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Dr. Daniela Ortiz dos Santos

— Koordination / Coordination

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Kunstgeschichtliches Institut

Daniela Ortiz dos Santos is an architect and architectural historian whose work is at the crossroads of the cultural studies of art, literature, architecture and the city and the history of the transatlantic world. She studied Architecture and Urbanism in Buenos Aires (UBA) and Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and received her PhD in History and Theory of Architecture from the ETH Zurich. She was a PhD Fellow at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal (2012), a Fellow at the Fondation Le Corbusier in Paris (2005-2006) and co-curated the exhibitions “Moving Constructions” at the Garagem Sul in Centro Cultural de Belem in Lisbon (2019) and the “gta Films” at the gta Exhibitions of the ETH Zurich (2017) [exhibition catalogue here]. She has taught in Architectural Schools in Rio de Janeiro and Zurich and is currently teaching at the Art History Institute of the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. Since April 2018, Daniela Ortiz dos Santos has served as coordinator of the Centre for Critical Studies in Architecture.

Her recent publications include: “Blaise Cendrars et Le Corbusier: villes et voyages utiles” (2018), in Komodo21 Blaise  Cendrars en Correspondance, n.9 available online at <> Her forthcoming publications include: “Practices of Traveling Between Architecture and Literature. American Encounters, New World Writing and the Modern Movement” (2019), accepted paper to be published in the proceedings of the Symposium Traveling, Narrating, Comparing. Travel Narratives of the Americas from the 18th to the 20th Century; and “Bauhaus Architecture: Reception, Migration and Critique” (2019), proceedings of the CCSA Bauhaus Lecture Series, co-edited with Carsten Ruhl and Oliver Elser.

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