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MIT Department of Architecture
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Architecture, Architectural Theory and History, Eastern European Architectural History, Contemporary Architecture, Utopias, Copying and Copyright in Architecture
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I am on leave until September

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About Me

Ana Miljački is a critic, curator and Associate Professor of Architecture at MIT, where she teaches history, theory and design and directs the MArch Program. She holds a Ph.D. (2007) in history and theory of architecture from Harvard University, an M.Arch. from Rice University and a B.A. from Bennington College. Her research interests range from the role of architecture and architects in the Cold War era Eastern Europe, through the theories of postmodernism in late socialism to politics of contemporary architectural production.

Miljački was part of the three-member curatorial team, with Eva Frank i Gilabert and Ashley Schafer, of the US Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, where their Biennale project, titled OfficeUS, critically examined the last century of US architectural offices; their professionalization and their concomitant global contribution. As part of that project she co-edited OfficeUS Agenda (Lars Muller, 2014) OfficeUS Atlas (Lars Muller, 2015) OfficeUS Manual (Lars Muller, 2017). She is the recipient of the CAST Mellon Faculty fellowship this year, which will help establish her Broadcasting Architecture Unit (lab) at MIT. Miljački is the author of The Optimum Imperative: Czech Architecture for the Socialist Lifestyle 1938-1968 (Routledge, 2017), and the editor of Terms of Appropriation: Modern and Architecture and Global Exchange with Amanda Reeser Lawrence (Routledge, 2018).

Recent Publications

The Optimum Imperative, Czech Architecture for The Socialist Lifestyle, 1938-1968, Routledge, February 6, 2017.

Terms of Appropriation, Essays in Architectural Influence, edited with Amanda Reeser Lawrence, Routledge, February 2018.

“Cold War Adaptations: SIAL Školka’s real and Imaginary architectural Dialogue with the West,” Terms of Appropriation; Modern Architecture and Global Exchange, edited by Amanda Reeser Lawrence and Ana Miljački (Routledge, Febraury, 2018): 94-113.

OfficeUS Agenda, edited with Eva Franch I Gilabert, Ashley Schafer and Amanda Lawrence (Lars Muller Publisher, June 2014).

OfficeUS Atlas, edited with Michael Kubo (Eva Frank I Gilabert and Ashley Schafer), (Lars Muller Publisher, April 2015).

OfficeUS Manual, edited with Eva Franch i Gilabert, Carlos Minguez, Jacob Reidel and Ashley Schafer (Lars Muller Publisher, 2018).

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Eastern Europe, North America, United States, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
7, 8, 9
Expertise by Topic
Art & Architectural History, Material Culture, Politics