Daniel Fernández Pascual (Spain, 1984) is an architect, urban designer and researcher focusing on the informal shaping of Space through legal loopholes. He graduated in architecture at Madrid ETSAM School of Architecture, Univesidad Politécnica. He also holds a dual MA degree in Science of Urban Design from the Technische Universität Berlin and the Tongji University Shanghai. Currently, he is a La Caixa Foundation fellow at the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths University of London, where he is conducting his MPhil/PhD research on Speculation, Sovereignty and Territorial Boundaries concerning the Spanish Real Estate crisis. He has also been awarded with a CajaMadrid Foundation research Fellowship and the Spanish Academic Excellence Grant. He is a member of the curatorial team of TICK Journal, run by the Institut Für Raumexperimente Berlin, and writes on Architecture for Ivory Press. His work has been featured in international media, such as Domus, Quaderns, Architectural Review, The State and Pidgin. His work will be part of the Lisbon Architecture Trienal 2013.
Since 2012, he runs a series of site-specific ‘geopolitical cooking/lectures’ that collectively explore food territories, and have already taken place at Berlin Performing Politics Festival, dOCUMENTA(13), Storefront for Art & Architecture New York, The Bartlett and the Departure Foundation in London. He is interested in simple food. Not only because food shapes markets, and markets shape flows of capital, and capital shapes territories, futures and speculation; but also because territories shape governmentality, and governmentality shapes sovereignty, and sovereignty ultimately constructs living space. If space shapes human bodies, bodies may also have the power to affect contested laws.
He always tries to find excuses to live between London, Madrid and Berlin while growing a beard.
For questions, contributions & critiques:
daniel at deconcrete dot org