Peter Macapia cv
Ph.D. Columbia University, 2003
Major: Theory and Criticism / Rosalind Krauss, John Rajchman Advisors
Minor: 19th Cent. Arch. Theory and History / Barry Bergdoll Advisor
Dissertation: Wittgenstein and Minimalism: The Problem of Meaning and Intention
M.Phil. Columbia University, 2000
M.A. Columbia University, 1997
M.T.S. Harvard University, 1993
B.F.A. Rhode Island School of Design, 1989

2001-Current Founder, Principal, Director, labDORA, architectural design and research, New York
2008-Current Founder, Peter Macapia Studio

04.2014 “Borroworrob,” HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia
04.2012 “Legendary Psychasthenia,” Liberatum, Hong Kong
09.2011 “Origins of Distance,” Sebastian Barquet, New York
04.2010 “Birth of Physics,” Sebastian Barquet, New York
06.2009 “Ship of Theseus,” Nous Gallery, London
06.2009 “Skullcracker,” Angstrom Gallery, Los Angeles
04.2009 “Swarm,” Bridge Gallery, New York

03.19 Priveekollektie Contemporary, Pad Monaco, Monaco, curated M. and I. van Dijk.
12.18 Christian Dior, Dior as Seen by . . . Empire of Separation, Icon Siam, Bangkok, curated Dior.
12.18 Priveekollektie Contemporary, Art Miami, Miami, curated M. and I. van Dijk.
06.18 Christian Dior, Dior as Seen by . . . Empire of Separation, SK A4 Boutique, Taipei, curated Dior.
04.18 Priveekollektie Contemporary, Spring Group Exhibition, Heusden, curated M. and I. van Dijk.
09.18 Priveekollektie Contemporary, Spectrum of Time, Heusden, curated M. and I. van Dijk.
12.17 Priveekollektie Contemporary, Art Miami, Miami, curated M. and I. van Dijk.
05.17 Priveekollektie Contemporary, Art New York, curated M. and I. van Dijk.
03.17 Priveekollektie Contemporary, Brooks Mews Group Exhibition, London, curated M. and I. van Dijk.
10.17 Multiverse, Paris, AA [n+1] Gallery, curated Leslie Ware
03.17 Priveekollektie Contemporary, London, Mayfair, curated M. and I. van Dijk.
12.16 Priveekollektie Contemporary, Art Miami, Miami, curated M. and I. van Dijk
04.16 Christian Dior, Dior as Seen by . . . Empire of Separation, Dusseldorf, Langen Foundation, curated Dior
06.14 Office US, Storefront for Art and Architecture, Venice Biennale
09.13 Permanent Exhibition, FRAC Centre, Orléans
04.13 “Reading Rooms,” Gallery Sebastian Barquet, New York, curated Matthew Weinstien
04.13 “As the Eye is Formed,” Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, curated Peter Campus
09.12 “Geddes International,” Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, curated Eva Franch
06.12 “Dentelles d’architectures,” Musée-Mine départemental à Cagnac-Les-Mines, France
05.12 Christian Dior, Dior as Seen by . . . Empire of Separation, Tokyo, curated Herve Mikhailov
04.12 “Object Milieu,” L’ESAD, Orléans, France
04.12 “Diagramme(s),” Dessin Contemporain, ESA, Paris, curated S. Devabaktuni, J. Sautereau
04.12 “Dirty Geometry,” Object-Milieu, L’ESAD, Orléans, France
04.12 “Off to Sea Once More,” Feng-Shuing the Panopticon, Actual Size, Los Angeles, Katie Herzog
12.11 Public Occupation, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, curated Eva Franch
05.11 “Audi Urban Future Awards,” New York, curated Mark Kushner
04.11 Christian Dior, Dior as Seen by . . . Empire of Separation, Shanghai, curated Herve Mikhailov
08.10 “Chiachiarita,” Sebastian Barquet, New York, curated Nick Kilner
03.10 Metal Ball, Museum of Art and Design, New York
10.09 “Architeture et dentelle,” la Maison de l’architecture et de la ville, Lille, France
09.09 “Digital Primitivism,” Center for Architecture, Lisboa, curated by Katerina Tiazzoldi
10.08 “Immaterial Process,” Beijing Biennial, Beijing, curated A. Andrasek, N. Leach, X. Wei-Guo
09.08 “Light,” Norman Schaffler Gallery, Brooklyn, curated Keith Sonnier
09.08 “Natural and Artificial Behavior,” Bridge Gallery, New York, curated Marilyn Garber
12.08 “Seroussi Pavilion,” AA School, London, curated Brett Steele
11.07 “New Work,” Johnson Trading Gallery, New York, curated Paul Johnson
09.07 “Scriptedbypurpose,” Fuel Collection, Philadelphia, curated Marc Fornes
09.07 “Pavilion Seroussi,” Maison Rouge, Paris, curated Elias Gounoun
02.07 “The Computational Turn,” Maison de l’Architecture et de la Ville, Marseille, curated P. Morel
05.05 “Beyond Media,” Media Festival, Florence Italy, curated M. Brizzi
04.05 “New Architecture New York,” Tokyo University, Tokyo, curated D. Hirose

