Eva Franch i Gilabert is an architect, curator, educator and lecturer of experimental forms of art and architectural practice. She specializes in the making of alternative architecture histories and futures. In August 2018 she became Director of the Architectural Association in London.
Franch has taught at The Cooper Union School of Architecture, Columbia University GSAPP, the IUAV University of Venice, SUNY Buffalo, and Rice University School of Architecture. She has lectured internationally on art, architecture, and the importance of alternative practices in the construction and understanding of public life at educational and cultural institutions.
From 2010 to 2018 Franch served as the Chief Curator and Executive Director of Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York. In 2014 she was selected to represent the United States at the Venice Biennale with the project OfficeUS, an experimental think tank for architecture practice.
Franch has received numerous awards and fellowships, and her work has been exhibited internationally. Recent publications by Franch include Agenda (Lars Muller, 2014), Atlas (Lars Muller, 2015), and Manual (Lars Muller 2017) as part of OfficeUS.