Johann Schweig

A SMArchS candidate in History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture and Art at MIT, Johann has a deep interest in the history of modernism in Latin America and is currently researching the intersections between anthropology and art by way of historian George Kubler and his experiences while in Peru with the Smithsonian Institution in 1948-49.

In parallel, Johann has led a decade-long research project on the life and work of Swiss architect Theodor Cron in mid-20th century Peru. He is co-editor of the monograph Th. Cron, published in 2023—for which he also authored multiple essays—and is curating an exhibition on Cron at Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI), scheduled for late 2024.

Peruvian by birth, Johann holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University. After working at architecture studios in New York, Rotterdam, and Lima, he started an independent, eponymous practice in 2016, focusing primarily on the analysis and interpretation of different modes of living for the design of domestic spaces.