Marcelo Faiden is a founding partner of the Adamo-Faiden architecture studio and Dean of Escuela de Arquitectura de la Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. He completed his undergraduate studies at Facultad de Arquitectura, Diseño y Urbanismo de la Universidad de Buenos Aires (FADU-UBA) and postgraduate studies at Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona de la Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya (ETSAB-UPC). In 2016 he received his Ph.D. with the thesis "Los bajos de los edificios altos" (The low part of the high rise). He has been invited to give studios and lectures at numerous institutions, including the Canadian Center for Architecture, Princeton School of Architecture, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Escola da Cidade de Sao Paulo and the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, among others.
The Berlage Keynotes is an ongoing lecture series featuring internationally prominent architects, designers, and thinkers who are at the forefront of design discourse and innovation. A selection of speakers working from different disciplinary perspectives and in different geographic, cultural, and political contexts present how their work engages with contemporary issues and debates. This spring semester, speakers include Guy Nordenson, Office Winhov, Dyvik Kahlen, Alice Bucknell, Studio MNM, Luis Fernandez-Galiano, and Adamo-Faiden.