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Margarita Gutman CV

Margarita Gutman received a Ph.D. in Architecture from the University of Buenos Aires, July 2008. Thesis: "El Poder de la Anticipación: Imágenes itinerantes de futuros metropolitanos en Buenos Aires a principios de siglo XX" (The Power of Anticipation: Itinerant Images of Metropolitan Futures in Buenos Aires at the Beginning of the 20th Century). Director: Manuel Castells, Co-Director: Rafael J. E. Iglesia. Committee Members: Dora Barrancos, Juan Manuel Borthagaray, Roberto Doberti, Ramón Gutiérrez, Olga Paterlini.

Full Professor Consulta, by Resolution of the Consejo Directivo (Board of Directors) of the School of Architecture, Design and Urban Planning at the University of Buenos Aires (FADU-UBA) No. 543/08, December 16th, 2008. Full Professor between 2004 and 2009, by a public competition ratified by the University of Buenos Aires, Resolution of the Consejo Superior (Executive Council) No. 3081/04, holder of a Cátedra (Chair) of History I, II, and III at FADU-UBA.

Director of two Research Projects approved by the University of Buenos Aires: UBACYT 20020090200431 (Scientific Planning 2010-2012) "Bicentenarios Latinoamericanos en Accion: Marcas de las conmemoraciones en la ciudad y la arquitectura"; and UBACYT A412 (Scientific Planning 2008-2010): "Bicentenarios Latinoamericanos: Conmemoración y Porvenir. Marcas de la Memoria en la Ciudad y la Arquitectura" (Latin American Bicentennials: Commemoration and the World to Come. Signs of Memory in the City and Architecture).

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 were organized and launched two 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).

As a graduate of Architecture in FADU-UBA she developed research and teaching about architecture and urban history. She was invited as a Scholar in Residence at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles (1993-1994); Visiting Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars of Washington D.C. (1994); Visiting Fellow at the International Center for Advanced Studies of New York University (2000-2001); and Senior Fellow at the Vera List Center of Art and Politics of The New School University, in New York (2001-2003).

In FADU-UBA, she served, among other positions, as Associate Professor in the Chair (Cátedra) of History I, II, and III of the architect Rafael Iglesia (1975-1987) and as Associate Professor and later as Full Professor Interina in the graduate course on Specialization in History and Architectural and Urban Planning Criticism (1986-1993). From 2002 to 2009 she taught half time in the Graduate Program of International Affairs and in the Bachelor’s Program at The New School, where she was designated in 2004 as Associate Professor of Urban Studies and International Affairs. Since 2010 she teaches full time at The New School. 

Since 2000, she has divided her time between Buenos Aires and New York City, carrying out research and participating in related activities. In New York, since its creation in 2003 she was  a member of the Observatory on Argentina, later expanded in 2006 in the Observatory on Latin America (OLA). Also in New York, she participated in the project “Imagine New York,” which discussed the reconstruction of lower Manhattan after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and she was a member of the Executive Committee of the program “New York 2050.”

During the same period, she gave lectures and classes at: The Gotham Center of the City University of New York, directed by the historian Mike Wallace; in the Cities Programme of the London School of Economics, directed by sociologist Richard Sennett; in the debates organized by geographer Jordi Borja in Barcelona; at the Global Urban Forum which took place at the Universal Forum of Cultures in Barcelona, 2004; at the University of Essex, Great Britain; in San Cristóbal de la Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands; at the International University Menendez y Pelayo in Santander, Spain; at the Chinese Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China; at the Urban Age South America conference, San Pablo, Brazil; in the May Debates in Buenos Aires; and in various panels organized by the Argentine Observatory and the Observatory on Latin America at the New School University in New York.

With the defense of her doctorate thesis in July of 2008, she completed her research on expectations for the urban future of Buenos Aires at the beginning of the 20th century, which was published in a book in 2011: Buenos Aires El Poder de la Anticipacion. Imagenes itinerantes del futuro metropolitano en torno al Centenario. This work has its origins in a research project started at the Getty Research Institute in 1994, and other activities related to the same, which included the direction of the curatorial works and production of the exhibit “BUENOS AIRES 1910: MEMORIA DEL PORVENIR,” (Buenos Aires 1910: Memories of the World to Come) presented in Buenos Aires, Washington, and New York, during 1999 and 2000. This exhibit, which was widely recognized for its academic excellence and its curatorial work, design, and aesthetic production, was visited by more than 100,000 people in the Abasto of Buenos Aires and received extensive media coverage. It was later transferred to the World Bank at the U.S. State Department in Washington, and to the World Financial Center in New York, and received numerous visitors and extensive media coverage. The exhibit was a central part of a two-month festival, “Celebrate Buenos Aires!” which included 30 events in 60 days in New York City.

