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Sanford Kwinter

He is a Professor at Pratt and was a former Professor of Architectural Theory and Criticism at
the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He is a writer and editor who holds a PhD in
Comparative Literature from Columbia University. He has taught at MIT, Columbia and Rice
universities as well as at the Staedelschule in Frankfurt, the Architectural Association in
London, and the Universitat fur Angewandte Kunst in Vienna. He was cofounder and editor of
the journal ZONE and Zone Books for 20 years. He has written widely on philosophical issues
of design, architecture and urbanism, science and technology and was an editorial member of
the ANY conferences and publications in the 1990s as well as of the journal Assemblage. He
is the author of over a hundred and fifty articles in a dozen languages. His books include
Architectures of Time: Towards a Theory of the Event in Modernist Culture (MIT Press, 2001),
Far From Equilibrium: Essays on Technology and Design Culture (Actar, 2008) and Requiem:
For the City at the End of the Millennium and the forthcoming Soft Systems on the life sciences
and and their impact on design. He writes frequently on the work of young and emerging
practitioners in the nascent and transdisciplinary field of experimental spatial practice. He
most recently curated a Harvard University-wide exhibition of art, design and the public domain
entitled "The Divine Comedy." He is currently at work on a book on paleo-ecology and the
origins of form.
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