Cristina Goberna Pesudo

Epic Architecture: The Book of Sins

Cristina Goberna Pesudo is a practitioner architect, educator and critic. She is founder partner of Fake Industries, Architectural Agonism (FKAA), an architectural practice of horizontal structure and colaborative nature based in Barcelona, New York and Sydney. Cristina completed a 7 years Bachelor Degree in Architecture at the University of Seville, Spain. As a Fulbright Fellow she was awarded an MS. in Advance Architectural Design (AAD) and an Advance Architectural Research (AAR) certificate by GSAPP in Columbia University. In 2010 she was a visiting scholar at the NYU Institute of Fine Arts thanks to a Caja Madrid Fellowship. She is a PhD candidate in the School of Architecture of Barcelona where she develops her dissertation about the construction of the EU Urban Imaginary though the PAN and Europan competitions. After five years being an Adjunct Professor in GSAPP at Columbia University in New York, she is currently also a Senior Lecturer Professor at Sydney UTS and recent juror in EUROPAN 13 Norway. Cristina’s work has been exhibited internationally and her projects and writings have been published widely. 

Fake Industries Architectural Agonism was awarded with the 2009 Young Architects Forum Prize by the Architectural League of New York and the 2014-15 American Institute of Architects New Practices Prize. FKAA won the EUROPAN competition in 2003, 2005, 2009, 2012 and the international competition to build the New Velodrome for Medellin, currently under construction. In 2014 they were finalist in the Design Basel/Miami Pavilion contest and in MOMA PS1 Young Architects Program. FKAA was one of the 6 shortlisted teams in the Guggenheim Helsinky Museum competition. In 2015 the Chicago Art Institute acquired models and images from FKAA+MAIO’s PS1 Young Architects Program finalist entry for its Architecture permanent collection and The Pompidou Center in Paris acquired models and drawings of the Velodrome for the City of Medellin for its permanent collection. In 2015 FKAA was invited to participate in the Chicago Architecture Art Biennial and in 2016 it was invited to particiateat the Spanish pavilion in the Venice Biennial (recipient of the Golden Lion Prize), in the Oslo Architectural Triennial and the Istanbul design Biennial.

Cristina Goberna Pesudo

Fake Industries, Architectural Agonism (FKAA)