SERGIO ALVAREZ LEIVA

Sergio Alvarez Leiva is CartoDB’s Chief Product Officer. In this capacity, he manages the product team and works on product design. Sergio has spent years bridging the designer-developer divide and making products to improve the way that decisions are made. He has a background in computer science and currently researches data visualization, information design, and…

MARIA ANTON

TUTOR / FACULTY MADRID Maria Anton-Barco is a practitioner, researcher and educator. She earned her Title of Architect and her PhD from University CEU San Pablo in Madrid, Spain. She is a registered architect at COAM. Since 2015, she is the Director of the Interior Design Program at ESNE -University School of Design, Innovation and Technology, Madrid. She…

JUAN ARANA

Juan Arana is an architect graduated from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, has a postgraduate Diploma with Distinction from the Bartlett, University College London. After working in a number of architecture studios including Daniel Libeskind Studio in Berlin, he became founding member of the Madrid based office Equipo Bloque Arquitectos, specialized both in the fields of…

LUIS BARRERO

Luis Barrero studied architecture at ETSAM, the Polytechnic School of Madrid. Currently he is working on his PhD about the influence of audiovisual media and the new technologies in space perception. Since 2006 he has worked as guest professor in the “Urbanism Workshop Project” at ETSAM Madrid. In 2007 he opened up his architecture studio LiB_studio. He teaches Interior…

JOSE ANTONIO BLASCO ABAD

Jose Antonio Blasco Abad is a licensed Architect who graduated from the School of Architecture of Navarra ETSAUN in 1987. He completed his training with the Degree in Building Construction of ETSAUN, also majoring in Business Administration and Management. Founding member of architectural firms TALLER DE IDEAS and also URBAN NETWORKS, he received several awards…

BOA MISTURA

GUEST SPEAKERS Boa Mistura is an urban art group formed at the end of 2001 in Madrid, Spain. The term “Boa Mistura”, from the portuguese for “good mixture”, refers to the diversity of perspectives of each member. Distinct visions which complement each other, and combine to create something unique and coherent. The collective is composed…

ANDREA BRANZI

Andrea Branzi, architect and designer, born in Florence in 1938, where he graduated in 1967, lives and works in Milano. From 1964 to 1974 he was a partner of Archizoom Associati, first vanguard group internationally known, whose projects are preserved at Centro Studi e Archivio della Comunicazione in Parma and at Centre Georges Pompidou in…

DANIELA CALABI

Daniela Anna Calabi of Politecnico di Milano, Milano with expertise in Didactics, Industrial Design, Graphic Design.

PABLO CAMPOS

Pablo CAMPOS CALVO-SOTELO, who was awarded his doctorate in architecture by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, is a Senior Lecturer of Architectural Composition at the Escuela Politécnica Superior, a division of the Universidad CEU-San Pablo. Expanding on his doctoral thesis, in the book La Universidad en España. Historia, Urbanismo y Arquitectura (Spanish Ministries of Development…

SUSANA CANOGAR

Landscape architect In 1987 she is appointed advisor for the Department of Environment in Madrid, representing Spain as an expert in environmental policy at European Union meetings and International Conventions. Her interest in the urban environment leads her to complete a Masters program in Landscape Architecture at the University of California at Berkeley (USA) in…

CLINO TRINI CASTELLI

Born in 1944, Clino Castelli is a major figure on the international design scene. With Castelli Design, his Milan-based studio, he has spent 40 years working on the renewal of plastic languages applied to the form of industrial products, pursued through the concept of “No-Form”. As opposed to traditional compositional methods, Castelli has focused on…

LUISA COLLINA

Luisa Collina is the new Dean of the School of Design at Politecnico di Milano. Degree in Architecture in 1993, Ph.D. in Technical Innovation & Architecture in 1998 at Politecnico di Milano. Full Professor of design at the School of Design of Politecnico di Milano, director of MSc Product Service System Design. Her main interests concern strategic design and design…

