Pere Riera

BIOGRAPHY
1945
He was born in Barcelona.
1962
He started studying Architecture.
1963-66
Musical activity as a singer-songwriter.
1966
Delegate of the Sindicato Democrá‡tico de Estudiantes de la Universidad de Barcelona, SDEUB (Democratic Students' Union of the University of Barcelona).
Attendance at the SDEUB assembly, held at the Capuchin monastery of Sarriˆ (Barcelona).
1967
Assistant delegate of the SDEUB in the ETSAB (Barcelona School of Architecture).
1967-69
Political activity in the Frente Obrero de Catalu–a, FOC (Workers Front of Catalonia).
1968
Delegate of the SDEUB in the ETSAB.
Member, as a student, of the jury of the FAD Awards of Architecture.
Due to an open proceeding for participating in political activities, he is unable to study during 3 years in any Spanish university.
1968-71
He created Viceversa Disseny, an institution for the cultural reflection and professional activity. Some students and architects, such as J. GarcŽs; J. Casals; D. Freixes; R. Pie; V. Argent’; L. Josa and R. Casals meet there.
1970
Attendance at the conference held in La Garriga (Barcelona) organized by Studio Per.
1971
He restarted his architecture studies at the ETSAB.
He published the article "Viviendas no familiares" (Unfamiliar houses) in the Diari de Barcelona.
He attended the architecture congress held in Platja d'Aro, organized by Studio Per.
1971-73
Teacher of interior design in the school Eina.
1972-75
Saxophone studies in the Conservatorio Superior Municipal de Múœsica de Barcelona (Musical Conservatory of Barcelona).
1973
Director of studies in the department of interior design in the school Eina. Creation of a new programme of studies.
Conference about the Alhambra at the school Eina.
He published some comments in the book "El sistema de los objetos" (The System of Objects) by Jean Baudrillard in Quaderns d'arquitectura.
He visited Turkey, Iran and Afghanistan during two months.
1974
Architecture Master Degree by the ETSAB with honours. 1st price of the degree project competition.
He published his work in "Nuevo Ambiente" (New Environment) (no. 24-27) and in "Hogares Modernos" (Modern Houses) (no. 95). Barcelona.
Musical activity the Orquesta Plater’a, as a cofounder member, with a New's Year Eve concert at the Zeleste theatre in Barcelona.
1975
Teacher in the chair "EstŽtica y composici—n" directed by Xavier Rubert de Vent—s. ETSAB.
Design and organization of the music festival Canet Roc. Concert with the Orquesta Plater’a.
He visited India, Sri Lanka and Nepal during three months.
1976
Teaching activity in the new Escuela de Arquitectura del Valls ETSAV (School of Architecture of the VallŽs). He coordinated the subject "EstŽtica y composici—n". (Aesthetics and composition)
He visited Morocco.
1977
He published "Diez añ–os de profesi—ón" (Ten Years of Profession) in Jano-arquitectura, no. 44. Barcelona.
Musical activity with the singer-songwriter Jaume Sisa. Spanish tour called "La Catedral" and record with the same name.
1978
Musical and scenery activity with the new group Fabula Fox, in which J. Perucho; X. Riba; R. Casals and the dancer Montse Prat collaborated.
Performance of his own musical and dancing show in the Llatiol theatre of Barcelona.
Recording of the first record of The Orquesta Plater’a.
He visited Argelie.
1978-92
Teaching activity in the ETSAV starting a new method in Spain: teaching how to make a project in the first year of the studies within the subject Introducci—n a la arquitectura y al proyecto (Introduction to the Architecture and to the Project). Interdisciplinary collaboration of D. Freixes; the designer, J. Ma–‡ and the sculptor J. Pablo.
1979
End of his musical activity.
He published some articles about staging in the journal On (no.y 13). Barcelona.
He visited Algeria and Tunisia.
1979-1981
Professional activity with the architects D. Freixes and V. Miranda.
1980
During several years, he developed the program and taught in the preparatory summer course to access to the ETSAV.
He visited Crete.
1981
Travel on foot through the Himalayas to the Tibetan region of Nepal.
1982
He created the studio RGA Arquitectes with the initial collaboration of J. Mar’a GutiŽrrez and the progressive incorporation of J. Sotorres, M. Batlle and B. Busom.
1984
He visited Egypt.
1986
Conference about "L'enseignement de l'Architecture" in the éƒcole Architecture de St Etienne, France.
Organization and participation in the exhibition Architectes Catalans 1975-1985, held in Lyon. France.
He visited Japan.
1987
Lecture of his doctoral thesis about teaching "Impartir es compartir" (Teaching is Sharing) with the qualification of "cum laude".
1988
Professor at the department of the Architectural Projects at the UPC (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)
Study travel to Madrid with corrections of the academic exercises with the architect Alejandro de la Sota.
He visited Borneo, Java and Bali.
1989
Chief of section of the ETSAV in the Department of Architectural Projects. UPC.
Study travel to Porto with corrections of the academic exercises with the architect Alvaro Siza.
He published an article about Le Corbusier called "Palabra y lengua" (Word and Language) in Temes de disseny. no. 3. Barcelona.
Honourable nomination as an "Amic d'Eina".
He visited Kenya.
1990
He published the book "La ciudad de la sal" (The City of the Salt) about the project of the salt mountain in Cardona (Barcelona).
He visited Israel.
1991
He visited Mexico.
1992
Member of the committee for drafting the new programme of studies of the ETSAV.
