Gonzalo reports from the United Kingdom. He is an architect, curator and writer of contemporary architecture and design based in London. He is the Architecture Programme Curator at the Royal Academy of Arts. Trained in Architecture at University of Alicante and Polytechnic University of Madrid [ETSAM], he worked as an architect for several practices, amongst them Lacaton & Vassal Architectes in Paris. Later, he was curator at The Architecture Foundation, and lead curator and programme manager of ARDE at Somerset House. He curated with Justin McGuirk the headline opening show of the new Design Museum titled Fear and Love: Reactions to a Complex World. His projects are greatly informed by political affairs in an attempt to situate architecture within a larger social and economic discourse. His work is also focused on the analysis of emerging practices and their connection with the development of cross-disciplinary projects that have an impact in the urban arena. His curatorial portfolio, both independently and working for other institutions, is composed of a wide range of projects including exhibitions, installations and public programmes developed in partnership with the Mies van der Rohe Foundation, Barbican, Tate, Serpentine Galleries and the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts), amongst others. Since 2007 he has widely contributed as a writer to some of the most renowned design and architecture magazines including Domus, Abitare, Neo2, Mark, Blueprint and A10. Since 2012 he is also part of the board of experts/nominators for the European Union Prize Mies van der Rohe.