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Department of Architecture



Daniel Talesnik is an architect from the Universidad Católica de Chile and holds an MSc AAD and a PhD in the History and Theory of Architecture from Columbia University, awarded for the dissertation “The Itinerant Red Bauhaus, or the Third Emigration.” He has taught at the Universidad Católica de Chile, Columbia University, Illinois Institute of Technology, and Technische Universität München. At the Architekturmuseum der TUM, where he worked between 2017-2022, he curated “Access for All: São Paulo’s Architectural Infrastructures” (2019), and is the co-editor of the exhibition catalogue (Park Books, 2019). This exhibition was also shown at the Center for Architecture, New York (2020-2021), Swiss Museum of Architecture, Basel (2021), and excerpts at the São Paulo (2019) and Venice (2021) Architecture Biennales. His last Munich exhibition is “Who’s Next? Homelessness, Architecture, and Cities” (2021-2022), and he is the co-editor of the exhibition catalogue (ArchiTangle, 2021). This last exhibition will be shown at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg between October 14, 2022 and March 12, 2023. Besides publishing numerous essays and book chapters, he is a contributing author and the editor of the book Santiago de Chile 1977-1990: arquitectura, ciudad y política (Ediciones ARQ, 2020).

Some of Talesnik’s upcoming publications are: “The Multidimensional Protagonism of São Paulo’s Avenida Paulista,” in Living Politics in the City, Carmen Popescu and Marion Hohlfeldt eds. Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2022; “The Itinerant Red Bauhaus and the Movement of Expertise,” in CCSA Topics (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt Kunstgeschichtliches Institut and Deutsches Architekturmuseum), Daniela Ortiz, Carsten Ruhl, and Oliver Else eds. Weimar: MBOOKS, 2022; and, the book Kenneth Frampton: Conversations with Daniel Talesnik, with an Essay by Mary McLeod (Columbia Books on Architecture and the City, 2022).


Teaching Associate