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Natalia Matesanz Ventura, es arquitecta por la Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Alcalá de Henares. Becada por el Ministerio realizo el Máster de Proyectos Arquitectónicos Avanzados de la Etsam UPM en 2013. Ha colaborado en distintas oficinas de arquitectura como los estudios Elii [Oficina de Arquitectura], Burgos & Garrido Arquitectos, EAS Estudio Álvarez-Sala, Carlos Arroyo Architects, Jaramillo & Kreisler, Bau Obras y Ángel Verdasco Arquitectos. Entre 2010 y 2014 colabora con colectivos españoles como Basurama, Pez Estudio, Zuloark o Paisaje Transversal en proyectos urbanos participativos. Es co-fundadora del proyecto urbano El Campo de Cebada nacido en 2010 con gran repercusión en Madrid. Ha dado clases de Proyectos Arquitectónicos en Universidades nacionales e internacionales como la Universidad de California Berkeley y Universidad de Nueva York NYU, y en la ETSAM, ETSAG, IE Segovia. Actualmente trabaja en su tesis doctoral sin dejar de lado su práctica profesional cumuloLimbo studio, colaborando habitualmente con otros profesionales y oficinas.

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E d u c a t i o n

2020. Dissertation Defense: Affect and Dissent as architecture parameters in the construction of a heterodox city. (expected: December)

2019-2020. Ph.D. Candidate. Visiting Scholar. Steinhardt School of Culture, Education & Human Development. New York University.

2018-2019. Ph.D. Candidate. Visiting Research Fellow. College of Environmental Design, Architecture Department, UC Berkeley, CA

2015. M. Phil, Advanced Architecture Doctoral Program. Architectural projects Department. The Polytechnic University of Madrid. (ETSAM).

2013. M.Arch, Cultural landscape & Urban Design. MPAA. Madrid School of Architecture (ETSAM). Honor standing.

2011. Professional Architecture Degree. Alcalá de Henares School of Architecture in Madrid (ETSAG). Honor standing.

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F e l l o w s h i p s   &  g r a n t s

2019-2020. NYU International research grant  Fundación Arquia + Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando

2018-2019. UC Berkeley. School of Environmental Design. Visiting Scholar Fellowship from the Polytechnic University of Madrid.

2017-2018. INJUVE YOUNG TALENT AWARDS. Government of Spain´s grant to conduct Weird Space artistic and educational project.

2014-2016. UPM Fellowship Collaborating Researcher in the Architecture Department. ETSAM. Madrid.

2012-2013. UPM Master Grant. Ministry of Education to complete the MA of Architectural Projects. Madrid.

2011-2012. DESIGN WITH AIR 2 PRICE [MAD] Scholarship from the EPS University CEU San Pablo. Coord. Edgar Gonzalez. Madrid.

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P r i c e s  &  a w a r d s

Feb 2020. Archdaily nomination Building of the year Award 2020

Jun 2019. FIRST PRIZE. New York Academic Research Project Grant. Academia de Artes de San Fernando y fundación Arquia.

Jun 2018. HONORABLE MENTION. New York Academic Research Project Grant. Academia de Artes de San Fernando y fundación Arquia.

May 2018. VENICE BIENNALE Selected Works in Spain Pavilion:

Research: Affect and effects of the May68 dissident landscape in Paris.

Displacements an x’scape journal: Research journal. Editorial team member and co-founder, ISSN 2386-9089.. 2014-2018.

Mar 2018. FINALIST PROJECT. Furniture proposal for La Casa Encendida Madrid Art Book Fair Libros Mutantes.

Jan 2015.  FINALIST PROJECT. Mextrópolis Pavilion: International Competition n. 18 Mextrópolis 2016. Arquine. S.A. C.v. México.

Aug 2014. FINALIST PROJECT. Letters from Ireland. Art, Architecture and Place, The lake isle of Innisfree, Yeats International Architecture Competition, Marianne O´Kane and Cléa van der Grijn.

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C o l l a b o r a t i o n   i n   A r c h i t e c t u r e  f i r m s:

Elii [Oficina de arquitectura]. Collaboration for Matadero Exhibition Eco-visionaries. Pinar Yoldas art piece construction. 2019

BurgosGarrido Architects. Landscape architecture, urban design and building. Hospital de La Paz competition. Project and BIM Architect  2018

Estudio EAS. Internacional Salón de Reinos competition, Museo del Prado competition and built projects. .2016

Junior architect at Ángel Verdasco Architects. .2009.

Junior architect at Jaramillo & Kreisler Architecture. .2008.

Junior architect at Carlos Arroyo Architects. .2006.

