Javier Peña — Ibáñez (1985, Logroño), an architect with a studio in Madrid, is a curator, researcher, teacher and consultant in architecture, design and the city. He is the Director of Concéntrico, the Logroño International Festival of Design and Architecture, and focuses on the management, curation and dissemination of cultural projects.

Architect trained at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, Universidad Politécnica, he founded Concéntrico in 2015, a festival that combines the realisation of other projects in the context of architecture and the city: artistic direction of TAC! Festival de Arquitectura Urbana in Granada (2022), co-curated the exhibition Madrid Diversa at CentroCentro (2022), curated the exhibition A vision from Spain – New European Bauhaus in Brussels (2022), curated La hoja at Matadero Madrid, an intervention in the space of FAHR 021. 3 (2021 until January 2023), direction of the documentary Punto de Inflexión (2020), urban curatorship of the Biennial La Forêt Monumentale in Rouen – France (2019), Experimenta Pontevedra, Festival de Diseño Urbano (2018) or the architecture programme at the Biennial of Contemporary Art of Maia – Portugal (2019).

Javier has taught at centres such as the Istituto Europeo di Design, Universidad Francisco de Vitoria and DMAD, as well as a guest lecturer at other centres: IESP Faculdades (Brazil), Cornell University College of Architecture, Art, and Planning (Rome), Architectural Association School of Architecture (London). He has taken part as a jury member in the Barcelona Building Construmat Awards curated by the Mies van der Rohe Foundation and the COAM Architecture Week in Madrid; he has given speeches at the QUAM WIKpolis Forum (Vic-Barcelona), the Inclusive Urbanism Seminar (Vitoria-Gasteiz), the Urbanbat Festival (Bilbao) and the Oviedo School of Arts (6th Interior Design Conference).

He has collaborated with: Concello de Pontevedra, Fundación Arquia, Ayuntamiento de Logroño, Gobierno de La Rioja, Fundación Cultural de los Arquitectos de La Rioja, CentroCentro Cibeles, La Casa Encendida, Matadero Madrid, Casa del Lector, Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid, Canal 180, Garnica, Bodegas LAN, Acción Cultural Española, Goethe Institut, Centro Checo de Madrid, Institut français, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Instituto Iberoamericano de Finlandia, Escuela Superior de Diseño de La Rioja, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de la Universidad del País Vasco, Hermandad Nacional de Arquitectos, AA Architectural Association School of Architecture, Istituto Europeo di Design, IESP Faculdades; y otros medios asociados como e-flux, Arquitectura Viva, El Croquis, Plataforma Arquitectura, Disup!, Experimenta, Arquitectura & Diseño.

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