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EXPERIENCE

2009 – present       Journalist and critic, Abitare, Architect’s Newspaper, Brownstoner, Dwell, L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui, Metropolis, Oculus
2012 – present       President, Amplifier Inc.

2011 – 2016          Founder & Executive Director, Flint Public Art Project

2003 & 2012         Lecturer, The New School, Parsons School of Design

2000 – 2008          Associate Editor, Writer, and Researcher, Metropolis

EDUCATION               

1997 – 1999          New School for Social Research, Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science, Liberal Studies, Master of Arts
1995 – 1996          Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris III). Cours de Formation Phonétique et Pédagogique Pour Etrangers           
1990 – 1994          Michigan State University, Interdisciplinary Humanities, Bachelor of Arts, Honors 
SELECTED JOURNALS AND MAGAZINES
“Long-Term Plans: Moving away from its exclusive focus on natural disasters, resilient design tackles the much tougher challenge of helping ecosystems regenerate.” Metropolis, Dec. 2019.
“Design for Aging in the Big Apple: No Picnic.” L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui 434, Dec. 2019.
“A Social Sculpture: Designed by Steven Holl, Hunters Point Library is a work of sculpture as well as an example of great civic architecture.” Abitare, Dec., 2019.
“MoMA and PS1's Young Architects Program is going on hiatus.” Architect's Newspaper, Nov. 22, 2019.
“Rikers replacement process begins as New York issues RFPs.” Architect's Newspaper, Nov. 19, 2019.
“Extinction Rebellion sinks a house in Thames for climate protest.” Architect's Newspaper, Nov. 19, 2019.
“the_shed_is_a_shack pokes fun at Hudson Yards.” Architect's Newspaper, Nov. 18, 2019.
“City Council approves controversial East Side flood protection plan.” Architect's Newspaper, Nov. 15, 2019.
“Is Torkwase Dyson's abstract recount of racial violence a missed opportunity?” Architect's Newspaper, Oct. 21, 2019.
“Inclusivity and Economic Development Emerge as Top Themes at Detroit Month of Design.” Metropolismag.com, Sep. 30, 2019.
“Cultural capital: the ongoing regeneration of Algiers' Casbah.” Architectural Review, September, 2019. 
“Beyond the Croton Aqueduct: A Story of New York City Water.” Brownstoner.com, August 16, 2019.
“Design Cities 2019: Algiers, Algeria: Amid political turmoil both past and present, the Algerian capital is ready for a new start.” Metropolis, July 2019. 
“Phil Freelon: Architect for Social Equity, The renowned founder of eponymous studio left major legacy of built works, community engagement, and advocacy.” Metropolis, July 12, 2019. 
“This Year’s MoMA PS1 YAP Summer Pavilion Takes on Real Estate and the U.S.-Mexico Border.” Metropolismag.com, July 1, 2019.
“Housing, Not Including: 10 Policies to Make Rent Affordable for Low- to Middle-Income Households.” Oculus, Summer 2019. 
“A Shed for Everybody: Launched in April on the edge of the High Line, the huge facility designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro returns culture to a neighborhood where inflationary private property exploded in the past years.” Abitare, June 2019. 
“Woodland Skills: A pair of eco-minded architects build a house on a platform in the Catkills watershed.” Dwell, May/ June 2019. 
“Disrupting Anomie: Toward a cell phone etiquette for public space.” Roca Gallery, June 4, 2019.
“Design for Dignity: The true extent of the homeless crisis isn’t visible on the streets. Here’s how architects are working to address it.” Oculus, Winter 2019.
“Resilient New York: How the landscape is changing as its interface with the water is softened and it returns to some extent to its origins.” Abitare, January 2019.
“Other Voices, Other Worlds: Prompted by dire ecological effects, a number of artists and architects embrace a ‘posthuman’ worldview.” Art in America, Dec. 2018. 
“Waterfront Rising: In recent decades, New York's historically hardworking shoreline has transformed to redefine the city for the 21st century.” Oculus, Summer, 2018.
“Designing a Russian Public: The new Zaryadye Park, a brainchild of the nonprofit Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design, represents a growing wave of public-private initiatives transforming Moscow’s current cityscape and urban planning goals.” Art in America, May, 2018.
“Warehouse Modernism: Brooklyn’s East River waterfront is defining itself in unexpected ways.” Architect's Newspaper, Apr. 30, 2018.
“Game of Spheres: Near Steven Holl’s holiday home is the guesthouse where the architect accommodates young artists in residency: a pavilion inspired by Peter Sloterdijk’s research into the metaphorical implications of spherical forms.” Abitare, April, 2018.
"Repairing the World Through Performance: Michael Rakowitz’s Radio Silence." Radio Silence: A Postcast and Radio Series Conceived by Michael Rakowitz, 2018.
“Soft Power in Moscow: An Expansive Park at the Foot of the Kremlin Helped Drive a Series of Revolutionary Improvements to the Russian Capital.” Landscape Architecture Magazine, Apr. 2018.
“A Loving Portrait of Fame, Fraud, and Disco at Studio 54: An infamous disco club brought down by excess redeemed by its embrace of diversity, sexual liberation, and sense of community.” Hyperallergic, Feb. 7, 2018.
“A Yayoi Kusama Documentary Tracks a Life in Polka Dots: Kusama–Infinity spotlights both the artist’s radically successful career and how art can be a method of healing.” Hyperallergic, Feb. 2, 2018.
