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  • 2021 09 > Ignacio G. Galán will teach a bridge seminar for graduate and undergraduate students at Barnard and Columbia Colleges and Columbia University, titled "Architecture and Migration in New York." This course will be supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as part of Columbia University’s Center for Spatial Research's series of seminars on topics related to spatial inequality. He will additionally teach and advanced research and design studio for Barnard and Columbia College students.

  • 2021 06 > Ignacio G. Galán will teach a graduate studio titled "Housing Infrastructures for the Countercollapse" in the AAD Program at Columbia GSAPP by invitation of the program director Andrés Jaque. 

  • 2021 05 > Ignacio G. Galán will participate in the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale, with an Installation in the Giardini together with Matilde Cassani and Iván L. Munuera and with a Research Station at the Arsenale together with Matilde Cassani, Iván L. Munuera, and Joel Sanders. Curated by Hashim Sarkis with the title: How Will We Live Together? Opening August 29.


  • 2020 04 > Ignacio G. Galán lectured at UCLA on Wednesday April 29th at 12:00 PT (online!). Register here.


  • 2020 04 > Ignacio G. Galán will speak at the conference MIGRANT URBANISMS at CCNY (CANCELLED).


  • 2020 03 > Ignacio G. Galán publishes Notes on Crip Camp at the Avery Review, reflecting on media, representation, and disability justice.


  • 2020 02 > Ignacio G. Galán publishes Dislocating Nationalism: Spatial Genealogies of Present Fears, New York Italians Ca. 1900 in the Cornell Journal of Architecture 11: Fear.


  • 2019 09 > Ignacio G. Galán interviews disability rights activist and film director Jim LeBrecth on the spaces and politics of dsabilities for ED3: Normal.


  • 2019 12 > Ignacio G. Galán participates in Design Reviews at University of Tornoto Daniels Facuty, at Michigan University Taubman College, at CCNY, at Columbia GSAPP, and at Barnard+Columbia Colleges.

  • 2019 11 > Ignacio G. Galán participates in the International Conference on Architecture and Migration in Riga, Latvia, organized by the Latvian Association of Architects and Baltic Architects Union Association.


  • 2019 09 > Ignacio G. Galán participates in the symposium Re: Housing Detroit at Tubman College, Michigan University, with a paper dedicated to housing, migration, and belonging.


  • 2019 05 > Ignacio G. Galán join the Architecture Department at Barnard+Columbia Colleges as Assistant Professor. Ignacio will continue to teach courses in Architectural Design and the History and Theory of Architecture.

  • 2019 04 04 > Ignacio G. Galán and Ralph Ghoche chair the session Urban Dislocations and the Architecture of Diasporas at the Association for Art History Annual Conference in Brighton. 


  • 2018 12 11 > Ignacio G. Galán speaks at the conference "Intimacy Exposed: Toilet, Bathroom, Restroom," at HEAD Genève. His paper, Crip Restrooms, addressed the way these key spaces negotiate accessibility and inclusion.


  • 2018 11 22 > 2nd Prize for the restoration and reconfiguration of Beti Jai, a disused pelota venue in the center of Madrid.


  • 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 10 > Habitactory, the research for a collective housing and production complex developed with Neeraj Bhatia [The Open Workshop], published in Urbannext.


  • 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.


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