Beatriz Colomina

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Princeton, United States


2009, 2010, 2011

Beatriz Colomina is an internationally renowned architecture historian and theorist who was trained as an architect in Barcelona and has written extensively on questions of architecture and media. She is professor of architecture and founding director of the Program in Media and Modernity at Princeton University.

Her books include »Privacy and Publicity: Modern Architecture as Mass Media« (Cambridge: The MIT Press 1994), which was awarded the 1995 International Book Award by the American Institute of Architects, and »Architectureproduction« (New York: Princeton Architectural Press 1988). Her latest book is »Domesticity at War« (Barcelona: ACTAR and MIT Press 2007).

Recently she curated the exhibition »Clip/Stamp/Fold: The Radical Architecture of Little Magazines 196X-197X« at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York and the CCA in Montreal. The exhibition traveled to Documenta 12 and the Architectural Association in London and is currently at the Norsk Form (Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture) in Oslo.

She has been the recipient of many fellowships and grants and is currently working on her next research project »X-Ray Architecture: Illness as Metaphor«.