Urtzi Grau is principal of Fake Industries Architectural Agonism. He graduated from the School of Architecture of Barcelona in 2000, was awarded Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design by the Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation, Columbia University in 2004, and is currently completing his Ph.D. at Princeton University School of Architecture on the 1970’s urban renewal of Barcelona. He teaches at the Princeton School of Architecture and Cooper Union and his work and writings have been published in different international journals such as 306090, Architect’s Newspaper, Domus, Pasajes de Arquitectura y Critica, Pidgin, Volume, Via Arquitectura and Visions.
Cristina Goberna is a practitioner architect and critic, although she prefers to be known as a master fencer. As a Fulbright Fellow she was awarded a Ms in Advance Architectural Design by the Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation of Columbia University and as a Caja Madrid Fellow, an Advance Architectural Research Certificate by the same school. She completed her Bachelor in Architecture at the University of Seville, and is currently a PhD candidate in the School of Architecture of Barcelona where she develops her dissertation “From Pan to Europan or the Construction of the European Union Urban Imaginary”, in 2010-2011 she was a visiting scholar at the NYU Institute of Fine Arts (IFA) in NYU. She is co-founder of Fake Industries, Architectural Agonism, an architectural practice based in Barcelona and New York, awarded with the 2009 Young Architects Forum Prize of the Architectural League of New York and winner of the Europan competition in 2003, 2005 ,2009 and 2012. Her work has been exhibited internationally and her projects and writings have been published widely. Currently, she is Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation in Columbia University.
Fake Industries Architectural Agonism team includes Jorge López Conde, Carmen Blanco and Álvaro Carrillo.