Architectural Matters // Javier Arpa Fernández
Javier Arpa Fernández is an academic, researcher, author, and curator of architecture and urbanism. After obtaining a master’s degree in architecture from the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft, The Netherlands), Javier specialized in the dissemination of the practice of architecture and urbanism. Javier is the Director of Research and Education at The Why Factory, a global research and think tank at Delft University of Technology.
He has taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard GSD, Columbia GSAPP (USA), ENSA-Belleville and ENSA-Versailles (France) and IE University (Spain).
He is the Curator of Public Programs at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at TU Delft and Editor-in-Chief at the global architecture firm MVRDV. Javier gives lectures and participates in events worldwide.
He is the curator of the exhibition Paris Habitat, held in 2015 at the Pavillon de l'Arsenal in Paris, and author of the monograph Paris Habitat: One Hundred Years of City, One Hundred Years of Life. Javier was the Editor-in-chief of a+t research group, one of the leading European publishers in architecture and urbanism.
As a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania, he co-organized the conference The City That Never Was at the Architectural League of New York and co-curated the exhibition African Speculations at the Kuala Lumpur Architecture Festival, the Architekturgalerie in Munich, and the Politecnico di Milano.
Javier worked for various architecture firms in Argentina, the Netherlands, Spain, and France, and has led several urban planning projects in China. As a consultant, he provided independent advice to the various stakeholders involved in the development of a variety of urban design projects in France.
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