Marta Serra Permanyer

Architect, lecturer and researcher

PhD in Architecture, Serra-Hunter lecturer in the Department of Theory and History of Architecture and Communication Techniques at the Vallès School of Architecture of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). She is part of the research group Architecture, City and Culture: an interdisciplinary and anthropological perspective. Culture and thought in the face of urban space directed by Marta Llorente.

She researches on theory, history and practice of community participation in architecture and urbanism, public space and critical historiography. She is a teacher in the Project Workshop of the Master's Degree in Architecture (ETSAV-UPC) where she promotes service-learning and participatory action-research processes. She coordinates the Theory and History subject Architecture and City of the ETSAV-UPC degree.

She has been a researcher with FI-AGAUR, FPU-MICINN grants and is currently researching and taking part in different competitive R&D&I projects.. Her thesis Latent Spaces: contemporary artistic practices towards a critical urbanism has a European Mention through a stay at the University of Amsterdam, directed by Professor of Urbanism Jose Luis Oyón Bañales.

Internationally she has taught at the Illinois Architecture Study Abroad Program at Barcelona-El Vallès (IASAP-BV) with the History Module. She has been visiting professor at the Università degli Studi di Enna Kore and visiting professor at the Faculté d'Architecture (LOCI) - Université Catholique de Louvain, Epoka University of Tirana and Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana del Estado de Chile.

As an architect she has been co-founder of Cíclica Arquitectura sccl. where she has coordinated winning projects of the European awards First Prize by Bauwelt (2017), Zumtobel and European Prize for Urban Public Space (2016), Zumtobel 2017 Honorable Mention (Frankfurt), AADIPA 2017 Finalist, EU Mies Van Der Rohe 2017 Award nomination among others. From Cíclica she has worked in participation for the European programme Urban Innovative Actions (2016-2018) as well as for the Barcelona City Council's Neighbourhood Plan. She has also worked for Aldayjover Arquitectura y Paisaje (2005-2008) and Daniel Calatayud Soweine.