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Diana Ibáñez López

Studio Tutor, M ARCH: Architecture
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Diana  Ibáñez López


I am an associate lecturer on the Spatial Practices Programme at Central Saint Martins, studio tutor at the Royal College of Art, and and a visiting professor at Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design.

I studied architecture at Cambridge and the RCA, transnational literature and linguistics at Münster University and Huelva University, and I have practiced in Rotterdam, London, Cairo, Cologne, and San Francisco.

I am currently Head of Capital Projects at Create London, an arts charity working with communities across London with a focus on improving access to and diversity in arts and culture through projects that engage in the public realm, from events and art commissioning to policy recommendations and the new-build A House for Artists designed by Apparata.

From 2007 - 2009 I worked at MVRDV in Rotterdam on various projects including the Architecture Faculty at the TU Delft and the Rotterdam Markthal, both of which have won multiple international awards. At the same time, I wrote for Phaidon Press, later joining Phaidon’s in-house editorial team. I also moved briefly to Silicon Valley to launch “Timeline,” a news app focused on providing the historical and social context to breaking news; in 2015, Timeline was voted in the top apps of the year by the App Store.

In 2015, I moved back to London and joined the public sector, working on a £300 million Greater London regeneration programme, while regularly commuting to Rotterdam where I took the role of an editor and lecturer at The Why Factory, an architecture think-tank on future cities based at TU Delft. I have been a visiting critic at a number of architecture schools, including UEL, the Cass, Nottingham University, Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem and the German University in Cairo.