- Research Interests/Specializations
Critical Urban Theory, Geographical Political Economy, Industrial Restructuring, Authoritarian Regimes, History of Landscape and Urban Form
- Master in Design Studies in Urbanism, Landscape, and Ecology (Distinction), Harvard University Graduate School of Design
- Graduate Research Master in Urbanism, Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB), Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC)
- Architecture degree (professional degree, equivalent to a B.Arch. + M.Arch.), Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB), Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC)
His research focuses on the dialectical relationship between political-economic transformations and the production of space, particularly centred in the European South. His recent research collaborations include research associate for the project Atlas for a City-Region: Imagining the Post-Brexit Landscapes of the Irish Northwest and Communications Manager of the Urban Theory Lab at Harvard GSD.
- Courses Taught
Landscape Architecture Studio “Field Work: Brexit, Borders, and Imagining a New City-Region for the Irish Northwest.” Teaching Fellow and Research Associate with Professors Niall Kirkwood and Gareth Doherty, Harvard University GSD
Anthropology Seminar “Design Anthropology: Objects, Landscapes, Cities.” Teaching Fellow and Research Associate with Professor Gareth Doherty, Harvard University GSD & Anthropology Department.
Architecture Seminar “The Texts of the Modern: in Search of a New Narrative.” Teaching Assistant with Professor Rafael Moneo, Harvard University GSD.
Urban Planning Seminar “Energetics of Urbanization.” Teaching Assistant with Professors Neil Brenner and Kiel Moe, Harvard University GSD.
Urban Planning Lecture Course “History and Theory of Urban Interventions.” Teaching Assistant with Professor Neil Brenner, Harvard University GSD.
Core Urban Design Studio IV “Housing.” Teaching Fellow with Professor Francesc Peremiquel, ETSAB, UPC.
Core Final Project/Thesis Studio in Architecture and Urban Design “City and Infrastructure.” Teaching Assistant with Professor Elías Torres, ETSAB, UPC.
Core Architecture Design Studios XIX and XX “City and Infrastructure.” Teaching Fellow with Professors Carles Muro, Carme Ribas and Ton Salvadó, ETSAB, UPC.
- Awards + Recognition
- Regent’s Fellowship for exceptional applicants to doctoral programs in the humanities and the social sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, 2019
- Dimitris Pikionis Award for outstanding academic performance in the Master in Design Studies at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, 2018
- “La Caixa” Foundation full scholarship awarded to 48 students all over Spain to undertake graduate studies in any field in the US and Canada, 2016
- General Scholarship from the Spanish Ministry of Education to undertake graduate studies in a Spanish University, 2015
- Collaboration Scholarship from the Spanish Ministry of Education to participate in research activities with Professor Ángel Martín Ramos and the Urban Design and Planning Department at ETSAB, UPC, 2012
- Caixa Manresa Award given to the 500 highest university entrance grades, 2008
- Selected Publications
Doherty, Gareth and Pol Fité Matamoros (co-authored). “From line to landscape: The Irish Northwest border region.” In Architectural Design: The Landscapists. Guest edited by Ed Wall. London: Wiley, 2020.
Peremiquel Lluch, Francesc and Pol Fité Matamoros (co-authored). “Un catálogo de fragmentos de crecimiento residencial contemporáneo.” In Crecimiento Residencial Contemporáneo Español. Barcelona: Edicions UPC, 2015.
The Operationalization of the Spanish Territory (Harvard University GSD Master’s thesis). Included in the book and exhibition Platform 11. Cambridge: Harvard University GSD & ACTAR publishers, 2018.
Crecimiento Residencial Contemporáneo Español. Barcelona: Edicions UPC, 2015. Co-edited with Isabel Castiñeira Palou, Francesc Peremiquel Lluch, and Joan Fortuny Vila.
First Spanish translation of Gourdon, Jean-Loup (2005). “La calle como forma.” In Urbanism Research Journal 7, 7-17. Barcelona: EDUGRAF, 2017. Co-translated with Ángel Martín Ramos.
First Spanish translation of the articles by Banerjee, Tridib (2001) David Frisby (2003), and Henri Lefebvre (1992) included in Martín, Ángel. La calle moderna en 30 autores contemporáneos y un pionero. Barcelona: Edicions UPC, 2014. Co-translated with Ángel Martín Ramos.