Alumni 2021

Blanca Algarra

Blanca Algarra Sánchez is a Spanish architect and designer who is presently a member of MESURA, a multidisciplinary studio located in Barcelona. In this position, she leads and contributes to a variety of national and international projects.

Blanca pursued a degree in Architecture at the School of Architecture at the University of Granada from 2013 to 2018. Subsequently, in 2019, she enrolled in the Master in Architecture at the same institution, successfully obtaining her diploma and becoming an architect. Between 2019 and 2021, Blanca decided to focus her studies on art and design, undertaking the MAIA program at HEAD – Genève, where she graduated with a Master’s degree in Interior Architecture. Her diploma project, The Nomadic Truffle Experience, earned prestigious accolades such as the 2021 La Redoute Prize and the 2021 Hans Wilsdorf Foundation Prize in Space Design. After graduation, Blanca received the Arquia Foundation Spanish Scholarship, affording her the opportunity to work at Nieto Sobejano Architects in Madrid before relocating to Barcelona.

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The Nomadic Truffle Experience

The Nomadic Truffle Experience emerges in a context where chocolate consumption has become massive, meaningless, and unhealthy. This project is a gastronomic tasting and mobile art installation dedicated to the conscious consumption of chocolate, focusing on one of its variants: the truffle. Through an experimental laboratory that unfolds in various urban scenarios via happenings, the meticulous process of creating the truffle is showcased in slow motion. This journey takes guests from the least common multiple connecting the truffle with the landscape to the final delicacy and crafted product.

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The Nomadic Truffle Experience

Image Credits: © HEAD – Genève / Raphaëlle Mueller