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Carlos Martí Aris, 1948-2020


In barcelona, the city where he was born in 1948, Carlos Martí Aris breathed his last on 1 May. An intellectual leader within the profession, he was a member of a brilliant generation of Catalan theorists that included the likes of Ignasi de Solà-Morales, Josep Quetglas, and Félix de Azúa. He earned his architecture degree in 1972 and his doctorate in 1988, both at the Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña, where he taught, and was the author of a number of books on theory and criticism, among them the acclaimed Las variaciones de la identidad, besides being a conscientious and daring editor. In the year 1972 he co-founded the magazine 2C, which gave voice in Spain to Aldo Rossi’s Tendenza. Finally, he promoted the journal DPA and it was he who created the Arquia Foundation’s arquia/tesis series.

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