Josep Lluís Mateo is one of Spain’s leading architects and one of Europe’s most influential intellectuals. He runs a firm called mateoarquitectura in Barcelona, more
Footprints: Writings 2005–2020 collects his most important texts from the last fifteen years—short and longer essays and vignettes, along with interviews touching on questions about the elements, environmental and urban contexts, as well as on Matteo’s own designs. The texts, most of which published here in English for the first time, are illustrated and arranged thematically, to allow the juxtaposition to inspire new connections.
The book also features brief interviews with Josep Lluís Mateo conducted by Richard Scoffier, Isabel Concherio & Anna Hotz, Piotr Lopatka, Philip Ursprung, Fredy Massag & Alicia Guerrero, and Félix Arranz; and an introduction by Philip Ursprung.