Emerging Voices Lecture: Mariana Mogilevich
The Invention of Public Space
Mariana Mogilevich is a historian of architecture and urbanism whose research focuses on the design and politics of the public realm. As Princeton-Mellon Fellow in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities, she is completing the manuscript The Invention of Public Space: Design and Politics in Lindsay’s New York and studies the intersection of design practices and processes of urbanization, or, where architecture and planning meet real life.
Her current research encompasses the role of the psychological sciences in urban design, the development of waste landscapes, and an investigation of the agency of visual images in urban change. Mariana’s multidisciplinary training includes a PhD in the history and theory of architecture and urbanism from Harvard University and a BA in literature from Yale University. Mariana has worked with cultural heritage preservation and open space advocacy groups in New York City, as an editor at The Next American City and co-curator of the exhibition Nueva York (1613-1945) (New-York Historical Society/El Museo del Barrio), She has taught architectural history and urban studies at Harvard, NYU, and Princeton Universities. Her written work appears in journals including Praxis, Film Quarterly, Future Anterior, and Guardian Cities and the edited volumes Use Matters: An Alternative History of Architecture, and Summer in the City.