Team 10 Absent
The individual architects rather than the collective in Spanish journals of the 1960s 
by Ana Esteban-Maluenda

This communication aims to review what was published about Team 10 and its members in the main Spanish architecture journals during the first years after its creation and, therefore, to what extent the articles contributed to the knowledge and dissemination of the group among Spanish architects. What was more interesting – the group, the characters or the ideas? Was the coverage constant or was it the result of specific activities or events? What reasons lead to the publication of certain information? Was there a theme or architect that stood out among the rest? Who were the Spaniards that were most interested in the group? The intention is not to offer a closed work on the subject, but to formulate a series of questions that helps us clarify whether there was real awareness of Team 10 in Spain in the 1960s.

Ana Esteban-Maluenda is associate professor at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, where in 2008 she presented her doctoral thesis “La modernidad importada. Madrid 1949-1968: cauces de difusión de la arquitectura moderna extranjera”. She is principal investigator of the research project “ArchiteXt Mining. Spanish modern architecture through its texts (1939-1975)” and director of the UPM research group “Theory, history, analysis and criticism of architecture”.