Architect, head of research & development at Het Nieuwe Instituut in the Netherlands, and Chief Curator of the 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale together with the After Belonging Agency
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Marina Otero Verzier is a Rotterdam-based architect. Her current research is concerned with how changing notions of privacy and safety, and their articulation with global circulatory regimes, affect our contemporary spaces of residence. Otero Verzier studied architecture at Delft University of Technology and the Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid at the Technical University of Spain, where she is currently a PhD candidate. In 2013, as a Fulbright Scholar, she graduated from the M.S. in Critical, Curatorial and Conceptual Practices in Architecture, Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) at Columbia University. Her thesis “Evanescent Institutions: Capturing a Global Democratic Imaginary” examined the emergence of a new paradigm for cultural institutions.
She is the Head of Research & Development at Het Nieuwe Instituut, and a Chief Curator of the 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale together with the After Belonging Agency. Previously, she was a director of Global Network Programming at Studio-X, and adjunct assistant professor at Columbia University’s GSAPP. Otero is a co-editor of these books: Promiscuous Encounters (2014), Unmanned: Architecture and Security Series (2016), After Belonging: The Objects, Spaces, and Territories of the Ways We Stay In Transit (2016). She also curated exhibitions at the 2013 Shenzhen Bi-city Biennale and the 2014 Istanbul Design Bienniale. Since 2012, she has been developing a project titled “Architectures of the Raid on Osama Bin Laden Compound in Abbottabad.”