Her current research focuses on the commemoration of national bicentennials in Latin America, understood as cultural, social, and urban processes which offer a historic opportunity for social inclusion in the region.

She has authored,  co-authored, or edited 14 books, and authored various chapters in several books, including: Margarita Gutman Buenos Aires: El Poder de la Anticipacion. Imagenes itinerantes de futuros metropolitanos en torno al Centenario, Buenos Aires: Ediciones Infinito, 2011; Margarita Gutman and Rita Molinos (editoras) Construir Bicentenarios latinoamericanos en la era de la globalizacion, Buenos Aires: Ediciones Infinito, 2012; Margarita Gutman (coord.) Argentina: persistencia y diversificación, contrastes e imaginarios en las centralidades urbanas (Argentina: persistency and diversification, contrasts and imaginaries in urban centralities), Quito: OLACCHI, 2010; Margarita Gutman and Horacio Caride (editors) Buenos Aires 2050: Imágenes del futuro / Decisiones del presente (Buenos Aires 2050: Images of the Future / Decisions of the Present), published with the support of the National Fund for the Arts, FADU-UBA, OLA New School, and IIED-AL, 2008; Margarita Gutman and Jorge Enrique Hardoy, Buenos Aires. Historia Urbana del Area Metropolitana, 1536-2006 (Buenos Aires. Urban History of the Metropolitan Area, 1536-2006), Ediciones Infinito, 2007, which is a revised and updated version of the volume edited by Editorial Mapfre, Madrid in 1992; Margarita Gutman and Michael Cohen (editors) América Latina en Marcha. La transición postneoliberal, (Latin America on the Move: the Post Neo-liberal Transition), 2007; Margarita Gutman (editor) Construir Bicentenarios: Argentina (Building Bicentennials: Argentina), the Argentine Observatory of The New School and Caras y Caretas, Buenos Aires, 2005; Michael Cohen and Margarita Gutman (editors) ¿Argentina en Colapso? América Debate, published by The New School and IIED-Latin America, Buenos Aires, July 2002, pp. 240 (English version, Argentina in Collapse? The Americas Debate, 2002); Margarita Gutman and Thomas Reese (editors) Buenos Aires 1910: El Imaginario para una Gran Capital, (Buenos Aires 1910: The Imaginary for a Great Capital), Eudeba, publishing house of the University of Buenos Aires, 1999, pp. 400; and Margarita Gutman (edition), Buenos Aires 1910: Memoria del Porvenir (Buenos Aires 1910: Memories of the World to Come), bilingual edition in Spanish and English, published by the Government of the City of Buenos Aires, FADU-UBA and IIED-AL in 1999, pp. 524. This last book received First Prize as the best book published in the last five years in Ibero-America on Architecture, Design and Urban Planning in the Second Ibero-American Architecture and Civil Engineering Biennial, realized in Mexico City in September, 2000. Likewise, it contributed to chapters in two books: edited by Javier Monclus and Manuel Guardia, Culture, Urbanism and Planning, published by Ashgate in London, 2006; and the edition by José Nun, Debates de Mayo (The May Debates), published by Gedisa, Buenos Aires, 2005.

Other relevant publications include: Margarita Gutman, “Centro Histórico de la Ciudad de Luján, Provincia de Buenos Aires,” (Historic Center of the City of Luján, Province of Buenos Aires) in EURE. Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios Urbanos y Regionales, (Latin American Magazine for Urban and Regional Studies), No. 62, vol. XXI, Santiago de Chile, April 1995; Ramón Gutiérrez, Margarita Gutman, and Victor Pérez Escolano (editors) El Arquitecto Martín Noel. Su tiempo y su obra (The Architect Martín Noel. His Time and His Work), Ministry of Culture and the Environment, Junta de Andalucía, Sevilla, 1995; and Jorge Enrique Hardoy and Margarita Gutman, Impacto de la Urbanización en los Centros Históricos Iberoamericanos (Impact of Urbanization on Historic Ibero-American Centers), published by Editorial Mapfre, Madrid, 1992.


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