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Rania Ghosn

Cambridge (United States of America)

Rania Ghosn

Architect and Geographer

She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from American University of Beirut, a Master of Geography from University College London, and a Doctor of Design from the Graduate School of Design (GSD), Harvard University. She is associate Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and founding partner of Design Earth with El Hadi Jazairy. Her practice engages design as a speculative medium for making visible and public the geographies of the climate crisis. The work of Design Earth has been exhibited internationally at venues such as the Venice Architecture Biennale, Matadero Madrid, SFMOMA, MAAT Lisbon, Triennale di Milano, Sursock Museum, Guangdong Times Museum, Oslo Architecture Triennale, the inaugural Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, and is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. For her creative practice, Ghosn has received the Architectural League Prize (2016), the ACSA Faculty Design Awards (2014; 2017), the Boghossian Foundation Prize (2017), and other honours. She is founding editor of the journal New Geographies, editor of NG2: Landscapes of Energy (Harvard GSD, 2009), and co-author of Geographies of Trash (Actar, 2015) and Geostories: Another Architecture for the Environment (Actar, 2020). Her essays have appeared in Log, AD, Domus, Volume, Icon, Avery Review, Journal of Architectural Education, ARQ, San Rocco, Perspecta, Thresholds, amongst others, and in edited volumes on energy, infrastructure, and climate.

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