LUCIANO CRESPI

CO-DIRECTOR / FACULTY MILAN Luciano Crespi is an architect and full Professor of Design at the School of Design of Politecnico di Milano and President of the Interior Design Study Course. Luciano has been teaching at the Architecture Faculty of Politecnico di Milano since 2000; he is a member of the PhD Professor Board of…

MICHELE DE LUCCHI

Architect Michele De Lucchi was a prominent figure in movements like Alchimia and Memphis. He designed lamps and furniture for the most known Italian companies, as Artemide, Olivetti, Alias, Unifor. He restored buildings for Enel, Olivetti, Piaggio, Poste Italiane, Telecom Italia, Zambon. He has taken care of numerous art and design exhibitions and has planned buildings…

BARBARA DI PRETE

COORDINATOR / FACULTY MILAN Barbara Di Prete graduated (MA) in 2002 at Politecnico di Milano with the valuation of 100/100 “cum laude” discussing a thesis about model making and prototyping in architectural and industrial design processes (published by Clup in 2005). In 2003 she obtained a scholarship from FAAR Foundation and from ADI Foundation to develop…

MERCEDES DIEZ MENENDEZ

Management Development Program (PDD). IESE Business School, 2008-2009 M.A. Architecture, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, (ETSAM) 1989 Grant Holder of the UE at ICCROM, Roma, 1995. Specialization in Conservation of International Architecture Member of the Governing Board of the Colegio Ofi cial de Arquitectos de Madrid (COAM), President of the Heritage and International Committee Patron of…

ESTERNI

esterni* is a cultural enterprise that since 1995 designs public spaces and services for small and large communities, promotes and produces events of aggregation, develops collective communication campaigns. It works with public and private institutions in Italy and abroad, sharing competences, projects and resources. esterni

JOSE MARIA EZQUIAGA

José Mª Ezquiaga es Doctor Arquitecto, Premio Extraordinario de Doctorado de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (1990), Arquitecto por la Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid (1979) y Licenciado en Sociología y Ciencias Políticas por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid (1981).

DAVIDE FASSI

Davide Fassi, PhD, is an architect and he is currently teaching and researching in interior and product service system design both at Politecnico di Milano and at Tongji University (College of Design and Innovation). He joined DHOC (Interior Design for Hospitable Cities research group) in 2009. He is coordinator of double degree programs with universities…

BEPPE FINESSI

Beppe Finessi is an architect (currently teaching at the Design Faculty of the First Architectural College of Milan), critic (on the editorial board of one of Italy’s most important architecture journals, Abitare, between 1996 and 2007) and researcher (he has curated and written for important exhibitions featuring the work of Bruno Munari, Angelo Mangiarotti, Vico…

LUCA FOIS

Luca Fois, after a long-time experience as a product designer-maker, mainly in wood, for big global brands and an intense commitment in planning and managing important communication projects in the design and territorial enhancement fields, both in Italy and abroad. He is today Creative Advisor in strategic and special communication projects and Contracted Professor at…

GIANNI FORCOLINI

Gianni Forcolini architect and designer   teacher and researcher in Lighting Design at Design School, Polytechnic of Milan. exercise architect profession from the 1978. adviser AIDI (Italian Association of Illumination) from 1998 to the 2006. member of the Permanent Observatory of the Design ADI (Association for the Industrial Design) from the 2001.   In 1983…

AUXILIADORA GALVEZ

Mª Auxiliadora Gálvez Pérez (Córdoba, Spain. 1973) is an Architect by the E.T.S.A.M. (1998) and PhD in Architecture since 2015. Since 1997 she is a lecturer at the E.P.S San Pablo C.E.U University, currently in Architectural Design and Final Thesis Project. She has been teaching at the Master of Collective Housing in Madrid (E.T.S.A.M), between…

