Ethel Baraona Pohl. Writer, critic and curator, her [net]work is a real hub linking several publications and actors on architecture and theory. Co-founder of the independent publishing house dpr-barcelona, and editor at Quaderns d’arquitectura i urbanisme. She's also contributing editor for different blogs and magazines, and has written articles for Domus, Volume, and MAS Context among others; and had been lecturing in Oslo, Athens, and Jerusalem, among others. Associate Curator for "Adhocracy", first commissioned for the Istanbul Design Biennial in 2012 and exhibited at The New Museum, NYC [May 2013] and Lime Wharf, London [Summer 2013]. Curator, with César Reyes Nájera, of the third Think Space programme with the theme 'Money'.
Ethel likes to smell books. She doesn't like vanilla ice cream… but those grassy notes with a tang of acids with hint of vanilla and mustiness is irresistible for her. Since a youngster she has been smelling printed pages. Now she is also convinced that networked words have quantum scents that we all are now learning to appreciate.
dpr-barcelona is an independent publishing house based in Barcelona. Their projects, both digital and printed, transcend the boundaries of conventional publications, approaching to those which are probably the titles of architecture in the future. dpr-barcelona is envisioned to be a growing interdisciplinary group, exploring the boundaries between printed matters and new media, transforming traditional publishing practice [as we know it] into a live exchange of knowledge.