Javier Arpa Fernández

Javier Arpa Fernández is an architecture and urbanism teacher, researcher, author and curator. Having completed a Master of Science in Architecture at the Delft University of Technology, Javier specialises in the dissemination of architectural and urbanism practice. Javier is the Research and Education Coordinator of The Why Factory. Javier also holds a position of lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania.

He is the Curator of Public Programs at the Faculty of Architecture of TU Delft and Editor-In-Chief at the architecture firm MVRDV. Javier gives public lectures and participates in colloquia worldwide.

Javier has been Design Critic at Harvard GSD, Adjunct Professor at Columbia GSAPP, Visiting Professor at ENSA-Belleville and ENSA-Versailles, and lecturer at IE University.

He was Deputy Editor of Domus Magazine and Senior Editor for a+t research group. He is the co-author of a+t’s Density, Hybrids, Civilities, In Common and the Strategy series, and The Public Chance volume. He was the curator of the exhibition Paris Habitat about a century of social housing in Paris, held in 2015 at the Pavillon de l’Arsenal in Paris, and the author of the monograph Paris Habitat: One Hundred Years of City, One Hundred Years of Life.