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Farzin Lotfi-Jam

Assistant Professor Adjunct

Farzin Lotfi-Jam is principal of Farzin Farzin and an Assistant Professor Adjunct in The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at The Cooper Union. He holds advanced degrees from Columbia University and RMIT University. He has been a Fellow at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart and was previously a Sanders Fellow at the University of Michigan. His research has been funded by the Veski organization and the Graham Foundation, and has been collected by the Centre Pompidou in Paris. He has been exhibited at Storefront for Art and Architecture, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, the Oslo Architecture Triennale, the Venice Architecture Biennale, and elsewhere. Through Farzin Farzin and other ventures, his research investigates how architecture and cities are transformed by digital technologies and their attendant power relations, looking at scales from the corporeal to the planetary.

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