Studio MAPAA is a workspace based in Madrid and New York led by Marcos Parga, dedicated to exploring new ways of productive connection between research, teaching and an essential built experience.
Studio MAPAA works from the continuous rethinking of the limits of spatial practice from different areas in an attempt to break with the self-imposed disciplines segregation, incorporating certain controlled doses of the reactionary spirit inherited from the 60’s, when it was difficult to distinguish between politics and practice, culture and consumerism, architect and designer, technology and society…
Studio MAPAA integrates a floating population of multidisciplinary professionals dedicated to mainly develop architectural projects, but also those that have to do with interior design, product, graphic and publishing.
Marcos Parga is a PhD Architect and since 2017 Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture at Syracuse University, New York. B.Arch and M.Arch in 1997, and PhD in 2015 at Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura – Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (ETSAM) with the dissertation “The radical option. A travel through Superstudio“, graded with Summa Cum Laude. Between 2008 and 2017 he was a Project Design Associate Professor at ETSAM, and a member of the Research Group “Habitat Culture” in the same University. He also has been a visiting critic and lecturer at various universities, works as a writer on architecture theory and criticism, and was the promoter and has been the editor in chief of the academic and research journal 115Días.