Assistant Professor of Architectural Studies
Primary Academic Program: Art History
Biography:Ivonne Santoyo-Orozco is an architect, historian, and theorist whose research investigates the relation between architecture and state practices—more specifically, how architecture serves as an interface between contemporary forms of governance and capital. Historically, she is also interested in how architecture became instrumental in cultivating relations of power, allegiance, and obedience. As an architect, she has collaborated with Arup Integrated Urbanism, Foster + Partners, Wiel Arets, and Fernando Romero. Her work has been exhibited at Think Space in Zagreb, the Venice Biennale, and Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York City, among other venues. She previously taught at Iowa State University; Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts, London; and the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, where she received her PhD. Recent publications include “From the Right to Housing to the Right to Credit: The Drama of Ownership in Mexico,” Transcripts on Housing; “Liberating Architecture, Enabling Neoliberal Environments,” Journal of Architecture; “Notes on the Irrationality of Order,” Eros; and entries on Juan O’Gorman and Mario Pani in Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism.
BArch, Universidad de las Américas Puebla; MArch, Berlage Institute, Rotterdam; PhD, Architectural Association School of Architecture, London. At Bard since 2019.
Location: Reem-Kayden Center