Maite Borjabad López-Pastor is a Spanish architect, curator and researcher based in Chicago and NY whose work revolves between architecture, art and politics. She is currently Curator at the Architecture and Design Department at the Art Institute of Chicago. Previously she has worked at The Metropolitan Museum and the Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery (NY). As an independent curator she has developed diverse exhibitions, symposia, happenings and events focusing on varied forms of critical spatial practices working with architects, scholars, visual artists and performers in collaboration with the Emily Harvey Foundation, New Museum Incubator (NY), Tabakalera (San Sebastian) or La Casa Encendida (Madrid) among others. She has taught at Barnard College and at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (Columbia University), and has served as a guest critic in several architecture schools as GSD-Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, Pratt Institute, Cornell University or University of Illinois at Chicago. Her work has been published in diverse media as Pin-Up Magazine, Domus, Dezeen, Metalocus, Yorokobu, e-flux, the Chicago Tribune or El Cultural.
Maite graduated as an architect from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (ETSAM), was a visiting student at the Illinois Institute of Technology where she was awarded the Dean’s List of Excellence and holds a Masters in Critical, Curatorial and Conceptual Practices in Architecture from Columbia University – Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation in New York.
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