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  • 2018 11 14 > Ignacio G. Galán to present in the seminar Methods in Design Research at City College New York.

  • 2018 11 03 > Ignacio G. Galán to present in Galeria Proyector, in Mexico City, in the context of the exhibition and conference Walk The Line: The Distributed Vertical Border.


  • 2018 10 > The After Belonging Agency, finalist of the Arquia Proxima Award "Relevant Practices" with the research and curatorial project for the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016.


  • 2018 05 21 > Ignacio G. Galán defends his doctoral dissertation at Princeton University, concluding his PhD!


  • 2018 03 30 > “Furnishing the Italian home away from home: Nomad interiors for the African colonies, 1936-1943,” presentation in the symposium ARCHITECTURES OF MIGRATION, TECHNIQUES OF CITIZENRY, Council for European Studies Annual Conference.


  • 2018 03 15 > Lecture "The University will be erotic or will not be University. Valparaiso ca. 1968" at the Master of Advanced Architecture in ETSA Madrid.


  • 2017 09-12 > Teaching "Water Communities," a research studio for the seniors in the Architecture Department at Barnard+Columbia Architecture Departement, in collaboration with Facultad de Arquitectura de la UNAM, Mexico, including a workshop in Mexico with the students from Taller Hidrico Urbano. 


  • 2017 12 12 > Lecture "Constructions of Belonging" at the Master of Advanced Architecture in ETSA Madrid. With Marina Otero Verzier.


  • 2017 10 27 > Participant of the Dialogues Lucha Libre organized by Super Sudaca within the Bienal de Arquitectura de Chile.


  • 2017 10 26 -11 10 > Participant in the Bienal de Arquitectura de Chile, IMPOSTERGABLES, in Valparaiso with the research project After Belonging. Finalist award in the Academic Category.


  • 2017 09 > "The materiality of belonging," the design of a contemporary flag by the After Belonging Agency, included in the exhibition Westopia, curated by Parasite 2.0 for the 58. Bugatti-Segantini International Prize at Villa Vertua Masolo, Nova Milanese, Milan.


  • 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. Additionally selected for the FAD Award, International category with the exhibitions On Residence and In Residence.


  • 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.

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