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Laura Martínez de Guereñu


Laura Martínez de Guereñu is an architect, historian, and design critic with expertise in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Europe and its relationship with the transatlantic world. Her research focuses on the study of modernism’s traces in pre-fascist Europe and its diaspora, the impact of pedagogical legacies on built heritage, as well as the effect of changes of ownership in the life and endurance of buildings. In her recent research, she has linked the Bauhäusler with Spain through their travels, transportation of products and creative exchanges, and has demonstrated the critical influence of Lilly Reich’s and Mies’s 1929 Barcelona Exhibits on the architecture of Germany’s representative Pavilion, showing a dialogue between tradition and modernism. Laura teaches in and coordinates the architecture history theory sequence at the IE School of Architecture and Design in Madrid. She currently holds a Fellowship for Advanced Researchers from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.


Mas observations 2020 re enactment 01


Re-enactment: Lilly Reich’s Work Occupies the Barcelona Pavilion

Essay by Laura Martínez de Guereñu