ignacio g. galán
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  • 2017 06 29 > The publication After Belonging won the FAD AWARD in the category of thought and criticism! Edited by Ignacio G. Galán, Lluis A. Casanovas, Carlos Minguez Carrasco, Alejandra Navarrete Llopis and Marina Otero Verzier, designed by This is Our Work, published by Lars Muller with the Oslo Architecture Triennale.


  • 2017 05 19 > Ignacio G. Galán as part of the After Belonging Agency presented curatorial project for the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016 at the International Symposium on Architectural Communication in Madrid, together with Marina Otero and Lluis A. Casanovas.


  • 2017 04 07Furnishing the Italian home away from home: Nomad interiors for the African colonies, 1936-1943,” presentation in the symposium “Design and Displacement,“ the Twenty-Sixth Cooper-Hewitt/ Parsons Annual Graduate Student Symposium in the History of Design.


  • 2017 03After Belonging: The Objects, Spaces, and Territories of the Ways We Stay in Transit reviewed by Jack Self in "Never at home,"  The Journal of Architecture, Volume 22, 2017 - Issue 2: “A singular proposition as relevant for its timing as its subject matter.”


  • 2017 03 10 > "Domesticity After Belonging," A one-day workshop organized and moderated by the After Belonging Agency with the Urban Works Agency at the California College of the Arts. Bringing architects, urban planners, activists, members of the technology industry, and community leaders together, Domesticity After Belonging takes the current political context as a framework to discuss and imagine new architectures of being together.


  • 2017 01 > After Belonging: The Objects, Spaces, and Territories of the Ways We Stay in Transit reviewed by Ann Lui, in “Reading After Belonging in the Heartland,” The Avery Review n.21: "After Belonging is a potent guidebook of the complexities of identity and community today."


  • 2016 11 24 >Participating in Battle of Ideas: Boundaries and Frontiers, with Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Vicky Richardson, Anne Hege Simonsen.


  • 2016 11 11 >Presenting the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016: After Belonging at the Symposium Exhibition Models: Curating Architecture at Columbia GSAPP.


  • 2016 09 08 > The Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016: After Belonging, curated by Lluis A. Casanovas, Ignacio G. Galán, Carlos Minguez, Alejandra Navarrete and Marina Otero opened in Oslo its two core exhibitions (On Residence at DogA and In Residence and the National Museum Architecture) and celebrated the After Belonging Conference at the Oslo Opera House. The opening weekend launched also the Academy, the extended program, and presented the book After Belonging: The Objects, Spaces, and Territories of the Ways We Stay in Transit, published by Lars Muller.


  • 2016 09 01> The Advanced Studio "Hybrid Residential Infrastructures in Rio de Janeiro" taught by Juan Herreros and Ignacio G. Galán at Columbia GSAPP was awarded the inaugural Studio Prize by ARCHITECT, with a jury composed by Jeanne Gang, Jimenez Lai, and Bernard Tschumi. 


  • 2016 07 01 > Ignacio G. Galán will join the Architecture Department at Barnard+Columbia Colleges as Term Assistant Professor in Professional Practice.


  • 2016 04 15 > Presenting "Occupations" at the event DIALOGUES: SHELTER organized at the at the Consulate General of Greece in New York.


  • 2016 04 05 >  Lecture "Architecture's Occupations" at School of Visual Arts NYC, within the lecture series of the Department of Design Research, Writing and Criticism.


  • 2016 01 22 > Teaching the studio "Urban Occupations in Rio de Janeiro" as Adjunct Assistant Professor with Juan Herreros at Columbia GSAPP.  Looking forward to working with Studio X Rio and aligning our explorations with their ongoing research on urban squatting.

  • 2016 01 22 > Moderating Transfer Dialogues Series with Juan Herreros and Enrique Walker, gathering GSAPP faculty and students to discuss studio culture on a weekly basis. Panelists include A. Andraos, B.Tschumi, K. Adeyami, L. Kurgan, B. Aranda, J. Liu, J. Rose and G. Ricciardi, M. Wasiuta, M. Bell, L. Hawkinson, A. Jaque, M. Gooden, J. Wu and D. Oyler, L. Gill, G. Solomonoff.

  • 2015 11 11 > Presentation "Beyond Ownership" at the Berlin Lab: "Affordable Housing, Collective culture, and Spaces of Resistance in Contemporary Berlin," organized by the International Federation of Housing and Planning.

  • 2015 10 29 > Lecture "Architecture's Occupations" at BAS, the Bergen Architecture School.

  • 2015 10 27 > Reviews of the seminar "After Belonging" at AHO (Oslo Architecture School)

  • 2015 09 29 > After Belonging launches In Residence: Call for Intervention Strategies at the Strofront Event "Reading Images: After Belonging and the Spaces for a Life in Transit," with the participation of Gro Bonesmo, Eva Franch i Gilabert, Leah Meisterlin, María Nicanor, Julian Rose, and Mark Wigley, along with the curators of the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016, and with Introductions by the Norwegian Prime Minister, Erna Solberg and the Director of the Oslo Architecture Triennale, Hege Maria Eriksson.

  • 2015 09 04 > Moderating Transfer Dialogues Series with Enrique Walker and Juan Herreros, gathering GSAPP faculty and students to discuss studio culture on a weekly basis. Panelists include Reinhold Martin, Lise Anne Couture, Dominic Leong, Frida Escobedo, Andrés Jaque, Mark Wasiuta, Phu Hoang, Jeffrey Inaba, Jorge Otero-Pailos, Gordon Kipping, Markus Dochantschi, Ziad Jamaleddine, Laurie Hawkinson, Marc Tsurumaki, Mark Rakatansky, Michael Bell, Richard  Plunz.


  • 2015 09-12 > Teaching the seminar "Domestic Networks" at PennDesign and "After Belonging: The architectures of Residence for a Life in Transit" (with the After Belonging Agency) at Columbia GSAPP.

  • 2015 09 15 > The Velodrome Ciudad de Medellin has been acquired for the permanent collection of the Pompidou Center, and is exhibited during the Fall in the exhibition "Une Histoire: Art, Architecture, Design des anneés 1980 à nos jours." 

  • 2015 08 12 > After Belonging receives a Grant from the Graham Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts.

  • 2015 08 04 > Final Review for the Advanced Studio "Occupying Chinatown," taught at Columbia GSAPP with Juan Herreros.

  • 2015 07 06-10 > Guest critic in studio midterm reviews at Columbia GSAPP (Andrés Jaque/ Joaquim Moreno /Yannis Aesopos)

  • 2015 06 19 > The After Belonging Agency interviewed in Spanish newspaper El Mundo.

  • 2015 06-08 > Teaching Advanced Studio "Occupying Chinatown" with Juan Herreros, and Arguments Seminar as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University GSAPP in the Summer Semester of the AAD program.

  • 2015 06 > Publication of “Borders Elsewhere. After Belonging and the Spaces of a Life in Transit,” with the After Belonging Agency in KOTE 6: Grenser [Borders] (2015) 


  • 2015 06 01-02 > After Belonging Nordic Seminar and Workshop in Oslo, with local experts and institutions in preparation of the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016.

  • 2015 05 12> Opening Cinecittà Occupata at the Arquerías Nuevos Ministerios in Madrid, with a new model by Taller de Casquería. Opening Lecture 12th May at 19:00. 

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