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Dalia Milián Bernal

Project Manager

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 radical 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 urban narratives and narrative methods to understand and engage with urban phenomena and space. I am also an active member of the Democracy Research Network at Tampere University, and the Tampere Urban Research Network for Sustainability (TURNS). In addition, I run the feminist blog Interrogativa, which engages different women to discuss issues related to gender, urban space, and democracy.

Alternate description

Before moving to Finland, I worked as an architect and lecturer in Mexico at the Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro. As a practising architect, my work focused on public buildings, particularly learning environments. This continues to be one of my passions and an arena I continue to explore with.

Top achievements

This year, I received the Tampere University 2021 Honourable Mention for Good Teaching and Teaching Development for the Sustainable Architecture course with Sofie Pelsmakers.

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My doctoral research is partially funded by the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (the National Council of Science and Technology - CONACYT) and the School of Architecture at Tampere University.


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