About me

Paco Gonzalez-Gil

Works and researches in architecture and urbanism innovative practices

Paco Gonzalez-Gil at Medialab-Prado (2015)
Paco Gonzalez-Gil at Medialab-Prado fablab during Open Source Public Space Devices (Madrid, 2015). Photo by Julio Albarrán.

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Currently I’m open to join new projects. If you want to reach me out to talk about a project, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I would be happy to join your team or work as a freelance consultant.

Recent works

ASD publics, research assistant. TURBA IN3/UOC

CreaTures, research assistant. RMIT Europe + OKF.fi

Assistant Lecturer in City and Urbanism. Faculty of Law and Political Science, UOC.

Curriculum summary

Paco González-Gil (he/him) is an Arquitecto (EHEA EQF Level 7) from Universidad de Sevilla, a Pre-Bologna Degree in the Spanish education system (MECES Level 3 ES R.D. 967/2014) which gives access to registered professional practice. In practical terms, he received a training which combines an architect and building engineering background with urban planning and urban design instruction in a program of 6 academic years plus a Final Master Project (1 to 2 years). He completed his professional training with the following professional degrees: City Management (2008, 32 ECTS) and Urbanism for Collaborative Cities (2017, 30 ECTS) from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC).

His professional career has focused on the study and development of new practices in the field of architecture and urbanism. He is currently working on civic innovation urban projects combined with the development (part time) of hist doctoral dissertation Civic labs. Urban experimentation and participatory design of cities. (provisional title) in the Society, Technology and Culture doctoral as a member of the Urban Transformation and Global Change Laboratory (TURBA lab) research group from the Internet Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3), a research centre of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC).

In the 2022/23 academic course he has been an Assistant Lecturer (Profesor Asociado) in the City and Urbanism programme of the Faculty of Law and Politics, at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). Previously, he was for almost a decade an Instructor (Profesor Docente Colaborador) and head of dissemination and communication in  the same programme, author of several learning materials and co-authored the syllabus of the Urban Transformation and the Public Space and Citizenship courses. He also has taught as guest instructor in different master programs and facilitated workshops for various institutions and organisations.

He has worked as an innovation consultant with different public institutions like the Plan Estratégico Metropolitano de Barcelona (PEMB), the Museu del Disseny de Barcelona, the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) and different bodies and programs of the Junta de Andalucía (regional government). He has also worked as a project partner for the private sector with Ecosistema Urbano, Transit Projectes, ITD, ZEMOS98 Coop. and Crearqcio Coop. among others. He has been hired as an independent professional consultant for European Projects and he was part of the City to City FAD prize board (2015-2018).

Paco González-Gil was the promoter of #LibreBanco (2016) an urban furniture open design, chosen by La Comunificadora, a program of Barcelona Activa (Ajuntament de Barcelona) to boost projects in the collaborative and commons economy. #LibreBanco was a development of ‘open source public space devices’ (2015) a research supported by the European Cultural Foundation under the Connected Action for the Commons, an action-research programme and network with six cultural organisations from across Europe.

Version – June 2023

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