Manuel "Saga" Sánchez García is an architect based in Turin, Italy. He is focused on architecture research, teaching and divulgation. Since 2018 he works as PhD fellow of the Architecture: History and Project program in the Politecnico di Torino, Italy.
Manuel Saga is specialized in urban history, urban studies, art history, Islamic heritage, architecture design, architectural drawing, game studies. He graduated from Granada University, Spain (M.Arch2), and Masters in Architecture with Cum Laude distinction from Los Andes University, Colombia. Between 2016 and 2018 he was professor of the Architecture Department in Los Andes University. He has been part of urbanism and architecture workshops in places like Granada, Barcelona, Cádiz (Spain), Rome, Venice (Italy), Tetuán, Tamnougalt (Morocco), Los Angeles (USA), Cartagena de Indias and Bogota (Colombia).
Since 2009 he has been part of research projects in Granada University and Los Andes University. He has also worked as consultant architect for public and private institution, working in the design of educational pensums and facilities. His work has been published in academics journals and divulgation magazines like National Geographic History, LOBBY magazine (Bartlett), Dearq Journal of Architecture (Los Andes), or Claustro de las Artes (Sevilla U.) as well as in several academic congresses and seminars. In 2009 he won the award of the European Foundation for the Information Society.
He is manager of several digital projects like bogotavisible.com, an official site of Los Andes University during 2017. He is Editor and founding member of URBS Revista Científica de Estudios Urbanos y Ciencias Sociales and its associated digital space blogURBS. He is also Editor of other digital projects as Pedacicos Arquitectónicos and MetaSpace: Architecture and Videogames. Correspondent for Archdaily.com, Fundación Arquia blog (Caja de Arquitectos, Spain) and La Ciudad Viva (Junta de Andalucía, Spain), Urban Living Lab, AAAA Magazine, etc.