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  • Eva Perez de Vega

    Part-time Associate Teaching Professor

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    pereze@newschool.edu

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    Eva Perez de Vega

    Profile

    Eva Perez de Vega is an architect, designer and educator. She is founding partner at e+i studio, an architecture and design firm based in NYC focusing on projects that engage the public balancing social and environmental parameters with aesthetic innovation and ecological empathy. Prior to establishing e+i studio, Eva was a design architect at Reiser+Umemoto.

    Eva holds a Masters and Bachelors degree in Architecture from the University of Madrid, School of Architecture (ETSAM) specializing in Building Structures and a Phd PhD in Philosophy from the New School For Social Research, with a certificate in Gender and Sexuality studies, where she also completed the MA in Philosophy.

    She has been teaching architecture and design at Parsons since 2004, and teaches architecture at Pratt School of Architecture, and previously at the University of Pennsylvania School of Landscape Architecture and Princeton School of Architecture. She has been an invited guest critic at Columbia, UPenn, Princeton, City College among others. Eva has lectured at a variety of venues and presented widely at academic conferences, including at Oxford for the British Society For Aesthetics, the two Architecture + Philosophy conferences held in Boston, and a number of ACSA conferences, as well as panels on Climate Crisis talks, Animal Ethics and Feminist theory. 

    Eva is a fellow from the New York Foundation For the Arts in category ‘Architecture and Environmental Structures’, an award recipient from Architecture For Humanity, Emerging NY Architects, among others, and three-time recipient of grants from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

    Originally from Rome, Italy, with British and Spanish nationality, she has been in New York City since 2001.

     


    Degrees Held

    PhD in Philosophy, The New School for Social Research.

    MA in Philosophy, The New School for Social Research.

    MArch & BArch, Escuela Tecnica Siperior de Arquitectura de Madrid (ETSAM).

    Professional Dance Certificate, Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance.

     

     


    Professional Affiliation

    Eva is a fellow from the New York Foundation For the Arts in category ‘Architecture and Environmental Structures’, an award recipient from Architecture For Humanity, Emerging NY Architects, among others, and three-time recipient of grants from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

    Eva is a board member of Creative Performances, a non-for-profit dance and performance organization based in New York City.

     


    Recent Publications

    ▪ Book: 

    Choreographing Space. London: Artifice Press Books on Architecture, Oct. 2021

    ▪ Book chapter:

    “In-Between Body and Image” in Architecture, Film, and the In-between: Spatio-Cinematic Betwixt, eds. V. Vahdat & J. Kerestes. Bristol: Intellect Books, 2023.

    ▪ Book chapter in Design for Inclusivity. Proceedings of the UIA World Congress of Architects Copenhagen: “The Architecture of (Hu)man Exceptionalism. Redrawing our Relationships to Other Species.” in Design for Inclusivity eds. Magda Mostafa, Ruth Baumeister, Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen, Martin Tamke. 6667-677. Cham: Springer Nature, 2023.    Articles: ▪  “Musing: Spinoza and Feminism Question the Structures of Domination. Is the Mind-Body Problem a Gender Problem?“ The Oxford Philosopher. Published by direct invitation from the editors. Oxford Philosopher is an online philosophy journal, with a mission to make philosophy inclusive and accessible.

    ▪  Oxford Journal of Aesthetics, Nov. 2018, Conference proceedings, blind peer reviewed “Spinoza and Feminism: Questioning the structures of domination” published on Public Seminar by Invitation of Chiara Bottici. Public Seminar is an intellectual commons for analysis, critique and debate, linked to the New School for Social Research.     

    ▪ Peer Reviewed (blind) text for: The Ethical Imperative, ACSA Proceedings “The Body of Architecture and Its images”

     

    Project Publications          

    ▪  CER International Magazine, print & Cover with special feature article of e+i project Strada Dinamica

    ▪  Grand Stand 6, Designing Stands for Trade Fairs and Events. Published by Frame Magazine, print

     

     


    Performances and Appearances

    2023                                          ▪ Museum of Architecture “Gingerbread City”: invited by the MOA in London to design and fabrication

     of a Wetland Birding landscape for NYC South Street Seaport Museum, November 2023 – January 2024.

     

    2022                                          ▪ Experimental Landings Exhibition in Governors Island Noland Park 14.

    Part of “Architectural Images of Land in the Age of Climate Crisis, ASCA.

     

    2021                                          ▪ Venice Biennale exhibition at Palazzo Bembo: “e+i Project Speciation”

                                                       European Cultural Center, Venice Italy

     

     


    Research Interests

    Ecofeminism, more-than-human architecture, multispecies design, interior ecologies, landscape architecture, spatial environments, choreography, philosophy, Spinoza, feminism, philosophy of mind.


    Awards And Honors

    ▪ Independent Project Grant from the Architectural League of New York.

    ▪ Ecotopia Toolkit Fellow, Penn Environmental Humanities

    ▪ Dissertation Award: Alfred Schutz Memorial Award in Philosophy and Sociology

    ▪ The New School Dissertation Fellowship award, for 2023-2024 Academic Year

    ▪ Event Design Award Winner, category of Best Trade Show Environment larger than 50’x50’

     


    Portfolio

    e+i studio

    Choreographing Space

    Choreographing Space, by Artifice Press


    Future Courses

    Design Studio 3
    PGID 5201, Fall 2024

    Design Studio 4
    PUID 3011, Spring 2025

    Rep and Spatial Analysis
    PGID 5021, Fall 2024

    Rep and Spatial Analysis: Rec
    PGID 5022, Fall 2024

    Past Courses

    Design Studio 1
    PGAR 5001, Fall 2023

    Rep and Spatial Analysis
    PGID 5021, Fall 2023

    Rep and Spatial Analysis: Rec
    PGID 5022, Fall 2023

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