Nader Vossoughian is an associate professor of architecture at the New York Institute of Technology. He is an architectural historian, curator, and theorist whose work focuses on the relations between architecture, information, andthe city. A former Fulbright Scholar, he studied philosophy, cultural studies, and German literature at Berkeley, Swarthmore, the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität (Freiburg), and the Humboldt University (Berlin) before receiving a master’s degree in German studies and both a master’s and a doctorate in architecture from Columbia University. His articles have appeared in numerous scholarly and popular journals, including Design Issues, Hunch, Volume, and Grey Room. He has also curated exhibitions at Stroom den Haag, the MAK Center for Art and Architecture in Los Angeles, and the Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna. He is the recipient of grants and awards from the Graham Foundation, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht, and the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal. His first book, Otto Neurath: The Language of the Global Polis, was published in 2008 by NAi (Rotterdam) and is now available in paperback edition. His current book-length project concentrates on Ernst Neufert and his role in standardizing the use of architectural standards in 20th-century Europe.
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