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Associate Professor of History and Theory of Architecture, Princeton University

Berthold Leibinger Fellow - Class of Spring 2016


Spyros Papapetros is an art and architectural historian and theorist at Princeton University’s School of Architecture, where he co-directs the Program in Media and Modernity. Papapetros is the author of On the Animation of the Inorganic: Art, Architecture, and the Extension of Life (2012), co-editor of Retracing the Expanded Field: Encounters between Art and Architecture (2014), and editor of Space as Membrane, by Siegfried Ebeling (2010). Papapetros’ work has appeared in October, Grey Room, Perspecta, AA Files, Oxford Art Journal, and RES: Anthropology and Aesthetics. In 2012 Papapetros participated in the exhibition “Animismus,” which travelled from Vienna’s Generali Foundation to Berlin’s Haus der Kulturen der Welt and New York’s e-flux. In 2014 he participated in the Berlin Berlinnale, in a discussion with artist Olaf Nicolai. Papapetros has received grants from the Fulbright program, Getty Research Institute, Clark Art Institute, Graham Foundation, Townsend Center for the Humanities, and Canadian Centre for Architecture. He was also an associate fellow at the Warburg Institute in London.