Ethel Baraona Pohl

Critic, writer and curator [but she prefers Professional Amateur]. Her [net]work is a real hub linking several publications and actors on architecture and theory. Editor at Quaderns and contributing editor for different blogs and magazines, she has written articles for Domus, Volume, The New City Reader [Istanbul edition] and MAS Context among others. She has been invited to present her work in events like Postópolis! DF, and the international architectrure festival Eme3. Associate Curator for "Adhocracy", first commissioned for the Istanbul Design Biennial in 2012 and exhibited at The New Museum, NYC [May 2013] and Lime Wharf, London [Summer 2013]. Curator, with César Reyes Nájera, of the third Think Space programme with the theme 'Money'; and currently curating the exhibition Adhocracy ATHENS, opening in May 2015 at the Onassis Cultural Center in Athens.

Co-founder of the independent dpr-barcelona, an architectural research practice based in Barcelona, dealing with three main lines: publishing, criticism and curating. Their work explore how architecture as discipline reacts in the intersection with politics, technology, economy and social issues. Their publications, both digital and printed, transcend the boundaries of conventional publications, approaching to those which are probably the titles of architecture in the future.


Ethel Baraona Pohl likes to smell books. She doesn't like vanilla ice cream… but those grassy notes with a tang of acids with hint of vanilla and mustiness is irresistible for her. Since a youngster she has been