III Ciclo de
 Apoyo al Doctorado // La comunicación del trabajo académico

El próximo miércoles día 28 de abril se celebrará la quinta sesión del Ciclo de Apoyo al Doctorado, dedicada a informar sobre oportunidades de becas doctorales y postdoctorales.

La información completa de la sesión, que se celebrará vía Zoom, es la siguiente: 

TÍTULO: La comunicación del trabajo académico

PONENTE: Jorge Sáinz Avia (Departamento de Composición)
DÍA: Miércoles 28 de abril, 17:30 hs. (duración aprox. 90 min.)
AULA ZOOM: etsamupm263

critic|all #1. Utopian-Pragmatism

As we approach the present, the ambiguity of the real escapes traditional historiographical classifications. In recent years, the difficulty involved in working in an increasingly ambiguous environment has resulted in an atlas multiplication that has awakened our desire to become collectors, whilst returning the leading role to history and encouraging examination of the taxonomies of the present. On his particular journey, the architect has become a curator, a historian, an analyst, and an observer. Whilst we acknowledge both the necessity and the interest of the architect as an expanded figure, we must be aware of the risk entailed in pushing certain boundaries that may radically transform the ways in which architecture has traditionally approached its relationship to the real- that is, the tension generated by the project.

Today, and tomorrow, we discover radical action upon the everyday using the tools of the ordinary, the trivial, and the infra-ordinary. We understand that the best intellectual stance is that which adopts the most chimerical ideas when they interfere with ordinary, everyday life, disguised as normality.

Seeking to transcend the dichotomy between pragmatism and utopia, the 1st International Conference on Architectural Design and Criticism makes an appeal for criticism, a critical call whose aim is to examine and work on the ambiguous field of possibilities that emerge from the intersection of the concepts of pragmatic-utopianism and utopian-pragmatism.

critic|all #2. Out-onomy

In its second edition, Critic|all proposes as subject matter the reflection on the considerations that architectural specificity has kept in relation to the architectural discipline itself. Faced with a vision that believes that architecture cannot be an isolated medium, that is, autonomous – not only regarding social culture but above all, the social, political and economic environment of the world in which it is immersed, – we find those visions that, in the opposite way, consider that the architectural discipline is strictly about herself, and therefore employs a self language whose confirmation is determined by a collection of very defined historical forms.

However, there is only one set of facts, ideas, forms and styles that over time grows larger. All of them belong to us and any of them can be interpreted or seen as an architectural event. And there are infinite paths of interpretation of those facts, ideas, shapes and styles. There are those which make use of critical tools outside the own instrumental of the architectural discipline, inheritors of other intellectual and scientific fields. Others, instead, claim the delimitation of the discipline itself to be the main scope of the critical task.

We propose the term out-tomy as a new framework to overcome this classic dichotomy. Discipline is no longer a place, or reserve that the ‘academy’ defines, setting a boundary between the self and the alien. It is a gaze, a reading or modification. It is a glance that is both outside and inside at the same time, which is stranger to the architectural discipline but also understands it.

The autonomy of architecture is not in its technologies or methodologies. It is a capacity of thought to respond freed from pre-established theories, critically untethered to specific techniques, exclusively catering for the systematic managed and chosen for each time. That autonomy requires us to put ourselves out of the matter we want to analyze, manipulate or produce. At the same time we know we cannot make decisions without being directly involved in that matter. It does not act on things but between things, right in the heart of the matter.

The term out-tomy combines an internal autonomy, described from within as the preservation of certain discipline that is memory, is history and it is also specific technique, with an external autonomy, that is defined from the outside and influenced by other fields and cultures, attentive to society, politics and economy, the forces that rule the world. Anyone overrides the other but both have merged into a specifically contemporary gaze.

Between the desire of ‘unit’ and ‘self-referral order’ as a translation of the concept of discipline and the pursuit of ‘fragmentation’ and ‘autonomy of the parts’ as translation of the importance of the accurate and current, the dichotomy is perfectly solved as long as we recognize that both visions have created a situation where they no longer confront each other but simultaneously blend.

