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Roi Salgueiro Barrio

Roi Salgueiro Barrio is an architect and urbanist whose work focuses on the interrelations between architecture, systems of territorial organization, and globalization. He holds a Master in Architecture (with distinction) from the University of Navarra, a Master in Design Studies (with distinction) from Harvard University, and an international, summa cum laude PhD in Architectural Design from the Polytechnical University of Barcelona.

Roi has been a researcher and instructor at MIT SA+P since 2015, teaching seminars and design workshops for the SMarchS and March groups. He is the author, with Hashim Sarkis and Gabriel Kozlowski, of The World as an Architectural Project (MIT Press: 2020). His research has been widely published in academic journals (New Geographies, Log, The Journal of Architectural Education, San Rocco, or Cartha), and featured in The Washington Post, ArchDaily, Abitare, Metropolis Magazine, World-Architecture among others.  It has also been internationally exhibited in venues such as the Lisbon Triennale, the Shenzen and Hong Kong  Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism, Museum of Contemporary Art of Chile University, the ETH Zurich, Yale School of Architecture, and Sao Paolo Faculty of Architecture. Roi is an editor for urbanNext, Actar Publishers platform for disseminating advanced thinking on urbanism, and a member of the research collaborative ASIDE.

Prior to coming to MIT, Roi was the Director of the Office of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of A Coruña. He is also the founder of the architectural practice RSAU, and Principal Assistant Curator of the 17th Architecture Venice Biennale.