Eulàlia Gómez Escoda

Design Critic in Urban Planning and Design

Eulàlia Gómez-Escoda is a PhD Architect and Urban Designer. Since 2009, she has taught at the Barcelona School of Architecture ETSAB both at the undergraduate program in Architecture and at the Master programs in Urbanism and in Contemporary Design. She has been guest critic and lecturer at international advanced schools such as the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, the School of Architecture of KU Leuven, the German University in Cairo, the Universidad Mayor at Santiago de Chile and the Graduate School of Planning and Preservation at Columbia University.

Her doctoral research focused on urban commerce, unveiling relations between trade, urban history and urban form and pointing out global challenges concerning commerce that factor in the configuration of the cities of the future. Two derived researches have occupied Gómez-Escoda’s recent investigations and publications: on the one hand, food trade and consumption and their relationship with urban shape; on the other, last mile efficiency and urban patterns of mobility related to online commerce.

Gómez-Escoda is also a contributor to significant research related to her hometown such as Barcelona Metropolis (2015), Cerdà and the Barcelona of the Future. Reality vs. Project (2009) and the ongoing funded project on the history of the right to access to housing and the evolution of residential types, Inhabiting Barcelona.

Since 2004, she has developed her practice on public architectures and urban designs mainly settled in Europe. Her work has been awarded international prizes and competitions and her writings have been published in international papers.