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Editorial moves at the MIT Press hone in on core publishing strengths across art, science, design, and technology

Audet brings strategy and vision as editorial director; Hindley promoted to senior editor to head the Art, Architecture, and Design portfolio

Editorial Director Janice Audet.

2024 brings exciting changes to the book acquisitions team at the MIT Press. In January, Janice Audet (formerly executive editor at Basic Books) assumed the role of editorial director bringing more than 20 years of experience in publishing, particularly in trade science. Building on the Press’s mission and reputation for innovation, Audet launched an ambitious strategic program for acquisitions editors to better meet the needs of the Press’s academic, professional, and trade markets today and advance knowledge that will best serve its readership in future. 

To expand upon the MIT Press’ legacy of excellence and innovation in art and architecture publishing, a new Art, Architecture, and Design (AAD) portfolio has been created, focusing on publishing leading authors with contemporary cultural relevance. Newly promoted Senior Editor Victoria Hindley will assume leadership of the new portfolio. Audet says, “Victoria’s 25 years of publishing experience in art, visual culture, design, and architecture, along with her proven success and cultivated partnerships make her a natural fit for this exciting portfolio. I have every confidence we have the ideal team to catalyze this vision.”

Hindley joined the MIT Press in 2016 after working in publishing and the arts for two decades in both the USA and Europe. She has developed numerous international publications including limited fine press editions by Salman Rushdie and Wole Soyinka. At the MIT Press, Hindley has published award-winning titles including A Black Gaze: Artists Changing How We See by Tina M. Campt; Architectures of Spatial Justice by Dana Cuff; and The New Designer: Rejecting Myths, Embracing Change by Manuel Lima.

Senior Editor Victoria Hindley.

“Readers come to the MIT Press seeking books that will transform the way they see the world. In turn, I seek bold and exceptional writing that is culturally relevant and responsive to contemporary global urgencies,” said Hindley.

In the coming year, the MIT Press looks forward to publishing such engaging AAD titles as Ruth Asawa and the Artist-Mother at Midcentury by Jordan Troeller, Abundance Not Capital: The Lively Architecture of Anupama Kundoo edited by Angelika Fitz and Elke Krasny, and Climate Propagandas: Stories of Extinction and Regeneration by Jonas Staal.

For Hindley, it is important that this new publishing portfolio befits the Press’s internationally acclaimed legacy that began in the 1960s with influential titles such as The Bauhaus by Hans Wingler, while expanding the boundaries of the fields. “It is essential for the portfolio to examine how art, architecture, and design impact our lives and shape our perception of the world.”

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