Roi Salgueiro Barrio

Curator–Director

Bio

Roi Salgueiro Barrio is an architect and urbanist whose work focuses on the interrelations between architecture, systems of territorial organization, and globalization. He is the founder of design practice RSAU, a lecturer at MIT Department of Architecture and the curator-director of the MIT Morningside Academy for Design.

Salgueiro Barrio is the author, with Hashim Sarkis and Gabriel Kozlowski, of “The World as an Architectural Project” (2020). His research has been widely published in academic journals (New Geographies, Log, The Journal of Architectural Education, San Rocco, Architecture, City and Environment, and CARTHA), and featured in the Washington Post, ArchDaily, Abitare, Metropolis Magazine, World-Architecture, among other publications. He is a member of Actar Publishers scientific committee, and a founding member of the research collaborative ASIDE.

He was the principal assistant curator of the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale (2021). His work has been internationally exhibited at the Lisbon Triennale, the Shenzen and Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism, Museum of Contemporary Art of Chile University, the ETH Zurich, Yale School of Architecture, and Sao Paolo Faculty of Architecture.

Salgueiro Barrio holds a Master in Architecture, with distinction, from the University of Navarra, a Master in Design Studies, with distinction, from Harvard University, and he graduated summa cum laude with a Ph.D. in architectural design, international, from the Polytechnical University of Barcelona.