06.11 l’entreprise culturelle, Paris, France
08.10 Pilchuck Center for glass, Washington State, USA

Permanent Collection, Dirty Geometry, FRAC Centre, Orléans, France
M. and L. Sternberg, New York
J. Huth, London and Berlin
N. Seroussie, Paris
Various private collections, Mexico City

04.2012 “Interview with 101 South Lane Office Building,” Performance, Liberatum, Hong Kong
12.2011 “Silent Manifesto,” Performance, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York
06.2011 “Notice of Appearance,” various sites, Paris
04.2011 “In Search of Medusa,” Metropolitan Museum of Art
03.2011 “Members Only: Empire of Separation,” Museum of Art and Design, New York
05.2009 “Swarm2,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

2019 Taconic Fellowship: Space, Narrative, and Immigration
2017 Research Grant, Materials and Structures in Informal Settlements, Pratt Institute
2014-2016 Altair Technology Software Grant
2013 FACE/Croatia Arts Link Grant
2004-2006 Co-Author (PI Jack McGourty, SEAS), NSF Department Level Reform Grant
2004-2006 Co-Author, Co-Principal Investigator, (PI Patirica Culligan) Columbia University Academic Quality Fund, “Toward New Urban Ecologies,”
2005 Faculty Grant, Architecture and Infrastructure Tokyo, Pratt Institute

1996-2002 Columbia University President’s Fellowship
1993-1994 Columbia University President’s Fellowship
1990-1992 Harvard University Divinity School Graduate Scholarship
1985-1989 Rhode Island School of Design Undergraduate Scholarship

04.14 “Currency as Space,” open invitation exhibition, HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia
04.13 “The Small Where,” Vito Acconci, Ivan Argote, Pauline Bastard, Theodore Fivel, Luciana Lamoth, Opus Gallery, New York
07.09 “Wild Child,” Marc Fornes, Ben Aranda, Tom Wiscombe, Marcello Spina, Bridge Gallery, New York
04.07 “Line, Grid, and Network,” Pratt Institute, Brooklyn

11.14.17 L’École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris-Malaquais, Paris, “Space and Force,” with Jeremy Lecomte and Philip Morel.
11.11.17 AA [n+1] Gallery/Area Institute, Paris, “Drawing and Erasure,” with Philp Morel
02.19.14 Yale Graduate School of Architecture, “The Function of a Function: The Politics of Space”
04.03.13 University of Technology Sydney, Architecture, “The Unique Phenomena of Distance”
11.15.12 School of Visual Arts, MFA program, New York, Visiting Artist Lecture
10.21.12 École Spéciale d’Architecture, Paris, “Legendary Psychasthenia”
07.27.12 RMIT, Department of Architecture, Melbourne, “Force of Law”
10.20.11 Technical University Delft, Department of Architecture, “Playing With Fire”
11.26.09 L’École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris-Malaquais, Paris, “After the Night Watch”
04.23.09 Kent State School of Architecture, Kent State University, Kent, “Cartesian Wax”
03.19.09 The Drawing Center, New York, “Blind Leading the Blind”
01.19.09 Princeton University, Graduate Program in Architecture, Princeton, “War And Peace”
01.17.09 Sci-Arc, Los Angeles, “The Smell of Geometry”
03.22.08 Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia, “Geometria Conflictus”
12.10.06 University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Architecture, Philadelphia, “Kinds of Sublime”
11.05.06 L’École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris-Malaquais, Paris, “On the Prehistory of Computation”
03.29.06 École Spéciale d’Architecture, Paris, “Pressure”
03.28.06 École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris Belleville, Paris, “Dirty Geometry”
03.20.05 Nasa Goddard Institute for Space Studies, “Hybrid architecture,” New York
03.25.05 Columbia University, Fu School of Engineering and Applied Mathematics, New York, “Engineering Space”
10.24.04 University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Architecture, Philadelphia, “Crunk Space”
11.15.03 Pratt Institute, Graduate Program in Architecture, New York, “Computational Matter”
09.27.02 Columbia University, GSAPP, New York, “Crossing the line: A material history of geometry”
03.14.02 Columbia University, GSAPP, New York, “Tati’s Playtime: The shelf life of modern geometry”

