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Elisa Iturbe, a critic at the Yale School of Architecture and Adjunct Assistant Professor at The Cooper Union, will be in conversation with Rania Ghosn, a founding partner of Design Earth and Associate Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Architecture + Planning. They will explore the role of representation and speculative futures in architecture’s relationship to the climate crisis.
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Rania Ghosn is an architect, geographer and partner of Design Earth. She is currently associate professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology School of Architecture + Planning. Her work critically frames the urban condition at the intersection of politics, aesthetics and technological systems – be they energy, trash, or farming. Rania holds a Doctor of Design from Harvard University Graduate School of Design, a Master in Geography from University College London, and a Bachelor of Architecture from American University of Beirut. Prior to joining MIT, she was an Assistant Professor at University of Michigan and a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Boston University. Rania is founding editor of the journal New Geographies and editor-in-chief of NG2: Landscapes of Energy. Some of her recent writings have been published in GSD Platform, Journal of Architectural Education, MONU, Thresholds, Bracket, San Rocco, and Perspecta
Elisa Iturbe is a critic at the Yale School of Architecture (YSoA), where she also coordinates the dual-degree program between YSoA and the Yale School of the Environment. She is also Adjunct Assistant Professor at The Cooper Union, where she teaches studio, formal analysis, and a course titled The City as Carbon Form, which explores the spatial expression of our dominant energy paradigm in both urban and architectural form. Recently she guest edited Log 47, titled Overcoming Carbon Form, and co-wrote a book with Peter Eisenman titled Lateness. She is co-founder of the firm Outside Development, a design and research team that considers race, class, labor, and capitalism alongside form, proportion, and the production of urban fabric.