Francisco Alarcon is an artist and engineer, whose research interests lie at the intersection of visual arts and technology, with a focus on cultural techniques. Alarcon’s work spans across image-making, sculpture, installation, video, engineering and other disciplines. His practice engages with the public and social realm, both physical and virtual, stimulating cultural and political imagination as tools for social change.
Alarcon has been a guest critic at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Architecture and Planning and Syracuse University School of Architecture. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Cadiz, Museum of Huelva, A+D Museum in Los Angeles, SCI-Arc Gallery and the Druker Design Gallery at Harvard University.
Francisco holds an MDes in Art, Design and the Public Domain from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. He was the recipient of the Talentia Spanish Ministry of Education Grant to pursue an M.Arch. from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), where he graduated with distinction and his project, Innerscapes, won the prize for the best thesis. In addition, he holds an M.Eng. in Civil Engineering and has a Professional Civil Engineering License in Europe. At Harvard University he is pursuing a PhD in Film and Visual Studies, is the co-founder of the Harvard Blockchain Group and Artist in Residence at Real Colegio Complutense.