Igor Ekštajn is an architect, curator, and historian of the built environment. He holds a PhD in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Planning from Harvard University, a Master in Design Studies from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and a Master of Architecture from the University of Zagreb. His dissertation, “The Danube River and the Planning of Nature, 1856-1972,” studies the imaginaries of nature employed in spatial, landscape, and urban planning along the Danube River, and shows how the Danube played a dynamic role in the conceptualization and organization of Central and Southeastern Europe. Igor has worked for the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice and the GSD’s Exhibition Department. He was a Research Fellow on the Harvard-Mellon Urban Initiative’s exhibition “Urban Intermedia: City, Archive, Narrative,” and co-curated the Croatian Pavilion at the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale.
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