Maria F. Carrascal

María F. Carrascal's studies and teaching explore the field of creative regeneration in contemporary cities, focusing particularly on the role of art in the development of urban contexts. Her office, Artipica Creative Spaces, focuses on temporary architecture, regenerative art, scenography, and soft infrastructures. Its work has been awarded distinctions by national and international institutions including the ICO Foundation-Spanish Government, FAD Awards for Architecture and Interior Design, the Architectural League of New York, and Docomomo Netherlands. She has been a visiting scholar at Columbia University, St. John's University, Politecnico di Milano, TU Delft, Universidad de Barcelona, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, and CCEM Guinea Ecuatorial. Since 2009, she has been teaching in the B.Arch and M.Sc. programs at Universidad de Sevilla.

Carrascal received her Ph.D. with the highest distinction from Universidad de Sevilla (2015), as well as her M.Sc. in sustainable architecture and cities (2010) and her B.Arch., with a one-year fellowship, at il Politecnico di Milano (2007).

Academic Research/Specialty Areas

  • New York City in the 1970s
  • Creative city-making 
  • Regenerative art

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Classes (Selected)

  • ARCH 3308 Architectural TheoryThis course addresses pertinent issues relative to the subject of Theory of Architecture. The instructor(s) of the course are drawn from the permanent and visiting faculty who may either broadly or narrowly define the course's scope and content. For precise content please see the Architecture Department webpage .

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships (Selected)

  • Top doctorate award in the branch of art and engineering, Universidad de Sevilla (2018)
  • FAD Awards for Architecture and Interior Design (Barcelona Council) in the category of ephemeral interventions (2018)
  • Research distinction at the X Iberoamerican Biennial of Architecture and Urban Planning, for City and Art Cross-Dialogues on Space. New York in the 1970s (2016)
  • Notable entry, Folly competition, the Architectural League of New York and Socrates Sculpture Park (2014)
  • First prize for the Day Care Center Project awarded and commissioned by the Department of Equality and Social Welfare, Andalusia Government (2010). Published in the Contemporary Architecture Guide of Seville. Sevilla: Lugadero, 2011.

Exhibitions and Presentations (Selected)

  • Exhibition design, Carlos Arniches y Martín Domínguez. La Arquitectura y la Vida, for the ICO Museum, Madrid (November 2017–January 2018)
  • Exhibition design, Pueblos de Tierra. Instituto Nacional de Colonización de Córdoba, for the Cultural Area, Diputación de Córdoba, Spanish Government (November 2016–March 2017)
  • Curatorship, Esceno y Grafías, organized for the 50th Anniversary of the School of Architecture, Universidad de Sevilla, and the International Festival of Performing Art for CICUS (November 2011)

Publications (Selected)

  • "The Shared Use of the Cityscape. The extraordinary case of SoHo." Telondefondo. Revista de Teoría y Crítica Teatral, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras (UBA), no. 24 (2016).
  • "Urban Best Practices." In Intervention in obsolete housing: Manual of Best Practices. Madrid: Abada Editores, 2016.
  • "Other anticipated architectures. A journey through the subsoil, soil and sky of New York." Zarch 1, no. 1 (2013).