Beatriz Colomina | Princeton University School of Architecture
"Towards a Transpecies Architecture?"
Wednesday, September 27, 2023 | 6:00PM | ARCH 132 DF Pray Lecture Theatre
Beatriz Colomina is an internationally renowned architectural historian and theorist who has written and curated extensively on questions of architecture, art, technology, sexuality, and media. She is the Howard Crosby Butler Professor of the History of Architecture, the founding director of the Media and Modernity program at Princeton University, and the Director of Graduate Studies (Ph.D. program) in the School of Architecture.
Her scholarly work has been published in more than 25 languages. Her books include Radical Pedagogies (MIT Press, 2022), X-Ray Architecture (Lars Muller, 2019), Are We Human? Notes on an Archeology of Design (Lars Müller, 2016), The Century of the Bed (Verlag für ModerneKunst, 2015), or Sexuality and Space (Princeton Architectural Press, 1992), among many others.
She has curated a series of international exhibitions, based on archival and oral history research, as interfaces to communicate research to a wider audience with physical installations, digital platforms and new forms of publication. These exhibitions, many of which traveled to multiple international locations, include: Clip/Stamp/Fold (2006-2013), Playboy Architecture (2012-2016) and Radical Pedagogies (2014- 2016). Her latest exhibition Sick Architecture opened at CIVA in Brussels in 2022.
Colomina has been the recipient of many awards and fellowships, including the Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellowship at the CASVA (Center for Advanced Studies in the Visual Arts), SOM Foundation, Le Corbusier Foundation, Graham Foundation, the CCA (Canadian Centre for Architecture), The American Academy in Berlin, the Getty Center in Los Angeles, the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, and the Wissenschaftkolleg in Berlin, among many others.