Curt Gambetta

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MArch, Rice University
BA, Vassar College, Political Science


Prior to joining the PhD program at Princeton, Curt Gambetta was a teaching fellow at the Woodbury University School of Architecture in Los Angeles and the Peter Reyner Banham Fellow at the Buffalo School of Architecture in New York. He also served as the Coordinator of Publications at the Rice University School of Architecture from 2009-10. Since 2003, he is the moderator of the Urban Study Group e-list for the Sarai program of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies in Delhi, India, where he was also a resident in 2002-03 and 2004-05.

His work examines material histories of architecture in India, as well as research and design interventions into the politics of urban infrastructure, with a particular focus on waste. Recently, he conducted a curatorial residency and symposium at WUHO Gallery in Los Angeles (2014), How To Make Waste Public. Other recent works include the installation and salon The Assembly of Trash (2012) at CEPA Gallery in Buffalo, New York about experimental interventions into the waste stream, as well as a public installation at Lawndale Art Center in Houston, TX that imagined the infrastructure of office light in an outdoor urban space. In 2012, he also edited an issue of the Indian journal Seminar, entitled “Streetscapes: The Future of the Street,” which draws from a symposium that he organized with a team of scholars in 2009 at the National Institute of Advanced Studies in Bangalore, India.