Grandeza is an architectural collective that operates between the fields of spatial practice, design, cultural production and pedagogical exploration. Their research and creative practice detects, denounces and challenges the transformative violence that late-capitalism practices apply over subjects, spaces and ecologies. They started collaborating in Madrid in 2011, were they graduated together as Masters in Architecture at the Polytechnic School of Architecture (ETSAM). Since then, they have been developing a multidisciplinary practice based upon collaborations with several architects, collectives, artists and institutions in Madrid, Berlin and Sydney. Amaia Sanchez-Velasco, Jorge Valiente and Gonzalo Valiente are currently Lecturers from the Schools of Design and Architecture at the University of Technology Sydney.
Their work has been exhibited and published in Germany (Bauhaus, Dessau 2013), USA (1st Chicago Architecture Biennial, Chicago 2015), Australia (Mildura Arts Centre, Mildura 2016, Sustaining the Seas Conference - University of Sydney 2017, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery 2017, Bank Art Museum Moree 2018, Tin Sheds Gallery 2018, Australian Design Research Conference (ADR18) - University of Sydney 2018 and Australian Design Center 2018), Chile (20th Chilean Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism, Valparaíso 2017) and Spain (14th Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism, Santander 2018).