Carla Leitao is an architect 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 and seminars in UPenn, Philadelphia, Pratt Institute, Cornell University and City College, NY; also co-taught at Columbia University, NY. Practice and academic endeavors focus on convergences of Urban Phenomena, Ubiquitous Cultures, Digital Communication and generation of political and cultural 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) and “True Romance” (Sttuttgart, Germany) and Young Blood in Lisbon, Portugal.