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Charlotte Malterre-Barthes

Zurich (Switzerland)

Charlotte Malterre-Barthes

Architect. Member of the Prize's Board of Experts 2024

Charlotte Malterre-Barthes is an architect, urban designer, and Assistant Professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology—EPFL where she leads the laboratory RIOT. Most recently Assistant Professor at Harvard University, Malterre-Barthes’ interests are related to urgent aspects of contemporary urbanization, material extraction, climate emergency, and social justice.

In 2020, she started the initiative ‘A Global Moratorium on New Construction,’ interrogating current development protocols (forthcoming 2024, Sternberg Press & MIT Press).

A founding member of the Parity Group (Meret Oppenheim Prize 2023) and of the Parity Front, activist networks dedicated to equality in architecture, Malterre-Barthes holds a Ph.D. (ETH Zurich) on the political economy of commodities and the built environment.

[Last update: January 2024]

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