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Authors/albert fuster

Architect and PhD in History of Art and Architecture by Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB-UPC, Barcelona).
He is Academic Director at ELISAVA, Barcelona School of Design and Engineering, since 2014- He has been professor on Art and Design History, and Space Design studio at BA and MA programs at ELISAVA since 2002. He is the Director of the Research Master on Design and Communication, since 2020. At ELISAVA he promotes an open understanding of design learning, strongly based on reflection and practice. The constant interaction with individuals, collectives, resources, and contexts becomes the backbone of the students’ learning experience, and a path to tacit and meaningful knowledge.
He has lectured on art, design and architecture in international schools and conferences (New York, USA; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Beirut, Lebanon) focusing on the social and cultural dimension of the interaction between human beings and the environment. His research aims to question the boundaries between disciplines, by exploring the relations between architecture, design, visual culture, and literature.
Assuming the capacity of design to reflect and build knowledge, in 2018 he launched with professor Ezio Manzini Design for City Making at Elisava, a platform for social innovation that fosters the role of students, faculty and design schools in transforming the material, social and cultural dimensions of the urban environment.
As part of his work on creative skills and competencies, he was involved in the “Design Does*” exhibition at the Barcelona Design Museum in 2018; he has participated in EU funded research projects; he has been external advisor on education for the European Council of Interior Architects; and he has collaborated with chef Ferran Adrià and elBulli team since 2013 in the project for the new creative lab in elBulli restaurant in Cala Montjoi (Catalunya).

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