Gutman, Margarita

Margarita Gutman

Margarita  Gutman
PhD, Architecture, University of Buenos Aires
Associate Professor of Urban Studies and International Affairs, Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy

Media Contact Information:
This expert is available for interviews. To contact this expert or other experts, please call The New School’s Media Relations office at 212.229.5151.
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 about, and conducts public events both in New York and Buenos Aires about Latin America urban issues. She is a Director of the Observatory on Latin America (OLA) of The New School, and also Profesora Consulta at the Facultad de Arquitectura, Diseño y Urbanism (FADU), Universidad de Buenos Aires, where she is an elected member of the Doctoral Commission. Her recent research concerns the urban disciplinary and extra-disciplinary anticipations of the urban future in the Metropolitan Region of Buenos Aires in the period of 1990-2013. This is the follow up of her research about anticipations in Buenos Aires at the turn of the 20th century, published in her book Buenos Aires El Poder de la Anticipación in 2011. In this book, she presents the results of her research on the imagination of the urban 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. In addition, she has researched and conducted public activities on the commemoration of national bicentennials in Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, and Bolivia, which was published in edited volumes in 2005 and 2012. 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 15 books and numerous articles in international journals.



Courses Taught:
Graduate Courses
  • The Urban Century, Theory and Practice: Urban Foundation Course 
  • Latin American Cities 
  • Global Images of Metropolitan Futures
Undergraduate Courses
  • Ways of Looking: Interpreting Cities and Space 
  • Global Images of Metropolitan Futures
  • Latin American Cities in the Age of Bicentennials 
  • Latin American Cities: Change and Representation, Culture and Diversity 
  • The City Inside Out: Layers, Shapes, Spaces 
Recent Publications:
Construir Bicentenarios Latinoamericanos en la Era de la Globalización, Buenos Aires: Ediciones Infinito, 2012, pp. 448. (Co-editor with Rita Molinos)

Buenos Aires: El Poder de la Anticipación. Imágenes itinerantes del futuro metropolitano en el Primer Centenario (Buenos Aires: The power of Anticipation; Itinerant images of the Metropolitan Future around the First Centennial), Buenos Aires: Ediciones Infinito, 2011. (Author)

Argentina: persistencia y diversificación, contrastes e imaginarios en las centralidades urbanas (Argentina: Persistency and Diversification, Contrasts and Imaginaries in Urban Centralities), Quito: OLACCHI, 2010. (Coordinator)

Buenos Aires, 1536–2006: Historia urbana del Área Metropolitana (Buenos Aires, 1536–2006: Metropolitan-Area Urban History), Buenos Aires: Ediciones Infinito, 2007, pp. 440. (Co-author with Jorge Enrique Hardoy)

Buenos Aires 2050: Imágenes del futuro/decisiones del presente (Buenos Aires 2050: Images of the Future/Decisions of the Present), Buenos Aires: FADU-UBA, Fondo Nacional de las Artes, IIED-AL & The Observatory on Latin America/The New School, 2008, pp. 128. (Co-editor with Horacio Caride)

Latin America on the Move: The Post Neo-liberal Transition, Published two versions: Spanish and English. New York and Buenos Aires: Edicones Infinito and The Observatory on Latin America/The New School, 2007, pp. 68. (Co-editor with Michael Cohen)

Construir Bicentenarios: Argentina (Building Bicentennial: Argentina), Buenos Aires: The Argentine Observatory/The New New School University and Caras y Caretas, 2005, pp. 364. (Editor)
Argentina in Collapse? The Americas Debate, Published two versions: Spanish and English, Buenos Aires: International Institute for Environment and Development-America Latina (IIED-AL) with the auspices of The New School and support of The Ford Foundation, 2002, pp. 210. (Co-editor with Michael Cohen)

Buenos Aires 1910: Memoria del Porvenir (Buenos Aires 1910: Memories of the World to Come), Buenos Aires: Government of the City of Buenos Aires, FADU UBA and IIED-AL, 1999. pp. 524. (Editor)

< back

Connect with the New School