About

photo:  © Toshiyuki Yano

 My research focuses on the emerging challenge of writing a global history of architecture. To understand the profession and practice of architecture in relation to major global shifts, I posit that we need to revisit crucial moments in history when architects encountered other disciplines and in which a productive cross-cultural and interdisciplinary exchange of ideas took place. Currently, I am developing a new historiographic method that moves on from the idea that buildings belong to certain categories and instead starts from transnational, cross-cultural and interdisciplinary “encounters”.

Current Position

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, 

Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (gta

ETH Zürich

Education

Ph.D. East Asian Languages and Civilizations
University of Pennsylvania, Unites States

 

M.A. East Asian Languages and Civilizations 

University of Pennsylvania, Unites States

 

MSc., Architecture

University of Tokyo, Japan

 

MSc., Architecture

Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

 

BSc., Architecture

Delft University of Technology, Netherlands