Kathrin Golda-Pongratz is an architect, urbanist and urban researcher with a Ph.D. from Karlsruhe University. She is a professor at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya and lectures and publishes internationally. Her research focuses on urban memory, urban culture(s) and public space, Hispano-American urbanism, postcolonial urbanization, non-formal urbanism, and place-making strategies. The recent book (with J.L. Oyón and V. Zimmermann) “John F C Turner. Autoconstrucción. Por una autonomía del habitar” (Pepitas de Calabaza, 2018) was distinguished with the FAD Award (Thought and Criticism) in 2019. Her documentary film “Ciudad Infinita –Voces de El Ermitaño”, portraying a self-built neighbourhood in Lima/ Peru, was launched in October 2018. Her experience expands into curating and cultural transmission. She currently curates the programme “Paradigma Mur. Berlín–Barcelona // 1989-2019 // 1961-2021 //“ at the Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria. Member of the Institut dels Passats Presents at Barcelona’s city council (IPP), of Deutscher Werkbund (dwb), the German Academy of Urban and Regional Planning (DASL) and Academia Europaea (AE).
Last update: November 11th, 2019