Ignacio González Galán

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Architect and PhD Candidate in the History and Theory of Architecture at Princeton University. He graduated as an Architect in 2006 at Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (1st in Class and Alejandro de la Sota Award to the Best Thesis Project), having previously studied as an Erasmus scholar at TU Delft. He completed his architecture studies at Harvard University with a MArchII in 2010 (Kevin V. Kieran Prize), as a Fulbright Scholar.

His research considers architecture's frictions with the processes of circulation of goods, meanings and people throughout the territory, as they are set in motion by the economies, systems of information and urban and territorial strategies characteristic of modern regimes of power. His dissertation, "The Logics of Arredamento: Circulating interiors and furnishing national imaginaries in Italy 1928-1963," examines the transformation of the architectural interior in Italy in the central decades of the 20th century through the lens of its circulation, and the entanglement of such circulation in narratives of national formation and their international dissemination.

During the year 2013-14 he will be a fellow at the Spanish Academy in Rome. His research project while at the Academy, "Rome in circulation," considers the market and media operations set in motion by a variety of institutions in collaboration with architects and designers to represent and continuously re-build the "Eternal City" during the period of national consolidation following the Italian Rissorgimento.

He develops his research through diverse media and formats—from texts and exhibitions to projects and buildings. He is active as a critic, writer, curator and educator in diverse platforms, most recently having taught studios and seminars at Columbia GSAPP.  His research has been featured at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, by invitation of the general curator Rem Koolhaas, where he built the installation "Cinecittà Occupata."

Together with the After Belonging Agency, he is the Chief Curator of the 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale: After Belonging.

He is also a contributor of the collaborative project Radical Pedagogies, and has recently been a member of the curatorial and design team of the exhibition of this project at the 2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennial and the 2014 International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, where it received the Special Mention of the Jury.

His work as an architect has received different prizes in international competitions, most recently being part of the team winning the First Prize for the construction of the New Velodrome in Medellín, Colombia.