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C o l l a b o r a t i v e  w o r k s   a n d  p r i v a t e  c o m m i s s i o n s :

– HULU House. Interior remodeling and structural restoration. c/ Magdalena 24. Madrid. Private commission. Oct 2019-Feb 2020

– Huellas. JJ74. Renovation and interior design project of an apartment. c/ Jorje Juan 74. Madrid. Private commission. Jun 2019-Oct 2019

– #UPHouse. Interior renovation of a single-family house. Madrid. Private commission. Sep 2017-Jun 2018

– ZU: A box of emotions. Interactive scenography for a kid´s play. for Movearteparatodos theater Company. .Nov 2017.

– Pozuelo dream. Project for a detached house in Pozuelo de Alarcon, Madrid. Private comission. Unbuilt. Sep2014-May 2015.

– Ucrania workspace Architecture Project. Collaborative project. Jun-Dic 2013.

– Openbox Design and construction of two reusable pavilions for FIGAN fair in Zaragoza. Private commission.Dec 2012-Mar 2013.

– The running stand: Collective Furniture. Execution supervised and co-coordinated at Campo de Cebada. Apr-May 2012.

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E p h e  m e r a l,  i n s t a l l a t i o n s,   p e r f o r m a n c e s:

-Weird Space: A series of workshops and exhibition in Sala Amadís, de Injuve. Ministry of Education and Culture of Spain..2017-2018.

– Jane’s walks: Performative project for Intermediae Institute in Matadero Madrid. Cartography and graphics of the project. .Mar 2017.

– BésameMucho Artistic installation for Atlas, a performative theater project. RESAD School of Arts and Drama.Madrid..Jun 2014.

-Bésame Mucho: Public urban and interactive exhibition. Curated by the Galería de Magdalena collective. .May 2014.

-“Campo de Cebada” social and multidisciplinary urban project in Madrid..2011-2015.

-Collaborations with several Spanish collectives such as Basurama, Zuloark or Paisaje Transversal in participative projects. .2010-2013.

-EnCintas: Ephemeral art installation in a store for a performance at Huertas street in Madrid. Actuah Collective. Feb 2007.

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P u b l i c a t i o n s

Academic Journals (Peer reviewed):

-STANDS, DOMES AND CASITAS. Architects as actuators of the common space in La Plaza Cultural, New York. Proyecto, Progreso, Arquitectura. n 18. Arquitecturas al margen. Sevilla. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12795/ppa.2018.i18.06, p. 88-101. 2018.

-AFFECT AND DISSIDENCE. The Re-Configuration of Public Space through Loisaida’s Community Gardens, New York. Architecture magazine of the CEU San Pablo University, 2018, nº6, p.191-205. ISSN 2340177X. 2018.

Articles, architecture projects and visual work published:

-ARQUITECTURA Villa y Corte nº328/IV. UPHouse/Cumulolimbo Studio. Revista de arquitectura y Urbanismo del Colegio Oficial de arquitec tos de Madrid. Octubre 2019. ISSN 0004-2706. DL. 617-1958.p. 23 2019

-LA FIESTA, LO RARO Y EL ESPACIO PÚBLICO. Article: Asco y performance crítica. Ed. Fran Quiroga Fiestas Raras & Bartlebooth. A Coruña 2019 Spain. ISBN 978-84-120302-0-4 p. 65-80 2019

-#POSITIONS. Edition METALOCUS, 2016 Madrid, ISBN 978-84-608-6613-8, pgs.194 2016.

– MAYO DEL 68: LA REVOLUCIÓN DE LA REVOLUCIÓN. Jacques Baynac, Ed. Acuarela y Machado, Madrid. ISBN 978-84-7774-345-3 2016

– DIAGONAL JOURNAL. Issue 40 & 41. Representar espais. Featured as a cover story. Instruments to face the cosmos. Learning form May 68 in Paris. ISSN 2013-651X. 2016

-ARQUINE. Finalist project published Competition n. 18 for the Mextrópolis Pavillion 2016. Ed. Arquine. S.A. de C.v. México. 2015.

