The Bartlett School of Architecture


Mario Carpo Announced as a Guggenheim Fellow

25 April 2022

Professor Mario Carpo, who leads two programmes at The Bartlett, joins a distinguished group of scholars, scientists and artists awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in this year’s awards.

Image: AUAR

The Guggenheim Foundation awards fellowships annually, with the competition now in its 97th year. The Foundation exists to further the development of scholars and artists by awarding grants to enable them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions. Selected from nearly 2500 applicants in a rigorous application and peer review process, this year’s 180 new Fellows represent 51 scholarly disciplines and artistic fields and 81 different academic institutions, chosen on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise.

Mario is one of only two people selected globally in the field of architecture and design. As a Guggenheim Fellow in 2022-23, Mario will start working on his next book, which will outline an historiographic synopsis of the use of electronic technologies in design and fabrication from 1945 to the present.  This project will follow and complement his trilogy on the subject, The Alphabet and the Algorithm (2011), The Second Digital Turn (2017), and Beyond Digital. Design and Automation at the End of Modernity (forthcoming in 2023), all published with the MIT Press. Taken together the books offer a chronicle and a critical commentary of the digital turn in architecture as it unfolded – a global trend of which The Bartlett has been and still is a protagonist.

Mario Carpo is Reyner Banham Professor of Architectural History and Theory at The Bartlett, and is the Programme Director for Architecture & Digital Theory MRes and Architecture & Digital Theory MPhil/PhD.

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Image: Automated Architecture (AUAR) develops a network of robotic microfactories for affordable housing. Credit: AUAR