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Bienal Internacional de Arquitectura

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José María Torres Nadal

José María Torres Nadal (1947) architect and doctor by the ETSAB (Barcelona 1973), professor at the same university 1978-1997, professor at the University of Alicante 1997-2017 and currently an honorary collaborator of the School of Architecture University of the Republic of Montevideo. He has been a visiting professor at several American and European Universities and at the UTS in Sydney. His professional work has been published in the book ARQUITECTURAS TORRESNADAL: UN TRABAJO, with a prologue by Robert Venturi and texts by Toyo Ito and his work "Auditorio en La Vila Joiosa" was selected for the exhibition "On Site: New Spanish Architecture" at the M.O.M.A. in New York (2006). He was the director of the legendary collection of architecture books, ARQUILECTURAS. His teaching experience has been compiled in the book ARQUITECTURA IN-DEPENDIENTE, with a prologue by Andrés Jaque, and deals with the methods, objectives and contents developed at the School of Architecture of Alicante. In this school, architecture was defined for the first time as a collaborative and ecologising critical practice (that makes ecologies). He is currently researching through the cultural practice of publishing, exhibitions, and installations on the greening of architecture; the insertion of architecture into Earth Culture; and the forms of architectural affirmation contained in the practices of the THIRD INSTITUTION: spaces such as biennials, museums, publishing practices, artist residencies, are redefining aesthetic practices that cut across the prevailing culture and open up a discussion/action between the established institutional and the libertarian cultural anarchic. In 2019 and 2020 he collaborated with UTS Sydney. In June 2022 he inaugurates the exhibition Arquitectura …a pesar de Delirio de Nueva York at the H2O gallery in Barcelona.

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