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Guangming City: International Urban Design competition for a city of a half a million people: China, Shenzhen Municipal Authority. March 2006. With Alexander D'Hooghe and Yung Ho Chang. An invited international competition in which we won fourth place.


Cities of Angkor: created plans, analysis and photographs for an exhibition covering the five hundred year history of the city of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. MIT Museum's Wolk Gallery, MIT, April 28, 2009 to September 15, 2009


Collage - Method and Form

Boston Metabolism
(co-taught with Alexander D’Hooghe)

Mother’s House

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"Harvard, MIT, and Building a New Campus" part of the MIT subject STS.050 History of MIT.


"The Future of History" given at Taubman College, University of Michigan, April 11, 2011


"Global History, Global Paradox" given at Texas A&M's Langford Architecture Center, September. 27, 2010


"Difficult Architecture" given at an MIT SMArchS Colloquium, September 21, 2010.


Blogitecture: Architecture on the Internet
The state and influence of architectural criticism in an age of digital networks. A panel discussion with Javier Arbona and Kazys Varnelis given on April 7, 2009.

History - Theory - Criticism


Online Course

Through EdX, Jarzombek taught the first ever MOOC (mass open online course) on the history of architecture with thousands of participants, world-wide: A Global History of Architecture.

> review of course



"Deus (e)X Historia," a conference exploring divinity and reason in the production of knowledge (April 26-28, 2007): co-organized with faculty from HTC at MIT.

> conference web site


"Architecture Race Academe: The Back Architect's Journey" (March 16-17, 2007): co-organized by Mark Jarzombek and Darian C. Hendricks

> conference web site

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"Architecture - History - Pedagogy Conference" (MIT, November 21-22, 2003) co-organized by Mark Jarzombek and Arindam Dutta

> conference web site


"East-European Art and Architecture in the 20th century" (MIT, October 5-6, 2001) co-organized by Mark Jarzombek and Juliana Maxim.

> review of conference


"Architecture, Art and Cultural History" ( MIT, April 17-18, 1998) Symposium celebrating the 25th Anniversary of History Theory and Criticism program.


Thinking About Architecture: In History and At Present

Beaux-Arts in America
(co-taught with Erika Naginski)

Global Modernity ... 1600

History of Postmodernism in Art and Architecture
(co-taught with Caroline Jones)

Traumatic Urbanism



6 April 2017/ A Conversation at the Canadian Center of Architecture with Kenneth Frampton: “Can There Be a Global Architectural History Today?” with Esra Akcan (Cornell University), and Mark Jarzombek (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).


April 2016/ Interview with Dan Kubis, Assistant Director, Humanities Center, University of Pittsburgh


April 2014/ Serious Science: Jarzombek on the architecture of first societies

2014/ What is Creativity?

2012, CCA/ What is the the role of the curator in the future?

Sept 28, 2010/ 'Backseat Interview" by Professor Peter Lang of Texas A&M University on the status of architecture

March 29, 2010/ Jarzombek and Prakash speak on new book: A Global History of Architecture.

April 23, 2009/ in Murcia, Spain produced by Observatorio del Diseño y la Arquitectura. The interview covers a range of topics from Sustainability to the future of architecture.

Transcript of a 2007 interview for disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory "Interrogating 'Experience': Phenomenology, Architecture and Erudition."



Silent Action


2014 / Mark Jarzombek in Brandon Clifford’s Round Room




McKnelly Megalith


Mark Jarzombek and the 'McKnelly Megalith in Killian Court, MIT (May 12, 2015), the product of Megalithic Robotics studio that Jarzombek co-taught with Brandon Clifford



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