Olga Touloumi is Assistant Professor of Architectural History at Bard College. Her research concerns the role of modern architecture and media in twentieth century cultural and international institutions. Touloumi has co-edited Sound Modernities: Architecture, Media, and Design, a special issue of The Journal of Architecture that investigates how acoustics and mass media, such as the radio and the telephone, transformed modern architectural culture during the twentieth century; and Computer Architectures: Constructing the Common Ground, 1945-1980 (Routledge, 2019), a volume of essays about the exchanges between designers and technologists that shaped computational discourses and practices in European and North American institutions. She has presented her work internationally and her writing has appeared in numerous journals and edited volumes, among them the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Buildings & Landscapes, Journal of Architecture, and Harvard Design Magazine. Touloumi is the co-founder of the Feminist Art and Architectural Collaborative (FAAC). She holds a PhD from Harvard University, and a Master of Science from MIT.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Architectural History, Media Studies, International Institutions