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Dr. Alejandro Campos is a Lecturer and Researcher at the Dept. of Architecture, TU Delft, specialising in postwar Modern Architecture and the colonial dynamics behind its universalising claims. Between 2021-2023, he worked as a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellow at TU Delft and Research Associate at the Research Center for Material Culture (Netherlands), where he developed the EU-funded research project ‘Multiculturalism in the work of Aldo and Hannie van Eyck’. He is also a Research Affiliate at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam.

Alejandro studied Architecture in TU Valencia (2007-2013) and defended his Ph.D., Aldo van Eyck: Le Musée Imaginaire, in 2018. In recent years, he has been an Invited Lecturer at Escuela de Arquitectura FAD, Universidad Finis Terrae (Chile, 2021-2022), Postdoctoral Researcher of Emergent Design Methodologies at the Department of Architecture, Aalto University (Finland, 2018-2019), and Predoctoral and Teaching Fellow at the Department of Architecture, TU Valencia (Spain, 2015-2018). He has taught Design Studios, Theory and History of Architecture, and given lectures at different universities in Spain, UK, Netherlands, Switzerland, and Finland.

Alejandro has received several Research and Academic Prizes such as the SAH Opler Membership Grant for Emerging Scholars and Professionals (2022), the Biannual Prize for Doctoral Dissertations in the field of Architectural History (Asociación de historiadores de la Arquitectura y el Urbanismo, 2021), the Seal of Excellence Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (European Commission, 2019), and the First Prize at the II Research Awards at the XIV Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism (Spanish Ministry of Development, 2018). He has published numerous articles and chapters in scientific peer-reviewed journals and has presented his work at several international conferences, and he is an editorial board member of Revue de Recherches sur Le Corbusier. In 2021, Alejandro edited and translated The Child, the City and the Artist by Aldo van Eyck to Spanish (2021), and is currently preparing the publication of his Doctoral Dissertation. He was member of the organising committee of the international conference “The Observers Observed: Architectural Uses of Ethnography” (Delft and Rotterdam, 24-25 November 2021), as well as “Architectural Archives of the Future” (Delft and Rotterdam, 22-23 November 2023). In 2022, he organised the seminar ‘From Multicultural to Pluriversal. Rethinking Universalist Notions in Modern Architecture’ at Leiden Volkenkunde (Ethnographic Museum). He also participated in the summer school ‘Learning to Unlearn Decolonially - Disobeying, Delinking and Relinking’ by University College Utrecht.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

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  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities


  • NA Architecture
  • coloniality
  • postwar architecture
  • aldo van eyck


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