Peter Lang Short Bio

Peter Lang is professor in Architectural Theory and History at the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, where he conducts post-graduate and pre-doctorate research courses in architecture, design and multimedia communications. Lang holds a Bachelor in Architecture from Syracuse University and earned a PhD in Italian history and urbanism at New York University in 2000. He is a Fulbright recipient in Italian studies. Lang works on the history and theory of post-war Italian architecture and design, with a focus on sixties Italian experimental design, media and environments. Lang has written and curated a number of projects on the Italian Radical Design and Architecture movement.  In 2016 Lang was an invited guest curator for the blockbuster exhibition Mashup: the Birth of Modern Culture” at Vancouver Art Gallery Museum. In 2013, at the Graham Foundation Chicago, Lang co-curated, together with Luca Molinari and Mark Wasiuta, the fourth edition of “Environments and Counter Environment: Italy the New Domestic Landscape.” In 2003, together with William Menking, Lang co-authored Superstudio: Life Without Objects (2003 Skira- out of print) voted one of the top essential reads for architects and students by Arch Daily in 2018.  He has been a member of the Rome based urban arts research group Stalker since 1997.

 

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