Fear and Love
CURATING 
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01/11/2016   The exhibition Fear and Love: Reactions to a Complex World that I have curated with Justin McGuirk, will open its doors on November 24 as part of the opening programme for the new Design Museum in London. The show presents eleven new installations by some of the most innovative and thought-provoking designers and architects working today including: OMA/AMO, Hussein Chalayan, Andrés Jaque, Kenya Hara, Metahaven, Arquitectura Expandida, Ma Ke, Christien Meindertsma, Madeline Gannon, Neri Oxman and Rural Urban Framework.  
  



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Fear and Love: The book
EDITING 
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01/11/2016   I have edited together with Justin McGuirk and published by Phaidon, a book accompanying the opening show for the new Design Museum in London, Fear and Love: Reactions to a Complex World, which expands the issues explored in the exhibition. Through five chapters featuring the research carried on by the participants in the show, interviews and commissioned essays by Bruce Sterling, Saskia Sassen, Jonathan Ledgard and John Thackara amongst others, the book explores the anxieties and optimism involved in current contemporary design practices


http://uk.phaidon.com/


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The Design Museum
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01/11/2015   I have now joined the Design Museum's exhibitions department to curate together with Chief Curator Justin McGuirk the exhibition 'Fear and Love - Reactions to a Complex World', the opening show for the new museum in London's Kensington area designed by John Pawson


https://designmuseum.org/


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Interviews
WRITING 
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01/11/2015   This Christmas is for reading. I have interviewed the London-based collective architecture practice Assemble for A10 magazine and the acclaimed design critic for The New York Times Alice Rawsthorn over 18 pages as the Guest Creative for the latest issue of Neo2 magazine.


http://gonzalo-herrero-delicado.blogspot.com/2013/05/blog-post.html


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Shaping European Cities
TALKS / MODERATOR 
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15/09/2015   I was invited by the Mies van der Rohe Foundation and Creative Europe to moderate and host Shaping European Cities, the opening conference of the Mies van der Rohe Award 2015 exhibition at BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels. Architects, politicians and policy makers joined to discuss about the role of architecture for shaping European cities and making them more attractive. (read more)


http://www.shapingeuropeancities.eu/


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Orange is the new white
WRITING / EXHIBITION & PUBLICATION 
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07/09/2015   Following the kind invitation of Francisco Casas and Beatríz Villanueva, co-curators of the Couples & Co. 22 Mirror Stories of Spanish Architecture (2000-2015) exhibition, I have written a brief introductory text about the work of SelgasCano one of the participating practices. This text is also going to be published in the exhibition catalogue edited by Ediciones Asimétricas. (read more)


http://www.gonzaloherrero.eu/2011/09/couples-co.html


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Architectural Dissidence in the Public Arena
CURATING / RESEARCH 
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15/08/2015   Public space is a complex scenario that involves different interests and actors including citizens, public administrations, private clients and all other parties involved in its governance. All these forms of influence also open the door to large uncertainties. Can architects and designers, through public space, stimulate citizens’ self-organisation and facilitate social interaction within communities? Can contemporary public space generate real structural changes in our contemporary system? This second session ‘Architectural Dissidence in the Public Arena’ of the Post World's End Architecture programme that I curated for SpainNOW! in partnership with Serpentine Galleries, included a lecture by architect and critic Ethel Baraona, dpr-barcelona, followed by an open conversation that I had the pleasure to moderate (read more)




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The Power of Many
CURATING / RESEARCH 
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25/07/2015   In 2011 the Occupy movement catalysed unrest and a will for change all over the world, while the Arab Spring brought about political and social change throughout northern African countries. While in these instances, the term ‘public space’ recovered its original meaning, it also became one of the central topics and claims for many young European architects. This first session ‘The Power of Many’ of the Post World's End Architecture programme that I curated for SpainNOW! in partnership with Serpentine Galleries, included a panel discussion that I chaired with representatives of Zuloark and Assemble, two collective practices working with architecture as a political tool to improve the city and its communities. (read more)




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Post World's End Architecture x Serpentine
CURATING / RESEARCH 
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25/07/2015   A series of debates programmed with Serpentine Galleries in partnership with Spain(NOW!) held at their iconic Summer Pavilion in Kensington Gardens, designed this year by selgascano. This programme explores the concept of urban public space and its relation with political dissidence through the voices of emerging architecture practices and thinkers that consider public space the starting point to re-think the assets of our cities. The debates are counting with the participation of Amica Dall and Jane Hall, Assemble, Manuel Domínguez, Zuloark, Ethel Baraona, dpr-barcelona and myself chairing the open conversations. (read more)


http://www.serpentinegalleries.org/exhibitions-events/saturday-talks-post-worlds-end-architecture-part-1


