Speaking as part of the Daniels Faculty’s Hindsight is 20/20 series, Anna Puigjaner is an associate professor of professional practice at Columbia GSAPP. She unites theory and practice by combining academic, research and editorial work with the professional activity of MAIO, an architectural office co-founded in Barcelona in 2012. Her ongoing research and writing on the “Kitchenless City” received Harvard GSD’s Wheelwright Prize in 2016 and has been published in different forms, including in The Quantified Home (Lars Müller Publishers, 2014) and Together! The New Architecture of the Collective (Ruby Press, 2017).
Her talk is themed Sharing Economy: “Home values are always in permanent mutation, and today, those which deal with the kitchen are precisely the most capable of radically changing preset gender roles and domestic labor structures.”