Architect, Master & PhD ETSAM-UPM
Visiting Faculty at CEPT University running Directed Research Projects 

Editor Displacements Journal


Víctor Cano Ciborro is an Architect (Final Thesis finalist at the 12th Spanish Biennial), Master in Advanced Architectural Design (Special Award at the National Competition Arquímedes 2013 for young Spanish researchers), and PhD in Architecture (cum laude) by ETSAM - Polytechnic University of Madrid. His dissertation, entitled: Narrative cartographies: Architectures from the sensitive regime of resistance, is focused on making visible contested and overlooked territories (concentration camps, ghettos, peripheries and Global South public spaces) through subaltern bodies who inhabit them.  

From 2012 to 2016, he was a Teaching Assistant at ETSAM. In 2015 was Principal Tutor (unit 6) at the Summer School of the Architectural Association -AA- in London, and co-founder of Arquitectura Subalterna radical spatialities group in 2016. In 2017 was Tutor at International Workshops in Ukraine and Kosovo, being awarded that year with the 2018 Teaching & Research Fellowship at CEPT University in Ahmedabad (India). In 2019, he was a Visiting Researcher at the University of California, Berkeley. Since 2021, he is a Visiting Faculty at CEPT University running Directed Research Projects.  

His line of inquiry has been published in ‘ARQ 87’, ‘MONU 27’, ‘Horizonte-Weimar-Bauhaus 12’, ‘LOBBY 5: The Bartlett Magazine’ or ‘ZARCH 16’. He has lectured at the Pontifical Catholic University of Santiago de Chile, Valparaíso University, Kosovo Architecture Festival, Museum of Architecture and Design of Ljubljana (Slovenia), or CANactions (Ukraine). His research has been internationally recognized at the Oslo Architecture Triennial 2016, Venice Biennial Architecture 2016 and 2018 (Spanish Pavilion), the 20th Chile Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism 2017 and Future Architecture European Platform 2017. Victor has also worked for ‘Gazapo & Lapayese’ studio, ‘z4z4’ architectural office, and ‘Andrés Jaque/Office for Political Innovation’.

awarded, supported or selected by:

Europan-Europe. Europan 14 / Architectural Association (AA) London / Future Architecture Platform 2017 / Venice Architecture Biennale 2016 / XX Chile Architecture Biennal / Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016-2018 / CANactions. School for Urban Studies / Kosovo Architecture Festival 2017 / Pugliarch Festival 2017 / ETSAM -Polytechnic University of Madrid / CEPT University, Ahmedabad. India / University of California, Berkeley.