Maria Solé Bravo (Barcelona, Spain) graduated as an architect by the Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB). She also studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Copenhagen.
She has collaborated with several local and international architecture firms such as Elias Torres-Martinez Lapeña Arquitectos (Bcn), b720 Architects (Bcn), Bjarke Ingels Group, BIG (Cph) and Equip+Xavier Claramunt, (Bcn) among others.
Since 2009 she combines her own architecture practice with some trans-disciplinary projects. She is the director of StAP-BCN, an academic program in Barcelona for international architecture students.
She has been teaching in several MA at Elisava Design School (Barcelona), she directed the Urban Picnic workshop at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (Copenhagen), guest jury at the Emergent Territories MA at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC). She has participated as a speaker and judge in several editions of the World Architecture Festival (WAF).
She is currently collaborating with several groups that run self-initiated and self-managed projects in Barcelona developing projects with a strong social component. Her main interest is on the urban- city field, the study of how architecture can generate urban life by pro-actively involving its citizens, not as mere spectators but as “activators” and “makers” of city development.
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