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Izaskun Chinchilla


Izaskun Chinchilla


Architecture & Design

Izaskun Chinchilla’s teaching and research activity has been carried out at University College London, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura in Madrid (ETSAM), Ecole Spécial D’Architecture in Paris, Universidad San Pablo CEU in Madrid, Instituto de Empresa in Madrid, HEAD Hâute École d’Art et de Design in Geneva, Alicante University, Instituto de Arquitectura Avanzada de Cataluña in Barcelona, among others.

Chinchilla studied at ETSAM from where she graduated in 2001. She was awarded as Best Student Record of the 2001 Graduation and her final project obtained a final mark of Magna Cum Laude. She has pursued studies leading to a PhD in Architecture at ETSAM. She is currently completing her doctoral thesis ‘Sustainability and Architecture: Revolution, Crisis or Orthodoxy?,’ supervised by Iñaki Abalos Vázquez, (ETSAM and Graduate School of Design at Harvard) and Emilio Luque Pulgar (sociologist at UNED. Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia). Different outcomes of this thesis have already resulted in visiting positions at Columbia University (USA), Bruno Latour Sociology Laboratory in Ecole de Mines in Paris (France) and Princeton University (USA). Parts of the thesis have been funded by Universidad Politécnica (Spain) and Colegio de Arquitectos de Madrid (Spain).

Chinchilla is driving her own practice from 2001. The work has been extensively published and exhibited. This includes Venice Biennale in 2002, Bienal de Arquitectura Latinoamericana de Chile 2002, São Paulo Biennial 2003, traveling exhibition ‘Seeds’ visiting six Latin American countries 2004/2005, Venice Biennale 2006, traveling exhibition ‘Young Spanish Architects (JAE)’ visiting 20 international destinations 2008/2011, New Trends of Architecture Europe and Asia opened in Tokyo 2008, Biennal D’Art Leandre Cristófol in Centre d’Art La Panera in Lerida 2010, Gran Via Laboratory Telefonica Foundation in Madrid 2010, the traveling exhibition ‘A city called Spain’ visiting 7 international destinations 2011/2012, Innovación Abierta in Museo del Canal Interoceánico de Panama 2012.

Apart from several installations, stands and small to medium rage refurbishments she is building a Media Library in Castillo de Garcimuñoz (Spain) and working in housing projects, museography projects and urban planning commissions.