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Rebel Architecture x ICA
CURATING / TALK 
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12/06/2015   Now available the podcast of the conversation that I curated and moderated with Erica Faleiro Rodrigues, together with Ana Naomi de Sousa, Al Jazeera’s documentary series Rebel Architecture assistant producer and Spanish architect Santiago Cirugeda, featured in ‘Guerrilla Architect’, the first episode of the Rebel Architecture series. This talk held in partnership with the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts) and part London Festival of Architecture explored how the architect’s role is being redefined by current critical economic and social conditions, and the concept behind the research and filming of this documentary series (read more).




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Culture Now: Rebel Architecture
CURATING / TALK 
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12/06/2015   Presented in response to Al Jazeera’s documentary series Rebel Architecture, this talk brings together filmmakers and architects to explore how the architect’s role is being redefined by current critical economic and social conditions. Subversive Spanish architect Santiago Cirugeda presents, followed by a discussion with filmmaker and assistant series producer Ana Naomi de Sousa, and chaired by architect and curator Gonzalo Herrero Delicado and film researcher and curator Erica Faleiro Rodrigues. This event is organised in partnership with ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts) and is part of the London Festival of Architecture (read more)

https://www.ica.org.uk/whats-on/culture-now-rebel-architecture


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Neo2 Open Files x MMOD
CURATING / EXHIBITION 
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27/11/2014   How to compress 20 years of a magazine into a few square metres? Neo2 Open Files is a retrospective exhibition co-curated with Neo2 magazine coinciding with the 20th anniversary of its first issue. It includes a careful selection of 10 objects representing some of the most marked artists and designers featured in the magazine in these years. The exhibition, opened from November 27 until January 4, is part of the MMOD Murcia Open Design. (read more)

http://www.gonzaloherrero.eu/2012/12/neo2-open-files.html


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Flows & Funding
TALKS / ROUNDTABLE 
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23/08/2014   At the close of 2014 International Architecture Biennale of Rotterdam, PAMFLET, New Generations and wonderland platform for European architecture invited me to take part in the roundtable Flows & Funding in Rotterdam together with Indira van't Klooster, Bernardina Borra, Brendan Cormier, Egbert Fransen and Ramon Marrades to explore how new forms of funding can improve urban flows and impact our cities. (read more)

http://www.wonderland.cx/index.php?idcatside=815


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PUBLICATIONS / INTERVIEW 
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05/08/2014   The whole project Architectones, including the installation at the Mies van der Rohe's German pavilion in Barcelona, has been featured in the Monocle radio shows The Curator (episode #146) and Section D (episode #147) through an interview with the artist Xavier Veilhan and the curators of the project Gonzalo Herrero and François Perrin. (read more)

http://www.gonzaloherrero.eu/2010/08/architectones.html


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CURATING 
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26/06/2014 It is a great pleasure to announce the upcoming project I am curating at the Mies van der Rohe's German pavilion in Barcelona with the acclaimed artist Xavier Veilhan. The last part of the longer interventions series Architectones. Great opening on 26th June ! Keep tuned for further details. (read more)

http://www.veilhan.net/rubrique-2671.html


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 The City Performs
TALKS / ROUNDTABLE 
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23/05/2014   I have taken part in the roundtable The City Performs chaired by Theo Lorenz and organised by the AAIS Architectural Association Interprofessional Studio as part of the final show to present the wonderful performance The Conversation at the OXO Tower, London.

http://interprofessionals.net/


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 Round Up ! & Neo2
PUBLICATIONS 
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01/05/2014   I have contributed to the #133 May issue of Neo2 magazine titled Round Up!. An 8 pages review on round architecture in the last century. From Buckminster Fuller to Javier Saenz de Oiza or John Lautner. Don't miss it out !

http://www.neo2.es/magazine/


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 A lunch with Delfina
EVENTS 
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30/04/2014   I have had the great pleasure to take part in one of the lunch gatherings organized by The Delfina Foundation, one of the most interesting and wonderful art spaces in London, and being introduced to its founder Delfina Entrecanales, the gorgeous philanthropist behind the scenes. Many thanks to Aaron Cezar for his kind invitation.

