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Authors/José Aragüez

José Aragüez is a practicing architect, writer, and educator based in Paris. He led graduate studios and seminars at Columbia University GSAPP from 2013–20, and held the 2020–21 H. Deane Pearce Endowed Chair at Texas Tech. Aragüez obtained a PhD in the History and Theory of Architecture from Princeton University. Earlier he graduated with a Master of Architecture and Urbanism from the University of Granada, Spain (Honorable Mention, University Graduation Extraordinary Award, and 1st National Prize in Architecture) and, from Columbia GSAPP, with a post-professional Master’s degree (Honor Award for Excellence in Design) and a Graduate Certificate in Advanced Architectural Research. Aragüez has lectured extensively across Europe and North America—including most of the top schools—in addition to the Middle East and Japan. Besides Columbia and Texas Tech, he has taught at Cornell, Princeton, Penn, Rice University in Paris, and the University of Granada. His recent five-year project, involving the publication of The Building (2016, Lars Müller Pub.), is widely regarded in international circles as one of the most significant contributions to architectural discourse in the 2010s. His writings have also appeared in e-flux , Flat Out, EAHN Proceedings, Pidgin, The Routledge Companion to Criticality in Art, Architecture and Design (Routledge, 2018), Radical Pedagogies (MIT Press, 2022), and TECNOSCAPE: The Architecture of Engineers (Fondazione MAXXI, 2022), among other media. Aragüez is the founding principal of José Aragüez Architects, a practice for architecture, urbanism, and the production of discourse based primarily in Paris while keeping strong ties with New York City and Málaga. In the past, he worked as an architect for Antonio J. Torrecillas (Spain), MVRDV (Rotterdam), and Idom/ACXT (London).

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