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Biography

Eduardo Kairuz is an architect and artist concerned with the spatial implications of a world in perpetual crisis. His research is focused on architecture's relationship with power, politics, and violence, as a means to address questions of equity and social justice.

He has published and exhibited across Australia, Asia, Europe, the United States, and South America, including articles for AD (Post-traumatic Urbanism) and Trans (In Ordnung). 

Selected group exhibitions include the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space 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 to his latest book, Eduardo Kairuz: Dismantled (Uro Publications, 2016).

In partnership with Dr Sam Spurr, Eduardo's current research looks at problems of representation in the new climatic regime and how architecture might contribute to developing a new resistance aesthetics to stimulate public action.

Before joining MADA, Eduardo was a Visiting Lecturer at the School of Architecture at University of Technology Sydney, and Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning at Universidad Central de Venezuela.

Prior to these appointments, Eduardo practised architecture in Venezuela for many years, working with Matías and Mateo Pintó in the design of award-winning slum rehabilitation projects that include the Communal House of Barrio La Vega, and the Vertical Gym of Barrio La Cruz, Chacao.

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Fine Arts, The University of Sydney

Bachelor of Architecture, Universidad Central de Venezuela

External positions

Visiting Lecturer, University of Technology Sydney

20092011

Assistant Professor, Universidad Central de Venezuela (Central University of Venezuela)

20032009

Research area keywords

  • architecture
  • architectural design
  • cross-disciplinary research
  • practice-based research
  • design-based research
  • violence and architecture
  • informal settlements
  • slum retrofitting
  • urban design
  • crisis

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Research Output 2005 2018

Arquitectura, Paisaje Y Repetición

Lasala, I. & Kairuz, E., 2018, Dibujo y Proyecto: Casos de Arquitectura en Latinoamérica. Hidalgo Hermosilla, G. (ed.). Santiago, Chile: Universidad Catolica de Chile, p. 66-83 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Researchpeer-review

Fearscapes: An Ongoing Portrait of Urban Hostility

Kairuz, E., 30 Jan 2018

Research output: Non-textual formDigital Creative WorkResearch

Open Access

Dismantled - SM - 'Eduardo Kairuz: Desmantelado'

Kairuz, E., 2016, Eduardo Kairuz: Dismantled / Desmantelado. Fitzroy, Vic, Auistralia: Uro, p. 189 - 219 31 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (Book)Otherpeer-review

Eduardo Kairuz: Dismantled / Desmantelado - SM - 'Eduardo Kairuz: Desmantelado'

Kairuz, E., 2016, Fitzroy, Vic, Auistralia: Uro. 280 p.

Research output: Book/ReportEdited BookOtherpeer-review

Untitled (Two Powers)

Kairuz, E., 2016, 3 p. Baunach, Germany : Spurbuchverlag.

Research output: Other contributionOther

Prizes

Dean's Award — For Excellence in Architectural Design

Eduardo Kairuz (Recipient), 1998

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

First Prize — El Tigre Flexible Theatre (Architecture Ideas Competition)

Eduardo Kairuz (Recipient), Mateo Pintó (Recipient) & Roberto Sosa (Recipient), 1996

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Honourable Mention — Axis Award for Excellence in Architectural Design / Category 5 (Fifth Year)

Eduardo Kairuz (Recipient), Mateo Pintó (Recipient) & Roberto Sosa (Recipient), 1998

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2008 2018

Roundtable Participation — "A Spatial Conversation Machine"

Eduardo Kairuz (Contributor), Samantha Spurr (Host)
10 Aug 2018

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic lecture/debate/seminar

Seminar Participation — "Minefields"

Eduardo Kairuz (Contributor), Sam Spurr (Contributor)
6 Dec 20187 Dec 2018

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic lecture/debate/seminar

Reviewer — RMIT Practice Research Symposium / October 2018

Eduardo Kairuz (Reviewer)
20 Oct 2018

Activity: External Academic EngagementPeer review panel or committee

Guest Lecture — "Minefields"

Eduardo Kairuz (Speaker), Sam Spurr (Speaker)
5 Dec 2018

Activity: External Academic EngagementExternal research and teaching

External Reviewer — Master of Architecture / ADS7: Architecture and Collectives: The Future of Practice

Eduardo Kairuz (Reviewer)
4 Dec 2018

Activity: External Academic EngagementExternal research and teaching