http://delfinafoundation.com/


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PUBLICATIONS / CURATING 
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17/04/2014   Boudoir conversations the event series curated by Fru*Fru and myself has been featured in AA Conversations, the digital platform created by Manijeh Verghese at the AA Architectural Association ! (read more)
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http://conversations.aaschool.ac.uk/boudoir-conversations/


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PUBLICATIONS 
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01/04/2014   I have reviewed the new Bowl Chair designed by Lina Bo Bardi and produced by Arper for issue #132 of Neo2 magazine and including an interview with Noemi Blager. Don't miss out !

http://www.neo2.es/magazine/


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CURATING 
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23/02/2014   Boudoir conversations is a documentary exhibition project between London and Alicante curated by Fru*Fru and myself. I will open my house in London to live host the conversations so as to allow on-site conversations while Fru*Fru will intervene through their media boudoir in Alicante. These dialogues will focus on the identity transformations due to massive pop phenomena. You are all welcome on Feb 23rd at 4pm ! More details on our facebook page.




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TEACHING / JURY 
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21/02/2014   I have had the pleasure to being invited to take part in the interim jury of Architectural Association Interprofessional Studio with Brett Steele, Shin Egashira, Joel Newman, Tobias Klein and Patricia Martin Del Guayo. We were analyzing the ongoing project of New Movement Collective LTD, an intriguing performance that seeks into daily conditions of urban scene. Thanks Theo Lorenz for your invitation ! 



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TALKS / ROUNDTABLE 
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13/02/2014   Breaking New Ground is a call to define and shape the future of our culture(s) and the role of architecture departing from the work developed by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe in these last 25 years. I was invited to take part in the Roca London Gallery in a panel to discuss the role of local and national architectural institutes and other architectural promoters together with Noemí Blager, acting director, The Architecture Foundation, and Shih-Fu Peng, director, Heneghan Peng Architects. Thanks Ivan Blasi and Anna Giró for your kind invitation!.

 

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TEACHING / JURY 
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17/12/2013   'Trance-Holistic Platforms' is the title for this year' course of the Intermediate 11 Unit at AA Architectural Association School of Architecture in London run by Nacho Martín, Manuel Collado and Manijeh Verghese where I have been invited to take part as critic of the ongoing student´s projects. Thanks for your invitation in such a gratifying and inspiring jury review. Photo by Valerie Bennett



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CURATING 
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05/12/2013   This year's John Edwards Lecture is the first off-site event I have curated at Tate Modern for The Architecture Foundation. A trans-disciplinary dialogue between New York-based architect Peter Marino and fashion designer Marc Jacobs chaired by Penny Martin, editor in chief of The Gentlewoman, to explore the territories of fashion and architecture and the space in which these two art forms interlink. The lecture took place at Tate Modern’s Starr Auditorium on 5th December 2013 and was supported by The Estate of Francis Bacon.
  



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CURATING 
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28/11/2013   As part of my tasks as Curator of Events at The Architecture Foundation I'm in charge of curating the programme Architecture on Film for the Barbican Centre together with its wonderful Cinema Curator Erica Rodrigues. On the occasion of the Barbican exhibition Pop Art Design we selected a collection of short films from avant-garde architects including Superstudio, Ettore Sottsass or Gaetano Pesce who took part in a Q&A after the screenings with Peter Lang, who has recently co-curated the New Domestic Landscapes exhibition, through the project, Environments and Counter Environments.
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 Valle Trenzado by Grupo Aranea & A10
PUBLICATIONS 
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01/11/2013   I have contributed with my last report to issue 54 November/December of Dutch magazine A10 'new European architecture' where I collaborate as Spain correspondent. This article analyses the urban revitalization project 'Valle Trenzado' in Elche, Spain by Grupo Aranea. Photo by Grupo Aranea.
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Unit 22 The Bartlett
TEACHING / JURY 
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23/10/2013   This week I have been invited to take part as critic of the ongoing student´s projects of the Unit 22 at The Bartlett School of Architecture in London run by Izaskun Chinchilla and Carlos Jiménez. Thanks for your invitation, it was a really inspiring and intense day!   
   