-LETTER FROM IRELAND: 15 projects to celebrate 2015, the Irish Year of Design Architecture. Nicola Fox Hill, 19. Art, Architecture and Place, The lake isle of Innisfree, Yeats international Architecture Competition, Ed. Cliona Brady, Bernardette Donohoe, Marianne O´Kane and Cléa van der Grijn, The Western Development Commission, 2015, Sligo Ireland, ISBN-10: 0957664044 & ISBN-13: 978-0957664043. 2015

-INSTRUMENTS to face the cosmos. Learning from the dissident landscape of May68. Ed. criticall PRESS. ISBN: 978-84-697-0424-0. 2014

-ATLAS OF EMULATION OF THE INFORMAL III, IV & V: Exceptional Areas. Ud 19 2014-2016. International Design Seminar. Ed. Fisuras de la Cultura Contemporánea, Madrid. 2014-2015-2016

-CRIME AS AN ACT OF UNIVEILING: LEARNING FROM THE DISSIDENT LANDSCAPE OF MAY68, Displacements an X´scape journal, Criminal displacements, 2014, Madrid, D. Legal M-12252-2014, p. 178 .2014.

-UGLY 19, Dichotomy Journal, University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture. 2013. Michigan. Editors: Jennifer Richards, Michael Sklenka. Tadd Heidgerken, Noah Resnick. ISSN #0276-5748. P 136-138. 2013.

-CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE GUIDE MADRID (1975-2005) Illustration featured. Ed. EMV: psycho-geographic Tour of Madrid.2006.

-SOUTHPOINT: FROM RUIN TO REJUVENATION. Biennale International competition 2006. Ed.The Roosevelt Island Universal Arts Center, The Emerging New York Architects Committee, AIA New York City. 2006.

Featured work in Architecture & Design Digital Platforms:

DWELL _ https://www.dwell.com/article/up-house-cumulolimbo-58749bf7

ARQUINE _ https://www.arquine.com/uphouse/

METALOCUS _ https://www.metalocus.es/es/noticias/implante-domestico-uphouse-por-cumulolimbo-studio

ARQUIA _ https://fundacion.arquia.com/es-es/realizaciones/7481?searchquery=q%3duphouse&backurl=%2fes-es%2fconvocatorias%2fin vestigacion%2f

ARCHDAILY _ https://www.archdaily.mx/mx/927560/reciclaje-residencial-uphouse-cumulolimbo-studio

HOMEWORLDDESIGN _ https://homeworlddesign.com/uphouse-in-madrid-a-recycled-house-into-another-house/

MI CASA REVISTA _ https://www.micasarevista.com/casas/g25410136/pequeno-apartamento-reformado-materiales-reciclados/

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R e s e a r c h  a n d  t e a c h i n g  a r e a s

Affects, dissident practices and agency in the contemporary city. Everyday life, do-it-yourself architectures and technologies, reproduction and care activities within the domestic and the urban scale. Participatory and collective design processes and alternative economies of production that transform the establishment. Urban & architecture design, critical cartography and collective mapping processes, visual ethnographies, community work, feminist urban theory and “on-site” spatial experiments.

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R e s e a r c h   &   a c a d e m i c   e x p e r i e n c e

-Loisada: Affecdent practices and urban activism in NYC. Research project and exhibition on the community gardens in New York City.

Co-Coordinated with Noah Allison from McGill University, Krishnendu Ray (University of New York), Polytechnic University of Madrid,

Fundación Arquia and Beaux-Arts Academy of San Fernando, Madrid-NYC. 2019-Present.

-Weird Space Research & documentation project on performative practices around collective meals on the street. Spain government. 2018

-Editorial board member and co-founder: Displacements Journal, ISSN 2386-9089. Cultural Landscape Research Group (GIP) 2012-2018.

-Undergraduate Final Thesis Coordinator. Architectural Projects Department. ETSAM, Polytechnic University of Madrid.Sep2013-May2015.

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A c a d e m i c   p r e s e n t a t i o n s

  • – NYU Steinhardt. Undergraduate course Research in Food Studies. Presentation of  «Stands, domes and casitas. Architects as actuators of the common space in la plaza cultural, New York»

-”Mapping Affecdence: Loisaida´s Urban Activisms”. Roundtable. Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Arch., Mc.Gill University, MTL, QC. Mar 2020.

-”Espacios afecdentes y la subversión de lo público”. Ph.D. Madrid Conference, Selected paper. Architecture School of Madrid. May 2019.

-”Mapping Affecdence. Urban counter-drag in San Francisco 66-75” GUH Global Urban humanities. UC Berkeley. Architecture D. Jan 2019.

-HSSA Symposium: Humanities and social science association. Selected paper and presentation. UC Berkeley. Nov 2018.

-MAY68 International conference. Selected paper and presentation. Universidad Complutense de Madrid. May 2018.

-”Affecdent space within the community gardens of New York City“ PhDFEst talks. Architecture School of Madrid. Oct 2017.

-Conference Critic-All. International Conference on Architectural Design and criticism. Selected paper. 2015.

