Mariana Mogilevich


Arts, Environment, Public Space
Curatorial, Editorial, Writing

Mariana Mogilevich is a writer and editor, and sometimes a curator and educator. She has been researching and producing public projects on the makings and meanings of urban environments for almost twenty years. Mariana is interested in the places and landscapes that pull different people together, whether they like it or not, and the practices we develop to deal with those vexed situations, like planning a small park, building a wastewater treatment plant, or reusing a contaminated landfill. As editor-in-chief of Urban Omnibus, a publication of the Architectural League of New York, she has created and edited special series interrogating physical infrastructures of criminal justice and spatial practices of remediation in New York City, and commissioned hundreds of editorial features from artists, designers, scholars, and writers. Mariana is the author of The Invention of Public Space: Designing for Inclusion in Lindsay's New York (University of Minnesota Press), which received a John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize from the Foundation for Landscape Studies. Her writing on the design and politics of the public realm has appeared in scholarly journals, edited volumes, and exhibition catalogues, and publications like The Guardian and Public Books. She has developed exhibitions and other public projects on the urban environment with the National Parks Service, the New-York Historical Society, UnionDocs, and Place Matters.

Mariana’s research and projects have been supported by the Graham Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, New Jersey Council for the Humanities, and the Canadian Center for Architecture, among others. With a multidisciplinary team, she won first prize in the Van Alen Institute’s National Parks Now competition. 

Trained as a historian of architecture and urbanism, Mariana received a PhD from Harvard University and a BA in Literature from Yale. She was an inaugural Princeton-Mellon Fellow in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities at Princeton University, and has taught at New York University, Princeton, Pratt Institute, and Cornell University.

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