Rafi Segal is an award winning designer and Associate Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at MIT. His practice engages in design and research on both the architectural and urban scale. Segal’s projects include Villa 003 of the ORDOS 100 Project, the Kitgum Peace Museum in Uganda, the Ashdod Museum of Art and more recently the winning proposal for the National Library of Israel in Jerusalem. His current ongoing projects include the design of a new communal neighborhood for a kibbutz in Israel and the curating of the first ever exhibition on the architecture of Alfred Neumann undertaken during the 1960s.
Segal is co-editor of Cities of Dispersal (2008), Territories — Islands, Camps and Other States of Utopia (2003), and A Civilian Occupation (2003), and has exhibited his work widely, most notably at Storefront for Art and Architecture; KunstWerk, Berlin; Witte de With, Rotterdam; Venice Biennale of Architecture; MOMA in New York; and at the Hong Kong/Shenzhen Urbanism Biennale. His writings and exhibitions have provided a critical contribution to architecture’s role in the peripheries of our cities.
Rafi Segal hold a PhD from Princeton University and two degrees from Technion — Israel Institute of Technology — M.Sc and B.Arch. Prior to MIT he taught architecture and urbanism at various European and US schools including Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, Columbia University’s GSAPP, the Cooper Union School of Architecture, and Princeton University.