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Clara is a multi-disciplinary professional with an architectural background who lives and works between a small village near to Barcelona and Roma. She devoted herself to photography exploring analog and digital techniques since the age of 13.
Her field of experience is around rural and bio-climatic cohousing solutions in traditional and abandoned buildings. She develops it from three different perspectives: as Entrepreneur building a web-app to connect the different agents involved in rural cohousing processes; as an Architect, collaborating and assessing arch studios and/or cohousing groups; as an Architecture Photographer, promoting case studies, projects and educating on housing alternatives.
She studied Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Girona (2016), did her exchange year at the University of la Sapienza, Roma (2014), studied Architecture and Interior Design Photography at the Institute of Photography Studies of Catalonia (IEFC, 2015), and formed herself in Business Development and Communication (2019-2021).
Her photography work has been commissioned by architecture and design studios, cultural institutions, magazines, and NGOs.
Clara’s personal visual research focuses on the observation of the urbanscape, its transformations, and the relationship that buildings establish with their context -the public space and its users. She uses an analytical, paused, and critical gaze to show a comprehensive dialogue with the city. In order to help acquire consciousness about the space. Since urbanism, architecture, and its transformations are a metaphor of society and ourselves.
2021 – Solo exhibition, Entropy and urbanscape in India, COAC Garrotxa, Olot, Spain (ongoing until 30th March 2021)
2020 – Collective exhibition, Looking at architecture, COAVNA Palacio del Condestable, Pamplona, Spain
2020 – Solo exhibition, Entropy and urbanscape in India, COAC Alt Empordà, Girona, Spain
2020 – Solo exhibition, Entropy and urbanscape in India, COAC Girona, Girona, Spain
2017 – Collective exhibition, India: living, building and cooperating, University of Girona, Girona, Spain
2013 – Collective exhibition, Diaries of architectures travels, Centre Cultural la Mercè, Girona, Spain
2011 – Collective exhibition, Diaries of international cooperators, University of Girona, Girona, Spain
2010 – Collective exhibition, Women Labor Day, La Bisbal d’Empordà, Spain
2005 – Solo exhibition, India, La Bisbal d’Empordà, Spain
Lectures & didactic experiences
2022- Seminar on Cooperative Housing & Participatory Design to architecture students from University of Girona with Estel Jou (Undos Arquitectura)
2021 – Lecture Entropy and urbanscape in India, COAC Garrotxa-Ripollès, Spain
2020 – Lecture Entropy and urbanscape in India, COAC Figueres, Spain
2019 – Lecture Entropy and urbanscape in India, COAC Girona, Spain
2019 – Seminar Architecture Photography. Visitor professor to sophomore students of architecture from University of Girona with Dra. Maria Pia Fontana
2018 – Seminar Architecture Photography. Visitor professor to sophomore students of architecture from University of Girona with Dra. Maria Pia Fontana
Selected publications and interviews
Urbannext – Entropy and urban landscape in India
Divisare – Louis Kahn, Indian Institute of management
Panorama – Entropy and urban landscape in India
Interview at Perspectiva, Catalunya Radio
Interview at Surt de casa, Vilaweb
COAC – Entropy and urban landscape in India
El punt Avui – Entropy and urban landscape in India