is the organiser of this event. He offered the opening remarks and moderated one of the conversations.
José Aragüez is a New York-based architect and writer with working experience in offices in Spain (Antonio J. Torrecillas), Holland (MVRDV) and London (Idom/ACXT). He is currently pursuing a PhD in the History and Theory of Architecture at Princeton University, having previously obtained a Diploma in Architecture and Urbanism from the University of Granada in Spain (Honorable Mention, University Graduation Extraordinary Prize, and 1st National Prize in Architecture) and a MSc. degree in architecture from Columbia University (Honor Prize for Excellence in Design). He has presented his work internationally across Europe and the US, as well as in the Middle East, and taught studios and seminars at Columbia University, Princeton University and the University of Granada. His research work was exhibited at the 2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennale and will be on display at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. José has recently been nominated for the Honorific Fellowship at Princeton for scholarly excellence across all disciplines.