03.08.19 Organizer and Moderator, “Dialogues on Justice: Boundaries, Borders, and Immigration,” Pratt Institute, Brooklyn New York
04.16.15 “Matter and Force in Choisy,” Society of Architectural Historians Conference, Chicago, Andrew Benjamin Moderator
08.04.14 Moderator and Organizer, “Doubling Space” and “Space as Asset,” HDLU, Zagreb
02.24.14 “Distributions: Foucault’s Lectures on the Will to Know,” Foucault Society, SUNY, New York
10.19.13 Moderator, “Performing Change: Ontologies of Media Art Interventions,” Eyebeam, New
York, Paolo Cirio organizer
04.20.12 “Living for the City,” Altair Engineering Conference, Detroit
02.22.11 Panelist, Architecture and the Death of Drawing, Center for Architecture, New York
03.19.10 “Dirty Geometry,” Donald Judd on Art and Design, Judd Foundation, New York
06.15.09 “Ship of Theseus,” Synathroisis Conference, Hellenic Institute of Architecture, Athens, Yota Alindou organizer
07.30.09 “Material Feedback,” Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, Rob Ley organizer
03.24.08 “The Algorithm,” Nonstandard Geometry Conference, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City, Jose Alvarez organizer
11.16.07 “Dirty Geometry,” Karoake Seroussi, AA School, London, Brett Steele organizer
10.11.06 Moderator, Bites, Bits, Bricks, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Architecture, Philadelphia, Cecil Balmond and David Ruy organizers
05.02.06 “Geometry under pressure,” Computational Matter Conference, École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-Malaquais, Paris, Philippe Morel organizer
10.22.05 “Mixology,” Cosmopolitanism and Place Conference, University Technology Sydney, Sydney, Andrew Benjamin organizer
12.05.05 “Hedonist Geometry,” SCRIPT Conference, Florence, Italy, Marco Brizzi organizer
03.21.05 “Sweet Honey Structure,” CS-FEM Conference, Tokyo University of Science/Archi Complex, Tokyo, Minoru Mizuno organizer
11.29.03 “The Material Life of Geometry,” The Intimate Metropolis, AA School, London, Vittoria di Palma organizer
03.18.03 “Rates of Change: Computation and Matter,” American Collegiate Society of Architects Annual Conference, Miami, Ali Rahim organizer

04.08.19 Pratt Inst., “Dialogues on Justice: Borders, Boundaries and Immigration, “ with Arlene Keiser
04.08.14 HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia, “Doubling Space,” Vito Acconci, Paolo Cirio, Franklin Boyd, Tomislave Tomasevic, Teadore Celakoski, Ana Husman, Sonja Lebos, Bojan Mucko, Marko Salapura
03.21.06 Columbia University, GSAPP “Computation, Matter, and Geometry,” Alisa Andrasek, Philippe Morel, David Ruy

Macapia, P., Un detail de ce qui change, AD, Summer 2014, ed. Mark Garcia
Macapia, P., The Geddes International, Interventions Journal, Columbia University, vol. 2, No. 2, July 2013
Macapia, P., Looking at the City, Aspect Magazine, September, 2012, volume 20
Macapia, P., What is Manhattan Grid for Architects, A+U, no. 493, October 2011, p. 12.
Macapia, P., B. Cache, From Geometry to Industry, Interview with Bernard Cache, ADRD,
Macapia, P., State of the Art: For and Against Rationalism, TARP, Spring, 2010
Macapia, P., Question: On Space and Power, Cambridge Architecture Journal, no. 19, 2009
Macapia, P., Singularities, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Computation of Shell and Spatial Structures IASS-IACM 2008: “Spanning Nano to Mega,” Cornell, 2009
Macapia, P., Influence, Spread Art and Culture, vol. 4, Spring 2009
Macapia, P., Diaggrama Agon, Nous Gallery, London, 2009
Macapia, P., Gross Topology, Rafaat, A., Ed., Tall Buildings, MA no. 35 (Tehran: Memari Iran, 2009)
Macapia, P., Dirty Geometry, Log No.10, Fall, 2007
Macapia, P., Turbulent grid part 1: dirty geometry, Arch’It, January 2007
Macapia, P., Turbulent geometry, International Workshop Computational Morphogenesis, Nagoya
Macapia, P., Rates of change: computation and design, ACSA Annual Review, January 2005
Macapia, P., The material grain of geometry: A conversation with Alejandro Zaera-Polo, Log, no. 3, September 2004
Macapia, P., Performative architecture: beyond instrumentality, ed. B. Koralevic (London: Spon Press, 2004). *contribution of work to cover image, not essay
Macapia, P., Edge Unlimited, Architecture Review Australia, 90, September 2004.
Macapia, P., Some notes on analytical instruments, in Ed Keller ed., Chronomorphologies (New York: Columbia Books on Architecture, 2003)

