Andreu Marfull is an urban planning architect from the UPC (Barcelona) and a doctor in Geography from the UAB (Barcelona), specialized in urban planning, management and assessment, as well as in critical geography. Professor in Urbanism and Urban Researching at the Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez (UACJ), in Mexico, since 2018. Distinguished as member of the National System of Investigators 2020-2022 of the Government of Mexico. Experience in traditional architecture, in technical and economic planning of the building process and in urban and territorial planning. He holds a master’s degree in urban planning and sustainability, a master’s degree in urban management and assessment and a master’s degree in urban and real estate management.
The doctoral thesis (2017) explores the capacity of urbanism to create marginal spaces, resulting from the laws inherent in a model of urban planning and management that makes possible an economic regime economic regime based on the stimulus and accumulation of capital gains, in the case of the northern zone of the city of Barcelona. For the analysis, it uses a critical reading of the political economy, following the approach of the works of Karl Marx and David Harvey.
Since 2006 he participates in different initiatives of civil society, in the fields of urban planning, heritage and culture in general. This activity complements the sense of responsibility of the professional profile. Highlight:
- In 2006, he joins the Urban Planning Commission of the Coordinator of Entities of Guinardó, Barcelona, to collaborate in the control and improvement of the urban quality of the neighborhood.
- In 2011, he promotes the “Filatura Urbana” [“Urban Spinning”] initiative with the landscape architect Carlota Socías, aimed at understanding the urban issue [https://filaturaurbana.com]. In parallel, in 2011 he creates a private blog for the dissemination of ideas [https://andreumarfull.com]. In this new stage he starts different historical and cultural research works.
- In 2015 he joins the team of collaborators of the scientific research project «New Chronology» directed by professors Anatoly T. Fomenko and Gleb V. Nosovskiy, where the validity of the chronological map of global history is explored [http://www.chronologia.org].