Christoph Lindner named dean of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts

May 2, 2016


Christoph LindnderI am pleased to announce that the next dean of the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts is Christoph Lindner. He will be moving to Eugene from the Netherlands, where he is professor of media and culture at the University of Amsterdam.

Lindner stood out as the candidate whose background and academic work best complements the incredible diversity of A&AA’s programs. With an academic focus on the relationship between cities, globalization and issues of political ecology, sustainability and creative practice, Lindner is uniquely qualified to build consensus and craft a visionary 21st-century future for A&AA.

Lindner has demonstrated a true understanding of disciplines within the school, with research and writing spanning architecture, urban planning, design, art, visual culture, and art history, and is engaged with forging connections among history, theory, and practice. He has also been an innovator in graduate education and developing research centers, both of which are closely aligned with the strategic priorities of the UO. Lindner’s strong international experience will help us connect A&AA and its research mission to global issues, as well as a network of international partners.

From 2010 to 2014, Lindner was director of the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA), a research institute and doctoral school focused on the interdisciplinary study of contemporary society, politics, and culture. Currently the director of the ASCA Cities Project, Lindner is also the founding director of the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Analysis and a member of the Amsterdam Center for Globalization Studies.

While at the University of Amsterdam, he has held visiting appointments at various universities internationally, including New York University, The New School in New York City, University of California, Berkeley, University of Edinburgh, Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, Queen Mary University of London, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, and the University of London Institute in Paris.

Lindner will arrive on campus August 15. Please join me in welcoming Christoph Lindner to the University of Oregon.


Scott Coltrane
Provost and Senior Vice President