Jeannette Sordi
P/T Instructor, NYC program

Jeannette Sordi (she), joins the New York City program as P/T Instructor to teach the Cities at Risk class in the Fall 2021.

Sordi is an architect and planner based in NYC. She is an adjunct associate professor at NYIT and is an external consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank working on projects in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay. Until 2018, she was Associate Professor of landscape and urbanism at Adolfo Ibañez University in Santiago de Chile and has been a visiting faculty and fellow at the University of Trento (Italy) and Leibniz Universitaet Hannover (Germany). 

Her work focuses on the potential of adopting landscape design and ecological principles to develop urban design solutions and planning instruments. She recently co-authored the book Ecological Design. Strategies for the vulnerable city (IaDB, 2021) and co-edited the monographic issue Ness.Docs.2. Landscape as Urbanism in the Americas (2020). Other publications include the books Beyond Urbanism (Listlab, 2014; 2017), Andrea Branzi. From Radical Design to Post-Environmentalism (ARQ, 2015) Ecologias Emergentes (Sacabana, 2016), The Camp and The City. Territories of Extraction (Listlab, 2017), Part-time Cities. A Survey of the Chilean Central Coast (ARQ, 2018).

Sordi’s research and publications have been supported by the Chilean Council for Culture and the Art, the Production Development Corporation, Harvard University David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, ARTS@DRCLAS, the Italian Ministry for Education and Research (MIUR), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and several private institutions.   

In 2017 she co-curated the XX Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism of Chile, in Valparaiso. In 2014, I curated the exhibition Andrea Branzi and Elisa Cattaneo. A Glossary for the New Millennium, at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Santiago (MAC).

Sordi earned a Ph.D. (2013) and a Master in Architecture (2009) from the University of Genoa Polytechnic School, and has been a Visiting Doctoral student at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (2011-2012).