EUS Faculty

Olga Touloumi

Olga Touloumi

Art History
Office: Fisher Studio Arts 156
Phone: 845-758-4388
E-mail: otouloum@bard.edu


Olga Touloumi is an architect, curator, and historian of architecture. She researches the role of media and technology in the production of the built environment, bringing forth questions of networks, interiority, and publics. Her book-in-progress “Architectures of Global Communication” situates mid-20th century constructions of globality within debates on media democracies and efforts to institutionally reorganize the world. Her work investigates architectural history in the intersection of media theory, sound studies, and the history of technology.

She has presented her research on systems thinking, sound modernities, and multimedia environments at DOCOMOMO, SAH, the Courtauld Institute, Buell and elsewhere, while publishing inThresholds and the edited anthologies Soft Shells, Xenakis Matters, Music and Modernism c.1849-1950, and Architecture is All Over.  Olga has co-organized the symposium “Mediated Space” and the conference “Futures Past: Design and the Machine.” She has co-curated “A Media Archaeology of Boston” at the Carpenter Center and “Made in Greece Plus” at the Museum of Science, Boston.

Her research has been supported by fellowships from the Alexander S. Onassis Foundation, Canadian Center for Architecture, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Harvard University. Before joining Bard, Olga taught architectural history at MIT and Harvard.