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Carl Lostritto

Director, Professor

School of Architecture

Carl Lostritto’s teaching, practice, and research explore the intersections between computation and representation. He practices architecture speculatively with experimental techniques and custom tools. His forthcoming book, , explores the conceptual and practical relationships between rendering, drawing, and digital culture. The publication, like his first book, , is designed to instruct as well as provoke.

A significant body of Lostritto鈥檚 work is produced by writing code to control vintage pen-plotters. This practice began while he was a student at MIT in the Design and Computation group. Over two decades he鈥檚 reiterated, indexed, and experimented with algorithms and material drawings. This work has been shown in exhibits, performances, publications and lectures including 鈥溾 at Roca London Gallery, published by UCL Press, 鈥溾 at the Miller Gallery of Contemporary Art in Pittsburgh, and an experimental 鈥淗appening鈥 on a rooftop in downtown Los Angeles.

Prior to moving to 快活视频, Lostritto taught at RISD for ten years. He was also the RISD Architecture Graduate Program Director from 2017-2022, during which time he led curricular initiatives to reform, distinguish, and grow the M.Arch program. With a group of interdisciplinary faculty, he also co-created RISD鈥檚 Computation Technology & Culture undergraduate concentration. Prior to RISD, Lostritto taught at MIT, Boston Architectural College, the Catholic University of America, and University of Maryland.

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