architecture, (sub)urbanism, media, food, biopolitics
- I am an Associate Professor at Pratt Institute's School of Architecture, where I teach architectural history and theory, and the editor of the Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative, a group devoted to publishing and advancing scholarship in architectural theory and history in an interdisciplinary context.
- My research examines how architecture, urbanism and landscape design participate in the distribution of resources. I am currently working on a book about architectures of privacy, and my past research has focused on the biopolitics of race and of food provisioning in architecture and urban design in the twentieth century.
- My book-length publications include Black Lives Matter, a collection of essays that put Black lives at the center of architecture and its history, which I commissioned and edited with Jonathan Massey; Street Value: Shopping, Planning and Politics at Fulton Mall, with Rosten Woo and Damon Rich, a book about how race and class have shaped development in New York City; and a dissertation, "The Architecture of the Market: Food, Media and Biopolitics from Les Halles to Rungis" at the School of Architecture, Princeton University, about the design of food distribution systems in postwar France. Most of my articles and book chapters are posted at academia.edu.
- From 2007-2011 I organized lectures, dinners, a library, and a community supported agriculture program at the Metropolitan Exchange in Downtown Brooklyn, and I continue to organize occasional exhibitions, performances, and dinners at other venues.
- meredith at mtenhoor dot net