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Ms. Ana Bonet Miro

Lecturer in Architectural Design and Architectural Technolog

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Biography

Lecturer in Architectural Design and Architectural Technology at ESALA since 2015. Chartered architect in Spain since 2000 and in UK since 2018.

Following the studies of Architecture at the Polytechnic Universities of Valencia and Madrid, I developed professional practice for over fifteen years through the collaborative structure bblab, initiated with Luca Brunelli in Madrid 2000. The work has gained international recognition, for instance the low-cost incremental social housing in Valdivia, Chile, developed with Elemental in 2004 or the residence J House in Rocafort, Spain, 2012.

I am course organiser at the undergraduate programme and design tutor at ESALA. Former teaching roles include part-time lecturer at the University CEU in Valencia between 2004 and 2013 and design tutor at the Mackintosh School of Architecture and ESALA between 2013 and 2015.

My current research focuses on the cultural dimension of Joan Littlewood and Cedric Price’s Fun Palace programme during the 1960s and 70s. Through close reading of a range of archive material, it analyses the conditions of production, circulation and reception of this significant project to argue for the central role that media plays in the constitution of its critical and complex agenda, and to challenge the often stable image constructed in architectural scholarship. More broadly, my research interests revolve around the experimental architectures of the 1960s and 1970s on the one hand, and the design of social housing on the other.

 

Research outputs

  1. On playgrounds and the archive. Joan Littlewood's Stratford Fair, 1967-1975

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  2. From filmed pleasure to Fun Palace

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  3. On Playgrounds and the Archive. Joan Littlewood's Stratford Fair, 1967-1975

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Latest prizes

  1. Barrie Wilson Award

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  2. BritishSpanish Society Bursary

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