Mario Carpo is an architectural historian and critic, and is currently the inaugural Reyner Banham Professor of Architectural History and Theory at University College, London.
Areas of specialization: history of architectural theory and history of cultural technologies, with focus on the classical tradition and on contemporary digital design theory.
Education: Dr.Arch. (University of Florence, Italy); Ph.D. (History, European University Institute); HDR (Art History, France).
Teaching and other positions: Assistant Professor (University of Geneva, Switzerland, 1987-1993); Associate Professor with tenure (France, Schools of Architecture, since 1993); Head of the Study Centre, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal, Canada (2002-2005); Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology (2009-2012); Vincent Scully Visiting Professor of Architectural History, Yale School of Architecture (2010-2014); Professor, the Bartlett, UCL (2014-...). Also a visiting professor in several universities in Europe and in the United States, including the University of Geneva, the University of Florence, the University of Copenhagen, Cornell University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Williams College, and Yale University. Resident, American Academy in Rome, 2004; scholar in residence, Getty Research Institute, 2000-2001, Senior Fellow in Residence, National Gallery of Art, Washington (2014), etc.
Main publications: The Digital Turn in Architecture, 1992-2012 (2012); The Alphabet and the Algorithm (2011; also transl. into other languages), Perspective, Projections and Design (2007, co-edited; also transl. into other languages); Leon Battista Alberti's Description of the City of Rome (2000 and 2007, co-authored; also transl. into other languages); Architecture in the Age of Printing (2001; also transl. into other languages); La maschera e il modello (1993); Metodo e ordini nella teoria architettonica dei primi moderni (1993). Recent essays and articles in Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Log, Grey Room, Perspecta, Harvard Design Magazine, Domus, L’Architecture d'aujourd’hui, Arquitectura Viva, Arch+, AD/Architectural Design, Lotus International, Abitare, Artforum, etc.