PhD Student Publication Wins FAD Prize for Thought & Criticism


The publication After Belonging: The Objects, Spaces, and Territories of the Ways We Stay in Transit, edited by Princeton University School of Architecture PhD students Lluís Alexandre Casanovas Blanco and Ignacio González Galán, together with Carlos Mínguez Carrasco, Alejandra Navarrete Llopis, and Marina Otero Verzier, was awarded the FAD Prize for Thought and Criticism 2017, together with the book Teorías e Historia de la Ciudad Contemporánea, by Carlos García Vázquez.

The prestigious prize, awarded uninterruptedly since 1958, recognizes the most relevant projects and theoretical contributions to the fields of design, architecture and urbanism in the Iberian Peninsula. The jury, composed by Anna Calvera (president), Jelena Prokopljević and Pau de Solà-Morales (vocals), chose these two works from the 64 presented. On After Belonging, the jury highlights: “For its internationality and treatment of a classic topic updated to the 21st century, the curatorial proposal of the Oslo Architecture Triennale presents itself as a successfully-solved risky and innovative action, opening new research paths.”

The book, published conjointly by Lars Müller Publishers and the Oslo Architecture Triennale, examines both our attachment to places and collectivities as well as our relation to the objects we produce, own, share, and exchange. The publication analyzes the architectures that participate in these processes through a selection of projects, texts, and case studies. After Belonging is the result of the curatorial work and research leading up to the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016–After Belonging: A Triennale In Residence, On Residence and the Ways We Stay in Transit.