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Ethel Baraona Pohl


Ethel Baraona Pohl is a critic, writer, and curator. She is the cofounder of the independent research studio and publishing house dpr-barcelona, which operates in the fields of architecture, political theory, and the social milieu. Since 2016 dpr-barcelona is a member of Future Architecture, the first pan-European platform of architecture museums, festivals, and producers, bringing ideas on the future of cities and architecture closer to the wider public. Between 2011 and 2016 she was an editor of Quaderns d’arquitectura i urbanisme. Her curatorial practice includes Adhocracy ATHENS (together with César Reyes and Pelin Tan for the Onassis Cultural Centre, 2015) and, more recently, Twelve Cautionary Urban Tales (Matadero Madrid, 2020-21).


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Twelve Cautionary Urban Tales

Text by Ethel Baraona Pohl

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In Context: dpr-barcelona

dpr-barcelona recontextualizes the MAS Context archives

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Beyond Built Architecture

Ethel Baraona Pohl and César Reyes Nájera from dpr-barcelona interview Jonathan Gales, founding member of Factory Fifteen

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Takis Zenetos: Unbuilt Tropes

Essay by Ethel Baraona Pohl, Elina Karanastasi, and Nikos Skoutelis based on a text by Nikos Skoutelis

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Metropol Parasol

Essay by Ethel Baraona Pohl with photographs by Antonio Rull

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Under Conflict, Can We Still Give a Damn?

Ethel Baraona Pohl and César Reyes from dpr-barcelona interview Cameron Sinclair, Chief Eternal Optimist and co-founder of Architecture for Humanity

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From Xerography to HTML

Ethel Baraona Pohl and Cesar Reyes from dpr-barcelona interview Beatriz Colomina