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Martina Almela

Thursday, 18th of May

It’s not the same saying it as doing it. Neither is the same seeing it as living it; they don’t even look alike.

Take out your phone and search for a cafeteria in Lavapiés. The perception of the local will radically change when you get there, when you seat down and really live the neighborhood, when you join with its diverse ethnical people and when you have a subjective and intimate vision of the place you are in.

The narrative of a lived space varies vastly for a person who doesn’t know it, and drawing is a perfect tool to understand it.

The workshop seeks to analyze the existing relationship between verbal communication and visual, spoken, drawn communication, meaning how the human factor intervenes when illustrating a city which we know and how one passes from a skeptical to a subjective, warm view, which really describes what is happening there.


Drawings whose subjects are unknown and known places in the city will be made, analyzed and compared.

Another modality will be drawing the spaces narrated through text and images depicting subjective realities.


Thursday, 18th of May

10.00-13.00 – ETSAM


20 people maximum.


Download the form from our website http://coca.aq.upm.es/es/ in the Workshop section, fill it in and send it to coca.arquitectura@upm.es

Registration Fees

Students UPM and Congressmen: FREE (the recognition of credits of free choice will be managed)

The registration fee to the Congress includes registration to any of the workshops or several of them, provided there are places available

For those who are not registered: Bono 7 workshops (without accreditation to the congress): 50 €


Martina Almela is an architect from the Superior Technical School of Architecture of Valencia. She combines her activity as an architect with that of an illustrator.