Irina Davidovici
Curriculum vitae

Irina Davidovici (b.1972, Bucharest) studied architecture in Bucharest and London, and worked as an architect in the offices of Caruso St John (1998–1999) and Herzog & de Meuron (1999–2002). She obtained her Masters in Philosophy (2003) and Doctorate in the History and Philosophy of Architecture (2008) at the University of Cambridge, following which she taught as senior lecturer in the history and theory of architecture at Kingston University (2008–2013). Since 2014, she has held research positions as SNSF Marie Heim-Vögtlin Fellow (2014–2016) and gta Postdoctoral Fellow (2016–2017) at the Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture at the Department of Architecture (D-ARCH) at ETH Zurich, preparing her habilitation thesis on the history of urban collective housing. Alongside her research position at the Chair of the History and Theory of Urban Design, she is part of the collaborative SNSF research project “Flora Ruchat-Roncati at ETH Zurich, 1985–2002” at the D-ARCH (2017–2018).

Davidovici is the author of “Forms of Practice: German-Swiss Architecture 1980–2000” (gta Verlag, 1st edition 2012, revised and expanded 2nd edition 2018) and editor of “Colquhounery. Alan Colquhoun from Bricolage to Myth” (AA Publications, 2015). She received the RIBA President’s Research Award for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis in 2009, and held the Harvard GSD Richard Rogers Fellowship in 2018.