Dalia Milián Bernal

Doctoral Researcher
Faculty of Built Environment
| Sub unit: Architecture

About me

I am currently doing my doctoral research and teaching at the School of Architecture at Tampere University. My background is in architecture and my research lies at the intersection of architecture and critical urban studies, focusing on the appropriation and transformation of abandoned urban spaces in Latin America. I am particularly interested in critical, feminist, decolonial and postcolonial urban theory, insurgent and alternative spatial practices, urban activism, and the social production of space. I am a working-group (3) co-leader in the COST Action (CA18126) Writing Urban Places, which engages with narrative methods to understand urban phenomena. I am also an active member of the Democracy Research Network at Tampere University, the Tampere Urban Research Network for Sustainability (TURNS), and Architects Climate Action Network (ACAN). In addition, I run the feminist blog Interrogativa, which engages different women to discuss issues related to gender, urban space, and democracy.


At the moment, I am a doctoral researcher, co-coordinating teacher of the multidisciplinary course Urban Activism, and the coordinating teacher of Sustainable Architecture, and part of the teaching corps of Planning Theory II. Since 2019, I coordinate of the IFHP Urban Planning and Design Summer School in Finland