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.
His main current focus is curation: he has run the Concéntrico International Festival of Architecture and Design since 2015 and co-directs the Lovisual cycle, projects undertaken by Javier that he combines with Experimenta Pontevedra, the Festival of Urban Design organised with the Municipality of Pontevedra; Relevant Practices, the 6th arquia/proxima Festival coordinated with the Arquia Foundation; and the architecture programme at 180 Creative Camp in Portugal.
Javier is a teacher at the Istituto Europeo di Design 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.