Rania Ghosn

Rania Ghosn is Associate Professor at the MIT School of Architecture and Planning and founding partner, with El Hadi Jazairy, of the studio DESIGN EARTH. Her practice engages the speculative project as a medium to make public the climate crisis and the technological systems that underpin it.

The work of DESIGN EARTH is in the New York Museum of Modern Art permanent collection and has been widely exhibited, at venues such as the Venice Biennale, the Bauhaus Museum in Dessau, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Sursock Museum in Beirut, the Times Museum in Guangzhou and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

Ghosn is co-author of Geostories: Another Architecture for the Environment (3rd ed. 2022; 2018), The Planet After Geoengineering (2021), and Geographies of Trash (2015). She is founding member of the journal New Geographies and editor-in-chief of its issue titled Landscapes of Energy (2010).

Ghosn holds a Bachelor of Architecture from American University of Beirut (2000), a Master of Geography from University College London (2003), and a Doctor of Design from the Harvard Graduate School of Design (2010). She is recipient of the United States Artist Fellowship (2022), the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers (2016), and ACSA Faculty Design Awards (2014, 2017) for outstanding work in environmental design fields as a critical endeavor.