Ana Francisca de Azevedo holds a PhD in Geography, University of Minho. She is Auxiliar Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Minho, Integrated Researcher at the Center for Communication and Society Studies (CECS), and Invited Researcher at the Laboratory of Landscapes, Heritage and Territory (Lab2. PT). Rarely publishes in a foreign language and has several publications in Portuguese, including the books A Ideia de Paisagem (2008) and A Experiência de Paisagem (2012). She collaborates with several universities and research networks in Portugal and abroad as a geographer and activist. Founder and member of the itinerant research group Paisagem.húmus.
Benito Burgos is the cultural manager and museum curator for the Ministry of Culture and Sport. He currently works for the Directorate General for Cultural Industries, Copyright and Cooperation, where he manages and coordinates the Culture and Citizenship programme, a multifaceted project committed to a social, participatory, critical, transformative and regional vision. Within this department, the Culture and Rural Life sub-programme supports a contemporary – and experimental – review of the notion of rural life through cultural practices. The most recent publications he has directed and coordinated are Pensar y hacer en el medio rural.Prácticas culturales en contexto (Thinking and Acting in the Rural World. Cultural Practices in Context), published by the Ministry of Culture and Sport in 2020, and the magazine PH101 entitled De lo público al bien común: emergencia de otros modelos de gestion del patrimonio cultural (From Public Asset to Common Good: the emergence of other models of cultural heritage management), published by the Andalusian Institute of Historical Heritage in 2020.
Pau Catà. To explore the ambiguous relationships between knowledge and care is the process in which he blends his artistic, curatorial, and research practices. Sharing and working with others is an important component in his curatorial practice. To work collaboratively has been the aim behind the foundation in 2009 of CeRCCa_Center for Research and Creativity Casamarles. He is the co-coordinator of NACMM-North Africa Cultural Mobility Map and Platform HARAKAT and is currently finalizing the Practice-led Ph.D. in Art at the University of Edinburgh with the research project Moving Knowledges: Towards a speculative Arab art residency proto-history and An event without its poem is an event that never happened.
Rosa Cerarols works at the Humanities department of Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. PhD in Geography (UAB, 2008) and postgraduate in Visual Anthropology (UB, 2006). Member of the Geohumanities research group (UPF-GRE) and IP of the project Geocreativity: Dialogues between art, landscape and territory in non-urban environments. Founding member of the cultural association Konvent, a multidisciplinary project of artistic creation and promotion of abandoned industrial places, where she combines curatorship with the design of local development proposals based on inclusive creative practices.
Cristina Consuegra is an anthropologist and cook, and her work focuses on exploring – by means of sowing, cooking, walking and writing – the relationships of association and care between the human and more-than-human worlds, which provide a key to understanding and dealing with planetary metabolism. She has worked on participatory conservation projects in support of biodiversity and agri-food heritage in various regions of Colombia, and has recently collaborated with a number of artists on food-related projects. She is a co-author of the books Historias junto al fogón, usar para conservar (Stories from the stove: using to preserve); 100 plantas del caribe colombiano, (100 Plants from the Colombian Caribbean), and Mundos Mutuos. La cocina como taller (Mutual Worlds: the kitchen as a workshop).
Paula Bruna completed her PhD in Fine Arts with a thesis on art and political ecology. From her dual perspective as an environmentalist and artist, she uses artistic research as a form of knowledge where different disciplines hybridise. In recent years, she has investigated the shaping of the Anthropocene narrative from a non-human point of view, through a combination of science, fiction, and art. She shares her research in publications, conferences, participatory workshops, residencies and art exhibitions (at Arts Santa Mònica, SWAB Barcelona Art Fair and Kunstraum Lakeside, among others), and has been granted several scholarships (Guasch-Coranty 2018-2019, La Escocesa 2019, and OSIC Generalitat de Catalunya 2020). She is artist-in-residence at La Escocesa, having held the same position at Hangar (2017-2020).
Rubens de Andrade has a PhD in Urban and Regional Planning from the Institute for Research and Urban and Regional Planning of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (IPPUR/UFRJ), a Master’s degree in Architecture from PROARQ-FAU/UFRJ, and a degree in Landscape Design from the School of Fine Arts of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, where he is currently an associate professor. He is also an associate professor on the postgraduate course in Architecture at PROARQ-FAU/UFRJ.
