Peter Lang Short Bio

I am former Professor of Architectural Theory and History at the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm (2013-2019). While at the Royal Institute of Art, I founded R-lab, a research platform investigating a range of subjects from social conflict and symbolic spaces, to material culture and environmental crises. R-lab, now based in Rome, continues to run independent research initiatives. I hold a Bachelor in Architecture from Syracuse University and earned a PhD in Italian history and urbanism at New York University in 2000. I was awarded a Fulbright in Italian studies. I work on the history and theory of post-war Italian architecture and design, with a focus on sixties Italian experimental design, media and environments. I have written on and curated a number of projects on the Italian Radical Design and on contemporary urban culture.  I am a member of the Rome based urban arts research group Stalker since 1997.

Photo: Architecture and Immigration, Riga, 2019.  Photo  Inese Kalniņa.

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