Darío Negueruela Del Castillo
Darío Negueruela currently heads the division of fundamental research at ALICE. In 2017 he completed his doctoral thesis "The City of Extended Emotions". Prior to this, Dario studied at Madrid School of Architecture, ETSAM (Diploma of Advanced Studies, 2011), TU Delft, The Netherlands (MSc Arch, 2006) and Westminster, London (BA Arch & Urban design 2002).
His research addresses the mutually constitutive dynamics between space and collective agency. More precisely, his enquiries look into the way in which urban space, through its degree of urbanity, enacts emotionally certain forms of collective agency (social movements) and how in turn these agencies modify and produce new space.
The ubiquitous upsurge of urban protests around the world seem to confirm the equally growing production of literature that deals with the city as a scene of conflict and a device for the production of segregation with the implication of biopolitical control. However, the city is also the scenery that gives birth to many new social movements that seek to respond to this situation by producing new spaces and forms of sociality that are fundamentally distanced from those of institutional city production.
Beyond their consideration as a new urban question or as the result of collective effervescence, Dario's research into these novel forms of social contention seeks to overcome deterministic approaches to the phenomenon of collective agency and spatial framing. It does so through a combination of analysis of spatial practices, perception of spatial affordances and spatial cognitive appraisal through emotional elicitation.
In line with the promising yet largely unexplored Extended Mind thesis, this research explores the phenomena of extended affectivity as a form of distributed cognition of the city.
Research Grants & Funding
2016 Swiss Federal Institutes Board (Summer School Funding)
EPFL-ETHZ Summer School on City and Cognition
2015 Swiss Federal Institutes Board (Summer School Funding)
EPFL-ETHZ Summer School on the Anthropology of Complexity
2015 Doctoral Programme in Architecture and Sciences of the City & Institute of Architecture (Funding)
International PhD Colloquium Agency/Agents of Urbanity
2014 Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (Promotion Grant)
Transport and conference fees to the 2014 International Symposium of the International Urban and Environmental Planning Association – IUPEA, La Plata University, Argentina.
|Postdoctoral Researcher, Head of Research||Atelier de la conception de l'espace, Institute of Architecture and the City.||École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne EPFL, Switzerland,||2017-present|
|Doctoral Researcher||Atelier de la conception de l'espace||Institute of Architecture and the City. École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne EPFL, Switzerland||2013-2017|
|Scientific collaborator||Atelier de la conception de l'espace, Institute of Architecture and the City.||École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne EPFL, Switzerland,||2012-2013|
|Research Assistant||Cultural Landscape Research Group. Department of Architectural Projects||Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid ETSAM. Polytechnic University of Madrid UPM, Spain||2011-2012|
|Founder and Partner||Ná architectural office||Madrid, Spain||2007-2012|
|Teaching assistant||International Master in Architecture, Department of Public Building||Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism. Delft Technical University, The Netherlands||2004-2005|
|PhD||Architecture and Sciences of the City Doctoral Programme||EPFL||2013-2017|
|M.Phil/D.E.A.||Thesis: Cognitive role of Structures of Public Space in the Complex City||Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid ETSAM Polytechnic University of Madrid UPM, Spain||2011|
|M.Sc||Architecture and Urbanism||Delft Technical University, The Netherlands||2006|
|B.A||Architecture and Urban Design||University of Westminster, London, UK||2002|
D. Dietz; D. Negueruela Del Castillo; J. Lafontaine Carboni; A. C. E. Mignon : HOUSE 1 Protostructure: Enhancement of Spatial Imagination and Craftsmanship Between the Digital and the Analogical; Digital Wood Design. Innovative Techniques of Representation in Architectural Design; Switzerland: Springer, 2019. p. 1535.
D. Negueruela Del Castillo : Architecture for Alterity. Cognitive Frames of Tolerance and Collaboration; Xixinan. The Rural Return; Lausanne: Media Design Lab EPFL, 2018-11-29. p. 239.
D. Dietz; A. Dupuis; J. Lafontaine Carboni; D. Negueruela Del Castillo : House 2. Une expérience spatiale ouverte; Replay Malley; Lausanne: Infolio, 2018-11-10.
D. Dietz; A. Dupuis; J. Lafontaine Carboni; D. Negueruela Del Castillo : Réapprendre l’espace public; Replay Malley; Lausanne: Infolio, 2018.
D. Negueruela Del Castillo / D. Dietz; E. Cogato Lanza (Dir.) : The City of Extended Emotions. EPFL, 2017. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7729.
D. Negueruela Del Castillo : New Urban Social Movements, Situated Practice and the Affordances of a Porous Urban Space. ; Journée d’étude Bernardo Secchi 2016″La ville des riches et la ville des pauvres”, Maison de la Paix, Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2, Genève, September 27, 2016.
D. Negueruela Del Castillo : Affect as Spatial Affordance of Urban Difference. 2015. Horizontal Metropolis: A Radical Project. VIII INTERNATIONAL PHD SEMINAR ‘URBANISM & URBANIZATION’ | SYMPOSIUM LATSIS EPFL 2015, Lausanne, Switzerland, October 12-14, 2015. p. 389-396.
D. Negueruela Del Castillo : The City as a Prototype. A Frame for Pragmatic Social Action; Territories in Crisis. Architecture and Urbanism Facing Changes in Europe; Berlin: Jovis, 2015. p. 222-234.
D. Negueruela Del Castillo : SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND THE EVOLUTION OF THE CITY: THE PRACTICE OF SOCIAL INNOVATION AS EMOTIONAL COGNITION OF URBAN SPACE. 2014. UPE 11 Conducir las Transformaciones Urbanas: un debate sobre direcciones, orientaciones, estrategias y políticas que modelan la ciudad futura, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina, September, 16-19.
C. Dionne; S. A. Koseki; T. Favre-Bulle; D. Negueruela Del Castillo : Studio Manual Hypertypologies. 2013.
G. de Aguilera; I. Dario; D. Negueruela Del Castillo; L. Jalón Oyarzun : Analysis and visualization of the spatial dimension of the social production systems within the frame of the Europe-Arab World relationships in the Euro-mediterranean area; XCHANGE AND COORDINATION OF POSTGRADUATE EDUCATION AND RESEARCH ON CULTURAL LANDSCAPE AND HERITAGE; Madrid: Mairea Libros, 2012.
D. Negueruela Del Castillo : The city, European Identity and the process of urban malaise. The cognition of the urban system. The case of Madrid.. 2012. Public Space and Contemporary City, The sixth edition of the European Symposium on Research in Architecture and Urban Design, Porto, Portugal, September 12-15, 2012.