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Andrés Jaque

Andrés Jaque’s practice explores architecture as an entanglement of bodies, technologies, and environments. As an architect, researcher, and curator, his work approaches materiality as relational, trans-scalar, and intrinsically political. Jaque is Dean and Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) and founder of the New York- and Madrid-based architecture practice Office for Political Innovation (OFFPOLINN). He received his PhD in Architecture from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, and is the recipient of the Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts (2016), the Silver Lion 14th Venice Architecture Biennale (2014), the Dionisio Hernández Gil Prize (2001–2006), among other recognitions.

Established in 2003, OFFPOLINN works at the intersection of research, architectural design, and activism. Notable recent projects include the Ocean Space for the Thyssen-Bornemisza Contemporary Art Collection (TBA21), Venice; the Babin Yar Museum of Memory and Oblivion, Kiev; and the Colegio Reggio, Madrid (2022), which in 2023 won the 65th FAD Award for Architecture, the most important design awards in Spain and Portugal. Jaque’s work is exhibited and collected internationally. His performance-based works include Being Silica (Performa Biennial New York, 2021); IKEA Disobedients (MoMA, 2012); and Superpowers of Ten (multiple venues, 2016–2019). His publications include Superpowers of Scale (2020), PHANTOM. Mies as Rendered Society (2013), the work of which was displayed at the Art Institute of Chicago, and numerous other books, articles, and essays. Jaque was the chief curator of the 13th Shanghai Biennale (2020), and co-curator of Manifesta 12 Palermo (2018).

IKEA Disobedients
IKEA Disobedients, an architectural performance by Madrid-based Andrés Jaque Arquitectos, was recently acquired by MoMA. The international premiere of the performance at MoMA PS1, part of the 9+1 Ways of Being Political exhibition at MoMA, reveals how recent architectural practices utilize performative actions to engage audiences with architecture in a non-traditional way.


Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
A4402‑1 Summer 2024
Transscalarities: Arenas of Design
Andrés Jaque, Bart-Jan Polman
F 1 PM - 5 PM (Tutorial: F 10 AM - 12 PM)
3 Points
Recent News
Mar 15
Dean Andrés Jaque's firm Office for Political Innovation is a winner of the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture 2024, under the theme "Architecture is Education"
Mar 9
Wet dreams
“Wet Dreams” an exhibition at CentroCentro for ‘MAYRIT 2024. Design and Architecture Biennial,’ features the works of Dean Andrés Jaque and faculty members Marco Ferrari and Elise Hanchuck
Feb 16
Reggio School, Madrid from Dean Andrés Jaque’s firm, Office for Political Innovation, awarded with the 2024 Mini Design Prize
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