Alberto Altés + Ana Jara



On the day of the opening of the exhibition Wild Care, I share with you the conversation I had with these two wonderful talkers.


Alberto Altés studied architecture and urban planning in Valladolid, Barcelona and Delft, and critical theory/museum studies at the Independent Studies Program in Barcelona (MACBA). Following a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at the Department of Architecture at TU Delft (2017-2020), he is currently Associate Professor of Architecture at Bergen School of Architecture in Norway, where he continues to explore ‘love, care and delay’ as modes of engagement in architecture/spatial practices.

He has taught courses in architecture theory and history, architectural design and construction, and graphic expression, with a particular interest in non-normative and critical modes of pedagogy that aim to enable inclusive collective learning. He has coedited ‘Intravention, Durations, Effects: Notes of Expansive Sites and Relational Architectures’ (2013, Spurbuch Verlag) and ‘The Power of Experiment’ (2016, Lisbon Architecture Triennale). His latest publications are book chapters in ‘The Constituent Museum’ (2018, Valiz, Amsterdam), ‘Rethinking the Social in Architecture’ and ‘After Effects: Theories and Methodologies in Architectural Research’, (2019, Actar, Barcelona); and forthcoming is ‘Intraventions in Flux: Towards a Modal Spatial Practice that Moves and Cares’ as part of ‘Architecture and Collective Life’, (2021, Routledge, London). He is also co-founder and partner of LandLab Arkitektur AB, a transversal practice built around forms of care and situatedness.

Ana Jara is an architect, scenographer and researcher in urban studies. She is co-founder of Artéria, responsible for the coodination of curatorial projects and urban interventions. Graduated from Architecture Faculty / Lisbon Technical University [FA-UTL] and hold a Master degree in Scenography from Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design in London. Invited lecturer at Umeå School of Architecture [UMA], in Sweden (2014-15). Lecturer at the postgraduate class Design Thinking at IADE (2017-18). PhD candidate in Urban Studies at the School of Social Science / University Institute of Lisbon [ISCHTE-IUL] and Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities / Nova University [FCSH-UNL]. She writes regularly about architecture, the city and urban policies for Caderno Vermelho and Le Monde Diplomatique. Since 2018 she is city councillor elected at Lisbon City Council.