Rania Ghosn is Associate Professor of architecture and urbanism at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and founding partner, with El Hadi Jazairy, of DESIGN EARTH. Her practice employs speculative architecture as a medium to make public the climate crisis—to visualize how extractive systems have transformed the earth and to imagine ways of living with such legacy geographies on a damaged planet.
The work of Design Earth is in the New York Museum of Modern Art permanent collection and has been exhibited internationally, including at Venice Biennale of Architecture, Bauhaus Museum Dessau, Matadero Madrid, SFMOMA. They are authors of Geostories: Another Architecture for the Environment (3rd ed. 2022; 2018), Geographies of Trash (2015) and The Planet After Geoengineering (2021).
Ghosn is recipient of the United States Artist Fellowship, Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers, ACSA Faculty Design Awards, and grants from Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.
She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from American University of Beirut, a Master of Geography from University College London and a Doctor of Design from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where she was founding editor of the journal New Geographies and editor of the issue Landscapes of Energy.