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Marina Otero

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Marina Otero Verzier holds a PhD in architecture and is a visiting professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University. In 2022 she received the Wheelwright Prize from Harvard University for her research on the future of data storage. Otero has directed the Master of Social Design at the Design Academy in Eindhoven since 2020. From 2015-2022 she was Director of Research at Nieuwe Instituut, the National Museum for Architecture, Design and Digital Culture in the Netherlands, where she led initiatives focusing on work, extraction and mental health from a post-anthropocentric perspective. She previously worked as director of Studio-X GSAPP, a global network of research centres on the future of cities attached to Columbia University. Otero has co-edited books such as Work, Body, Leisure (2018), Architecture of Appropriation (2019), More-than-Human (2020), Lithium: States of Exhaustion (2021), and Automated Landscapes (2023) and her curatorial work includes the Oslo Architecture Triennale 'After Belonging' (2016), the Dutch Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 'Work, Body, Leisure' (2018), and 'Compulsive Desires: On Lithium Extraction and Rebellious Mountains', at Galeria Municipal do Porto (2023).

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