Lydia Xynogala

Lydia Xynogala explores in her work relations between sites, material properties and cultural narratives at various scales. They are articulated in buildings, experiments and writings. Built and conceptual projects construct connections and contradictions between natural and artificial realms.

Xynogala holds a Masters degree from Princeton University where she received a Stanley Seeger Fellowship, a BArch from the Cooper Union where she was awarded the Irma Weiss Prize for exceptional creative potential, the George Leslie Design Prize and the Humanities Prize, and a BSc from the Bartlett, UCL. In 2016 she was awarded a Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts.

In her practice she recently completed residential projects in Greece and England. She previously worked as a designer of infrastructural and educational projects in London, Barcelona and New York. She has presented her work at the Museum of Modern Art, Van Alen Institute, Society of Architectural Historians, Chemical Heritage Foundation, History of Science Society and ACSA. Her projects have been in various exhibitions in New York, Valencia, Seoul and Shanghai.

Her book The Dark Ecology of Magnitogorsk was published in 2013 by Princeton University. Other select publications are included in Domus, Wallpaper, Kerb Journal, Pidgin, Eoculus, and Loftlife. Xynogala has taught at The Cooper Union, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Princeton University, where she was also the designer of the Global Forum in Shanghai.


Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
A4024‑1 Spring 2018
Architectural Drawing + Representation II
Dan Taeyoung, Danil Nagy, Violet Whitney, Lydia Xynogala Required for Visual Studies 1st Year
113 Avery
TU 10 AM - 12 PM
Full Semester
3 Points