Larissa Guimaraes (she/her/hers) is a designer, researcher and writer who works between the U.S., Brazil and Sri Lanka. She joins the Syracuse University School of Architecture in fall 2021.
Prior to joining Syracuse University, Larissa was an assistant in instruction at the Princeton University School of Architecture and a teaching assistant at Columbia University, for design studios as well as history and theory courses. She has recently worked for Guy Nordenson and Paul Lewis on the publication of the Manual of Physical Distancing, a spatial inquiry into the COVID-19 crisis. She has also held curatorial assistantships and internships at Bo Bardi’s Glass House in São Paulo and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, as part of her ongoing work and research on alternative genealogies of the Modern movement as seen through exchanges between architects and artists in the global South. Her work has been published by Pidgin (Princeton SoA) and Thresholds (MIT), and her research supported by the Princeton Mellon Initiative in Architecture.
She earned her Master of Architecture from the Princeton University School of Architecture, where she was awarded the Alpha Rho Chi medal for leadership and service and received her Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Columbia University.