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Ph.D MA Architect SFHEA
martinez.sanchez.mj@gmail.com

Maria is a lecturer in Interior Architecture and Design at the Birmingham School of Architecture and Design (BCU) and researcher at the Center for Interdisciplinary Performing Arts (Royal Birmingham Conservatoire). Maria is PhD Architect, specialised on the study of the space and its relationships with body movement. Her professional practice has been developed across several fields related to architecture with a strong interdisciplinary focus. Her research practice is based on practice and research methodologies. Her work has been presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art Reina Sofía (Madrid, 2012) in the Prague Quadrennial of Scenography (2015, 2019), the Dance Biennale of Venice (2016), the Arquería de Nuevos Ministerios (Madrid, 2017) or the Biennale of Architecture of Venice (2018).

education

2016 PhD in Advanced Architectural Projects. Sobresaliente cum Laude. Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

2015 MA Advanced Theatre Practice. Distinction. Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Londres.

2012 Masters Degree in Proyectos Arquitectónicos Avanzados. Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid.

2010 Architect. Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

exhibitions

2018 Cartografías dinámicas. Cuerpo y movimiento en el espacio arquitectónico. Bienal de Arquitectura de Venecia. Pabellón de España.

2017 Vacío. Exposición Hinchables. Arquería de Nuevos Ministerios. Madrid.

2017 Curatos of the exhibition: Architecture, Festival and the City. Parkside Gallery. Birmingham.

2016 Exhibition design: Relapse. Peltz Gallery, Londres.

2015 Exhibition design: Betwixt and Beyond, Gisele Edwards. Circus Gallery. Londres.

 

design for performance

2018 The battle of Kolubara. Prijedor, Bosnia i Herzegovina / National Theatre

2018 Generación Y. Teatro En Vilo. Centro Dramatico Nacional, Spanish National Theatre, Madrid, España

2018 Antigone. Birmingham REP Theatre. Birmingham, Reino Unido

2017-18 Macbeth Projeto. Centrala & Digbrew. Digbeth. Birmingham, Reino Unido

2016 Divertimento. Tête Opera Festival. Kings Cross. Londres, Reino Unido

2016 Trellick Tales. Trellick Tower, Londres. Reino Unido

2016 Generación Y. Teatro En Vilo. Teatro Conde Duque, Madrid, España

2015 Duet for bodies and voices, London Trinity Laban. Londres, Reino Unido

2015 Strings. Old Vinegar Factory, Limassol, Chipre

2015 Mobile. Proteus Creation Space. Basingstoke, Reino Unido

2015 Hood. National Theatre’s Connections Festival. SOHO Theatre. Londres, Reino Unido

2012 Vacío. MNCA Reina Sofía, Madrid, España

teaching experience 

Lecturer in Interior Architecture and Design and coordinator of the second year of the BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design at Birmingham School of Architecture and Design (Birmingham City University). (Since August 2016)

Coordinator of the unit ‘Contemporary rituals’ of MArch (RIBA Part 2) at Birmingham School of Architecture and Design (Since August 2018).

Deputy Programme Director of BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design.

PhD supervisor at Birmingham School of Architecture and Design. First completion expected on 2018. (Since August 2016)

MArch (RIBA Part 2) supervisor at Birmingham School of Architecture and Design. (Since August 2016)

research

Research lead on Architecture, Arts and Performance Design at CIPA (Centre for Interdisciplinary Performing Arts) Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. (Since 2016).

Researcher at LoCUS Interdisciplinary Lab on Complex Urban&Regional Spatial Processes. Department of Urban Planning. Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Since 2018). https://www.locuslab.eu

awards

2018 Shortlisted for the grant of the Royal Spanish Academy in Rome (2018).

Premio Injuve 2012 en la modalidad de Propuestas Escénicas por Vacío (Alba Fernández, María José Martínez Sánchez, Cris. R. Sanz de Siria). Vacío fue presentado en el MNCA Reina Sofía (2012).

Premio del publico por Vacio en el festival de Teatro Independiente de Szcecin (Polonia). (2012).

publications

2020 Monograph. Dynamic Cartography: Body, Architecture and Performative Space. Routledge. (Expected in July 2020).

2019 Capitulo: Collaborative practices in the work of Helio Oiticica. Performing Arts Practices in Brazil, Ramos, L.F., Dundjerovic, a., Madrid: Abada. (capitulo aceptado, publicación estimada Octubre 2018).

2018 Coeditor of the special issue of Architecture and Culture: Architecture Festival and the city. MJ. Martínez, Jieling Xiao, Christian Frost. Taylor and Francis. Routledge. (Publicación en Noviembre 2018)

2018 Revelados. Laboratorios de Espacio y movimiento. En: Bravo, C., Martinez de Olcoz, N. (2016) Teatro Experimental Iberoamericano.  Coleccion Varia Escenica ITEM-UCM. Madrid, Spain. Editorial Verbum.

2018 “Unseen the other in post-urban utopia”. (Ruiz, J., Martinez, M). Innovación e Investigación en Arquitectura y Territorio. Dpto. de Expresión Gráfica, Composición y Proyectos. Arquitectura. Universidad de Alicante. Vol.6 Núm.1 Junio 2018 ISSN: 2341-0515.

2017 Capitulo: Sensitive Bodies in the cityscape (M.J. Martínez Sánchez, J. Ruiz Sánchez, 2017). Handbook of Research on Perception-Driven Approaches to Urban Assessment and Design. IGI Global.

2016 Articulo: Dynamic Space. Complex contexts. Urban. 04/2015. ISSN 1138-0810(M.J. Martínez, 2016)

2015 Articulo: El espacio dinámico. Entornos complejos. Urban. 04/2015. ISSN 1138U0810 (M.J. Martínez, 2016) Relative Space {e = m x t} Reflections on Body’s Movement. Hipo-tesis 3. Prácticas Cronotópicas. ISSN 2340U5147 (M.J. Martínez, 2015)

2012 Vacío. Museo Nacional de Arte Contemporáneo Reina Sofía, Madrid, 2012. Premios INJUVE. Propuestas escénicas. Instituto de la Juventud. NIPO: 684U12U026U5 Dep.Legal: MU35263U2012

conferences and keynotes

2020 International Coordinator of the International Conference EURAU 2020 at Birmingham School of Architecture and Design.

2019 Workshop leader of Interdisciplinary Macbeth at Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design.

2018 Scientific Committee EURAU 2018, Escuela de Arquitectura de Alicante (Spain)

2018 Otras formas de conocimiento de Arquitectura y Música. Ciclos de Arquitectura y Música. Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid (COAM).

2017 Organisation and Scientific Committee: Architecture, Festival and the City (Birmingham School of Architecture and Design, Birmingham City University.

2017 The Third Space of Trellick Tower. Unstable geographies: Multiple Theatricalities. International Federation for Theatre Research Conference, Sao Paulo, Brazil. (M.J. Martínez)

2016 Dynamic Cartography. Dance Biennale of Venice.

2015 Strings. Quadrennial of Scenography in Prague.

2015 The theatrical representation of spatial justice. Kensal voices. New Urban Languages. Delft. Holanda (A. Marín, M.J. Martínez, M. Sastre)

2014 La acción del cuerpo: los paisajes de Hélio Oiticica. Artes y território no mundo lusófono e hispânico – Madrid, Spain ISBN 978U85U61556U74U7. (M.Figlioulo, M.J. Martínez, J. Ruiz)