Charlotte Malterre-Barthes is an architect, urban designer, and contemporary scholar. She studied at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Marseille, at TU Vienna, and ETH Zurich. After interning at Coop Himmelb(l)au, she obtained in 2003 her diploma magna cum laudewith ‘a Women Social Centre in Baghdad’, tackling political and social involvements of architecture. Charlotte collaborated with several offices (Balkrishna Doshi at Sangath, Rudy Ricciotti, OOS), and in 2009, funded the urban design practice OMNIBUS with Noboru Kawagishi.
Program Director of the Master of Advanced Studies in Urban Design at the Chair of Marc Angélil since 2014, she holds a PhD from ETHZ on ‘Food Territories’ and the effects of the political economy of food on the built environment. A research fellow at Future Cities Laboratory-Singapore in 2012-2013, Charlotte lectured and taught workshops at the AA, the Storefront for Art and Architecture, at Hong-Kong University, among others. Her works were widely published (AD, San Rocco, TRANS, Tracés, etc.) and exhibited (Swiss and Egyptian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, Bi-City Shenzhen Biennale, Rabat Architecture Biennale). With Marc Angélil, she edited the “Housing Cairo: The InformalResponse,” (DAM prizewinner 2016) and “Cairo Desert Cities” (Berlin, Ruby Press). Charlotte is also founding member of the Parity Group, a grassroots association within ETH committed to improving gender equality at the school and in the profession.