Costa Xavier

Xavier Costa-Guix elected as an independent member of Council #

At the AGM on 27 June 2016 in Cardiff, Professor Xavier Costa-Guix was elected as an independent member of Council.

Professor of Architecture, Northeastern University, Boston and Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
AE Section: Musicology, and history of art and architecture

Statement: My interest in the Council of the Academia lies primarily in my desire to serve our great institution. My previous experience in academic and institutional councils, such as the Aga Khan Foundation, International Union of Architects (UIA), UNESCO/Icomos/Docomomo Council of International Experts, and Northeastern University’s senior leadership council, will enable me to best contribute to the Academia. Additionally, my section and particularly my field of scholarship (history of architecture) would especially benefit from a greater representation in the Council.

Short bio#

Dr. Costa has held academic and research positions at Harvard University, Cornell University, Columbia University, and the University of Pennsylvania; he served as curator for La Biennale in Venice, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona. He holds a PhD and MS degrees in the history and theory of art and architecture, and historic preservation from the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a professional degree from the Technical University of Catalonia and a BA in art history from the University de Barcelona.

His research has been published in many journals, including AA Files, Daidalos, Lotus International, Werk, Bauen + Wohnen, and Quaderns. Some of his main publications include Ai Weiwei: Find Something You Can Use (Mies van der Rohe Foundation, 2010), Wiel Arets: Works, Projects, Writings (Princeton Architectural Press, 2002), Josep Lluís Sert in New York (Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona, 1997), Situationists: Art, Politics, Urbanism (with Libero Andreotti, Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona, 1996).

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