Paolo Sustersic, PhD

Coordinator of the International Mobility Area

Architecture at the IUAV, Venice
Master’s Degree in History and Criticism of Arquitecture at the ETSAB-UPC, Barcelona
PhD University of Southampton

Paolo Sustersic is a professor in the areas of Projects and Social Sciences in Elisava, professor of Mobility Culture in the Master’s Degree in Intervention and Landscape Management and Heritage of the Department of Geography, UAB, director of the History of Furniture course of the 20th Century the Association for the study of furniture and professor of History of Modern Architecture at the International University of Catalonia. Between 1997 and 2011 he has been a professor of history and criticism of architecture in undergraduate and master courses at the ETSAB-UPC. He is a member of the Board of the Working Group X-Files on international relations of the Cumulus Association and promoter of the Elisava Food Design Forum.

His areas of research include the history of modern and contemporary architecture, domestic space, industry and technology, mobility cultures, interior design and furniture, food design.

Participates regularly in congresses and study days on the history of architecture and modern and contemporary design. His texts and essays have been published in books, catalogs of exhibitions and national and international architecture and design magazines. He has collaborated with several institutions in the curating of exhibitions and the organization of congresses, courses, research activities and other cultural initiatives, among which the College of Architects of Catalonia, the ETSAB-UPC, the DOCOMOMO Iberian Foundation, the Mies Foundation der Rohe, Elisava and the Museum of Design of Barcelona.

He has been secretary of the international symposiums Arquitectura española en los años 60. Elementos para un debate (Barcelona, 2002) and V Congreso DOCOMOMO Ibérico. El GATCPAC y su tiempo. Política, cultura y arquitectura en los años 30 (Barcelona, 2005).

He has been founder, director and member of the editorial board of the magazine DC papers of architectural criticism, edited by the Department of Architectural Composition of the ETSAB-UPC between 1998 and 2011.

As an architect, he has carried out projects for public and private clients in Italy and Spain, has collaborated with studios such as Manuel de Solà-Morales and Juan Navarro Baldeweg and has carried out architectural heritage conservation projects (Strategic plan for the conservation of the historic center of Guimerà, Lleida , 2001-2002, among others).