Carlos Gómez y Eva Álvarez. We are both architects by Polytechnic University of Valencia and teachers at the same University. We also run our office ‘Carlos Gómez + Eva Álvarez, architects’ since 1991. We are married and we have three kids.
From the very beginning, we thought our academic work should be centred on the students´ learning; our professional one should rely in positive action. We also wanted to take care of our family unit. And we manage to simultaneously tackle all these work spheres during these years.
Though it has not been planned, this personal position has shown us clear ways to drive our activity. And now, when looking back, we guess this is our strongest value: we are involved in a different way of looking at architecture, urban design and academics. Nowadays, this interaction is called gender approach to urbanism and architecture, topic we are totally according to the same thinking line, we also are interested in photograph as a tool for analysing and writing (and reading) as a way to understand, amongst other things.
From this point of view, we understand our time as a whole where work -paid and not paid- plays an important role since unexpected crosscuts are produced in all directions, enriching our professional approach. We call it " work timeline".