-Be Human Talk: Urban interventions and projects at the Reina Sofía area. Urban Projects MArch. Alcalá de Henares Architecture School .2014

-MAYO68 TFM: Talk: instruments to face the cosmos. Architectural Project Master Degree final thesis selected presentations. 2014

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R e s e a r c h  &  a c a d e m i c   e x p e r i e n c e

-Loisada: Affecdent practices and urban activism in NYC. Research project and exhibition on the community gardens in New York City. Co-Coordinated with Noah Allison from McGill University, Krishnendu Ray (University of New York), Polytechnic University of Madrid, Fundación Arquia and Beaux-Arts Academy of San Fernando, Madrid-NYC. 2019-Present.

-Weird Space Research & documentation project on performative practices around collective meals on the street. Spain government. 2018

-Editorial board member and co-founder: Displacements Journal, ISSN 2386-9089. Cultural Landscape Research Group (GIP) 2012-2018.

-Undergraduate Final Thesis Coordinator. Architectural Projects Department. ETSAM, Polytechnic University of Madrid.Sep2013-May2015.

-Research Collaboration at “Cultural Landscape research group” of Madrid School of Architecture

– ETSAM..2013-2014. -Member of GIP, developing the project “Experience and Knowledge: Strategies and Project Approach in Contemporary Landscape”. 2013

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A c a d e m i c  t e a c h i n g  e x p e r i e n c e

-Jury member Master in Architecture mid+final reviews of DS3 (BAS) wt prof. Matan Mayer & Sandra Herrera. IE Segovia University. 2019

-UC Berkeley CED Environmental Design School. Jury member at René Davids Architecture studio. nov 2018 – dic 2018

-Cork Architecture School. Ireland. Undergraduate Course about the Campo de Cebada project at Stephen Foley’s Occupy unit. 2017

-X-cenas project. Summer Course. IAM. Architecture Department Madrid’s Architecture School. UPM. jun 2016

-ETSAM Madrid’s Architecture School. Adjunct professor Undergraduate Studio. Unit19 Professor Federico Soriano. UPM.2013-2015.

-Jury member in Undergraduate studio at Architecture School of Madrid. Professor Carlos García. José Ignacio Linazasoro Unit.2015

-Jury member in critical sessions of undergraduate projects at the IE Architectural School of Segovia Spain, jun 2012.

-Adjunct professor Projects Teaching Unit José Gonzalez Gallegos. ETSAM. Polytechnic University of Madrid..2012-2013.

-Jury member in critical review sessions. Undergraduate Projects course in Architecture IE University of Segovia, Spain. Jun 2012.

-Teaching trainee “Technological Innovations” with Professors Alberto Alarcón. Alcalá de Henares School of Architecture..2009-2010.

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T a u g h t   u r b a n   w o r k s h o p s

-Weird Space Workshops Program about Critical Urban performances in Madrid. Funding: Government of Spain. jan 2018 – dic 2019

-Undercover: Biennale di Venezia. Workshop in collaboration: Madrid Architecture School and Politecnico di Milano. summer 2016

-Bokashi seminars for IED. Prototyping auto-efficient structures. Collaboration with Pez Estudio. 2015

-Workshop in Tetuán´s neighborhood in Madrid. Designing a collective process through an informal event and dinner. 2015

-Agrotablao: Participative and ecologic construction. Collaboration with Pez Studio. Forum of socio-cultural activation of Alicante, Spain. 2014

-Hand Made Urbanism3: Team leader at the construction workshop with Pontifical Xavierian University, organized by Zuloark collective..2013.

-Sonorama Festival: DIY workshop. Self-construction of musical instruments. In collaboration with Basurama collective. 2013

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E x h i b i t i o n s

-Weird Space Exhibition. Sala AMADÍS, Madrid. Government of Spain. .Nov 2018.

-PARIS MAY68. Becoming. Spain Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale. 2018

-URBAN KALEISDOSCOPE Project exhibited. Festival Internacional de Arquitectura y diseño de Logroño. May 2018.

-SALÓN DE REINOS International Competition. Collaboration with Estudio EAS Alvarez-Sala. Museo del Prado. Madrid. 2017

-The New Pavilion UAH: Exhibition of an awarded proposal of a temporary pavilion for the university of Alcala de Henares. Oct 2009-Feb 2010.

-Inhabited landscapes ‘pH06 ‘Exhibition installation at Ateneo Cultural Center ‘El Albéitar’, León University School of Architecture. Sep 2009.

-UAH Book 2009. Project proposal in Bonaval Monastery..Mar 2009. UAH Book 2008. Project proposal in Complutum..Apr 2008.