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Enrique Ramirez

Visiting Associate Professor


Enrique Ramirez is a writer and a historian of art and architecture. His work considers histories of buildings, cities, and landscapes alongside larger cultures of textual, literary, and object production in Europe and the Americas from the Renaissance onwards. He received his bachelor’s in History from Northwestern University and his JD in Public and Private International law from the George Washington University Law School. After studying Urban Planning at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), he received a Master of Environmental Design from Yale School of Architecture and a PhD in the History and Theory of Architecture from Princeton University, where he held a honorific fellowship from the Whiting Foundation. His work has been recognized and supported by various organizations, including the Canadian Centre for Architecture, the Institute for Historical Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, and most recently, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. He is currently working on a conservation management plan for Eero Saarinen and Associates’ North Christian Church (1964) as part of the Getty Foundation’s Keeping it Modern initiative. He has also been a faculty member at Yale School of Art, where he taught seminars on print history at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Enrique is an Editor of Manifest: A Journal of the Americas, as well as a Director of the Manifest Institute of the Americas, an organization that seeks to foster critical and imaginative conversations about art, architecture and urbanism, literary studies, and landscape design in the Americas through innovative research, publications, outreach, and exhibition programs.

PhD Princeton University
MED Yale University
JD The George Washington University
BA Northwestern University

Exhibition and Catalogue Essays

”Along the Earth’s Sensorium,” in Stuart Hyatt, Janneane Blevins & Willa Benjamin Blevins, eds., Stations: Listening to the Deep Earth (Amsterdam: Jap Sam Books, 2022): 23-31 (an essay commissioned by Stuart Hyatt as part of the exhibition, Stations, sponsored by the Anchorage Museum and the National Geographic Society.)

“The Furtive Seasons,” e-flux Architecture (9 November 2018), (commissioned by the US Pavilion for the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale)

“Introduction,” in Stuart Hyatt, ed., Metaphonics: The Field Works Listening Guide (Amsterdam and Brooklyn: Jap Sam Books and Temporary Residence Records, 2018): 7-10.

“You Are Not Reading A History of the D/G/O (A Configurable Essay Written Under the Sign of MOS Installation No. 13)” (2016) (Essay commissioned by MOS Architects [Michael Meredith and Hilary Sample] for A/D/O Gallery, Brooklyn, New York)

“A Home in the Modern World: Sites and Histories of Columbus, Indiana,” DIDACTIC 03 (Fall 2016) (Commissioned by Exhibit Columbus and PRINTtEXT)

“A Reader’s Guide to a Reader’s Guide” (2015) (Catalog Essay commissioned by Mimi Zeiger and Tim Durfee for Now, There: Scenes from the Post-Geographic City, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California)

“Lionel Budden, Ladislaw Torun, Zbigniew Dmochowski, Oskar Sosnowski, Boseslaw Szmidt and others: The Polish School of Architecture at the Liverpool School of Architecture,” Radical Pedagogies: RECONSTRUCTING ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION (November 2015),

“To/From India: In the Sky With Sketchbooks,” in Jean-Louis Cohen, ed. Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes. New York: DAP and Museum of Modern Art, (July 2013): 364-369.

Invited and Peer-Reviewed

“Black Rock, or: Goodbye Twentieth Century,” The New York Review of Architecture 22 (Fall 2021): 12-13

“Casual Sequences,” MCHAP The Americas, Vol. 2

“In A Square Circle: On The Architecture of Robert Indiana’s C,” Commercial Article 10 (Fall 2017): 40-49

“Life Begins at the Apocalypse Monster Club.” Harvard Design Magazine 44: Seventeen (Fall /Winter 2017): 118-119

“Die Noctuque.” Harvard Design Magazine 42: Run For Cover! (Spring/Summer 2016): 72-73

“Triangular Blocks and Wind Tunnels: Augustin Rey’s Logic of Air Resistance.” The Journal of Architecture 19, no. 2 (2014): 272-291.

Chris Grimley, Michael Kubo, Enrique Ramirez, and Mimi Zeiger. “Florilegium.” Harvard Design Magazine 38: Do You Read Me? (Spring/Summer 2014): 156-157.

“Thomas Pynchon’s 115th Dream.” Manifest: A Journal of American Architecture and Urbanism (October 2013): 200-208.

“The Air-Powered Alembic.” AA Files (November 2012): 87-93.

“An Aerial Pax Americana.” Perspecta 45: Agency (2012): 99-108.

“Erich Mendelsohn at War.” Perspecta 41: Grand Tour (2008): 83-91.

“Fata Morgana.” Thresholds 33: Form(alisms) (July 2008): 54-60.