Ardalan SadeghiKivi

Ardalan SadeghiKivi is an artist, writer, and programmer, currently pursuing a Master of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology whose work engages different praxis, from Post-structuralism to Cosmism and Information Aesthetics, situated at the juncture of computational media and infrastructure, occultism, philosophy of science, mythologies, and semiotics. Ardalan is a researcher at The Trope Tank, where they develop new poetic practices and new understandings of digital media by focusing on the material, formal, and historical aspects of computation and language. Ardalan currently acts as the co-editor of Before|After, the 50th volume of MIT Architecture’s peer-reviewed journal Thresholds.

Areas of Interest
Art and Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Computation, Fine Arts, Historiography, History of Gardens, Infrastructure Systems, Landscape, Machine Learning, Medieval Architecture, Modern Architecture, Orientalism, Public Art, Rococo Architecture, Shape Grammars, Structures, Theory of Architecture, Theory of Art, 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