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Matīss Groskaufmanis

Walter B. Sanders Fellow

Matīss Groskaufmanis is the 2019–2020 Sanders Fellow at the University of Michigan's Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. His research and design work examines architecture’s relationship to political and economic ideologies, with a particular focus on the emergence of global architecture practice. In 2018, he served as a curator of the Latvian Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale, exploring housing as a means of nation building. An alumnus of the Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design in Moscow, he holds a master’s degree in architecture (with distinction) from Delft University of Technology and a bachelor's degree in architecture from Glasgow School of Art. Prior to founding the architecture agency Schema in 2019, Groskaufmanis has worked on research, publishing, and building projects as part of Rotterdam-based architecture practices OMA/AMO and MVRDV.