Art, Design and Communication

Dr. Carla Zollinger joins LCI Barcelona as new Research Coordinator

Her appointment reinforces our commitment to academic research in the different areas of design, visual arts, innovation, and creativity that we teach.
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We are delighted to announce that Dr. Carla Zollinger has joined LCI Barcelona as our new Research Coordinator.

According to Dr. Miljana Micovic, our Academic Director, Dr. Zollinger's arrival will not only boost quality research at the School, but "will place it at the heart of academic activity and encourage faculty participation in national and international research projects led by LCI Barcelona".

As a researcher with a broad and consolidated career, Dr. Zollinger's mission will be to coordinate our entire research ecosystem and open lines of study in the diverse disciplines we offer. One of the first initiatives she has led is the inclusion of LCI Barcelona in the Erasmus+ project URBAN MENUS educational dialogue with a Resilient Future alongside other European partners.

About Carla Zollinger

Carla Zollinger holds a PhD in Architecture from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and has completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Participatory Urbanism at the National Postdoctoral Program PNPD-CAPES at the Federal University of Bahia. She also has a Master's in Architecture: Critique and Project from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and a specialization in Spanish Urbanism from the Polytechnic Foundation of Catalonia.

With a degree in Architecture and Urbanism from the Federal University of Bahia, she participated in the Intercampus America Latina - Spain Studies program at the Polytechnic University of Madrid. She recently received the Rome Scholarship from the Academy of Spain in the Italian capital. Working as a researcher and lecturer, in the practice of design and architecture, she combines participatory methodologies with a focus on cultural, environmental, historical, and social preexistence. She is involved in research on design and urban regeneration with an emphasis on gender perspective, collaborating with the Polytechnic University of Valencia, among other universities. Her teaching activity includes courses in the Master's in City and Urbanism at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC), the University of Girona, and Elisava.

She was the academic director and professor of the Degree in Architecture and Urbanism at UniRuy in Salvador de Bahia, as well as teaching in the Degree in Architecture and Urbanism at the Federal University of Bahia and in the Master's in Urban Planning at Unifacs University. Among her publications, the book Mirar, Cuidar y Regenerar: Lina Bo Bardi en Bahía (Valencia Architects Association CTAV, 2022) and articles in journals such as The Journal of Architecture stand out. She has given lectures at various universities, including Yale University, the AA School in London, and the Institute of Fine Arts Vienna. Her cultural activity includes curating exhibitions such as Lina Bo Bardi en Bahía (Architects Association of Catalonia - COAC, presented in Barcelona, Girona, Lleida, Tarragona, Valencia, Bilbao, Granada, and Malaga), among other curated shows for different museums and foundations.

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