Gutman, Margarita

Margarita Gutman

Margarita  Gutman
PhD, Architecture, University of Buenos Aires
Associate Professor of Urban Studies and International Affairs, The New School for Public Engagement

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Areas of Expertise:
Latin American cities, urban studies and issues, history and planning, bicentennial commemorations, architecture
Margarita Gutman is an urban historian and architect who researches, teaches on, and conducts public events both in New York and Buenos Aires about Latin America cities. Her recent research concerns the power of anticipation in Buenos Aires at the turn of the 20th century. Her forthcoming book, presenting the results of this research, is the first to examine the imagination of the future in Buenos Aires both in the professional field and among the public and the way it relates to the urban transformations of the 20th century. Her current research and public activities focus on the commemoration of national bicentennials in Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, and Bolivia. She was a scholar at Getty Research Institute and Woodrow Wilson International Center, a fellow at the International Center for Advanced Studies at New York University, and a fellow at the Vera List Center for Arts and Politics of The New School. She has edited, co-edited, or published 12 books and numerous articles in international journals.
Courses Taught:
  • The Urban Century: Urban Foundation Course 
  • Latin American Cities Global Images of Metropolitan Futures
  • Ways of Looking: Interpreting Cities and Space 
  • Latin American Cities in the Age of Bicentennials 
  • Global Images of Metropolitan Futures
  • Latin American Cities: Change and Representation, Culture and Diversity 
  • The City Inside Out: Layers, Shapes, Spaces 
Recent Publications:
Buenos Aires: El Poder de la Anticipación. Imágenes itinerantes del futuro metropolitano en torno al Centenario (Buenos Aires: The power of anticipation; Itinerant images of metropolitan futures around the centennial) (2010)

Buenos Aires, 1536–2006: Historia urbana del Área Metropolitana (Buenos Aires, 1536–2006: Metropolitan-area urban history) (2007) (co-author)

Buenos Aires 2050: Imágenes del futuro/decisiones del presente (Buenos Aires 2050: Images of the future/decisions of the present) (2007) (co-editor)

Latin America on the Move: The Post Neo-liberal Transition (2007) (co-editor)

Construir Bicentenarios: Argentina (Building bicentennials: Argentina) (2005)

Buenos Aires 1910: Memoria del Porvenir (Buenos Aires 1910: Memories of the world to come) (1999) (editor)

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