Anca Matyiku

Anca Matyiku , PHD

Assistant Professor

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Professional Summary

Anca Matyiku is Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture and Interior Design (SAID) at the University of Cincinnati. Her research combines an interdisciplinary design practice with academic scholarship in the history and theory of architecture. With Chad Connery she is the co-founder of MOTE ( a speculative design practice focusing on public space and site-specific interventions. With an emphasis on craft and material investigations, their work often engages storytelling, fiction, and the lives of other species, seeking to highlight the temporal dimension of mundane and overlooked materials. This work has won several competitions and prizes and has been part of a number of exhibitions including the 2012 Venice Biennale of Architecture. Anca’s research is published in international journals, edited books, exhibitions, and conferences. She holds a Bachelor of Architectural Studies from the University of Waterloo, a Master of Architecture from the University of Manitoba, and a PhD in Architecture from McGill University.

areas of research and interest: architectural representation, literary imagination, storytelling, design process, play, public engagement, design-build, community engagement, environmental justice, horticulture, natural history