Pier Vittorio Aureli: Politics and Architecture Within and Against Capitalism

Cornell in Rome Fall 2008 Lecture Series

Pier Vittorio Aureli is an architect and educator. After graduating cum laude from the Istituto di Architettura di Venezia, Aureli obtained a doctorate in urban planning, a master’s degree at the Berlage Institute, and a Ph.D. at the Berlage Institute/TU Delft.

His theoretical studies focus on the relationship between architectural form, political thinking, and urban history. Aureli teaches at the Berlage Institute where he is unit professor and responsible for the Research on the City program. Currently he is visiting professor at the Architectural Association in London, Columbia University in New York, and Delft University of Technology. Aureli has lectured and published worldwide and is currently working on a book entitled The Possibility of an Absolute Architecture, a Study on the Representation of the City through Architectural Form, from Bramante to Mies.

Together with Martino Tattara, Aureli is the cofounder of Dogma, an architectural collective centered on the project of the city. Recently Dogma won the first prize in the international competition for the new Administrative City for 500,000 residents in the Republic of South Korea, and in 2006 received the Iakov Chernikhov Prize for the best emerging architectural practice.