Margarita Gutman holds a doctorate and is an architect from the University of Buenos Aires. She is Associate Professor of Urban Studies and International Affairs at The New School, and Professor Consulta at the School of Architecture, Design, and Urban Planning at the University of Buenos Aires (FADU-UBA). From 2004 to 2009, she has been Full Professor and holder of a Chair (Cátedra) of History of Architecture and Cities at the FADU-UBA. She was a Scholar at The Getty Research Institute and at the Woodrow Wilson International Center, Fellow at the International Center for Advanced Studies of New York University, and Senior Fellow at the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, The New School.
She is author and editor of 14 books, most recently authored 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 on the Centennial) (2011). She edited the award-winning Buenos Aires 1910: Memoria del Porvenir (Buenos Aires 1910: Memories of the World to Come) (1999), and Construir Bicentenarios: Argentina (Building Bicentennials: Argentina) (2005). She co-edited with Rita Molinos Construir Bicentenarios Latinoamericanos en la era de la Globalización (Building Latin American Bicentennials in the age of Globalization) (2012), with Michael Cohen Latin America on the Move. The Post Neo-liberal Transition (2007), and with Horacio Caride Buenos Aires 2050: imágenes del futuro / decisiones del presente (Buenos Aires 2050: Images of the Future / Decisions of the Present) (2007). She is also the co-author with the late Jorge Enrique Hardoy of Buenos Aires Historia Urbana del Área Metropolitana 1536 -2006 (Urban History of the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area, 1536-2006) (1992 and 2007).