Carla Leitao is an architect, designer and writer that lives and works in New York, USA and Lisbon, Portugal. She is the co-founder, with Ed Keller, of AUM Studio in NY and Umasideia in Lisbon.

She has taught architecture studios in several schools in the New York area, most recently in Pratt Institute and RPI.

Practice and academic endeavors focus on convergences of Architecture/Design, Urban Phenomena, Ubiquitous Cultures, Digital Communication and the role of design in cultural and technological innovation.

Publications include “4 Lines” (Akademie Schloss Solitude) and “City Fragments” (CBA),

Projects include built and ongoing residential and institutional projects. Exhibitions and installations include “Suture” (SCI Arc and Tellic Gallery, LA), “True Romance” (Sttuttgart, Germany) and Young Blood in Lisbon, Portugal.

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