Somatics for Architecture and Landscape, qualification (own-title) by the Institute of Technology, Faculty of Architecture of the CEU San Pablo University

This title is the first of its characteristics developed in Spain. The title is mainly oriented to research and academic studies and its territory is demarcated in between Neuroscience and Physiology, Philosophy, Ecology, Biology and of course Architecture and Landscape. Its basis is related to embodied cognition. The Title is part of the program of the Institute of Technology, Faculty of Architecture of the San Pablo CEU University in Madrid. The course has also an agreement with the Feldenkrais Institute for its development.


1- To facilitate basic interdisciplinary knowledge in relation with Architecture and Landscape, through the studies linked to BODY and SPACE in their connections with Neuroscience, Philosophy, Biology or Ecology.

2- To be part of an ongoing research about EMBODIED COGNITION in academic studies and different social groups. This aspect is totally innovative within the frame of the Spanish University.

3- To improve the student capacity in terms of SPATIAL THINKING (spatial vision and qualitative and quantitative perception of spaces).

4- To improve the student capacity in terms of STRUCTURAL THINKING (structural intuitions, systems analysis, extrapolation of physical qualities… all conducted through the self-experience of the body biomechanics and the initiation into the knowledge of body structural systems like the fascia and its tensegrity).

5- To improve the student capacities in terms of INTEGRATION OF THEORETICAL CONCEPTS, learning in an embodied way and giving alternative access to paths of learning, different from the conventional ones used in academic frames.

The Title is specially oriented to:

Students of Architecture and/or Architects.

Students and/or professionals of Arts.

Students and/or professionals of somatic techniques.

But it is also open to people with interest in the relationship in between body and space or landscape through perception, philosophy (phenomenology), ecology, neuroscience, embodied cognition or biology. Through what Architecture and Landscape can add. Multidisciplinary approaches are welcomed.

This course is an interesting value for starting creative or PhD researches within the considered aspects. Specially can be useful to open research paths in neuroscience and architecture, in somatics and space, or in imagination and cognition and learning.

The program last one academic year and has a dedication of two hours per week (Wednesday 18:30-20:30). Special sessions will be included, some of them in the landscape and some others will be workshops with guests like Malcolm Manning, Jaime Polanco, Chus Jiménez, Ana Mombiedro, Chiqui Pérez Gutierrez or Mariano Molina… BUT there will be also more international surprises that we will announce. The direction and most of the sessions will be hold by Mª Auxiliadora Gálvez (PhD in Architecture and Feldenkrais Teacher under training)

The Title gives 6 ECTS credits.

TOTAL COST: 400€ (350€ if you are already student of the E.P.S San Pablo C.E.U University)

More information and registrations writing to the director of the Program: Mª Auxiliadora Gálvez (