Signing of the collaboration agreement with the University of A Coruña

The Universidade da Coruña - Escola Técnica Superior de Arquitectura da Coruña and Fundación RIA sign a collaboration agreement to work together in the fields of architecture, territory and landscape.


The online platform of the Laboratorio Ecosocial do Barbanza is now available

Barbanzaecosocial.org is now available, the online platform of the Laboratorio Ecosocial do Barbanza, an initiative that aims to learn about the sustainable and self-sufficient logics developed by the communities of the Barbanza peninsula in the past, with the objective of promoting their reactivation and designing strategies for the future.


Start of the Ecosocial Laboratory interviews

During the last month, the Fundación RIA and the research group Histagra of the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela have jointly advanced in the development of the Laboratorio Ecosocial do Barbanza, a project funded by the Banco Santander Foundation that will identify and promote sustainable land use practices, taking the Barbanza bioregion as a case study.

In this phase of the Laboratory, Fundación RIA and Histagra collaborated in conducting more than fifteen interviews with the inhabitants of Laíño (Dodro), Froxán (Lousame) and Baroña (Porto do Son) to find out what uses were made in these places, which have ceased to be carried out and what difficulties have prevented their continuity. The photograph shows the interview with Manuel Lorenzo Baleirón, geography and history teacher in Dodro and author of the book "Toponimia de Dodro e de Laíño. Os nomes na auga."


Fundación RIA expands its reach with a new office in Santiago de Compostela

With this new headquarters, the intention is to strengthen the relationship with the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela and other research entities, the regional and local administration, and the private and commercial sector, as well as to expand its scope of action initially focused on the Ría de Arousa. The City Council of Santiago and the Fundación RIA have reached an agreement for the cession of the building of the regional Commonwealth, currently unused, in the rúa das Oblatas, in the surroundings of the Sarela river.


David Chipperfield presents the Fundación RIA at the Culture of Patronage conference in Santiago de Compostela

On Tuesday was held in the auditorium of the Consello de Cultura in Santiago de Compostela the conference Culture of Patronage, to which David Chipperfield was invited as founder and president of the Fundación RIA. In his presentation, David Chipperfield spoke about his role as patron of the Fundación RIA and the role of patronage in the field of territorial planning, as an alternative to the lack of funding for it, both from the public and private sectors. Also participating as speakers were: Irene Aláez, from the Carasso Foundation; José L. Pérez Pont, manager of the Consorci de Museus de la Comunitat Valenciana; José María Arias Mosquera, president of the Barrié Foundation; Isabel Peñalosa, from the Spanish Association of Foundations; Borja Álvarez, from the Ministry of Culture and Sport, Manuel Vila López, from the Department of Culture and Tourism of the Xunta de Galicia and Jabier Larrañaga, deputy for the Treasury and Finance of Gipuzkoa.