09.26.07 | W. M. Keck Lecture Hall @ 7pm
Mario Carpo: Digital, Drifting, and The End of History
Associate Professor, Ecole d'Architecture de Paris-La Villette, Paris
After studying architecture and history in Italy, Mario Carpo started teaching Renaissance architectural theory and history as an Assistant Professor at the University of Geneva, then received tenure in France in 1993. For the last ten years he has also been teaching as a Visiting Professor in several universities in Europe and in the United States, including the Universities of Geneva, Florence, and Copenhagen; Cornell University, the MIT, and Williams College. He was a Resident at the American Academy in Rome in 2004, a Scholar at the Getty Research Institute in 2000-2001, and a Visiting Scholar at the Clark Art Institute in 2000. He was the Head of the Study Centre at the Centre Canadien d'Architecture in Montréal between 2002 and 2004.
Mario Carpo's research and publications focus on the relationship between architectural theory, cultural history, and the history of media and information technology. His publications include the award-winning Architecture in the Age of Printing, published by the MIT Press in 2001 (also published in Italian and Spanish, with a French translation forthcoming); a commentary of Leon Battista Alberti's Descripto Urbis Romae (Geneva: Droz, 2000; a revised English version forthcoming in 2007); La maschera e il modello (Milan: Jaca Book, 1993); Metodo e ordini nella teoria architettonica dei primi moderni (Geneva: Droz, 1993). He co-edited a volume of essays on the technologies of architectural representations (Perspective, Projections, Projet. Paris: Centre des monuments nationaux et Éditions du patrimoine, 2005; a revised English version forthcoming in 2007). His recent essays and articles are published in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Log, Grey Room, L'Architecture d'aujourd'hui, Arquitectura Viva, and AD/Architectural Design.