Antonio Cantero

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Princeton SoA

Ph.D. Architect and Master in Advanced Architectural Projects, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid


Antonio Cantero is a Postdoctoral Research Associate for the interdisciplinary Media and Modernity Program at Princeton University’s School of Architecture. His research addresses the relationship between architecture, oral history, and journalism, particularly the role of the interview in architectural practice. Currently, he is working on a forthcoming book, titled Rem before Koolhaas. His second project explores the psychoanalytic interview for the mental health of architects and its effects on design practice. His writing has appeared in peer-reviewed journals including Architecture, City, and EnvironmentZARCHRevista Indexada de Textos AcadémicosCuadernos de Proyectos ArquitectónicosRevista Europea de Investigación en ArquitecturaCuaderno de Notas, and i2 Investigación e Innovación en Arquitectura y Territorio. He also has presented his work at international conferences such as JIDAMuWoEURAU, and Critic-all. 


As an architect, he has realized different projects with Consuelo Fernández. Their work focuses on the intersection between research and practice, engaging communities in post-industrial contexts and their architectural heritage. They are currently working in the design and construction of La Tejera’s Conference Centre in Palencia (Spain), having won the 1st Prize in a competition organized by the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda of Spain.  


Antonio has a Ph.D. in Architecture (summa cum laude with International Doctorate Mention) from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (ETSAM), where he holds a Master in Advanced Architectural Projects (MPAA). He has been awarded the Extraordinary Ph.D. Award 20/21 from the UPM and the COAM Ph.D. Award 2021 from the Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid. He is the recipient of the Margarita Salas Postdoctoral Fellow from the Ministry of Universities of Spain/European Commission (2022-24).