Jeffrey T. Schnapp is Professor of Romance Languages & Literature and Comparative Literature, and on the teaching faculty in the Department of Architecture at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. He is the founder/faculty director of metaLAB (at) Harvard and faculty co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society.
His most recent books include The Electric Information Age Book (with Adam Michaels [Princeton Architectural Press 2012]); an anthology of essays on 20th century Italian art, literature, design, and architecture entitled Modernitalia (Peter Lang 2012); The Library Beyond the Book (Harvard University Press 2014), an experimental publication co-authored with Matthew Battles that explores future scenarios for libraries in the digital age; and Digital Humanities, a lecture on cultural heritage issues recently published in Italian in the Meet the Media Guru series. He is the editor of the metaLABprojects series with Harvard University Press. Forthcoming at the end of 2015 with Inventory Books is a colloboration with Adam Michaels: Blueprint for Counter Education — Expanded Reprint, a new edition of Maurice Stein and Larry Miller’s 1970 work of radical pedagogy. (Other current or future projects are described under the In the Works tab of this website).
His work in the domains of media, design, digital arts and humanities, and curatorial practice includes collaborations with the Triennale di Milano, the Cantor Center for the Visual Arts, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Canadian Center for Architecture. His collaborative Trento Tunnels project—a 6000 sq. meter pair of highway tunnels in Northern Italy repurposed as a history museum—was featured in the Italian pavilion of the 2010 Venice Biennale of Architecture and at the MAXXI in Rome in RE-CYCLE. Strategie per la casa la città e il pianeta (fall-winter 2011). Panorama of the Cold War, carried out with Elisabetta Terragni (Studio Terragni Architetti) and Daniele Ledda (XY comm), was exhibited in the Albanian Pavilion of the 2012 Venice Biennale of Architecture and in Erasmus Effect – Architetti italiani all’estero / Italian Architects Abroad at the MAXXI (Dec. 2013-April 2014). He also served as chief consulting curator for BZ ’18-’45, a documentation center built under Marcello Piacentini’s Monument to Victory in Bolzano/Bozen open to the public since July 2014.
Effective June 2015, he assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Piaggio Fast Forward.
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