Morel, P., Peter Macapia/labDORA, Architectures expérimentales 1950-2010, Brayer, M.-A., Ed. (Paris: HYX, 2013)
Ruotolo, P., Peter Macapia: Legendary Psychasthenia, Domus, February 2013
Zarrella, K., Nobel Laureates Take Hong Kong, Interview Magazine online, May 2012
Zarinsky, M., Storefront Occupy, DSN Radio, Jan 12, 20012
Padovano, G., Complessità e Sostenibilità nel progetto (Rome: Gangemi, 2012)
Yokayama, K., The New York Grid, A+U, no. 12, September 2011
Stewart, M., Top Ten Emerging Architects, PinUp Magazine, no. 10, Spring/Summer 2011
Burry, M., ed., Scripting Cultures: Architectural Design and Programming (London: Wiley, 2011)
Goldfarb, M, Ed., Architectural Inventions: Visionary Drawings (New York: Mark Batty 2012)
Hirose, D., New Directions: Sustainability and Technology in New York, A+U, no. 476 , March 2010
Edwards, M., The Artist’s Eye, Interior Design, August, 2009
Wei-Guo, S., Architectural Beijing Biennial, World Architecture, Vol. 4, 2009
De Looz, A., Dora’s Dirty Deeds, PinUp Magazine, no. 6, Spring, May 2009
Yudina, A., Peter Macapia, Monitor Magazine, no. 53, February 2009
Ezichielle, C.,Tra Logiche et Principe: intervista Peter Macapia, Io Architetto, V. 4, no. 2, March 09
Della Para, A., Architettura della Vita: Interview with Peter Macapia, Genitronsviluppo,
Moreno, S., “labDORA seating based on Fluid Dynamics,” ID Magazine, June 2008
Gendall, J., Ranch House, Architectural Record Online, May 2007

“In Search of Symmetry,”
Peritz, Romina, “Peter Macapia at the HDLU: Manet’s Waitress, Foucault and Marx on Coffee,” 03.08.14, Jutarni Kultura, online art journal.
Bačić , Toma, “The Invisible Forces of Society,”
Altain Inc., “Peter Macapia, LabDORA, Architecture,” 2014,
Colihan, J., “Theoretical Project for United Nations Performing Arts Center,” Forbes, May 2013
Yakas, Ben, “NYC Of 2030,” Gothamist online magazine, May 4, 2011,
“5 Drafts for Manhattan, 2030,” Detail online, 5.16.11.
Osterhout, Jacob, “How will NYC Look in 2030?”, New York Daily News, 05.11.11
Campoy-Leffler, N., “The Real Miami Heat: Miami Basel,” Huffington Post, November 29, 2010
Messler, S., IHeartNYC, Huffington Post, August 10, 2010
Coagula Art Journal, July 20, 2009,
Bergstrom-Katz, Sasha, Artslant, “Peter Macapia’s Skullcracker”, Artslant 6/15/09
Meyers, H., “Review: Peter Macapia at Angstrom Gallery,” Los Angeles Times, July 19, 2009
Chaplin, Julia, “Design of the Times,” Wallpaper, December 2007, p. 101-104

Peter Macapia, “Auguste Choisy and Force: The Beginning of 20th Century Architecture,” article in preparation
Peter Macapia, Distributions: Witness and Space in Archaic and Classical Greece, book in preparation
Peter Macapia, Function of a Function: The Genealogy of Force, book in preparation

2001-Current Pratt Institute, Adjunct Associate Professor CCE, Graduate Architecture and Urban
Design (GAUD), Brooklyn; History, Theory, Advanced Design Studio
2015 Parsons/The New School for Social Research, Visiting Faculty
2009-2011 Southern California Institute of Architecture (Sci-Arc), Adjunct Assistant Professor, Los
Angeles; Theory, History, Engineering, Design
2001-2008 School of Visual Arts, Adjunct Professor, Art History and Theory
2001-2006 Columbia University, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Architecture,
Planning and Preservation (GSAPP), New York; Theory and History, Design Studio
2004-2005 Columbia University, Visiting Professor, Fu School of Engineering and Applied Science,
Structural and Environmental Engineering

09.2018-19 “Michel Foucault: The Problem of Justice,” Brooklyn Public Library
04.2013 Master Class, Liberatum, Hong Kong
10.2010 “Wildness,” Technical University Delft, on algorithmic design and architecture
11.2009 “Seed Sovereignty,” L’Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris-Malaquais, on algorithmic design and urban typology
11.2006 “Gradient Structure,” Sci-Arc, innovative structural design using Finite Element Analysis
10.2006 “Turbulent Grid,” École Spéciale d’Architecture, advanced scripting and urban morphology in collaboration with Jacques Sautereau’s “Seminar de la ville”