Architect, author, professor and dean emeritus at Columbia GSAPP — NZ/US
Professor of Architecture and Dean Emeritus of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation Columbia University. An accomplished scholar and design teacher, Mark Wigley has written extensively on the theory and practice of architecture and is the author of Constant’s New Babylon: The Hyper-Architecture of Desire (1998); White Walls, Designer Dresses: The Fashioning of Modern Architecture (1995); and The Architecture of Deconstruction: Derrida’s Haunt (1993). He co-edited The Activist Drawing: Retracing Situationalist Architectures from Constant’s New Babylon to Beyond (2001). Wigley has served as curator for widely attended exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Drawing Center, New York; Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal; and Witte de With Museum, Rotterdam. He received both his Bachelor of Architecture (1979) and his Ph.D. (1987) from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. After a decade as Dean of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University he is now stepping down to return to teaching.
The architect and design theorist Mark Wigley has engaged in a re-evaluation of the notion of design, so as to uncover some of the features that led mankind to design its own…