1993-96
Teaching activity as the responsible of the subject Taller de arquitectura y proyecto IV (Architecture Workshop and Project IV) at the ETSAV.
1994
He visited Russia and Uzbekistan.
1997-2003
Teaching activity as the responsible of the subject Taller de arquitectura y proyecto X (Architecture Workshop and Project X) at the P.F.C ETSAV.
1999-2002
Deputy director and the director of studies at the ETSAV.
He promoted and wrote the review of the old programme of studies.
Conference about his own work in the 3rd Congreso Internacional de Arquitectura (International Congress of Architecture). ITESM. Campus QuerŽtaro. Mexico.
He visited Mali and Burkina Faso.
2000
He promoted the creation of the "Centro de Investigaci—n para la Administraci—n Local" (Reach Center for Local Administration). ETSAV.
Publication of the article "Elogio de la conversaci—ón" (The Praise of Conversation) in the journal Transversal. Lleida.
He visited Ethiopia.
2002
He chaired the jury of the competition to build a cultural centre in the building of an old factory in Tacaruna. Recife. Brasil.
Conference of his own work in the Escuela de Arquitectura de Valencia (School of Architecture in Valencia).
2003
He participated as a member of the jury to evaluate the thesis in the studies of Architecture of the University "Ion Mincu" in Bucharest. Romania.
He took part of the "I M‡ster de Paisajismo, Jardiner’a y Espacio Púœblico" (First Master of Landscape, Garden and Public Space) at the University of Granada.
2004
Teacher of the subject Taller de arquitectura y proyecto E. ETSAV (Architecture Workshop and Project E. ETSAV).
Member of the jury of the contest AEEA/AG2R "Architecture pour les 3me et 4me Ages". Paris.
President of the jury of the VIII Premios de Arquitectura de las comarcas de Girona. (VIII Awards of Architecture of the Region of Girona).
He participated in the "II Jornadas de diseñ–o y arquitectura interior" (Second Conference of design and Interior Architecture) at the Universidad de Arquitectura de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (University of Architecture of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria).
He visited Beijing and Shanghai. China.
2005
Member of the jury of the IV Premios de Arquitectura de Ibiza y Formentera (IV Awards of Architecture in Ibiza and Formentera).
Participation as a speaker in the "II M‡ster de Paisajismo, Jardiner’a y Espacio Pœúblico" (Second Master of Landscape, Garden and Public Space) of the University of Granada.
He took part in the "VI M‡ster de Restauraci—ón Arquitect—ónica" (Master of Architectural Restoration VI) in the University of Valladolid.
Opening conference in the Escuela TŽécnica Superior de Arquitectura at the URV 8 (Universitat Rovira i Virgili). Reus. (School of Architecture at the URV).
2006
Chief of the ETSAV in the department of Architectural Projects. UPC
He took part in a conference of his own work in the "7 d'Arquitectura", organized by the COAC. Barcelona.
He took part in the international debate of "La ciudad mira a la vivienda" (The City Look at the Houses), organized by the local government of Malaga.
He participated in the "III M‡ster de Paisajismo, Jardiner’a y Espacio Púœblico" (Third Master of Landscape, Garden and Public Space) of the University of Granada.
Member of the jury to decide which company would build the bridge over the river Ebro. Deltebre, Sant Jaume d'Enveja, organized by the Catalonian Government.
He visited Yemen.
2007
He participated as a member of the jury to examine the degree projects in the studies of Architecture of the University "Ion Mincu" in Bucharest. Romania.
Speaker in the Bienal de Arquitectura de Buenos Aires (Biennale of Architecture in Buenos Aires). Argentina.
He took part in a conference in Montril (Granada) for the University of Granada.
The COAC, Col.legi d'Arquitectes de Catalunya (Architects' Institute of Catalonia) published the book "Pere Riera. Arquitectura Dispersa" (Pere Riera. Disperse Architecture).
2008
End of teaching activity at the ETSAV.
Member of the jury of the international tender for the new building of the government in Bucharest. Romania.
He was member of the committee who examine the thesis in the studies of Architecture of the University "Ion Mincu" in Bucharest. Romania.
Conference "En pos del post. Palabra y Ciudado" (Pursuing the post. The Word and the City) in the Escuela de Ciencias de la Informaci—n (School of Information Science) at the University of Santiago de Compostela.
Publication of the book "Conversa al voltant del llibre Pere Riera. Arquitectura dispersa" (Talks about the Book Pere Riera. Disperse Architecture) by the Cooperative Jordi Capell, with the trasnscriptions of the inteventions of Toni Girons; Llu’s Clotet; Jaume Sisa and Pere Riera.
2009
Speaker in the Bienal de Arquitectura de Buenos Aires (Biennale of Architecture of Buenos Aires). Argentina.
He visited Armenia.
2010
Stay of four months in London.
Writing of the article "Change, exchange and promises"
Member of the examination committee of the University of Cairo. Egypt.
Presentation of the conference of the architect Toni Girons in the theatre of the Pedrera organized by the BIARCH, Barcelona Institute of Architecture.
2011
Member of the Board of Directors of the Barcelona Institut of Architecture. BIARCH.
Conference "Del hip—dromo al parlamento" (From the Racetrack to the Parliament) in Santiago de Compostela in the congress "A Cidade Intuida".
Conference "The joy of the unexpected" in the theatre of the Pedrera organized by the BIARCH.
2012
Director of the master "Barcelona Desire Laboratory", within the academic framework of the BIARCH.
Head of the Fundación— Amics del Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya. MNAC.