Ana Betancour is an architect and Professor of Architecture, the former Rector, Head of School at UMA School of Architecture, Umeå University (2015 – 2019). She founded A + URL/ Architecture + Urban Research Laboratory (1999 – 2007), and she co-founded P.H.A.B. Architects (1996 – 2001) and the architectural practice Urban + Architecture Agency (2008 – ongoing), a multidisciplinary organisation and design practice. Her work spans between Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urbanism. Numerous projects investigate alternative strategies, modes of working and catalyse change within global transformations affecting cities and rural areas today. She is widely published and exhibited and is a member of various international reference groups, networks and organisations, nationally and internationally, such as member of the board of direction of the University of the Arts in Stockholm, the advisory group to the Delegation for Sustainable Cities Sweden, Chair of Jury for the Swedish Critic Award Architects Sweden, the Architectural Research European Network Association (ARENA)
Ana Betancour was previously a professor in Urban Design at Chalmers University of Technology (2007 – 2014), and Associate Professor/ Senior Lecturer at KTH School of Architecture, Stockholm (2001 – 2007), and The Bartlett, University College London, London (1999 – 2003), and the Head of Exhibitions and Public Programme at The Museum of Architecture in Stockholm (2007 – 2009).