María Gabriela Navas Perrone, is an architect and holds a PhD in Social Anthropology. Her main line of research explores the interdisciplinary approach between architecture and ethnography to study the production of urban space. From this perspective, she is the coordinator of the research group “Anthropology and Architecture” of the Catalan Institute of Anthropology (ICA) and also the “Research Group on Control and Social Exclusion” (GRECS) of the University of Barcelona. At present, she leads the postgraduate course “Anthropology and Architecture. The social life of the built environment” offered by the University of Barcelona.
Gabriela is also an active member of the “Observatory of Anthropology of Urban Conflict” (OACU) and is the president and founding partner of the education and training association ANTIARQ, where has coordinated various training activities that explore the human dimension of cities.
Eventually, she has participated in research projects that address the political economy of architectural production, the social impacts of urban transformations, urbanism with a gender perspective, and recently, issues of heritage related with urban mobilities in post-pandemic cities.