Daniela Fabricius is a historian and theorist of architecture and urbanism. Her work takes an interdisciplinary approach to the political, intellectual, and aesthetic histories of 20th-century architecture and urbanism. Her research and teaching interests include postwar German architecture and politics, the history of digital design, feminist histories and theories, contemporary urbanism in the Americas, and architectural forms of social and ecological reparations. She is currently working on a book entitled The Ethics of Calculation: Architecture and Rationalism in Postwar Germany, which examines the implications and contradictions of rationalism in the context of postwar West German culture and politics. Professor Fabricius is also working on an edited volume of the work of the feminist architectural theorist Jennifer Bloomer.
Professor Fabricius holds a PhD in Architectural History and Theory from Princeton University, an MArch from Columbia University, and a BA in Visual Art and Comparative Literature in French and German from Brown University. Prior to joining the Weitzman School standing faculty, Professor Fabricius taught history and theory and thesis courses at the Pratt Institute, Cornell University, and the School of Visual Arts.
Professor Fabricius’s work has been supported by the Graham Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, a DAAD Research Fellowship, and a Whiting Doctoral Fellowship.