Rania Ghosn is associate professor of architecture and urbanism at MIT and founding partner of Design Earth with El Hadi Jazairy. Their practice engages the speculative architectural project to make visible and public the geographies of the climate crisis.
The work of Design Earth has been exhibited internationally at venues such as the Venice Architecture Biennale, Matadero Madrid; SFMOMA, MAAT Lisbon; Triennale di Milano, Sursock Museum, Boston’s Rose Kennedy Greenway, Guangdong Times Museum, Oslo Architecture Triennale, the inaugural Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, and is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Design Earth is recipient of the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Desigers, ACSA Faculty Design Awards, Boghossian Foundation Prize, and other honors.
Rania is founding editor of the journal New Geographies editor of Landscapes of Energy (2009). She is co-author of Geographies of Trash (2015), Geostories: Another Architecture for the Environment (2nd ed. 2020; 2018) and The Planet After Geoengineering (2021). She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from American University of Beirut, a Master of Geography from University College London, and a Doctor of Design from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.