Tina di Carlo, Founder and Director, New York and Oslo

Tina di Carlo is a Ph.D Fellow in Exhibiting Architecture: Place and Displacement, funded by the Norwegian Research Council in the Department of Form, Theory and History at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. From 2000-07 she was a curator of architecture and design at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

At MoMA she curated and assisted with numerous exhibitions including: The Changing of the Avant-Garde: Visionary Drawings from the Howard Gilman Collection (with Terence Riley),Tall Buildings (with Terence Riley and Guy Nordenson), The Highline and OMA in Beijing: China Central Television Headquarters, among othersTina was also instrumental in building the collection of contemporary architecture, bringing in over 120 objects for acquisition. She is a contributing editor to LOG: Observations On Contemporary Architecture and the City and in 2010 was the consulting editor for LOG 20, the first compendium on curating architecture. In addition to publishing internationally she is the author of the forthcoming book Exhibitionism (Sternberg Press), a lexical study that proposes new forms of curating architecture congruent with contemporary critical spatial practices and for which she was awared a Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in Fine Arts grant.

Tina holds a Master in Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design (where she completed her thesis on the ICA in Boston), and a Master in Philosophy and Art History from the Courtauld Institute, London (where she focused on modern art and post-war French discourse). She writes and speaks internationally, and has been a guest critic at Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, UCLA, the Architectural Association, London and a guest Professor at the Berlage Institute, The Netherlands. In 2013 she will be a visiting Tutor in Histories and Critical Thinking at the Architectural Association, London.


Irmelin Joelson, London and Delhi, Curator of Public Media

Irmelin Joelson is a writer and researcher living and working in London and Delhi. She has worked as public programmes curator at Göteborgs Konsthall, Sweden, where she was instrumental in establishing social media and online platforms. She holds a double Master from Goldsmiths College, University of London, in research architecture and urban sociology. Her curatorial interests touch upon radical forms of popular education and her curatorial collaborations include Sarai-CSDSEnsemble Kashmir Theatre Akademi and New Beauty Council. Irmelin’s research focuses on practices of social interchange, especially in South Asia.


Léa-Catherine Szacka, Paris, Contributing Curator

Léa-Catherine Szacka is currently a Post-doctorate fellow at the Laboratoire d’Excellence Création, Arts et Patrimoines, Musée National des Arts Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. She holds a Ph.D from the Barlett School of Architecture, London. Her current work looks at the shift in techniques of presenting and representing architecture in the post-1968 era and examines the central role played by the 1980 Venice exhibition within the contemporary cultural discourse. As a specialist of the history of exhibitions she is part of the “Exhibition history”research group at Centre Pompidou as well as the OCCAS’s ‘Place and Displacement: Exhibiting Architecture’ project network. Léa-Catherine Szacka has taught architecture and history and theory of architecture at ENSA Versailles, ENSA Paris-Malaquais and ENSA Paris-LaVillette. She is the recipient of the RIBA Research Grant and is the currently organizing several conferences on exhibitions, including: Exhibiting Architecture: Between Discursive Space and Scenographic Apparatus,” Centre George Pompidou, Paris, in January 2014. She has presented her work at international conferences and has published in LOGADOASEAA FILES and Domus, among others.


Previous Contributors

Danielle Rago, New York and Los Angeles

Danielle Rago is an architectural curator and writer living and working in New York City. She has worked with the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum in New York, and published in Architectural RecordThe Architect’s NewspaperLOG: Observations on Contemporary Architecture and the City, and Domus. Danielle holds a Master’s degree in Architecture History and Critical Thinking from the Architectural Association, London. Her focus is on the shifting role of the institution and media, and how contemporary architecture and its public is being produced and mediated through the institution and curator.


Silvia Franceschini, Milan and Moscow

Silvia Franceschini is a contemporary architecture and design curator. She currently lives in Moscow where she attends the Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design. In 2011 she co-curated Mazama Residency /2011, a transdisciplinary residency program for emerging artists, architects and researchers held in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, Washington State. Her previous experiences in the curatorial field include La Biennale di Venezia – Architettura 2010; Centre Pompidou – Design Department and Musée Galliera – Photography Department, Paris. She is a member of Gizmo, a think-tank of architectural historians based in Milan. In 2010, she graduated with a Master in Design at the Politecnico di Milano.