Léa-Catherine Szacka (1979) studied architecture in Montreal and Venice before completing a PhD in History and Theory of Architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London.
Her work focuses on the history of architecture exhibitions and the history and theory of postmodern architecture. She is the author of Exhibiting the Postmodern: The 1980 Venice Architecture Biennale (Marsilio, 2016) – for which she was awarded the 2017 SAH GB Alice Davis Hitchcock Medallion – co-author of Le Concert: Pink Floyd à Venise (B2, 2017) and co-editor of Mediated Messages: Periodicals, Exhibitions and the Shaping of Postmodern Architecture (Bloomsbury, 2018). Her writing has been published in journals such as Log, OASE, Arch+, AA Files, the Journal of Architectural Education, the Journal of Architecture, Domus, Architectural Design and Volume, as well as in edited volumes such as Exhibiting Architecture: Place and Displacement (Lars Müller, 2014), Re-Framing Identities: Architecture’s Turn to History, 1970–1990 (Birkhäuser, 2017), Terms of Appropriation: Modern Architecture and Global Exchange (Routledge, 2017) as well as in the recent Exhibit A: Exhibitions That Transformed Architecture, 1948–2000 (Phaidon, 2018).
Between 2010 and 2013 she was part of the ‘Exhibition history’ research network at the Centre Pompidou and in 2014, she was part of OMA’s Monditalia exhibition at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia. She currently serves in the Editorial board of Footprint Delft Architecture Theory Journal and teaches at the Manchester School of Architecture, University of Manchester.