Ana María León

Ana María León



Ana María León is an architect, a teacher, and a PhD candidate in the History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture and Art group at MIT Architecture. Her research traces transnational networks of interdisciplinary exchange between Europe and the American continent, particularly as they deal with issues of participation, pedagogy, migration, and the politics of public space. She has an architecture diploma from the Universidad Católica in Guayaquil, a Master in Architecture from Georgia Tech and a Master in Design Studies with distinction from the Harvard GSD. She has taught architecture studios and seminars at Georgia Tech, the GSD Career Discovery program, the Veneto Experience, and UEES, and worked in architecture firms in Atlanta, New York, and Guayaquil. Her scholarly research has been published in Log, thresholds, PLOT, and the Journal of Architectural Education. She recently edited thresholds 41: REVOLUTION! and is currently working on her dissertation titled Housing the Unconscious: Surrealism for the Masses, Buenos Aires 1936-1957.


Ana María's Featured Articles on Archinect

Archinect Op-Ed: The Academy Transformed?, Sat, Nov 1 '08

In the last few years, architecture programs have started offering more courses that address current problems. I’m referring specifically to sustainability classes and social housing studios. This may be partly because of a general move in education to accommodate a growing market and student ...

Archinect Op-Ed: The Academy Transformed?

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