Gustavo Frittegotto is a photographer and took his first steps in photography in his father’s studio. In 1978 he intuitively began to study the plains of the Argentine pampas and since 1985 he has exhibited in museums and institutions in Argentina and internationally. In 2011 he was behind the creation of the Projecte Intemperie (Outdoors Project), and in 2014 he set up the EFF (Photography Training Space) in the city of Casilda (Santa Fe Province, Argentina), where he currently lives.
Fernando García-Dory studied Fine Arts and Rural Sociology in Madrid and at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. His work touches specifically on issues that affect the contemporary relationship between culture and nature, embodied in the contexts of landscape, the rural world, and expectations related to aspects of identity, crisis, utopia and social change. In 2010 he was behind the Campo Adentro (INLAND) project.
Joan Nogué is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Girona and Director of the Landscape Observatory of Catalonia since its creation in 2005 and until 2017. He received his PhD from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and furthered his studies at the University of Wisconsin in Madison (USA), under the master’s degree of geographer Yi-Fu Tuan. He is a specialist in landscape studies and geographical and territorial thought. He has written numerous books and articles in prestigious international journals. He was awarded the “Rei Jaume I d’Urbanisme, Paisatge i Sostenibilitat” in 2009 and the “Premi d’Assaig Joan Fuster” in 2010.
Clara Garí Aguilera, is a cultural manager, artist and walker who over the years has changed her outings for walking trips, and her excursions for forays. She has been the director of the Nau Côclea Centre for Contemporary Creation in Camallera since its foundation, and since 2015 of the Grand Tour walking art programme, an annual 300-kilometre, three-week walk that for the last seven years has involved artists from all kinds of disciplines: a profound experiential work of ephemeral and nomadic creativity and community in the geographical setting of Catalonia. An associate professor on the UOC’s Master’s degree in Cultural Management, for 15 years she also co-directed the Shantidhara Pillalu educational project in Chimallapali, Andhra Pradesh, in India. In 2021 she was awarded a Kreas scholarship by Girona City Council to study group dynamics in the context of the Grand Tour.
Toni Gironès architect graduated of the School of Architecture of the Vallès (ETSAV) – UPC in 1992. Teacher at this school projects until 2005. From that moment starts as Head of Teaching and Architecture professor-coordinator of the “projects and drawing” courses I-II (2005-11) and “Projects and Urbanism” courses I-III (2011-12) in the “School of Architecture of Reus – URV”. From 2009 to 2012 was a member of the Governing Board and professor of BIArch – Barcelona Institute of Architecture. Established since 1993 as an independent professional and winning work on different occasions.
Juan Guardiola has a degree in History of Art from the Autonomous University of Madrid and completed his doctoral studies in Contemporary Art at the Complutense University of Madrid; he was granted a scholarship by the University of California School of Art in Los Angeles and another by the Guggenheim Museum of New York-Bilbao. He contributes to various media including numerous books and publications. In 1992 he won the Espais a la Crítica d’Art award (Girona). He has worked as an independent curator of contemporary art exhibitions and on film and video creation programmes, and also curated the Department of Temporary Exhibitions and Publications at ARTIUM, the Basque Museum-Centre of Contemporary Art. He was chief curator at the MACBA Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona and director of the CDAN Art and Nature Centre in Huesca.
Albert Gusi, is a visual artist who bases his projects on the territory and exploring the concept of landscape. Through ephemeral artistic actions and interventions in carefully chosen places, the creator proposes a playful and uninhibited look at the territory in question. Since 2017, in collaboration with Joan Fontcuberta and Laia Casanova, he has directed Panoràmic Granollers a film, photography and visual arts festival. In 2021 he has a new artistic project that brings together industry and culture: NYS Polygon Arts.
Anna Lambertini is architect, landscape Architect AIAPP/IFLA, and PhD in Landscape Architecture. She is Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the Department of Architecture/University of Florence, where currently she is Director of the master’s degree Program in Landscape Architecture. She teaches also at the EMADU of Fés (Morocco). Anna Lambertini’s research and teaching focus on the intersections between landscape architecture, garden art, civic art, and urban design.
Lluís Llobet is a geographer and director of the Farrera Art and Nature Centre (CAN), which won the National Culture Award in 2020. The Farrera Art and Nature Centre is a working residence for artists and researchers from all over the world. Owned by the local council, the service is managed by the Friends of the CAN, a non-profit association. The centre has its own programme of courses, seminars and activities that have made it a hub of cultural dissemination, attracting numerous creators from the surrounding area. The Farrera Art and Nature Centre also networks with other national and international creative centres.
