Beatriz Colomina

Beatriz Colomina is a professor of history and theory in the School of Architecture and founding director of the program in media and modernity at Princeton University. She has written extensively on questions of architecture, art, sexuality, and media. Her books include Are We Human? Notes on an Archeology of Design (Lars Müller, 2016), The Century of the Bed (Verlag für Moderne Kunst, 2015), Manifesto Architecture: The Ghost of Mies (Sternberg, 2014), Clip/Stamp/Fold: The Radical Architecture of Little Magazines 196X-197X (Actar, 2010), Domesticity at War (MIT Press, 2007), Privacy and Publicity: Modern Architecture as Mass Media (MIT Press, 1994), and Sexuality and Space (Princeton Architectural Press, 1992). She has curated a number of exhibitions including Clip/Stamp/Fold (2006), Playboy Architecture (2012), and Radical Pedagogies (2014). Along with Mark Wigley, she is curator of the third Istanbul Design Biennial (2016).

Classes (Selected)

  • ARCH 3308 Special Topics in Theory 1This course addresses pertinent issues relative to the subject of Theory of Architecture. The instructor(s) of the course are drawn from the permanent and visiting faculty who may either broadly or narrowly define the course's scope and content. For precise content please see the Architecture Department webpage .

Exhibitions and Presentations (Selected)

  • Clip/Stamp/Fold (2006)
  • Playboy Architecture (2012)
  • Radical Pedagogies with Mark Wigley (2014)

Publications (Selected)

  • Are We Human? Notes on an Archeology of Design (Lars Müller, 2016)
  • The Century of the Bed (Verlag für Moderne Kunst, 2015)
  • Manifesto Architecture: The Ghost of Mies (Sternberg, 2014)