Editor, writer, teacher, and curator, she is executive director of the nonprofit Anyone Corporation, an architecture think tank in New York City that produces Log, the critical architecture journal she founded in 2003. She is also editor of more than 40 books in print, including two for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture and 25 in the Writing Architecture series, which includes titles by Mario Carpo, Pier Vittorio Aureli, and Giuliana Bruno, published by MIT Press. Cynthia co-curated, with Mónica Ponce de Léon, “The Architectural Imagination,” an exhibition of ideas for Detroit shown in the US Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, and was chief curator of “Model Behavior,” a 2022 exhibition shown at The Cooper Union in New York in 2022. Cynthia also teaches writing in graduate architecture programs at Cornell and Princeton universities and the Pratt Institute.

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