Dr Eduardo Kairuz
Dr Eduardo Kairuz is an architect, artist, and scholar, as well as co-director of the Global Extraction Observatory (GEO). His work is concerned with the transformative effects of crisis on space, a means to address questions of social and climate justice.
Eduardo’s scholarly work has been published in academic journals including Interstices (forthcoming), Architecture Research Quarterly (forthcoming), IDEA Journal, and AD. His practice-based research has been part of prestigious international events, including the Venice Architecture Biennale and the Gwangju Design Biennale. Solo shows include Variations at The Substation in Melbourne and Dismantled at Centro Cultural Chacao in Caracas. The latter, is the subject of the book Eduardo Kairuz: Dismantled (Uro Publications, 2016).
Eduardo’s current research looks at problems of representation in the new climatic regime and how undisciplined forms of spatial practice can contribute to developing a resistance aesthetics. His PhD research will be published in his forthcoming book Undisciplined: of Architectural Nomadism and the Rebellious Practice (Anthem Press, 2022).
Before joining MADA as an Architecture Lecturer in 2011, Eduardo was a Visiting Lecturer at University of Technology Sydney and an Assistant Professor at Universidad Central de Venezuela. Prior to these appointments, Eduardo practised architecture in Venezuela for several years, designing award-winning slum rehabilitation projects including the Communal House in Barrio La Vega and the Vertical Gym in Barrio La Cruz, Chacao.