First Name

Catalina Mejía Moreno

Last Name

Mejía Moreno

Current Position / Independent Researcher

Lecturer Architectural Humanities, University of Sheffield


University of Sheffield





Research Interests & Experience

Catalina Mejía Moreno is an architect and architectural historian formed in Colombia and the UK. She holds a BA from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, an MA in Architectural History from the Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL) and a PhD in Architectural Theory and Criticism from Newcastle University (UK) with the thesis ‘Returns – Towards a Photographic Criticism’ [Or, the case of the North and South American elevators and the Berliner Bild Bericht] where she explores the ‘photographic canon’ as an architectural phenomena in itself, and suggests material practices to destabilise and subvert its normalization. Her research on photography and architecture has been funded by the DAAD and the Getty Research Institute. She was also an Andrew Mellon Fellow at the CCA in Montreal for the multidisciplinary research project Architecture and/for Photography (2016-7). She is the co-founder with Dr. Anne Hultzsch of the EAHN Interest Group Building Word and Image. Interested in the ethics of collaboration her recent work and research interests explore critical ways of decolonizing and re-energising architectural history and theory teaching. Founder and of the Architecture Journal Dearquitectura, today she is member of the Scientific Board , and member of the editorial board of Birkhäuser Exploring Architecture Book Series. She is Lecturer in Architectural Humanities at the Sheffield School of Architecture (UK)  and Adjunct Faculty member at the Universidad de los Andes (Colombia).

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