Ana Méndez de Andés
Ana is an architect and urban planner. Over the last fifteen years, her research and practice have focused on public space, tactical cartographies, urban commons, institutional change, and municipalism. She is a founding member of the militant research collective Observatorio Metropolitano de Madrid and other collective projects, such as Car-Tac, areaciega, and urbanaccion. Ana was actively engaged in the organization of the citizen-led municipalist platform Ahora Madrid. After it won the government in 2015, she worked as a strategic planning advisor for the Culture Department at Madrid City Council. She is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Sheffield with a research project on urban commons in public spaces.