Manuel López Segura
Manuel López Segura is a PhD candidate in Architecture and Urban Planning at Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD). His research focuses on the possibilities open to architecture under democratic leftist politics, as they hatched in Europe during the second half of the 20th century. He has worked on the involvement of architecture in the construction of Spain’s democracy, welfare state and regional identities during the 1980s and focuses now on 1960s and 1970s Italy. Previously, he has published on the media construction of conflictual postwar debates around architectural historicism.
Manuel holds a professional degree in architecture from the Valencia School of Architecture (Spain; Honors Diploma), an MA Architectural History (Distinction) from The Bartlett, University College London, and an MDesS History & Philosophy of Design (Distinction) from the GSD, which he pursued with the support of a Fulbright Scholarship. Manuel has a thorough command of French, Spanish and Catalan, reads Italian and knows some German.