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Steven Lauritano

Lecturer in Architecture

Steven Lauritano has served as a Lecturer at Taubman College since 2017 when he was named the Walter B. Sanders Research Fellow. Prior to joining the college, he received his doctorate in the History of Art from Yale University and his M.Arch from the Princeton University School of Architecture.

As a theorist and historian, Lauritano examines the reciprocal relationships connecting historiography and design. His research interests include hybrid practices of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century architect-antiquarians, the survival of antiquarian methodologies in contemporary design culture, the history of building preservation and the history of world-architectural-histories, from the seventeenth century to the present. His current research project explores Karl Friedrich Schinkel’s experimental work with architectural remains. The book illuminates Schinkel’s fascination with re-contextualized remnants of architecture during a time when buildings and artworks were increasingly uprooted and scattered in the course of European imperialism.

Lauritano was named the 2018 Panofsky Fellow at the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte and his research has received previous support from the Graham Foundation, the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies, the Kress Foundation and the Fulbright Program, among others. His essays and translations have appeared in Perspecta, Pidgin Magazine, 306090 Books and Circo.

Selected Articles

  • Vase Dis-order (January, 2019)
  • Steven Lauritano, "A Remnant Vivarium," Perspecta 49: Quote, The Yale Architectural Journal, 2016, 105-126.