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(1983 – ETSAB), PHD (2005 – ETSAB), by the Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya (European Mention). Principal Partner and Co-Director of Gausa+Raveau actarquitectura, office of architecture, landscape and urban design. From 1991 to 2000 Director of themagazine “Quaderns d’Arquitectura i Urbanisme”. Since 1994 Founding Member of Actar Architecture and Actar Projects Editorials. Honoured with the Médaille de l’Académie d’Architecture de France in 2000. Since 2006 Professor of Design Projects in the Faculty ofArchitecture, Università degli Studi of Genoa. Director of the ADD (Scuola de Dottorato in Architettura e Design - Università degli Studi - PHD Program) of Genoa. From 2006 to 2008, Director of the Master Program “Intelligent Coast” hosted by Fundació Politècnica deCatalunya. 2008- 2012 Vice-president of the Advisory Council for the Sustainable Development (CADS), Generalitat de Catalunya. Since January 2009 he is Director of the GIC-Lab, Urban Research Laboratory et territory, Universitá degli Studi di Genova. From 1998 to 2003 he was President of Metapolis and President of the Scientific Committee at the IAAC. Author of various articles and published works, such as “Metapolis Dictionary of Advanced Architecture”, “HiperCatalunya: Research Territories” among others.


Ricardo Devesa is graduated architect by the School of Architecture of Valencia (ETSAV, UPV, 1999) and got his PhD from the BarcelonaTech (ETSAB, UPC, 2012). Currently he is editor-in-chief in Actar Publishers, professor of Theory at the School of Architecture of Barcelona (ETSAB, UPC), as well as at Elisava School of Design in the Master of Architecture and Environment (UPF). He was visiting scholar at Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP, Columbia University, New York). He has been a design professor and collaborator in several of the vertical workshops and seminars in the School of architecture at the International University of Catalonia (ESARQ, UIC, 1998-2005). He was a member of the editorial staff of the magazine Quaderns d’Arquitectura i Urbanisme (1997-1999) and member of the editors of the Basa magazine, (2004-2008), labor in which they obtained a mention in the FAD prize of Thought and Criticism (2009). He has been editor, together with Manuel Gausa, of the book: Otra mirada. Posiciones contra crónicas. La acción crítica como reactivo en laarquitectura española reciente (Gustavo Gili, 2010), and Barcelona: Modern Architecture Guide (Actar, 2013).


Maite Bravo obtained the degree of architect with honors at the University of Chile; a Master of Advanced Architecture at IAAC; and a Master in ‘Theory and Practice of Architectural Design’ at UPC. She is currently a PHD ‘European Doctor’ candidate at UPC (Architectural Design Department). Her research focuses on new design methodologies and concepts emerging from Parametric Digital Design and its immersion into architectural praxis. Her teaching experience includes the University of Chile, BCIT in Canada, and IAAC (Design Studio) since 2008. She was a lecturer at the First Parametric Design Seminar at HTWK Leipzig, the 2011 Festival of Architecture of Canada, and several Universities in Chile. She has over 10 years of experience practicing as an associate architect with GBL architects in Canada, where she later established her own firm.

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