Federico López Silvestre Art historian specialized in Landscape History and Aesthetics. Currently, he is Professor of Aesthetics and Art History at the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) Since the beginning (back in the nineties), he has studied the problem of landscape (when few talked about it) in all its complexity. He was awarded with Extraordinary Prize for his PhD thesis on Landscape Art and Aesthetics (USC, 2005). He has dedicated a lot of time to investigate the contemporary aesthetics. The interdisciplinary and the liminal nature of his research on thought and landscape is evidenced by the relationship that he has drawn between Art, Philosophy, History and Geography throughout his whole career, therefore receiving numerous invitations to participate in national and international masters’ degrees, seminars and publications.
Lucía Loren, is a lecturer on the Fine Arts degree course at the Nebrija University of Madrid. Her line of research revolves around contemporary art practices that encompass both a social and environmental reflection of our relationship with the land, coordinating collaborative praxis and social intervention processes to integrate these experiences in inclusive educational contexts.
Antoni Luna is Professor of Geography at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. Master of Science in Planning and PhD in Geography from University of Arizona. His main areas of research are: geography education; social urban geography, and history of geographic thought, particularly on the history of urban planning and urban design and on travel writing. He is a member of the UPF Research Group GREILI (Intercultural Spaces, Languages and Identities Research Group) and also of the Center for Sustainability Studies and also founding member of the research group in Geohumanities.
David Moriente has a PhD in Art History from the Autonomous University of Madrid. He has worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research into the Contemporary Iberian World (CRIMIC) at the Sorbonne in Paris and at Pompeu Fabra University, where he has also taught. He has also lectured at the International University of Catalonia (UIC), on the Audiovisual Communications bachelor’s degree course, and at the Massana Art and Design Centre on the university bachelor’s degree course in Arts and Design. He was a beneficiary of the BBVA Foundation’s Leonardo Grant for Researchers and Cultural Creators with his Humanities research project entitled “The cultural history of disciplinary architecture in the twentieth century in Spain”.
Oli Mould is a human geographer at Royal Holloway, University of London. His work is focused around creativity, capitalism and the commons, in a way that reinvigorates the first, to critique the second, and help build the third. He has published two books, Urban Subversion and the Creative City (Routledge, 2015) and Against Creativity (Verso, 2018), with his third book, Seven Ethics Against Capitalism: Towards a Planetary Commons, due out with Polity in summer 2021. He has also published academic papers on topics such as brutalist architecture, the Calais Jungle refugee camp, urban subcultures and urban theory. He regularly contributes to The Conversation and OpenDemocracy and has work published in CityLab and Prospect.
Clara Nubiola‘s focus is on the land. Through her artistic practice, she develops projects that address the environment we live in from a critical and subjective viewpoint. The urban, the rural, the neighbouring, the peripheries, urban planning… Her projects advocate the practice of simplicity and proximity with installations and proposals created specifically for the geographical framework in which she works, using pared-back tools such as walking, ink and paper. She shuns absolute truths or infinite suppositions and prefers to approach the landscape from a standpoint of direct inquiry, of open-ended scrutiny.
Pere Sala i Martí Director of the Landscape Observatory of Catalonia. He was its Coordinator from the year 2005 to 2017, when he supervised the Landscape Catalogues of Catalonia. His work addresses the integration of landscape issues into public policies, the implementation of landscape policies in Europe, and the link between landscape and development from national to local levels. Emphasis is placed on emerging landscapes. He collaborates with the Council of Europe, he is Secretary General of the international organization CIVILSCAPE, and he collaborates with the Latino American Landscape Initiative (LALI). Associate Professor at the Department of Humanities of the UPF (Barcelona) and professor in other university Masters, Postgraduates and Courses. Editor, coeditor or author of books on landscape and sustainability matters.
Roser Vernet is a philologist, social and cultural activist, and the founder and president of the Quim Soler Centre of literature and wine, based in Molar (Priorat), which organises activities that link literature with the land, such as the Priorat in Person project. She is the coordinator of the Prioritat association, which supports the candidacy of the Priorat landscape to be recognised as a World Heritage Site. In 2018 she was awarded the Creu Sant Jordi.