José Vela Castillo is architect and Architecture (ETSAM) and he is currently working in a Ph. D. in Philosophy (Universidad Complutense de Madrid). He has been positively evaluated by ANECA in the Teaching Staff Evaluation Programme. He taught as visiting professor in the Doctorate program at ETSAM, and has been professor of design studio at Universidad San Pablo-CEU. His research is focused in philosophy, theory and the project of architecture from a post-metaphysical and critical stance. His work appeared in different journals (Arquitectura, Iluminaciones, Metalocus, Despalabro…), and has been presented and published at different international conferences (Alvar Aalto Conference in Jyvaskyla, Zoontotechnics: Animality/Technicity in Cardiff, Educating Architects Towards Innovative Architecture in Istanbul, Icomos/CaH 20THC in Madrid, Un|Planbar: Agora und Void in Dresden…). In 2010 he published a new book “(de)gustaciones gratuitas” on Derrida and Mies van der Rohe. He is also author of a book on the work of the architect Richard Neutra. He is founding member of Intersección (Research Group on Philosophy and Architecture). He is member of ESA (European Society of Aesthetics) and has been researcher in the project Space and Subjectivity, funded by the Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia. He is external evaluator for the journal DC papers. His professional practice is settled in Madrid since 1992.