Diana Cristobal Olave


Diana Cristobal Olave is a Ph.D. candidate in History and Theory of Architecture. Her research interests bridge histories of science and technology with design and architecture in the modern period, with a focus on techniques of calculability, standardization, and visualization. In her dissertation, she examines the impact of the notion of algorithm in a range of architecture and urban design practices under Francoist Spain. She investigates how architecture research institutions used algorithms to project social and ethical desires through a new kind of drawing practice. Diana was trained as an architect at ETSABarcelona. As a Fulbright Fellow she graduated from the MSc in Advanced Architectural Design at Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, and received an Advance Architectural Research Certificate by the same school. She has practiced as an architectural designer in New York, Spain, and the Netherlands, and taught in a number of schools of architecture.

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