Ignacio Galán
chief curator, Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016, with the After Belonging Agency; assistant professor, Barnard+Columbia Architecture; principal [igg – office for architecture]

Ignacio G. Galán is an architect and scholar, Principal of [igg—office for architecture] and Term Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture at Barnard+Columbia Colleges. His work concentrates on architecture’s role in the articulation of society. He is particularly concerned with the architectures of residence; their relation to processes of cultural and material circulation and population transience; and the objects, media, and institutions transforming their occupation.

Designs of his firm have been awarded in competitions including the First Prize for the New Velodrome in Medellín. His work has led to several publications and exhibitions including the installation Cinecittá Occupata for the 2014 Venice Biennale, and is part of the permanent collection of the Pompidou Center. Together with the After Belonging Agency, he is the Chief Curator of the 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale. He previously collaborated in the research project Radical Pedagogies, led by Beatriz Colomina, and has co-curated its exhibition at the 2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennale and at the 2014 Venice Biennale. He has taught studios and seminars at Columbia GSAPP and PennDesign.

He was trained at ETSAMadrid, TU Delft, and graduated as a Fulbright Scholar from the MArchII at Harvard GSD. He has been a Fellow at the Spanish Academy in Rome, and is completing a PhD at Princeton University.

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Thursday 24 November, 18.00 Norsk design- og arkitektursenter (DOGA), Hausmanns gate 16, 0182 Oslo, Norway
Boundaries and frontiers: What is the meaning of borders today?