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marga4x4Margarita 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 Graduate Program in International Affairs (GPIA) and at the School of Undergraduate Studies (SUS) of The New School University in New York City. She is also Full Professor Consulta at the School of Architecture, Design, and Urban Planning, University of Buenos Aires (FADU-UBA). From 2004 to 2009 she has been Full Professor and holder of a Chair (Cátedra) of History at the FADU-UBA.

She is Director of Programs at the Observatory on Latin America (OLA) The New School, were she directs the President Nestor Kirchner Fellowship (PNKF) which is organized together with the Universidad Nacional de San Martin (UNSAM), and the Latin American Bicentennial Program. In FADU UBA she directs the Building Bicentennials Program and the Design and Development Program, both at the International Programs Office (DPI). From OLA and UNSAM are organized and launched the International Calls for the President Nestor Kirchner Fellowships (2011-2012 and 2012-2013). From OLA and FADU UBA were organized and launched two International Call for Papers and Digital Visual Presentations: “Building Latin American Bicentennials in the Era of Globalization“ (2008-2009); and "Bicentennials in Action: Commemoration, Economic Crisis, and Political Mobilization" (2010-2011).

She was invited as a Scholar in Residence at the Getty Research Institute of Los Angeles (1993-1994) and as a Visiting Scholar in the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars of Washington D.C. (1994); as Visiting Fellow in the International Center for Advanced Studies of New York University (2000-2001); and as a Senior Fellow in the Vera List Center of Art and Politics at The New School of New York City (2001-2003). She directed the curatorial work and production of the “Buenos Aires 1910: Memories of the World to Come“ exhibit presented in Buenos Aires, Washington and New York (1999-2000).

She has authored, co authored or edited 14 books. Most recently she authored Buenos Aires: El Poder de la Anticipacion. Imagenes Itinerantes del futuro metropolitano en torno al Centenario (2011), and co edited with Rita Molinos Construir Bicentenarios Latinoamericanos en la era de la globalizacion (2012). She also 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).  Other publications include: Latin America on the Move. The Post Neo-liberal Transition (2007), co-edited with Michael Cohen, and Buenos Aires 2050: imágenes del futuro / decisiones del presente (Buenos Aires 2050: Images of the Future / Decisions of the Present) (2007) coedited with Horacio Caride. She is  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).

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