Pedro Azara Nicolás

Researcher

 
Architect and full professor (THATC-UPC-*ETSAB). Director of the THATC Department. Project researcher: “Topología del espacio urbano: reconocimiento, análisis y cartografía de espacios frágiles en la ciudad contemporánea”. Curator of the Catalan Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (2019).
Expertise: curating and museography; architecture and archaeology; ancient Near East myths; ​​ myths on founding cities. International experience: Member of the Institute of Ancient Near East Studies (IPOA-UB) and the American School of Oriental Research (ASOR, Chicago). Member of the international archaeological mission to Erbil (Iraq) by the École Pratique des Hautes Études. Université Paris IV, Paris.

Olga Pons Peregort

Researcher

 
Degree in Psychology from the UB (1988). PhD in Business Administration and Management (UPC, 2002). Full professor of the Department of Business Organisation of the School of Telecommunications Engineering (UPC). Head of Research Group GIOPACT-Equal Opportunities Group for Architecture, Science and Technology. Project researcher: H2020-741128: “Gender Equality in Engineering through communication and commitment (GEECCO)”. 2017-2021; and “Topología del espacio urbano: reconocimiento, análisis y cartografía de espacios frágiles en la ciudad contemporánea”.
Expertise: human resources management; managerial skills; equal gender opportunities for organisations.

Manolo Laguillo Menéndez

Researcher

 
Photographer. Full professor Faculty of Fine Arts Department of Design and Image (UB). 2 six-year research periods.

Exhibitions: El Besòs. De Montcada i Reixac en el mar. Un levantamiento fotográfico. COAC-Centro de Arte Can Sisteré, 2018; Manolo Laguillo. Fotografías 1997-2017. Imágenes de ciudades (Belfort, Lleida, Barcelona, Madrid, Berlin, Takayama, Osaka, León and Mexico City). Barcelona: Galería Juan Naranjo, 2018; La fotografía ‘creativa’ en Cataluña (1973-1982). La Virreina, Barcelona, 2018; Proyectos 1983-2020. Manolo Laguillo. La Virreina, Barcelona, 2020-2021.

Expertise: Urban photography. Project: 2018–2019: Photographic survey of the Strait of Gibraltar. Instituto de Estudios Ceutíes.

Sandra Bestraten Castells

Researcher

 
Architect. Lecturer at UIC-ESARQ. Member of the ACC-Architecture, City and Culture research group. President of the Barcelona Demarcation of the COAC. Collaborator on the project “Topología del espacio urbano: reconocimiento, análisis y cartografía de espacios frágiles en la ciudad contemporánea”.
Expertise: housing and cooperation; rehabilitation and sustainability; citizen participation; social housing; accessibility for people with disabilities. Projects: Barcelona Universal Accessibility Plan (2016-2026)); Friendly Trade without architectural barriers project, CASBA Barcelona (2012–2019). Constructive and structural diagnosis of homes in Can Peguera. Barcelona (2017-2018).

Carlos Bitrián Varea

Investigador del projecte.

 
Architect (UPC, 2013) and Degree in Philosophy (UB, 2016). “La Caixa” postgraduate scholarship in the USA (2015). Master of Science in Critical, Curatorial and Conceptual Practices in Architecture, GSAPP Columbia University, New York (2016- 2018). Member of the ACC-Architecture, City and Culture research group. Collaborator on the project “Topología del espacio urbano: reconocimiento, análisis y cartografía de espacios frágiles en la ciudad contemporánea”.
Expertise: Heritage and historical memory.

Ricard Gratacòs Batlle

Investigador del projecte.

 
Architect, anthropologist and editor. Associate professor at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and collaborating professor at the UOC and UNIBA. Director of Hospitecnia and Diagonal magazine. Member of the ACC-Architecture, City and Culture research group. Collaborator on the project “Topología del espacio urbano: reconocimiento, análisis y cartografía de espacios frágiles en la ciudad contemporánea”.

Marina Povedano Revilla

Researcher

 

Arquitecta (UPC, 2013) i Grau en Filosofia (UB, 2016). Beca “La Caixa” de postgrau a EEUU (2015). Master of Science in Critical, Curatorial and Conceptual Practices in Architecture. GSAPP Columbia University. New York (2016- 2018).

 

Membre grup de recerca ACC-Arquitectura, Ciutat i Cultura. Col·laboradora en el projecte “Topología del espacio urbano: reconocimiento, análisis y cartografía de espacios frágiles en la ciudad contemporánea”.

Expertise: exhibitions; social movements in the urban space.

