Raúl Martínez Martínez

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-BarcelonaTech

Raúl Martínez Martínez is an adjunct lecturer at the Department of History and Theory of Architecture and at the UPC School of Professional & Executive Development for graduate studies, both at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-BarcelonaTech, Spain. He has been a guest lecturer at the Poznan University of Technology, Poland, in 2017 and a visiting professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, in 2014-2016. He completed his Bachelor of Architecture at UPC-BarcelonaTech in 2006 with a Diploma of Excellency.  While receiving his Master of Architecture from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, he worked as an architect at the studio of Alberto Campo Baeza where he contributed to several national and international projects between 2006-2009. In 2014, he earned his PhD from the UPC-BarcelonaTech, receiving a Summa Cum Laude on his dissertation: “Space and Empathy at I Tatti: The Conceptual Basis of Architecture Criticism after World War II.” A copy of this thesis is housed at The Berenson Library at Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies and at the Biblioteca del Progetto of La Triennale di Milano. Specializing in the historiography of modern and postmodern architecture, Raul has spoken at several international conferences in Spain, France, the United Kingdom, Finland, Denmark, and Portugal, among others. He chaired the session “Art History and Physiological Aesthetics: Bodies, Senses, Historiographies” at the Association of Art Historians Annual Conference and curated the exhibitions, “A Tribute to Eduard F. Sekler,” “A Tribute to James S. Ackerman” and “The Problem of Modern Architecture in the 50’s: Colin Rowe and Bernhard Hoesli.” Raul has published articles in several international journals: Arquitectura Revista (Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos, Brasil), Palimpsesto (UPC-BarcelonaTech, Spain), and ZARCH: Journal of interdisciplinary studies in Architecture and Urbanism (Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain). He is currently working on publications related to physiological aesthetics applied to architectural and urban analysis methodologies after WWII.