Mark Wigley

Mark Wigley [2001 © Jan Sprij]

Mark Wigley

Mark Wigley (NZ/US) is an architect, author and the Dean of Architecture at Columbia University.

Raised and educated in New Zealand, with Mike Austin as his doctoral supervisor, he moved to the USA in 1986 to teach at Princeton University. In 1988, Mark Wigley co-curated with Philip Johnson the MoMA exhibition Deconstructivist Architecture, featuring Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Peter Eisenman, Daniel Libeskind, Bernard Tschumi, Rem Koolhaas and Coop Himmelb(l)au. In 2005, Wigley founded Volume Magazine with Rem Koolhaas and Ole Bouman, which serves as an experimental think tank focussing on the process of spatial and cultural reflexivity: http://www.archis.org/

Mark Wigley has written on the theory and practice of architecture, and he is the author of The Architecture of Deconstruction: Derrida's Haunt (1993), White Walls, Designer Dresses: The Fashioning of Modern Architecture (1995), and Constant's New Babylon: The Hyper-Architecture of Desire (1998). He co-edited The Activist Drawing: Situationist Architectures from Constant's New Babylon to Beyond (2001). 

In 2002, Wigley published the essay Resisting the City in V2_'s TransUrbanism.


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