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Mr Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez

Senior Lecturer

About

Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez received his architectural degree with honors from the ETSAM, Technical University of Madrid, previously he studied at Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology University (India) and Industrial Design at Pontificia Universidad Católica (Chile). He did postgraduates studies at Umeå Institute of Design, Imperial College of London and Royal College of Art.  He had developed different patents on structural and deployable systems. His works have been shown in different artistic centres such as the Cite de l'Architecture of Paris and the Venice Biennale of Architecture. As a lecturer he has collaborated with different universities and institutions as Cornell University (USA), CEPT (India), Ecoweek (Kosovo), Ilhan Koman Foundation (Turkey), Imperial College (UK), Royal College of Art (UK) or BIAU (Colombia). He also worked for more than ten years as an improvisation actor, and awarded with the Gold Medal in the II Improvisation World Championship celebrated in 2009 Santiago de Chile. Rodrigo works and does architectural experiments in cooperation with Maciej Siuda on a permanent basis. Currently he is senior lecturer of Product and Furniture Design at Kingston University. He combines his academic activity with running Skipping Rock Lab, a start-up supported by the Climate-KIC Accelerator from the European Institute of Innovation and Technology.

Courses taught

Undergraduate

Qualifications

  • Master of Arts (MA) Royal College of Art. Innovation Design Engineering.Scholarship Fundación Caja Madrid.
  • Master of Science (MSc) Imperial College London. Innovation Design Engineering.
  • Design Connections, Umeå Institue of Design. Umeå university. Scholarship Obra Social
  • PhD degree courses in Advanced Architectural Projects, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid,
  • Master of Architecture (MArch), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  • Minor in Integral Design. Magalhaes/SMILE Scholarship. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • EU's Asia-Link Programme. Sustainable Humane Habitat in developing contexts, Cambridge University (UK), CEPT University (India), Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain)
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