PROSTOROZ

The ProstoRož association sprung into life in 2004 as a spontaneous answer to our desire to explore and understand open city space. It is a continuous project of public space cultivation, its goal developing a method of reviving and arranging of the degraded urban spaces. In doing this, we believe in joint efforts of experts…

GISELLA GELLINI

Gisella Gellini, architect, graduated in Florence with a thesis about “Refurbishment and museum layout of Schifanoia Palace in Ferrara”. Researcher in the field of the light’s culture, with a particular reference to Light Art, she co-operated with the art collector Giuseppe Panza di Biumo. In 2009 she was the curator of the exhibition “Dan Flavin…

ELENA GIUNTA

Designer, Ph.D. in Industrial Design and Multimedia Communication. The profile of the researcher is on the border between Interior Design and exploitation of Cultural Heritage, even on a large scale (urban and rural), as well in the survey of specific implications of Intangible assets arising therefrom. Her doctoral thesis has particularly explored the theme of…

JOSE ANTONIO GRANERO

José Antonio Granero Ramirez, Founder, Partner and co-Chair of CGR Architects, as well as partner and Advisor to several urban management and real estate companies. From May 2011 to May 2016, he was the Dean of the Architectural Association of Madrid (COAM), President of the Cultural Foundation COAM, President and member of various committees of…

BELEN HERMIDA

CO-DIRECTOR / FACULTY MADRID Belén Hermida is a registered architect and educator from Spain. Artium Baccalaureae cum laude in Studio Art and Architecture, Wellesley College (1986) and Master of Architecture, MIT (1988). She practices alone and in collaboration with other professionals, among them Rafael Moneo with whom she worked between 1989-2007. Among other projects, she was…

FULVIO IRACE

Irace, Fulvio. – Storico dell’architettura italiano. Docente di Storia dell’architettura al Politecnico di Milano, nonché esperto di storia e critica del progetto moderno e contemporaneo, ha studiato l’evolversi dell’architettura italiana tra le due guerre mondiali; si citano in proposito le mostre Gli Anni Trenta (1982), Architetture del Novecento (1988) e L’architetto del Lago (1993). È…

UGO LA PIETRA

Born in in 1938. Architect, artist, designer and researcher in the big area of the systems of communication. He studied at the Politechnic in Milan and in 1964 he got a degree in Architecture; at the same time he made researches on visual arts and music. He communicates his researches through works and exhibitions; he has been the…

CARLOS LAHOZ

COORDINATOR / FACULTY MADRID Carlos Lahoz, born in Málaga in 1976, received his degree in Architecture and Urbanism by the E.T.S.A.M. (Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid) in 2002. In 2015 he obtains a Ph. D. in Architecture from the Universidad San Pablo CEU with the thesis “Towards the Conscious Space. The Influence of…

ALBERTO LEBOREIRO

Alberto Leboreiro Amaro is an architect and an economist. Deputy Director of Regional Planning Ministry of Environment and Land Management Community of Madrid, Spain

EDUARDO LEIRA

Eduardo Leira is an old rocky architect-urbanist of Spain. As a student, in the Architecture School of Madrid (there was just one at the time) he was elected, in 1964, at the Stockholm Congress, General Secretary of the International Union of Students of Architecture. Two years later, being an antifranquist student leader, he was expulsed…

COVADONGA LORENZO

Diploma of Architect. ETSAM, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). Adv Diploma: Cooperation for the Developmentof Human Settlementsin the Third World. ETSAM, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). Master in Architectural Design(MDA). ETSAUN, Universidad de Navarra (UNAV). PhD. ETSAM, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) She has been Research Affiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Visiting Scholar at Columbia University and The Architectural Association and Lecturer at University of Cambridge, Eindhoven University of Technology, Université Montpellier II, Institut National des Sciences Appliquees Estrasburg, Universidade Luisiada Porto, Universidad Politécnica de Barcelona, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and Universidade Luisiada Lisboa, Nowadays she is International Coordinator at the Institute of Technology of CEU San Pablo University in Madrid, where she is a member of the research group Drawing & Architecture and teaches Computer Graphics Laboratory and Architectural Drawing. She is also a member of the group Prospettive Architettoniche: conservazione digitale, divulgazione e studio. Her research interests are related to Graphic Representation in Architecture: Digital Tools and Data Visualization in Architectural Drawing, Digital Fabrication and Virtual…

