Christian Parreno

1_mg_5758Christian Parreno is a PhD Fellow in the Institute of Form, Theory and History, at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. His research project investigates the relation between space, modern architecture and boredom, from the nineteenth century to the present. Before relocating to the PhD programme in Oslo, he spent a year at The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, under the supervision of Professor Iain Borden. His dissertation Boredom as Space: Episodes of Modern Architecture is advised by Professor Mari Lending, and co-advised by Professor Borden. In 2014, Parreno was a Visiting Graduate Researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles, sponsored by Professor Sylvia Lavin. He holds a MA in Histories and Theories from the Architectural Association, and a five-year architectural degree from the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Cum Laude. He practiced as an architect and researcher in London (2006-10) and Ecuador (2001-05), and was the Space Editor of Glass Magazine (2009-15). He is the Assistant Editor of Architectural Histories, the journal of the European Architectural History Network.

Selected publications:

‘Supernatural, Aburrimiento e Historia’ in post(s). [Spanish] Quito: San Francisco de Quito University Press, 2016.

‘Boredom’ in Tabula Plena: Forms of Urban Preservation. Edited by Bryony Roberts. Zürich: Lars Müller Publishers, 2016.

‘Boredom and Space: Blunting and Jading as the Causes of Change in Architecture’ in The Journal of Architecture. London: Taylor and Francis, 2015.

‘Elementally Elemental’ in Log, 32. New York: Anyone Corporation, 2014.

‘The Space of Boredom: Asphyxiating yet Bare’ in Lobby. Un/Spectacle 1. The Bartlett School of Architecture. London: Aldgate, 2014.

‘Aburrimiento y Modernidad’ in RevistArquis – Journal of Architectural Studies. [Spanish] San José: University of Costa Rica, 2013.

‘Common Ground’ in A Document of Scale and/of Engagement. With Christina Papadimitriou. Edited by Katharina Borsi and Shumon Bassar. London: AA Publications, 2006.



Originally posted Jan 9, 2013. Latest revision Jan 23, 2017.

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