Gustav Düsing (*1984)  studied architecture at the Architectural Association in London and runs a studio between Berlin and Rome. He has participated in numerous art and architecture exhibitions including the first ever Antarctic Biennale (2017) . He is the 2020 recipient of the Rome Prize for Architecture and in 20/21 was an Artist in Residence at the German Academy in Rome, Villa Massimo.

As a visiting Professor he taught at the Dipartimento di Architettura dell’Università Roma Tre and as an assistant professor he directed a master-studio in experimental design at the Technical University Braunschweig (2015 – 2019), the UDK Berlin (2016-2021) and in spring 2022 he will teach a studio in the undergraduate program of Cornell University AAP. Throughout his work at the intersection of art and architecture, Gustav Düsing explores the translation of natural phenomena into spatial concepts with the aim of finding new ways for architecture to intervene in environments that are increasingly under strain from humanity’s modes of habitation. His practice thereby aims to be projective and speculative about a near future of material shortage and climate consciousness.


Sebastian Muellauer
Justyna Profaska
Chiara Siravo
Carson Chan
Dehlia Hannah
Max Hacke
Yannis Efstathiou
Katharina Pütter
Nadim Samman
Mariami Kurtishvili
Lutz Henke
Johannes Förster
Charlotte Wiedemann
Caspar Richter
Leonhard Clemens
Blake Villwock
James Cosgrave
Janos Bergob
Sonia Cohan
Sinta Werner
Kadhija Zinnenburg Carrol




Spazi Aperti XIX 2021
Academia Romania in Rome
07.07 – 21.07

Künste a Villa Massimo
Deutsche Akademie in Rom, Villa Massimo
Rome — 21.10.2020

The Ec(centric)City
Akademie der Künste
Berlin — 10.09.2020

Antarctica as a Project at
Munich — 17.01.2018

Antarctic Biennale 2017 / Antarctic Pavilion
Biennale Di Venezia, 2015

4th Marrakech Biennale
Marrakech, 2012*

Educating Architects – Reinventing Architecture (Exhibition)
Tokyo, 2009

* while working for Barkow-Leibinger as a Project Architect


Visiting Professor at Università  Roma Tre, Rome, Italy, 2021

UDK Berlin, Studio Sobejano, from 2018 until 2021

TU-Braunschweig, IAD, Prof. Volker Staab, from 2015 until 2019

UDK Berlin, KET, Prof. Christoph Gengnagel, from  2015 until 2016

Architectural Association Visiting School Melbourne, 2016


Speaker, sustainable design and regenerative architecture in cultural spaces, Tate + / IKT 10.2021

Speaker, berlin questions, metropolis – the new now 08.2021

Lecture TU Hamburg 06.2021

Speaker, new european bauhaus and cultural institutions, maxxi roma 06.2021

Lecture Unicam Saad, Ascoli 05.2021

Lecture TU Darmstadt 01.2021

Lecture Chinese University of Hong-Kong 09.2020

Lecture Hochschule für Bildene Künste Braunschweig 05.2021

Lecture Melbourne School of Design / Melbourne University 01.2016