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Dr. Felix Torkar is an architecture historian with a focus on 20th and 21st century architecture and design. His past experience and current research center on Brutalist architecture and its resurgence.

After earning a technical degree in photography at BEST-Sabel, he studied art history at FU Berlin (B.A./M.A.). An extended version of his master’s thesis has been published under the title Apple Design: eine Analyse at av edition.

As Curatorial Assistant at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum, he worked on SOS Brutalism and Making Heimat (German Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2016). He was also Production Manager for Unbuilding Walls (German Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2018) at GRAFT.

A recepient of a doctoral fellowship from the Wüstenrot Foundation and an Elsa Neumann Scholarship, he is currently preparing his doctoral thesis on Neobrutalism at FU Berlin for publication.

In addition, he successfully campaigned to save the “Mäusebunker”—a Brutalist building that once housed animal laboratories of the FU Berlin—from demolition.

He is currently the Acquisitions Editor at ȷovis Publishers in Berlin.

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Ferendino Grafton Spillis Candela: Mailman Center for Child Development, University of Miami, 1971