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Bienal Internacional de Arquitectura

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Ignacio G. Galán

Ignacio G. Galán is an architect, historian, and educator. He is Assistant Professor at Barnard College, Columbia University. His scholarship addresses the relationship between architecture, politics, and media, with different areas of focus including nationalism, colonialism, migration, and disability cultures. His work expands the reach of architectural history through diverse media and research platforms and is informed by different kinds of conversations and collaborations. His first scholarly monograph, titled Furnishing Fascism, is forthcoming with the University of Minnesota Press (2024). His research has been published in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, the Journal of Design History, the Journal of Architecture Education, modernism/modernity, and ARQ among other academic journals and edited volumes. He has presented his work at the Center for Architecture AIA in New York in 2022, in the international selection of the Venice Biennale in 2014 and 2021, and at the Lisbon Triennale 2013. He is a co-editor of the edited volumes Radical Pedagogies (MIT Press, 2022) and After Belonging (Lars Muller, 2016) and was the co-curator of the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016. As a designer, the projects of his office [igg-office for architecture] bring to the fore questions of belonging, diversity, and access. His work is included in the permanent collection of the Pompidou Center and has been awarded in several competitions. Prior to joining Barnard, Galán taught studios and seminars at Columbia GSAPP and PennDesign. Galán studied Architecture at ETSAMadrid and TUDelft, he graduated with Distinction from the MArchII program at Harvard GSD, and has a PhD in Architecture History and Theory from Princeton. He has been a pre-doctoral Fellow at the Spanish Academy in Rome and a Fulbright Scholar.

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