Architect and urban designer, co-founder of Transformatori association, currently manager of URBANIK. Member of the Expert Committee of the European Prize for Urban Public Space for the 2016 edition
Valeri Gyurov is Stuttgart University graduate, with a BA in Architecture. Since 2009 he is a co-founder and member of the directors board of “Transformatori” association.
Meanwhile, for the past years he has concluded, as a project leader, several side projects, including an artistic exchance for mural painting “Germany – Bulgaria 3:3” in 2012, and in 2013, together with the German artist Jens Besser, leading workshops and exhibitions in 5 Bulgarian cities under the name "The rolling silkscreen studio"
He is also a co-founder of Smart Fab Lab – the first digital fabrication laboratory in Bulgaria, part of the global network of fablabs (2014) and a co-founder of SOCMUS – a virtual museum of socialist era graphic design in Bulgaria (2011).
In 2012 he was co-curator of Sofia Architecture Week , and in 2014 he was leading the application process for the participation of Sofia city at Mayors challenge , bringing Sofia into top 20 in Europe. He was also part of the defending team for Sofia city’s bid for European capital of culture 2019 .
As an artist he is also engaged with typography, design and street art. Since 2004 he has participated in several group exhibitions in Germany, Poland and Bulgaria and in 2011 was contributing critical articles for the cross culture research project "Urban report” .
Since 2015 he is leading the company for urban furniture and design URBANIK