B.Arch., 2009, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; S.M.Arch.S. History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture and Art, MIT, Cambridge, MA. Exhibitions: WUHO, Los Angeles; Salón Acme, Mexico City; Woods-Gerry Gallery, Providence; Keller Gallery, Cambridge. Publications: En-Medio vol. 1, no. 1-6; This is Not A Wall: Short Stories on the MoMA PS1 Party Wall; Thresholds “Scandalous”; Scapegoat 9; MAS Context 27; OfficeUS Atlas. Awards: Individual Grant, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts; Robert James Eidlitz Fellowship; Clifton Beckwith Brown Memorial Medal, Cornell University.

Personal Statement

Nathan Friedman is cofounder of Departamento del Distrito, a new design-research practice based in Mexico City, and a Lecturer in Architecture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His research linking architectural theory and geography has been published in MAS Context and Scapegoat, and will be featured in the upcoming issue of Manifest, "Bigger than Big." A recent solo exhibition at WUHO, Los Angeles entitled, Attending Limits, focused on the 19th-century constitution of the US-Mexico border, and was supported by a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. Friedman is a former editor of Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Thresholds, and has previously worked for Eisenman Architects, SMAQ Berlin, and the Office for Metropolitan Architecture in Rotterdam. He holds an S.M.Arch.S. from the Department of History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture and Art at MIT and a B.Arch. from Cornell University.


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