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Nerea Calvillo (Assistant Professor)

Nerea Calvillo (Assistant Professor)

My work investigates the material, technological, political and social dimensions of environmental pollution. This has led me to analyse notions of toxicity, digital infrastructures of environmental monitoring, DIY and collaborative forms of production, smart cities, and feminist approaches to sensing the environment, among others. I am founder of the collaborative visualisation project In the Air and the architecture office C+arquitectos, and my current work is on toxic politics, pollen and queer urban political ecologies.

Academic Profile

I joined CIM in 2015 from Citizen Sense (Goldsmiths University of London). I hold a PhD and a Bachelor´s degree in Architecture (Polytechnic University of Madrid) and a Master´s degree in Advanced Architecture Design (Columbia University). I have taught design studio at the Architectural Association (UK), GSD Harvard University (US), Universidad de Alicante (ES) and the UEM (ES).

Current research projects

Co-curator of Connecting Cities Network. Supported by the Culture Programme 2007-2013 of the European Union.

Selected Publications

Tironi, M. & Calvillo, N., 2016. Water and Air: Territories, tactics and the elemental textility of Urban Cosmopolitics. In I. Farias & A. Blok, eds. Urban Cosmopolitics. Routledge.

Calvillo, N. et al., 2016. Test-bed as urban epistemology. In Smart Urbanism. Routledge, pp. 146–168.

Lezaun, J. & Calvillo, N., 2014. In the Political Laboratory: Kurt Lewin’s Atmospheres. Journal of Cultural Economy, 7(4), pp.434–457.

Halpern, O. et al., 2013. Test-Bed Urbanism. Public Culture, 25(2 70), pp.272–306.

Calvillo, N., 2012c. The Affective Mesh: Air Components 3D Visualizations as a Research and Communication tool. Parsons Journal for Information Mapping, 4(2), pp.1–8.

Calvillo, N., 2014. Sensing Aeropolis. Madrid: Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid.

Calvillo, N., 2012. Media Structures, Prototypes and Collective Prothesis. In S. Pop & U. Stalder, eds. Urban Media Cultures. Ludwigsburg: Avedition GmbH, pp. 84–87

Calvillo, N., 2011. Coloured Data Clouds. In (Im)Mobility. Open. Rotterdam: NAI Publishers.

Other Materials

Visualisations have been exhibited in in Medialab-Prado, (Spain, 2008, 2015), Kitchen Budapest (Hungary, 2009), the Museum of Contemporary Art of Santiago de Chile (Chile, 2010), Laboral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial (Spain, 2014) or the Canadian Centre of Architecture (Canada, 2012), among others.


Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies
Room B0.15
University of Warwick

Email: n dot calvillo at warwick dot ac dot uk
Tel: +44 (0)2476 74711