Joaquín Medina Warmburg (Cádiz 1970) is full professor for architectural and building history at Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT, Germany). Trained as an architect at ETSA Sevilla (Spain) and RWTH Aachen (Germany), where he earned his Ph.D., he has taught in several European and American universities since 1997, such as Universidad de Navarra, Universidad de Buenos Aires, and Princeton University. 2011 to 2015 he was in charge of the Walter Gropius Chair of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires. He hasconducted his research activity in the field of the history of architecture and urban planning of modernity. His approach focusses on the phenomena of cultural internationalization, including technical and environmental issues related to these exchange processes. In his current research projects, he addresses both a connected and an environmental history of architecture.
He has published extensively on these topics, including books such as Projizierte Moderne (Frankfurt 2005) and The Construction of Climate in Modern Architectural Culture, 1920-1980 (Madrid 2015), Walter Gropius: proclamas de modernidad (Barcelona 2018), Paul Linder: de Weimar a Lima. Antología de arquitectura y crítica(Madrid 2019).