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Victor Cano Ciborro
Post-Doctoral Scholar in Urban Studies   |    personal page     |   

Víctor Cano Ciborro is a Post-Doctoral Scholar with the Laboratory for Urban Spatial and Landscape Research at The New School.  Prior to arriving at The New School, he was a Visiting Faculty member in the School of Urban Design at CEPT University in Ahmedabad, and Visiting  Scholar in the UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design.  He is also a Visiting Researcher at the Universidad de las Américas School of Architecture in Quito.


Cano Ciborro received his undergraduate in Architecture, his Master in Advanced Architectural Design, and PhD in Architecture at ETSAM - Polytechnic University of Madrid. His dissertation, entitled: Narrative Cartographies: Architectures from the Sensitive Regime of Resistance, is focused on making visible contested and overlooked territories through subaltern bodies who inhabit them.  In this vein he has examined such liminal spaces as concentration camps, ghettos, metropolitan peripheries, and Global South public spaces,  

From 2012 to 2016, he was a Teaching Assistant at ETSAM. In 2015 was Principal Tutor (unit 6) at the Summer School of the Architectural Association -AA- in London, and co-founder of Arquitectura Subalterna radical spatialities group in 2016. In 2017 was Tutor at International Workshops in Ukraine and Kosovo, being awarded that year with the 2018 Teaching & Research Fellowship at CEPT University in Ahmedabad, where he also ran Directed Research Projects.  

His line of inquiry has been published in ‘ARQ 87’, ‘MONU 27’, ‘Horizonte-Weimar-Bauhaus 12’, ‘LOBBY 5: The Bartlett Magazine’ or ‘ZARCH 16’. He has lectured at the Pontifical Catholic University of Santiago de Chile, Valparaíso University, Kosovo Architecture Festival, Museum of Architecture and Design of Ljubljana (Slovenia), or CANactions (Ukraine). His research has been internationally recognized at the Oslo Architecture Triennial 2016, Venice Biennial Architecture 2016 and 2018 (Spanish Pavilion), the 20th Chile Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism 2017 and Future Architecture European Platform 2017. Victor has also worked for ‘Gazapo & Lapayese’ studio, ‘z4z4’ architectural office, and ‘Andrés Jaque/Office for Political Innovation’.


Cano Ciborro's undergraduate thesis was a finalist for the 12th Spanish Biennial, and his masters thesis  earned a Special Award at the National Competition Arquímedes 2013 for young Spanish researchers.  His work has been supported or recognized by the Architectural Association (AA) London, Future Architecture Platform 2017, Venice Architecture Biennale 2016, XX Chile Architecture Biennal, Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016-2018, Kosovo Architecture Festival 2017, and the Pugliarch Festival 2017.  University of California, Berkeley. 

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