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Teresa Galí-Izard / Arquitectura Agronomica

Gui Auditorium / Knowlton Hall
September 6, 2017 - 5:30pm

Teresa Galí-Izard will present a lecture titled "Translating the hidden potencial of sites" in Knowlton Hall’s Gui Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 6. The talk is free and open to the public. Galí-Izard is principal of ARQUITECTURA AGRONOMIA, a landscape architecture firm located in Barcelona, and Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture.

Over the past two decades, Galí-Izard has been involved in some of the most important contemporary landscape architecture projects In Europe including TMB Park, Coastal Park, the new urbanization of Passeig de Sant Joan in Barcelona and the Sant Joan Landfill restoration, which won the European Urban Public Space award in 2004. She has been selected as a finalist in major landscape competitions in Spain such as Cañaveral Park in Madrid and Central Park in Valencia.

Through her work, Galí-Izard explores new languages and forms while working with living materials such as earth, water and vegetation and using a contemporary approach involving dynamics and management. With her partner Jordi Nebot, she has a large number of built projects in Spain such as San Telmo Palace garden in Sevilla, Arriaga Lake in Vitoria, Odesa Park in Sabadell, Logroño Train Station park, Casabermeja Park in Malaga, Desierto square in Bilbao, and Giner de los rios Garden in Madrid.

Galí-Izard has maintained long-term collaborations with influential architecture firms including FOA, AZPA, Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners, Vazquez Consuegra, Abalos-Sentkiewicz and also periodic collaborations with Eduardo Soto de Moura, Kengo Kuma, Eduardo Arroyo, RGR, UNstudio, RVMRD and others. Her latest projects are in Crimea, Lebanon and Algeria.

Galí-Izard is the author of The Same Landscapes. Ideas and interpretations, published by Gustavo Gili in 2005 and co-editor with Daniella Collafranceschi of Jacques Simon. Los otros paisajes. Ideas y reflexiones sobre el territori, published by Gustavo Gili in 2012.

Galí-Izard has previously taught at the University of Navarra and Polytechnic University of Madrid in Spain and lectured in the School of Architecture of Oslo in Norway, The Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Wien, Austria, The Academy of Architecture of Mendrisio in Switzerland, the School of Architecture of Grenoble University in France, and Oporto School of Architecture in Portugal.

Galí-Izard trained as an Agronomist at Polytechnic University of Catalonia.