Architect and PhD candidate in Visual Culture Studies

Contact: mm.ozdoba [à]


Doctoral research in Visual Culture Studies, EHESS, Paris, since 2011
M.A. in Art Theory (Visual Culture), Goldsmiths College, University of London, 2005
M. Sc. Architecture, Vienna University of Technology, 2003
B.A. Architecture, Institut supérieur d’architecture de La Cambre, Brussels, 1998


Visual Culture Studies
Architectural history and theory
History of architectural illustration and photography
Cultural history of modern architecture
Architecture and mass media
Amercan art and culture in the post-WWII era


Summer Residency of the Terra Foundation for American Art in Giverny, 2015
Exchange program with the Division of the Social Sciences, University of Chicago, 2014-2015
Library Research Grant of the Getty Foundation, 2013
Aires Culturelles research grant, EHESS, 2013
Research grant of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), 2005-2007
Research-preparation grant of the « Arts and Humanities Research Board » (AHRB, UK), 2004-2005


  • Research assistant and scientific collaborator at LAREP – research laboratory of the National School of Landscape Architecture (ENSP) in Versailles, since 2013
  • Contributor to the magazine L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui in the thematic section on Representation, since 2014
  • Comprehensive revision of the volume: Luca Acquarelli (ed.), Au prisme du figural. Le sens des images entre forme et force, Presses Universitaires de Rennes, Rennes, 2015.
  • Participant in the national agency for research (ANR) funded program Photopaysage on the intersections of photographic practices and landscape architecture, collaboration between the research laboratories LAREP (ENSP Versailles) and ITEM (CNRS/Ecole Nationale Supérieure, Paris), since 2013
  • Co-organizer of the interdisciplinary research seminar “The Projective Image” with Raphaële Bertho, Laboratory for contemporary visual history (Lhivic), EHESS, 2013
  • Member of the editorial board of Culture Visuelle, online media for education and research in visual culture (, 2012-2014
  • Co-organizer of the research-seminar “Image and fiction”, EHESS, with Xavier Soule and André Gunthert. Interdisciplinary research seminar on the uses of images in architectural design, 2012
  • Member of graduation jurys in landscape architecture (ENSP Versailles) and architecture / visual culture (TU Wien)
  • Research fellow, Institute for Art and Design, TU Wien, 2005-2007
  • Co-organizer of a lecture-series on visual culture, “Vortragsreihe Visuelle Kultur”, with Prof. Peter Mörtenböck,  TU Wien, 2003-2004
  • Coordinator of the program of cultural events at the Austrian pavilion at the Venice architecture biennale, 2002
  • German and English to French translation of academic articles


  • Reading Architecture Across the Arts and Humanities, AHRC-Funded Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Stirling, 5–6 December 2015
  • Photopaysage / Landscape Representation conference, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, 15-17 October, 2015
  • Research in Art and Visual Evidence workshop of the Department of Art History, University of Chicago, 13 May, 2015
  • Society of Architectural Historians 68th Annual Conference in Chicago, April 15-19, 2015
  • SF/F Now, international interdisciplinary conference, Humanities Research Center, University of Warwick (UK), 22-23 August, 2014
  • California Design Research Group Graduate Student Colloquium “New Thinking About California”, UC Berkeley, College of Environmental Design, 8 March, 2014
  • Research symposium Photographie d’architecture et publication”, Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art (INHA), 5 June, 2014
  • Critique et histoires de l’architecture graduate seminar directed by Pierre Chabard, Ecole nationale supérieure d’architecture de Paris La Villette, 6 May, 2014
  • Archimediasociété graduate seminar directed by Christophe Camus, Ecole nationale supérieure d’architecture de Rennes, 7 January, 2014
  • Research symposium Rencontres doctorales en architecture”, Ecole nationale supérieure d’architecture de Belleville, 12-14 September, 2013
  • International conference “La mise en scène des produits et des marques placés: représentations, significations, publics”, Université de Lorraine, 4-5 July, 2013
  • Round table conference “Images de synthèse et photographies en architecture: Réalité, réalisme, fiction?”, Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, Paris, 5 June, 2013
  • 10th Annual Research Symposium “Facts and Fictions” organized by the Architectural Humanities Research Association (UK), Lund University, Sweden, 2013
  • Research-seminar of the Laboratory for contemporary visual history (LHIVIC), EHESS, 2011 and 2013
  • International conference “Paysage en partage. Sensibilités et mobilisations paysagères dans la conduite de projet urbain”, Fondation Braillard Architectes, Geneva, 2012
  • Research-seminar of the Institute for Art and Design, TU Wien, 2009



French and German: native speaker
English: fluent
Italian and Dutch: basic


Urbanist at taktyk landscape and urbanism, Paris, 2012
Urbanist at Agence Ter landscape and urbanism, Paris, 2009-2011
Architectural illustrator at Luxigon, Paris, 2007-2009
Architect at Agence Franc, Paris (industrial architecture), 2006-2007
Architect at Horden Cherry Lee Architects, London (offices and residential architecture), 2004-2005
Architect at Airport Design Management, Vienna (airport masterplanning), 2003-2004
Architect at the Real Estate department of the Austrian Railway Company (ÖBB), Vienna (architectural feasability studies), 2002-2003
Assistant architect, PPAG Architects, Vienna, 2000-2002

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