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 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, 2015); Chile (20th Chilean Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism, Valparaíso 2017); Australia (Mildura Arts Centre, 2016; ‘Sustaining the Seas’ Conference at the University of Sydney, 2017; Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, 2017; Bank Art Museum Moree, 2018; Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney 2018; ‘Australian Design Research Conference’ at the University of Sydney, 2018; and the Australian Design Center, 2018); Spain (‘Documentos (por venir)’ at the 14th Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism, Santander 2018); and Italy (Australian Pavilion at the XXII Milano Triennale ‘Broken Nature’, 2019).