Libero Andreotti

Professor Emeritus


Ph.D. (Art, Architecture and Environmental Studies) MIT, 1989
M. Arch, Georgia Tech, 1982


Libero Andreotti is an architect, critic, and historian of European avant-garde movements between the two World Wars and after. He writes on architecture and politics during Fascism and the post-war movements on the 1960s, especially the Internationale Situationniste. A native of Italy and two-time Fulbright scholar, from 1994 to 2011 he was Director of Georgia Tech’s Paris Program at the Ecole d’Architecture de Paris-La Villette in Paris, France. Andreotti’s books include Spielraum: Benjamin et L’Architecture (Paris, Editions La Villette 2011), Le Grand Jeu a Venir: Ecrits situationnistes sur la ville (Paris, Editions la Villette 2007), Situationists: Art, Politics, Urbanism, with Xavier Costa, based on the exhibition he curated at the MACBA in 1996 (Barcelona, ACTAR 1996), and Theory of the Derive and Other Situationist Writings on the City (Barcelona, ACTAR 1996).

Recently, along with Peggy Deamer, David Cunningham, Erick Swyngedouw, and Joan Ockman, he co-authored Can Architecture be an Emancipatory Project? Dialogues on Architecture and the Left, edited by Nadir Lahiji (London: Zerobooks 2015). Professor Andreotti’s essays and projects have appeared in October, Grey Room, Lotus International, Japan Architect, and JAE. In 2016, he completed a book with Nadir Lahiji entitled The Architecture of Phantasmagoria.