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Sofia Borges Appointed New Acting Director of MADWORKSHOP

Sofia Borges is a practicing writer, architect, designer, curator, and trend consultant. She is a faculty member at the USC School of Architecture, a regular contributor to Mark Magazine, and a contributing curator at viction:ary.

Sofia has an extensive background in architecture, urbanism, and the arts. She studied photography at the California Institute of the Arts and completed her Bachelors in Urban Studies at the New School University. Informed by her diverse upbringing that extended from LA to Latin America and beyond, Sofia relocated to Berlin after completing her Master of Architecture degree at UCLA. During her time in Europe, she founded the interdisciplinary design practice Affect Studio and became the architecture editor at Gestalten. Sofia has authored and edited nearly two dozen titles on architecture and design. Her most notable books to date include The Tale of Tomorrow, Rock the Shack, Hide and Seek, The Sky’s the Limit, and the LA edition of the CITIx60 travel guide series. Sofia returned to her home town of Los Angeles in 2014, joining the faculty at the USC School of Architecture and launching Colorblock Studio. In Fall of 2016, she joined MADWORKSHOP as their new acting director.

Sofia is currently spearheading the MADWORKSHOP Homeless Studio at the USC School of Architecture to find compassionate and novel design solutions for solving the homeless crises in Los Angeles.