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 and is currently researching the influence of Pre-Columbian abstraction on the work of pivotal artists Josef Albers and Donald Judd through the lens of art historian George Kubler.

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, to be published in 2023, for which he has authored two essays; he is also curating an exhibition 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 for 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.