“The Collective Imagination: Throughout Europe, youthful architecture and design collectives take DIY approach to challenges—not least, the refugee crisis.” Art in America, Dec. 2017.
“A Tower Like a Toy: The new luxury residential tower block designed by Herzog & de Meuron in New York’s TriBeCa district, which has something vaguely reminiscent of a children’s game about it, skilfully satisfies complex system of rules governing the city’s property market. Abitare, Dec. 2017.
“New York Values: NYCHA’s new guidelines for rehabilitation of public housing push for sustainability and preservation.” Architect's Newspaper, May 26, 2017.
“An Open Letter to AIA Executive Director Robert Ivy.” Common Edge, Jan. 20, 2017.
“Sink or Swim? Climate change displacement is becoming the new gentrification—here’s how to stop it." Architect's Newspaper, Dec. 6, 2016.
"Can Oakland’s underground spaces survive a rising real-estate tide?" Mic, Sep. 16, 2016.
"Give Me Liberty: Liberty Park successfully fills a critical role in the World Trade Center site." Architect's Newspaper, Aug. 24, 2016.
"Mountain Men: A group of artists and architects revisit the famed Black Mountain College." Architect's Newspaper, Sep. 27, 2016.
"Floating an Idea: Kickstarter campaign for a floating bridge from Brooklyn’s Red Hook to Governors." Architect's Newspaper, Apr. 26, 2016.
"Chinatown Revolt." Architect's Newspaper, Mar. 4, 2016.
“How to See Other People.” Infinite Mile: A Journal of Art + Culture(s) in Detroit, Feb. 2016.
“Flint Architects Find Water Crisis and Infrastructure Issues Create More Questions.” Curbed, Feb. 5, 2016.
 “Digging into Detroit’s Future: Ecological designers use agriculture and landscape to reclaim their city.” Architect’s Newspaper, October, 27, 2015.
“Where Can We Be? The Occupation of 123 Delancey Street.” Places Journal, August 2015.
“Poking at Power: New Parsons Exhibit Ridicules Power.” Architect’s Newspaper, Mar. 3, 2015.
“A Conspiracy of German Luxury Cars and Urbanism.” Architect’s Newspaper, Nov. 9, 2011.
Review: Industrial Strength: Small, Gritty, and Green: The Promise of America's Smaller Industrial Cities in a Low-Carbon World by Catherine Tumber, Architect’s Newspaper, Sep. 29, 2011.
“Détournement, or the Misguided Oppositional Ideology of the College-Educated Urban Elite.” TARP Architecture Manual, Pratt Institute School of Architecture, Spring, 2011.
“Government: Leadership Council: Five leading mayors talk about the challenges they face, the strengths of their cities, and their visions for the future.” Metropolis, Jan. 2011.
“Urban Intervention: The Syracuse Center of Excellence helps lay the foundation for the revitalization of a struggling Rust Belt city.” Metropolis, Nov. 2010.
 “Affordable Housing Complex: In New York City, a new model has emerged: privately developed mixed-income projects by prominent architects reach back into the sky.” Metropolis, Oct. 2008.
Review: Creative Time: The Book, Anne Pasternak and Ruth Peltason. Metropolis, Jun. 2007.
“A Pilgrimage Through the Balkans, Looking for Dots to Connect.” New York Times, Aug. 29, 2006.
“Near No Man's Land, a Quest for Unity and Peace.” New York Times, Jul. 23, 2005.
 “Lay of the Land: A new map of the West Bank reveals a troubling phenomenon—urban sprawl as human rights abuse.” Metropolis, Feb. 2003.
SELECTED PANELS, PRESENTATIONS & JURIES
Center for Architecture, AIA-NY, “Residential Architecture Now: Brooklyn,” moderator, Jan. 15, 2020.
Columbia GSAPP, “Accelerating the SDGs in Cities: Urban Thinkers Campus,” panelist, Nov. 13, 2019.
Museum of Modern Art, Algiers, “La Rencontre D'Alger (Meeting in Algiers): Towards a Disruptive (New) Urbanism,” panelist, Jan. 26, 2019.
University of Birmingham School of Languages, Cultures, Art History & Music, “Art, Architecture, and Capital Flows in the Ruins of New York,” presentation, May 30, 2018.
Venice Architecture Biennale, U.S. Pavilion: Dimensions of Citizenship. “Robot Citizens: Architecture and Social Responsibility Now,” moderator, May 27, 2018.
Columbia GSAPP, Speculative City Seminar, David Eugin Moon, “Art, Architecture, and Capital Flows in the Ruins of New York,” lecture, Apr. 20, 2018.
Harvard Mellon Urban Initiative at Harvard Graduate School of Design, "Public Agendas: How and Why Does Art Seize Agency in the Public Realm?" moderator, Apr. 2017.
Technical University Berlin, “Urban Narratives: Urban Heritage Activism,” presentation, Mar. 2017.
Storefront for Art and Architecture, “Armatures of Practice, Politics of Action,” panelist, Nov. 17, 2015.
Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University, “The Other Global University: Against Educational Apartheids: Forum on the Past, Present, and Future,” panelist, Nov. 6–7, 2015.
Mural Arts Program MuraLAB, Philadelphia, “Curating Creative Placemaking,” panelist, Apr. 13, 2015.
Wasan Island, “Civic Assets Project/ Reimagining the Civic Commons,” presentation, Aug. 13, 2014.
University of California San Diego, Kyong Park studio, presentation, spring, 2014.
Cornell University, “A Beautiful Ruin: The Generation that Transformed New York,” lecture, Spring, 2014.
NY State Council on the Arts, Architecture, Planning & Design, panelist, 2011–13.
CCNY School of Architecture, Denise Hofmann-Brandt studio, lecture, Oct. 20, 2011.
Columbia GSAPP, Studio X, "Not a Wasted Region," presentation, Oct. 11, 2011.
University of Michigan College of Architecture, “The Corporation, Architecture, & the City,” lecture, Oct. 2011.