Antoni Ramon Graells

Researcher

 
PhD in Architecture and full professor (THATC-UPC-ETSAB). Director of the Observatory of Scenic Spaces-International Observatory of Theatres at Risk: Professor on the university master’s degree in Theatre Studies. International experience: member of OISTAT (International Organisation of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians) and of the European Project team “A canon. Theatre Technical History”.
Expertise: theory of architecture and theatrical architecture.

Maribel Rosselló Nicolau

Researcher

 

Technical architect, art historian and PhD in Architecture. Full professor (THATC-UPC- EPSEB). Researcher on the projects: “Turismo y performatividad de la identidad local: Nación y región desde una perspectiva poscolonial y de género” (HAR2017-83005-R) and “La revolución del entorno cotidiano obrero y popular, vivienda y espacio urbano en el distrito de nuevo Barrios de Barcelona, 1950 a 1975”.

Expertise: history of architecture and construction in Catalonia (19th and 20th centuries); architecture of homes, home interiors.

José Luís Oyón Bañales

Researcher

 
Full professor (UPC-ETSAV-ETSAB) of the Department of Urban Planning and Land Management (DUOT). Researcher on the projects: “La revolución del entorno cotidiano obrero y popular, vivienda y espacio urbano en el distrito de nuevo Barrios de Barcelona, 1950 a 1975” (HAR2017-82965-R) and “Proyecto de fortalecimiento de la comunidad refugiada en el asentamiento informal situado en el exterior del Centro de Detención de Moria, mejora y adecuación de las infraestructuras”. Centre for Development Cooperation (UPC).
Expertise: urban history; working-class history of Barcelona between the wars.

Isabel Crepo Cabillo

Researcher

 
Associate professor of the Department of Architectural Representation (UPC-ETSAV-ETSAB). Competitive project: “Caracterización de la morfología urbana mediterránea; repercusión de las irregularidades y excepciones de la trama en la eficiencia energética de la arquitectura. (MOET)”. Studies on the implication of bar terraces in the compact city and their repercussions on environmental conditions in public space.
Expertise: relationship between climate, environment and urban form from a citizen’s perspective.

Isabel Castiñeira Palou

Investigadora del projecte.

 

 

PhD in Architecture and full professor at the Department of Urban Planning and Land Management (UPC). Head of section (DOUT-ETSAV). Professor and coordinator on PFC’s enabling master’s degree. Until 2018, member of the GRU-Urbanism Research Group.

Expertise: Urbanism and urban planning. International experience: Member of the scientific committee at the International Research Seminar in Urban Planning; ISUF-H Congress Barcelona-2020.

Kathrin Golda-Pongratz

Researcher

 

PhD in Architecture. Lecturer at UIC-ESARQ. International experience: housing and self-construction. Triàlegs City and Memory Commissioner. El Borne CCM. Barcelona (2018). Director of the Paradigma Mur municipal programme. Berlin–Barcelona 2019-2021. Advisor to Barcelona City Council and Sant Cugat City Council on issues of urban memory interventions.

Expertise: urban culture and memory; public space, dynamics of migration and integration in developing countries, informal urban planning, place-making strategies.

Tiziano Schürch

Researcher

 

Associate professor of the Department of Architecural Projects (UPC) .

 

Expertise: curatorship and exhibitions

Tomàs Ivan Alcázar Serrat

 Collaborating researcher
 
PhD in Architecture (Theory and History of Architecture), from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Collaborating researcher at the Observatory of Stage Spaces. Editor and researcher of the online architecture criticism project: DDDarq.cat Editor of the PRAEC encyclopedia project (Institut del Teatre – Diputació de Barcelona). Editor-in-chief of the magazine-book of shows and dance LiquidDocs. Collaborator in various media and publications of architectural criticism, cultural journalism and performing arts.

Mar Castarlenas i Rabassa

Technical assistant

 
Urban planning architect from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona (2020) y del Vallès (2021) – UPC. International trip to the “Faculty of Architecture and Design of the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso, Chile – PUCV”.
Experience: Collaboration in architecture and urban planning studies and public entities. Participation in the workshop and international competition of the “Biennale di Architettura di Venezia”. Committed to several social and sustainable construction projects, and activist volunteer for student and feminist associations.

Helena Majó Ylla-Català

Technical assistant

 

 Degree in Architecture (UPC, 2014).

Student on ETSAV’s double honours master’s degree in Sustainable Intervention in the Built Environment + MArq enabling master’s degree. Studying for the degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology and university extension course on “Anthropology of Architecture, social life in the built environment” at UB (2020).

Experience: Intern in the subjects of “Urban Planning” and “Inhabited and Space” during the 2020-2021 academic year. Member of the TONO – ETSAV team at Solar Decathlon Europe 2019. International trip to UNIFACS in Salvador de Bahía, Brazil.