Susanne Schindler

Susanne Schindler is an architect and historian focused on the intersection of policy and design in housing. She recently completed her PhD at ETH Zurich, titled The Housing that Model Cities Built: Context, Community, and Capital in New York City, 1966–76.

From 2013 to 2016, she was lead researcher and co-curator of the research and exhibition project House Housing: An Untimely History of Architecture and Real Estate at Columbia’s Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture, and co-author of the related book The Art of Inequality: Architecture, Housing, and Real Estate—A Provisional Report.

Susanne writes regularly for a range of publications, most recently for e-fluxPerspecta, and Planning Perspectives. Since 2015, she has been the housing columnist for Urban OmnibusFrom 2010 to 2015, she was founding co-editor of the peer-reviewed Candide—Journal for Architectural Knowledge.

Prior to MIT, Susanne taught at RWTH Aachen University, Parsons The New School, Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, and CUNY Hunter College.

Areas of Interest
History and Theory of Planning, Housing, Social Equity, Theory of Architecture, Theory of Urbanism