Marcelo Lopez-Dinardi

Marcelo López-Dinardi is an immigrant, researcher and educator based in New York City who works at the intersection of architecture and political economy. He is also a partner at A(n) Office and has taught recently at Barnard+Columbia, the New Jersey Institute of Technology and as a lecturer in Penn Design at the University of Pennsylvania. He was selected to represent the United States Pavilion in the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale and more recently selected as a Fellow for Ideas City Athens, an event organized by New York City’s New Museum and the Neon Foundation in Athens.

López-Dinardi founded the contemporary city research platform CIUDADLAB in 2004, taught design, research and representation at the PUPR—where he directed the 2009–10 lecture series Sense Recession: What Comes Next? and the Roundtable Discussion Series for four years. From 2008–11 he edited the architecture journal Polimorfo, which he also co-founded. He co-edited the book Promiscuous Encounters (GSAPP Books), has written for Avery Review, The Architect’s Newspaper, Entorno, Domus, Planning Perspectives, Art ForumChina and Materia and lectured at Cooper Union, Princeton University, University of Michigan and RISD, among others.

  • BARC, University Politecnica de Puer
  • MS, Columbia University


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