"becoming" opens at the Spanish Pavilion for the Biennale Architettura di Venezia 2018

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Associate Curators
María Mallo, Gonzalo Pardo, Andrés Cánovas, Nicolás Maruri

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.


Amann, Cánovas, Maruri, architecture firm established by: Atxu Amann Alcocer, Andrés Cánovas Alcaraz and Nicolás Maruri Mendoza.

Atxu Amann Alcocer. Madrid 1961. Architect by the ETSA of Madrid. Doctorate from ETSAM with outstanding Cum Llaude, 2007. Urban Planning Technician from the Urban Studies Center of I.E.A.L. (M.A.P.) Scholar of the Technische Hoschule of Darmstadt (Germany) in CAAD. Director of the magazine Arquitectos. Director of the Postgraduate courses in Editorial Design for the European Social Fund. Professor in the postgraduate courses of Editorial Graphic Design at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Madrid. Professor of the Department of Architectural Graphic Ideation of ETSAM

Andrés Cánovas Alcaraz. Cartagena 1958. Architect by the School of Architecture of Madrid. Prometheus Scholarship at Tecniche Hoschule. Darmstatd. Germany. Director of the "Monographs of Architects" Collection. Director of the "Monographs of Buildings" Collection, Director of the "Crítica de Arquitectura" Collection, Director and editor of the magazine Arquitectos, 1987-2006, Professor of the CSDM of the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Faculty of Fine Arts of the Complutense University, European Design Institute, Coordinator of several postgraduate courses in Graphic Design Editorial in the Faculty of Fine Arts, the European Institute of Design and the European Social Fund. Faculty of Fine Arts, UCM, Professor of the Master of Aesthetics and Theory of Arts of the Autonomous University, Professor of Design Master of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Salamanca, Professor of the Master of Intervention in the Heritage of the ETSAM Professor of the Tourism Master of the UPC of Barcelona.

He has been secretary of the Final Project Project Tribunal at ESTAM. UPM. Deputy Director of the Spanish Architecture Biennial. Director of the Summer Course at the University of Almería. Visiting Professor at the Universities of Salamanca, San Sebastián, La Coruña, Seville, Navarra, Valencia, Polytechnic of Cartagena, SEK of Segovia, Alfonso X, Advanced Architecture Institute of Barcelona, ​​Polytechnic University of Catalonia, London AA, Montpellier, Rome Tre , Calgliari, Toulouse, Javeriana from Bogotá, Chicago IIT and Arizona CAPLA. He is a professor of Projects of the ETSAM Academic Coordinator of the MCH of the ETSAM. UPM and Director of the Projects area. Professor of the subject "Sociology of Housing".

Nicolás Maruri Mendoza. Madrid 1961. Architect by the School of Architecture of Madrid. Doctorate from ETSAM with outstanding Cum Llaude, 2007. Prometheus Scholarship at Tecniche Hoschule Darmstatd. Germany. Master's Degree in Building from Columbia University. NY. He is a professor in the Projects Department of ETSAM. He has been: Secretary of the Court of the ETSAM End-of-Degree Project and Visiting Professor at the University of Arizona. He has given conferences in London AA, San Sebastian, SEK of Segovia.




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