Yehuda E. Safran studied art at Saint Martin’s School of Art, architecture at the Royal College of Art and philosophy at University College, London. He has taught at the Architectural Association, Goldsmith’s College, London University, the Royal College of Art, London and the Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht. He was a fellow of the Chicago Institute of Architecture and Urbanism and visiting professor at the School of Architecture, University of Illinois, as well as at RISD, Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Mendrisio Academy, Ticino.
In recent years Safran worked as visiting professor in both Nanjing and Shanghai. He has published in 9H, Casabella, Domus, Sight and Sound, Paris Match, Lotus, A+U, AA Files, Proto-typo, Metalocus, Abitare, The Plan, Springer, Springerin, Artpress and Potlatch inter alia. With Steven Holl and others, he was editor of 32 Beijing/New York and among the editors of Springer, Vienna. He is author of Mies van der Rohe (2000).
Safran curated inter alia, the Arts Council of Great Britain’s touring exhibition and publication, The Architecture of Adolf Loos and the Frederick Kiesler show at the Architectural Association, London. He has recently curated exhibitions at Adolf Loos, the CAAA Guimareas, Portugal, MAK Vienna, Austria, GSAPP Columbia University Gallery and at the Biblioteca Marciana, Venice. He was a trustee of the 9H Gallery, a founding member of the Architecture Foundation in London and a member of the College International de Philosophie, Paris. He currently lives in New York and directs the Potlatch journal and the Research Lab for Art and Architecture. He also teaches at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and is a consultant to Steven Holl Architects.