Bard Faculty

Olga Touloumi

Assistant Professor of Art History

Primary Academic Program: Art History

Academic Program Affiliation(s): Environmental and Urban Studies, Experimental Humanities


B.Arch., Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; M.Sc., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University; additional studies at Universitá degli Studi di Firenze. An architectural historian researching questions of media and technology in modern architecture, she previously served as lecturer and teaching fellow at Harvard. Publications include “Contentious Electronics/Radical Blips” in Architecture Is All Over (forthcoming); “The Networked Periphery and the Verisimilitudes of Communication in Postwar Greece,” in 5th Meeting of the Greek DOCOMOMO: The Greek City and the Urbanism of Modernism (forthcoming); and “The Politics of Totality: Iannis Xenakis’ Polytope de Mycènes” in Xenakis Matters, among others. Co-curator of Made in Greece Plus: Architecture Now, Boston Museum of Science; and Made in Greece and A Media Archaeology of Boston, Harvard University. Lectures/conferences at venues throughout the world, including Columbia University; Brown University; Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm; University of Toronto; Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona; and Courtauld Institute of Art, London. At Bard since 2014.


  • Research Interests: Global architectural modernism (c.1900–1980); sound modernities; total environments and architectures of spectacle; modernist utopias; media archaeologies, design epistemologies and the interdisciplinary inquiry


Phone: 845-758-6822