Urtzi Grau is an architect, Director of the Master of Architectural Research at UTS and co-founder of Fake Industries Architectural Agonism—an architectural office of diffuse boundaries and questionable taste distributed between Sydney, New York and Barcelona that was shortlisted in the MoMA PS1 and Miami Design pavilions in 2014, finalist in Guggenheim Helsinki competition in 2015 and represented Australia in the Chicago Architecture Biennial. Grau 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 (GSAPP) in 2004, and is currently completing his Ph.D. at Princeton University School of Architecture on the 1970’s urban renewal of Barcelona. Grau has previously taught Cooper Union, Princeton University, Columbia University, Cornell University and Rice University. His work and writings have been published in various international journals such as AV, Bawelt, Domus, Kerb, Log, Plot, Praxis, Spam,
Volume or White Zinfadel and exhibited in the Chicago Architecture Biennial, la Bienal de Buenos Aires, P! Gallery, Shenzhen Biennale, Storefront, the Venice Biennale and 0047.