Eduardo Kairuz


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Dr Eduardo Kairuz is an architect concerned with the spatial implications of a world in perpetual crisis. His interdisciplinary 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 his research across Australia, Asia, Europe, the United States, and South America, including book chapters and journal 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 book, Eduardo Kairuz: Dismantled (Uro Publications).

Eduardo's current research looks at problems of representation in the new climatic regime and how architecture can contribute to developing a 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.

Before these appointments, Eduardo practised architecture in Venezuela for many years, designing award-winning slum rehabilitation projects that include the Communal House of Barrio La Vega, Caracas; and the Vertical Gym of Barrio La Cruz, Chacao.

Education/Academic qualification

Architecture, PhD, RMIT University

Award Date: 31 Aug 2020

Master of Fine Arts, University of Sydney

Award Date: 12 Apr 2012

Bachelor of Architecture, Universidad Central de Venezuela

Award Date: 3 Dec 1998

External positions

Visiting Lecturer, University of Technology Sydney


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


Research area keywords

  • Architecture
  • Architectural Design
  • Interdisciplinary Research
  • Practice-based research
  • Design-based research
  • Violence
  • Informal Settlements
  • Slum Rehabilitation
  • Urban Design
  • Crisis
  • Architectural Practice


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