The cartographic and the sonographic: For the last decade, Robert Gerard Pietrusko has been creating immersive installations that grapple with the techniques of Mapping, or how various media translate information and sensation between vastly different spatial and temporal scales. This presentation will highlight several works that grapple with sound, space, data, and the human body.
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Robert Pietrusko is an assistant professor in the departments of Urban Planning and Design and Landscape Architecture at Harvard Graduate School of Design, where his teaching and research focuses on geospatial representation, simulation, narrative + critical cartography, and spatial taxonomies. Pietrusko is also a co-founder of the metaLAB(at)Harvard, where he develops data-rich tools and environments for the communication of scholarly work.
His design work has been exhibited at the MoMA, SFMOMA, The Foundation Cartier, and the Venice Architecture Biennale, among others, and has been featured inMetropolis, Architectural Record, and Domus. In 2011, he was an artist-in-residence at the ZKM Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany, and at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) in Troy, NY.
Prior to joining the junior faculty of the GSD, Pietrusko worked as a designer with Diller Scofidio + Renfro in New York, and held research positions at Parsons Institute for Information Mapping at the New School and at Columbia University's Spatial Information Design Lab.
Pietrusko holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Synthesis from the Berklee College of Music; a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Villanova University; and a Master of Architecture (with distinction) from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.