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CURATING 
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14/09/2013   The research Post World´s End Architecture monthly published in Blueprint magazine and developed together with Vera Sacchetti, changes its format to an open discussion as an Associated Project of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale curated by Beatrice Galilee. The event was held in the Palácio Sinel de Cordes in Lisbon and was hosted together with Blueprint´s assistant editor Shumi Bose while event´s graphics were designed by David Belando. 
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 The Architecture Foundation
CURATING 
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25/08/2013   I'm moving to London. I have been appointed as new curator of events of The Architecture Foundation following the incredible legacy of Justin Jaeckle. This is a very important step in my career as I will have the opportunity through this great organization to develop major events in such an awesome city as London, as well as to learn a lot from a great team with an experience over 20 years that improves the architectural knowledge everyday.  
   


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 Post World's End Architecture: Italy
PUBLICATIONS 
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15/08/2013   New issue 329 of Blueprint magazine is already out and includes my new chapter of Post World's End Architecture series focused on Italian emerging architect's roles, written together with Vera Sacchetti. The research Post World's End Architecture about emerging architectural practices raised from current crisis situation in the Euro-Mediterranean basin.
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 Blind date - Visions in Practice in Milan
TALKS / LECTURE & ROUNDTABLE 
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15/07/2013   A review by Susanna Conte about the 'Blind Date' lectures series held in Foundation of the Order of Architects, Planners, Landscape Architects and Conservators of the province of Milan where I took part with the presentation 'From Philip Johnson to Daft Punk'. There I explained the relevancy of communications strategies for architects in the contemporary situation, as well as its relevancy as a critical tool to avoid self-satisfaction. There I had the opportunity to share the round table with Republic of Architects from Rumania and Bla! from Italy. Thanks to the organizers Wonderland platform for their kindly invitation !
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Post World's End Architecture: Spain
PUBLICATIONS 
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01/07/2013   The research Post World's End Architecture about emerging architectural practices raised from current crisis situation in the Euro-Mediterranean basin, has finally seen the light through a series of articles that will be published in the next issues of the magazine Blueprint. In the first chapter, published in the #328 July issue, I study the economical, social and political conjunction of Spain and feature the work of some Spanish practices including Luis Úrculo, Andrés Jaque, Todo por la praxis, Elii, Margen-Lab, Boa Mistura or Luzinterruptus amongst others. The report is already available online here.
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http://www.designcurial.com/news/post-worlds-end-architecture


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 Critical Dialogues in Glasgow
TALKS / LECTURE & ROUNDTABLE 
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15/06/2013   A review by Eric Dawson about Critical Dialogues Seminar: new practice in Europe held in The Lighthouse (an incredible building by Charles Rennie Mackintosh) in Glasgow and where I took part analysing Spanish situation for emerging practices. Thanks to Architecture + Design Scotland for the invitation !   



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 Mies van der Rohe Award in Barcelona
EXPERT / NOMINATOR 
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07/06/2013   Last 7th June I attended in Barcelona to award ceremony of the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture Mies van der Rohe where I took part of the Board of Experts and where my nominees Langarita-Navarro got the Special Mention to Emerging Architects for their project Red Bull Music Academy in Madrid, as well as 3 other of my nominees were shortlisted
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 Blind date - Visions in Practice in Milan
TALKS / LECTURE & ROUNDTABLE
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05/06/2013   Next 5th June I will give a lecture in the Fondazione dell'Ordine degli Architetti Pianificatori, Paesaggisti e Conservatori della Provincia di Milano in the Going Public session into the Blind Date lecture series organized by Wonderland. More info here
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 Ciudad Postproductiva
TEACHING / CURATING 
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25/05/2013   The course Ciudad Postproductiva: Estrategias Socio-Político-Culturales para la Reactivación Urbana that I was going to run together with Manuel Ocaña, Daniel Fernández Pascual and Ethel Baraona included in the LABPATC Barcelona International Summer School in the UB University of Barcelona, has been postponed to Winter School program from January 7th to 17th 2014. Keep tuned for further info
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 Vokas & Vilnius Academy of Arts
TEACHING 
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24/04/2013   From the 22nd to the 26th of March I was invited to take part as architecture critic in the workshop “From archive to desire” held between Klaipeda and Nida, in Lithuania.The workshop and an exhibition were curated by Luca Diffuse and produced by the Vilnius Academy of Arts, in collaboration with Valentina Ciuffi from Abitare. There I met with Luca Molinari and Fredy Massad and tried to recap the extensive results to showcase the approach that led to the final output, and to inspire other future experiences. These are the final notes of our work there. Many thanks to Luca Diffuse for inviting me to take part in this experience!