Josep María Montaner is a prestigious Spanish architect and university professor of Theory of the Superior Technical School of Architecture of Barcelona. Since June 2015, he works as housing city councillor in Sant Martí district, Barcelona.
Former co-director of the Housing Laboratory of the 21st Century master’s degree, he has taught at several universities and institutions in Europe, America and Asia, and has been curator of different exhibitions including Habitar el presente. Vivienda en España: sociedad, ciudad, tecnología y recursos (Living the Present. Housing in Spain: Society, Technology and Resources, 2006), for which Zaida Muxí was co-curator. He writes for the media, including the dailies El País and La Vanguardia and has published several books, for example Sistemas arquitectónicos contemporáneos (Contemporary Architectural Systems), Gustavo Gili, 2009. His latest books published are: La condición contemporánea de la arquitectura (2015) and Arquitectura de la Vivienda Colectiva. Políticas y proyectos en la ciudad contemporánea. Reverté, Barcelona 2015.