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Research Miscellany


Final presentation: Wolfsonian Research Fellowship

I gave this presentation on October 12, 2014 as a summary of my research at the Wolfsonian Museum in Miami, Florida. I was there on a month-long fellowship in September and October 2014 to research materials pertaining to World's Fair architecture, depictions of  America's agrarian landscape during the New Deal, and the Tennessee Valley Authority.  

See the Wolfsonian's press piece on my research for more. 


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Since Summer 2015, I have been serving as the Publications Editor for Fresh Art International NOW, a publication series inspired by the contemporary arts podcast Fresh Talk. Fresh Art International (FAI) is the brainchild of Cathy Byrd, a colleague and friend, who has made FAI's mission to "collect and share conversations, commentary, news, and views that inform and energize aspiring and experienced creative individuals working in an array of media and disciplines." 

 


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Drawing Ambience

Rhode Island School of Design Museum, April 24-August 2, 2015

From 2013 to 2015, I served as a research and curatorial assistant for Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association, a exhibition at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum and Kemper Museum at Washington University in St. Louis highlighting works collected by Boyarsky during his years as chairman of London's Architectural Association (AA). In addition to background research and consulting on the installation, I wrote approximately one quarter of the entries for the exhibition catalog. Drawing Ambience will be traveling to Cooper Union this autumn.

 


Society of Architectural Historians Guest blog

Bury the Lantern: The Other Side of Promoting Farm Electrification (April 13, 2015) 

"In the late 1930s and early 1940s, numerous farm communities across the United States gathered to enact lantern funerals, the ritualized interring of antiquated kerosene lamps. Cloaked in the guise of mourning, these parodic rites were actually celebrations of the arrival of electric lighting in the rural landscape..."

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Michael Graves Interview

Accessible Architecture and Design: An Interview With Michael Graves

In 2013, the design blog DRA invited me interview the late Michael Graves, who was giving the annual J. Carter Brown Memorial Lecture at Brown University.