Director of Research Marina Otero Verzier participates in Mextrópoli 2019 in Mexico City. She takes part in the Mextrópoli conference on 12 March, where she will give a talk on Het Nieuwe Instituut's long term research project Automated Landscapes.
Mextrópoli, International Festival of Architecture and the City is an opportunity to experience the city through architecture. During the festival, Mexico City turns into the most important and diverse stage for thinking, creating, designing and enjoying the city. Mextrópoli encourages creative exercises and critical dialogue between the community, experts, and decision-makers. Through conferences, workshops, lectures, pavilions and open-air activities, Mexico City becomes a key global reference for architecture and urbanism.
Marina Otero Verzier
Marina Otero Verzier is an architect based in Rotterdam. She is currently Director of Research at Het Nieuwe Instituut, and curator of WORK, BODY, LEISURE, the Dutch Pavilion at the Biennale Architettura 2018. With the After Belonging Agency, Marina was Chief Curator of the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016. From 2011-2015 she was based in New York, where she was Director of Global Network Programming at Studio-X, Columbia University. Her work, recently awarded by The Graham Foundation, Design Trust, and the FAD Thought and Criticism Award, has been published in different books and journals. Marina has co-edited Promiscuous Encounters (2014), Unmanned: Architecture and Security Series (2016), After Belonging: The Objects, Spaces, and Territories of the Ways We Stay In Transit (2016). Otero Verzier studied architecture at TU Delft and ETSA Madrid. In 2013, as a Fulbright Scholar, she graduated from the M.S. in Critical, Curatorial and Conceptual Practices in Architecture at Columbia University GSAPP. She completed her PhD at ETSAM in 2016. She currently teaches at ETSA Madrid and RCA in London.