Manuel "Saga" Sánchez García is an architect based in Turin, Italy. Published (National Geographic History) architectural expert for 10+ years, Saga has developed study plans for architects, designers, and artists, contributing from his position of researcher of Global Architectural History and Digital Landscapes. Member of the research group “Architecture and Contemporary Culture” (HUM-813), Architectural Construction Department, Granada University.
Since 2018 he works as PhD fellow of the "Architecture: History and Project" program in the Politecnico di Torino, Italy, in co-tutelle with the "History and Arts" PhD program at Granada University, Spain.
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).
He has been part of several research projects in Granada University and Los Andes University during the past 10 years. 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.
Since 2009 he is editor and founding member of URBS Revista Científica de Estudios Urbanos y Ciencias Sociales and its associated digital space blogURBS. He has been manager of several digital projects like bogotavisible.com, an official site of Los Andes University during 2017. He has edited 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.