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Arch. Ştefan Popa

Stefan Popa studied in Bucharest, Paris and Barcelona before joining the Architectural Association.After graduating from the Vallès School of Architecture in Barcelona in 2009, he was awarded the Caja de los Arquitectos scholarship and started practicing architecture as a design team member of the Foster + Partner Madrid-based office. His interest in theory of architecture in relation to the practice of design led him to join the History and Critical Thinking MA Programme at the Architectural Association in 2014. His current research at the Architectural Association focuses on the narratives resulted from the various readings that the notion of sustainability can acquire when put in an architectural context. His study object concerns the particular conditions of the Winter Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway, held in 1994, where the implementation of the United Nations Sustainability Agenda provided the conditions for an intense dialogue between diversity and singularity at local and global levels. Stefan is currently completing his PhD at the Architectural Association in London.