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Virginia Black

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Interior Design
School of Design

Virginia Black is an architect, indigenous rights advocate, and visual ethnographer whose research is sited at the intersection of bodies, the environment, and memory. Her current work is situated between New York and Ecuador, where she collaborates with AMUPAKIN, an indigenous women’s midwifery. She is a founding principal of feminist architecture collaborative and teaches at Interior Design at Pratt Institute and in the Department of Architecture and Technology at NYCCT. She has worked for Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery and for a number of architecture design firms, including Maison Édouard François (Paris) and VolumeOne and AKOAKI (Detroit). Her work and writing has been published by Harvard Design Magazine, the Ecuadorian Ministry of Culture, Ed, and FLACSO.

Columbia University, Master of Science in Critical, Curatorial and Conceptual Practices, 2016

University of Michigan, Master of Architecture, 2013

Clemson University, Bachelor of Art in Architecture, Minor in Modern Languages, 2009