A conversation with Atxu Amann. "PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE"

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Atxu Amann y Alcocer

Atxu Amann y Alcocer has a PhD in Architecture from the School of Architecture of Madrid (Spain) and a European Urban Technician from the Center for Urban Studies for Public Administrations, and was a Fellow at the Technische Hoschule in Darmstadt (Germany) to study CAAD.

At the end of the race in 1987, she teamed up with Andrés Cánovas and Nicolás Maruri to form the architecture studio Temperaturas Extremas Arquitectos, which up to now has more than a hundred awards and recognitions of a work, mostly obtained in architectural competitions, exhibited by all world and published in national and international journals.

For more than twenty years she has combined his professional work with her teaching activity at the University where she teaches undergraduate and postgraduate studies, devoting part of her effort to educational innovation projects, having been awarded for this work by the Polytechnic University in 2009, as recognition of the creation of new transversal subjects and pedagogical strategies that connect the academic world with the social reality.

Interested in research, she is currently the principal researcher of the Hypermedia research group: architectural configuration and communication workshop, from where she promotes research projects and directs doctoral theses, TFG and TFM and has been responsible for the creation of the line of architectural communication at ETSAM, being a promoter and member of the doctoral program DOCA and coordinator of the official master's degree in architectural communication MACA.

In a vital trajectory of continuous learning, formation and estrangement, all its activities from its student stage, are linked to actions of social content ideologically positioned and directed towards the fight for a more dignified and just world in general and in the case of women and historically disadvantaged groups in particular. She proudly reconciles her professional activity with an implied responsibility as the mother of Juan, Jaime, Javier and Josetxu.




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