CARLOS LLES

Carlos Llés is a sociologist and urban planner. Professor of Urban Sociology at the University Carlos III of Madrid (1993-2010) , at the National Institute of Public Administration (Basic and Advanced Courses of Urbanism 1983-2011), and the School of Public Administration EGAP Gallega (2006-2009) . He teaches specialized courses on the social use of public…

MARINA LLES

Marinas Llés  Bozzano (1975) es arquitecta y urbanista [ETSAM, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, 2002, calificación Sobresaliente en Proyecto Fin de Carrera], con una abuela pionera critica de arte que ha marcado una particular mirada artística. El estudio del arquitecto y pintor Juan Navarro Baldeweg marca su inicio profesional, y en 2004 comienza a realizar proyectos desde…

CARLOS MARTINEZ-ARRARAS

COORDINATOR / FACULTY MADRID Carlos Martínez-Arrarás (Madrid, 1961) is an architect and urbanist by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in 1986 and Master in Research in Art and Creation (MFA) by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 2012. Founding partner of the office Taller de Ideas in 1988 where he developed his professional work for…

MIGLIORE + SERVETTO Architects

Ico Migliore and Mara Servetto, Migliore + Servetto Architects, create projects on various scales from architecture to urban design, from exhibition to communication, where places are interpreted as active interfaces, tools of elective communication between companies / institutions and the public. They were awarded with different prizes, as the prestigious XXI ADI Compasso D’Oro for…

JOSE MARIA NAVARRO

Architect by the ETSAM in 1989, with the cum laude qualification and selected for the Venice Biennale, participating with this same project in several national exhibitions. Accredited with the Master in architectural projects, the Camuñas Foundation in 1991 which gave architects such as Juan Navarro Baldeweg, Julio Cano Lasso, Javier Carvajal Ferrer, Salvador Pérez Arroyo…

PIERLUIGI NICOLIN

After graduating in 1967 from the Polytechnic of Milan, Nicolin began his professional architectural design career, parallel to teaching and researching in the field of architecture. With others, he won the international competition for the new seat of the University of Calabria (1972). He is a founding member of Gregotti Associati. He is full professor…

RODRIGO NUÑEZ

Rodrigo Nuñez finished his studies in Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Madrid in March 2003 with an average score of A and a diploma project with a score of A. In 2002 he received a scholarship from “Fundación Caja de Arquitectos” granted to the 10 best academic records in Spain. In 2003 he joined…

LUIS PEREA

Luis Perea  Moreno (Madrid, 1968) has a degree in economics and in architecture, At present he is carrying out his PhD research, focused on the quantitative analysis for the informal city according to the Basic Habitability vision. As a free professional he has collaborated in several planning projects for Taller de Ideas office (An Eco-…

GIOVANNA PICCINNO

Giovanna Piccinno, architect. Associate Professor in Design on the permanent staff at the Politecnico di Milano, DESIGN Department, School of Design. Investigates and develops theory and projects in the fields of architecture and design, dealing with urban design and spatial design and carrying out applied research. Part of the research team DHoC – Interior Design for Hospitable…

OSVALDO POGLIANI

Osvaldo Pogliani was born in Milan in 1955 and he was graduated in Architecture at Politecnico of Milan. Since 1985 he has worked as an architect dealing with building design and urban planning. He is currently lecturer of technology at the School of Design of Politecnico of Milan.

ALESSANDRO ROCCA

Architetto, è professore associato di progettazione architettonica e urbana presso la scuola di Architettura e società del Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Architettura e Studi urbani (DAStU).