Ardalan SadeghiKivi

Ardalan SadeghiKivi is an Iranian architecture student who operates in the spaces between evolutionary and embodied computation, generative algorithms, speculative urbanisms, fictional narratives, and imaginary futures. His work explores hybrid physical/computational opportunities in relation to environmental and socio-political outcomes of technological triumphalism and visualizes fictional worlds he extrapolates from geographical and urban implications of technologies' emerging trends.
Ardalan commenced acting alongside his undergraduate studies, and, later on, graduated with a bachelor's degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Tehran. He is currently pursuing Master of Architecture at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Areas of Interest
Art and Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Building Materials, Climate Change, Computation, Fine Arts, Globalization, Graphic Representation, Historiography, History of Gardens, Infrastructure Systems, Islamic Architecture, Landscape, Landscape Architecture and Natural Systems, Machine Learning, Medieval Architecture, Orientalism, Postcolonialism, Prototyping, Rococo Architecture, Shape Grammars, Structures, Trauma and Memory, Urban Information, Technology, and Media and Analytics, Visualization


2019 - 2023
Master of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2013 - 2018
Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering, University of Tehran


2017 -
Directors' Choice Award in the architecture competition titled NUCLEAR, Arch Out Loud
2011 -
Won the 1st prize in Khwarizmi National Youth Award, Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology
2011 -
Came 5th in International RoboCup 2D Soccer Simulation League, RoboCup Federation
2010 -
Came 4th in International RoboCup 2D Soccer Simulation League, RoboCup Federation


2018 -
INVITE (Code-Structed Skins), Contemporary Architects Association
2018 -
Rereading of Campo Marzio, Contemporary Architects Association