Matthew Claudel

Matthew Claudel is a designer, researcher and writer. He co-founded MIT’s designX program, where he is the Head of Civic Innovation. Matthew has co-authored two books, Open Source Architecture and The City of Tomorrow, as well as peer reviewed journal articles and speculative fiction pieces – all circling the issues of technology, design, and cities. Matthew was a fellow with the McConnell Foundation’s “Cities for People” initiative, is an International affiliate of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Montreal, and served on the jury for Canada’s national Smart City Challenge. He is a protagonist of Hans Ulrich Obrist’s 89plus global community of artists. In 2018, Matthew received a Public Policy Fellowship from the Rappaport Foundation to work with the Boston Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics on strategies for enabling place-based innovation and experimenting with civic technology. He studied architecture at Yale, and received a Masters of Science in Urban Studies from MIT, where he is currently writing his doctoral dissertation on experimentation and civic value.


2009 - 2013
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, Yale University
2015 - 2016
Masters of Science in Urban Planning, MIT