This is a Max Abramovitz Endowed Lecture
Rania Ghosn is Associate Professor at the MIT School of Architecture and Planning and founding partner with El Hadi Jazairy of the studio DESIGN EARTH. Their practice engages the speculative project as a medium to make public the climate crisis and the technological systems that underpin it. The work of DESIGN EARTH is in the New York Museum of Modern Art permanent collection and has been widely exhibited, including recently at venues such as the Venice Biennale, the Bauhaus Museum in Dessau, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. They are authors of Geostories: Another Architecture for the Environment (3rd ed. 2022; 2018), The Planet After Geoengineering (2021), Geographies of Trash (2015), and the forthcoming Climate Inheritance (2023). Ghosn holds a Doctor of Design degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design (2010), where she was founding member of the journal New Geographies and editor-in-chief of its issue Landscapes of Energy (2010). She is recipient of the United States Artist Fellowship (2022), the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers (2016), and ACSA Faculty Design Awards (2014, 2017) for outstanding work in environmental design fields as a critical endeavor.
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