Albena Yaneva is an architectural theorist whose research crosses the
boundaries of science studies, cognitive anthropology, architectural theory,
and political philosophy. She is Professor of Architectural Theory at the
University of Manchester, UK and the author of seven
monographs: The Making of a Building (2009), Made by the OMA: An
Ethnography of Design (2009), Mapping Controversies in
Architecture (2012), Five Ways to Make Architecture Political: An
Introduction to the Politics of Design Practice (2017), Crafting History:
Archiving and the Quest for Architectural Legacy (2020), Latour for
Architects (2022), Architecture After Covid (2023). She co-authored The
New Architecture of Science: Learning from Graphene (2020) with the
Nobel Laureate in Physics Sir Kostya S. Novoselov.
Yaneva has held the prestigious Lise Meitner Visiting Chair in Architecture
at the University of Lund, Sweden as well as Visiting Professorships at
Princeton School of Architecture, Parsons, New School, and Politecnico di
Turino. She has delivered more than 180 invited lectures at prestigious
universities, 48 of which were keynote addresses at major conferences.
Yaneva holds a DEA from Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
and a PhD from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris where she
worked alongside Bruno Latour. Her work has been translated into German,
Italian, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Thai, Polish, Turkish and Japanese.
She is the recipient of the RIBA President’s award for outstanding