Francisco Ibáñez

I am an architect and photographer specialised in urban regeneration. I divide my time between managing urban regeneration projects as part of multidisciplinary teams, and working in audiovisual research projects on cities architecture, townscape and identity. My work in these two areas complement each other, allowing me to explore cities from different angles and perspectives in an attempt to understand their unique opportunities and challenges.

Through photography, I aim to pose questions on the temporal, emotional and formal perception of the city. My work challenges the fixed notion of permanence and reality by documenting the processes of urban transformation and focusing on certain elements that can be used as metaphors and triggers for broader discussions. I undertake prolonged photographic investigations. Usually, over months or years, I revisit several times the areas that I have photographed, aiming to achieve a series of images that critically reflect on the challenges and conflicts faced by urban transformations.