Shvartzberg Carrió to Join Architecture Faculty

News
June 17, 2019

Manuel Shvartzberg Carrió will join the Department of Architecture as an assistant professor, effective July 1. He will teach classes on the history and theory of architecture and advise graduate students in the history of architecture and urban development program.

Shvartzberg Carrió's areas of research and expertise include intersections between architecture and geopolitics, decolonization, capitalist systems, and technology.

Currently, Shvartzberg Carrió is a graduate fellow at the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society at Columbia University and he will defend his doctoral dissertation at Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, where he led the Critical, Curatorial, and Conceptual Practices in Architecture thesis program. Shvartzberg has also served as research coordinator for the Architecture Lobby, a nonprofit activist group that addresses labor and architecture.

Shvartzberg Carrió's recent publications include two book chapters, titled "Palm Springs and the Nomos of Modernity: Prefabricated Steel Houses, Automation, and Settler Colonialism in Postwar America, 1943–1968," in Productive Universals — Specific Situations: Critical Engagements in Art, Architecture, and Urbanism (2019, Sternberg Press), edited by Anne Kockelkorn and Nina Zschocke; and "Infrastructures of Dependency: U.S. Steel and Architectural Expertise in Palm Springs, California, and Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela, 1940–1965," in Systems and the South: Architecture in Development (forthcoming, Aggregate Architecture Collaborative), among others.

Shvartzberg Carrió is the recipient of a 2019 Citation of Special Recognition as a Graham Foundation Carter Manny Award Finalist and a 2018–19 Mellon Fellowship in Egalitarianism and the Metropolis at the University of Michigan.

By Edith Fikes