Ruo Jia

Ruo Jia is an architect/artist/theorist/historian/educator based in NYC.

She has a Ph.D. in Architectural History and Theory from Princeton University School of Architecture with an interdisciplinary humanities certificate from Media+Modernity, a M.Arch.II from Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD), and a M.Arch. and a B.Arch. from Southeast University.

She is a Lecturer at Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a Visiting Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture at Pratt Institute. She is the founder and director of the research-based practice IfWorks, exploring art/architecture possibilities individually Or collectively.

Her research focuses on constructing a decolonizing postmodernist materialist space by interweaving together Chinese Experimental Architecture and Poststructuralist Theory, which expands to envisioning the possibilities of Asian Feminist Architecture, and Post-humanist Sustainability.