I investigate the local and spatial dimensions of globally produced inequalities. Departing from a critique of the ecological modernization discourse, I analyze the impacts of resource overconsumption in informal and segregated urban areas, and explore procedural and redistributive justice scenarios for a just transition towards sustainability.
Postdoctoral researcher at IOER
Associate Visiting Professor at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, and Technische Universität Darmstadt, Mundus Urbano Master Program
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Urban Planning and Program Coordinator of Latin American Laboratory (2010-2016) at Columbia University
Adjunct Professor at the City University of New York
Research Associate (2016) and Visiting Lecturer (2015) at Harvard Graduate School of Design
Research Assistant of Slum Lab (2009), Technological Change Lab (2008-2009) and Spatial Information Design Lab (2008) research units at Columbia University
Practice as architect in Spain
Research Assistant an der School of Architecture, Universidad de Sevilla
PhD in Architecture (Cum Laude). Title: "A Historiography of Slums in Anglo-Saxon Architectural Discourse" Universidad de Alcalá de Henares
Certificate in Advanced Architectural Research, Columbia University
M.Sc. in Advanced Architectural Design, Columbia University
Erasmus exchange student at Fachhochschule Nürnberg
M.Arch. Universidad de Sevilla
IÖR Postdoctoral Project: Situating spatial justice in environmental planning practices. (Duration: 2019-2021)
Technische Universität Dresden. Seminars: International Spatial Development and Regional Management; and Land Use Planning.
Columbia University (New York). Seminars: The Historical Development of Urban Informality (2013-2018), Fundamentals of Urban Digital Design (2013-2018), Introduction to International Development Planning (2016-2017), The Costs of Urbanization (2017), Formalism and Informality in Latin American Architecture (2012) und Designer Species (2010).
Urban Planning studios: The Environmentalist Dilemma (2017), Housing, Land Reform and Social Movements in Brazil (2016), Urban Challenges and Upgrading of Rio’s Rio das Pedras (2014),
Earthquake Reconstruction at Talca, Chile (2012), Urban Revitalization of Porto Maravilha (2012) und Regional Planning in Leste Fluminense (2011)
Architecture studios: Introduction to Architecture (2012-2014) und Forms of Capital at Rio de Janeiro (2013).
City University of New York. Undergraduate seminars: Graphic Communications for Planners, Housing and the Global City und Housing Projects and Urban Challenges in the Americas.
Harvard University. Graduate seminar: Slums in Architectural and Planning History.
New York Institute of Technology. Undergraduate seminars: Visualization I und II sowie Architektur-Workshop Design Fundamentals I
Escola de Cidade (São Paulo). Elective seminar Práticas e Projetos.
Other summer and intensive courses: Explorations on Sustainability, Architecture and Urban Design (The School of the New York Times, 2017); Social Development and Poverty Reduction (Université Grenoble Alpes, 2016) und After Sandy: On The Water’s Edge (Pratt Institute, 2013).
Chamber of Architects of Saxony, Germany (AKS)
International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP)
Association for Scientific Research into Planning and Building in the Developing World (Trialog)
International Academic Association on Planning, Law, and Property Rights (PLPR)
1st Prize, Civil War Museum in Seville, architectural competition held by CGT
1st Prize, School hall prototypes, architectural competition held by Andalusian Government
1st Prize, Bank headquarters in Madrid, architectural competition held by COAJ
La Caixa Scholarship for Postgraduate Study in the USA
2nd Prize, Barbate’s Fish Market renovation, architectural competition held by DETEA Foundation
Fellowship for International Development in Cambodia, French-Spanish Ministries of Foreign Affairs
Language learning scholarship in France, Spanish Ministry of Education and Science