Mauro Gil-Fournier Esquerra (1978)

Architect ETSAM (2004).  PhD Architect UPM (2016).

He is an architect, researcher and teacher. Founder and Director of Affective Architectures (2020). Its work environment is multiple, interscalar and it is co-located where projects are created and where knowledge is shared in an open way: we make architecture with pleasure.


Formerly cofounder of successful projects and offices as estudiofam (2003) vivero de iniciativas ciudadanas (2008) estudiosic (2009). From 2017 is coleading the resilience urban program called form Urban Innovative Actions program (UIA) EU (2017-2019). Also, coproduces the iberoamerican mapping of citizen innovation from the digital platform citizen innovation (2015-2019) His doctoral thesis is entitled: "The disappearance of exteriority in contemporary architecture: a complementary operativity, networks and foams." (2016) He writes and speaks in digital magazines as La ciudad viva, El estado mental, Cadena Ser or El Pais News Paper. He will publish the forthcoming book "The houses inside of me".


His work has been exhibited in many national and international forums such as the recent Venice Architecture Biennale (2018) Oslo Architecture Triennale (2016) Householding Fair Bauhaus-Dessau (2015) Lisbon Architecture Triennale (2013) or Rome Public Space Biennial (2013) Also awarded in The Mies van der Rohe European Award (2007), Detail Prize 2009, Bauwelt (2009), AR Awards and FAD (2008) and others. His works is periodically published and it´s invited in conferences in the main univeristies, forums, meetings and publications of architecture and urban studies. He is architect in residence Art Omi, New York (2019) He is a speaker at numerous universities and forums in Spain, Latin America and the USA. His work is constantly updated and published in international journals in Asia, America and Europe such as A + U, Arquitectura Viva or Domus and writes in books such as Critical Care, architecture and urbanism for a broken planet (MIT Press, 2019).