BOOKS AND PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS
I Won’t Go Back: Art, Architecture, and Capital Flows in the Ruins of New York, 19561989. (forthcoming)
"Applied Urban Criticism: The Use of Influence for Advocacy and Production." ARPA Journal, Jan. 2018.
"Introduction: Real Estate Show," in Changes on the Fly, ed. Matthias Mayer, Catalog to the exhibition series, Spor Klübü, Berlin, 2017.
“Factory Town: Reports of the death of manufacturing in New York have been greatly exaggerated.” The New York 2030 Notebook, ed. Jeff Byles and Olympia Kazi. New York: Institute for Urban Design, 2008.
“Contested Territories: Interview with Eyal Weizman.” Else/ Where: Mapping, ed. Janet Abrams and Peter Hall. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2006.
“The Art of Democracy.” Urban Art and Global Cities: An Experiment in Context, ed. Gerardo Mosquera and Adrienne Samos. Amsterdam: Kitt Publishers, 2004.
“La Haine, or Culture Wars in Paris and the Banlieues.” African Images: Recent Studies and Text in Cinema. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2000.
“A Problematic Sign of African Difference in Trinh T. Minh-ha’s Reassemblage.” African Cinema: Post-Colonial and Feminist Readings. Trenton, NY: Africa World Press, 1999.
“The Theoretical Construction of African Cinema.” African Cinema: Post-Colonial and Feminist Readings. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 1999.
AWARDS
MacDowell Fellow, Dec. 2016
Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Amplifier/ Flint Public Art Project, 2015–17
National Endowment for the Arts, Amplifier/ Flint Public Art Project, 2015–17
MacDowell Fellow, Dec. 2012
ArtPlace Creative Placemaking Grant, Flint Public Art Project, 2012 - 2013
Creative Capital |Warhol Foundation, Arts Writers Grant, 2012
Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in Fine Arts, Production Grant, 2011
NY State Council on the Arts, Independent Projects Grant, Architecture, Planning and Design, 2010