Professor of Human Geography at the University of Girona and director of the Landscape Observatory of Catalonia.
Joan Nogué is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Girona (University of Girona) and Director of the Observatori del Paisatge de Catalunya (Landscape Observatory of Catalonia). He has been an associate professor at the University of Western Ontario, in Canada, and visiting lecturer at other universities in several countries He specialises in cultural landscape studies and geographical and territorial thought, subjects on which he has written a considerable number of books and articles in international reviews. Notable among his books are Nacionalismo y territorio (Nationalism and Territory, 1998); España en Marruecos (1912-1956): discursos geográficos e intervención territorial (Spain in Morocco (1912 – 1956): Geographic Discourse and Territorial Intervention, 1999, which he co-authored with José Luis Villanova); Geopolítica, identidad y globalización (Geopolitics, Identity and Globalisation, 2001, co-authored with Joan Vicente); Las «otras» geografías (The “Other” Geographies, 2006, co-authored with Joan Romero); La construcción social del paisaje (The Social Construction of Landscape, 2007); El paisaje en la cultura contemporánea (Landscape in Contemporary Culture, 2008); Una mirada catalana a l’Àfrica: Viatgers i viatgeres dels segles XIX i XX (Africa through Catalan Eyes: Men and Women Travellers in the 19th and 20th Centuries, 2008, co-authored with Maria Dolors Garcia Ramon and Perla Zusman); and Entre paisajes (Between Landscapes, 2009). He also writes on a regular basis for the “Cultura/s” supplement of the daily La Vanguardia. He was awarded the Rei Jaume I (King James I) Prize for Urban Planning, Landscape and Sustainability in 2009, and the Joan Fuster Essay Prize for his book Paisatge, territori i societat civil (Landscape, Territory and Civil Society, 2010).
Shared Spaces interviewed Nogué in May 2013, on the occasion of his participation in the In Common cycle within which he presented the discussion 'The City', featuring the philosopher Xavier Antich and the poet and architect Joan Margarit.
[Last update: February 2014]