This double condition of placing ourselves at both sides of the limit, seeing interior and exterior at the same place, of being outside because of looking from the inside and vice versa, is a contemporary feature that we want to collect, display and confirm at this conference.

critic|all #3. Un-thology

This third edition of Critic|all Conference is the continuation of the objective set by the Architectural Design Department of Madrid School of Architecture to strongly support research giving also the necessary diffusion impulse to it. The Conference has gradually become a place of knowledge production and, especially, a place for international meeting from which to convene relevant voices around the proposed topic at each edition.
We would like to thank all participants for their work and trust, as well as the members of the Scientific Committee whose effort and commitment to their tasks has made it possible for all the pieces to fit together.
Critic|all is a call for all. An appointment that, beyond the scope of each edition, we hope will be able to enhance a more general debate on the role of Criticism in the present context of architecture.

Tablón General del Departamento

Calificaciones exámenes febrero

Examen extraordinario 22 de febrero

Calificaciones exámenes enero

Proyectos 1 y 3

Proyectos 2

Proyectos 4

Proyectos 5 y 7

Proyectos 6

Proyectos 8

Indicaciones exámenes enero

Exámenes finales 

Modificación criterios de exaėmenes ordinarios y extraordinarios

Menciones With Honors

Menciones P1 – P2

Menciones P3 – P4

Menciones P5 – P6

Menciones P7 -P8

Calificaciones definitivas otoño 2020

Convocatoria argument #05 // Curso 2021-2022

argument es el programa anual de conferencias del DPA y su publicación asociada. Cada ciclo está comisariado por un equipo de profesores elegido mediante convocatoria pública.


argument pretende ser un lugar donde las ideas puedan ser testadas y contrastadas. Cada ciclo se configura como una investigación temática asociada al programa de conferencias, donde se enuncia un ‘argumento’ capaz de señalar una dirección para el debate arquitectónico contemporáneo. En la publicación asociada se recoge tanto el contenido de las conferencias como el análisis y desarrollo del argumento planteado, articulado mediante textos, entrevistas, diagramas, etc…

argument pretende promover tanto la difusión de la vida académica como impulsar una mayor coherencia temática en las actividades programadas desde el DPA. Además, constituye una oportunidad de colaboración entre profesores de distintas unidades docentes, categorías contractuales o generaciones, agrupados bajo un interés común.


La selección de los equipos se realiza mediante convocatoria pública dirigida a todo el personal docente del dpa. Durante el segundo semestre de cada curso se elegirá la propuesta que se desarrollará a lo largo del siguiente curso académico.



Encuentros de Doctorado // Procesos. ED03 2021

Se abre la convocatoria para la entrega de textos de investigación de los Encuentros de Doctorado 2021, con el objetivo generar un foro de debate donde se compartan investigaciones en curso, sometiendolas a un análisis crítico constructivo. La edición de este curso pone especial énfasis en los Procesos y metodologías de investigación, de forma que puedan esclarecerse y depurarse en una conversación instrumental muy necesaria.

Fechas Clave:
Entrega de abstracts: hasta el 10 de mayo de 2021
Entrega de textos definitivos: hasta el 4 de junio 2021
Encuentro de doctorado: 22 y 23 de junio de 2021

Formato: Presencial y videoconferencia

Comisarios: Nieves Mestre y Oscar Rueda

Los envíos se realizarán a la dirección de correo electrónico doctorado.proyectos.arquitectura@upm.es, con el asunto “ED03_2021_Abstract_nombre_apellidos_título”, adjuntando el formulario de inscripción cumplimentado.

La información completa de la convocatoria se encuentra aquí

Lectura de Tesis Doctoral // Yinfeng Tang

TÍTULO: La inferencia de la pintura de Shan shui en la arquitectura de Wang Shu, reflexiones sobre la interpretación de una teoría estética.
DÍA: 14 DE MAYO DE 2021, 11:00 hs.