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20 March - 5 June 2019


Timetable: Wednesdays 7.00 pm to 8.30 pm

The Intrahistory of Architecture is a programme with an educational approach, a course with a solid basis in scientific knowledge and research, a critical course dedicated to dissemination.

This first edition outlines a series of key topics to help interpret the architecture of the present time that surrounds us, the architecture which—for better or for worse—we cannot escape from. The architecture we see every day may serve to facilitate our lives or obstruct them; it may inspire or inconvenience us; it might be challenging, relaxing or impressive.

We will examine the different scales of the discipline, its relationship to society, the technical aspect, the effect of the social movements, genre, patrimony, self-construction, changing styles, the phenomenon of the celebrity architect, aesthetics, the relationship between the disciplines, dogmas, construction, education, biological and environmental aspects, research, the land and, of course, we will touch upon politics.

Architecture is one of these disciplines that is rich in content and whose intrahistory is full of supporting actors and whose cross effects open up a wide array of avenues for research, debate and discussion. All of them have been transformed into a course format offered by CGAC under the direction of the educator and architect, Fermín Blanco, inviting the public to attend these encounters every Wednesday, during which we will examine life from a constructive perspective.



March 20. The intrahistory of architecture. As we were saying yesterday…

March 27. Shared knowledge, learning from tradition. Collective lessons without a teacher


April 3. Architecture with an accent. The architecture of material. Ask the brick what it wants to be

April 10. Shelter, reflections on minimum space. From Thoreau’s cabin to beehive apartments

April 24. When community work is not a punishment. Community Service


May 8. Architecture educates. On education and its spaces

May 15. Experiencing architecture. Visit, tour experience

May 22. Integration of the arts; case studies from an optimistic viewpoint

May 29. My aesthetics are my ethics. Why do they call it ugliness?


June 5. Closing session. Practical workshop


This course has been designed to continue. Therefore, the first ten sessions will offer an approach to the conceptual bases of this discipline. In each session, we will recommend a book/article/essay or video as a bibliographic reference.

We have selected a cross section of subjects from various disciplines in an attempt to encourage the participation of a heterogeneous public interested in architecture (but not necessarily expert in the field).

The methodology will include a combination of lectures, master classes, discussions, debates, practical workshops, visits, videos and video conferences in order to try and integrate different media in the classes. Another part of the course will be offered on the social media (#intrahistoricos) through the Facebook group, club de arquitectura (architecture club), moderated by Fermín Blanco.

Fermín Blanco (La Pola, Asturias, 1977) has a PhD in architecture from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and a degree in architecture from ETSAVA (University of Valladolid). His professional career is characterised by the educational and informative nature of his projects, always in a hybrid context, crossing disciplines. Since 2011, he has been a lecturer of Construction Systems at IE University. He began his professional experience with the architect Manuel Gallego (2003-2006), and since 2006 he has been working in his own architecture studio in A Coruña. During these years he has held exhibitions and taught courses and conferences related to architecture, design and didactics. In 2008, he founded Sistema LUPO, an umbrella concept currently sheltering an excellent team of professionals involved in the architecture and education binomial.

His award-winning doctoral thesis, ‘Los huesos de Fisac: la búsqueda de la pieza ideal’ (The Bones of Fisac: The Search for the Ideal Piece), marked the beginning of a series of scientific-informative projects on the transfer of knowledge from technology and art to society.

He currently coordinates, among other things, the Nenoarquitectura programmes at the Luís Seoane Foundation of A Coruña, and MIES é + (CGAC). He is also president-coordinator (occasional) of the Asociación Ludantia Arquitectura y Educación.

REGISTRATION: Registration is open from 5 November 2018 until 19 March 2019. If you are interested, please send an email to Please include your full name, Identity Card Number, level of education, field of work or interests and an email address and contact telephone number. Registration is on a first-come first- served basis. Each applicant will receive a confirmation email with payment instructions.


RECIPIENTS: students, teachers, public interested in the history of architecture and art history


CERTIFICATION: CGAC will issue a certificate to all persons who have attended at least 75 % of the classes.

COORDINATED BY: Virginia Villar

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