Mark Wigley is a leading architectural theorist and critic and the dean of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. The accomplished scholar and design teacher has written extensively on the theory and practice of architecture, including the books Constant’s New Babylon: The Hyper-Architecture of Desire; White Walls, Designer Dresses: The Fashioning of Modern Architecture; and The Architecture of Deconstruction: Derrida’s Haunt. He co-edited The Activist Drawing: Retracing Situationalist Architectures from Constant’s New Babylon to Beyond, a collection of essays on a Dutch artist’s utopian works.
Wigley has curated widely attended exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, The Drawing Center, the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal, and the Witte de With Museum in Rotterdam. Before he joined Columbia in 2000, he taught for more than ten years at Princeton. He received both his bachelor of architecture and his Ph.D. from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.