Bard Faculty

Deepa Ramaswamy

Visiting Instructor in Art History

Primary Academic Program: Art History


BArch, University of Mumbai; MArch, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; MA, Architectural Association School of Architecture, London; PhD candidate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Deepa Ramaswamy’s areas of interest include history and theory of planning, housing, modern architecture, theory of architecture, urban design, and urban economics. At MIT, she was a graduate teaching assistant for courses on water planning, policy, and design; analysis in architecture, art, and design; global history of architecture; and precedence in critical practice. Her research has been supported by the Rockefeller Archive Center, Getty Research Institute, and the Canadian Centre for Architecture. Other honors include MIT’s Hyzen, Schlossman, and Presidential fellowships. Publications include “The Pandora’s Box: Discretionary Codes, Adjacencies, and Public Benefits,” in Neoliberalism: An Architectural History (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018); “Seductive Imagery and Viewing Regimes,” in Clog Rendering; and “The Politics of Numbers,” in Journal SpécialeZ. Conference presentations at the European Association for Urban History, in Rome (forthcoming); New England chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians at MIT (forthcoming); University of Southern California School of Architecture; Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation; Harvard Graduate School of Design; Canadian Centre for Architecture; and Savannah College of Art and Design. She has been part of architectural practices in Mumbai, Chicago, and Washington, DC. At Bard: 2018–19.