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“HOW-TO: Instructional Videos and the Ends of Technicity”
Disc Journal, no. 1, forthcoming
This is an exegesis of the instructional video—a primary means of architectural upskilling in an age of software. Gone are the days of technical textbooks and user’s guides; while these formats still exist, they are no longer the main source of procedural knowledge. In a post-D. K. Ching modality of troubleshooting over full training, users gain drawing skills by searching for solutions mid-workflow—YouTube demos, in-app tours, and user forums are the new bottomless currency of technical self-help. These new media artifacts have become quintessential postmodern resources for the hobbyist, text-weary design student, and time-poor practitioner alike. 

As individuated online learning and task-based employment become more prevalent, the learn-it-yourself media interface (and its promises of immaterial productivity and future work) becomes a site of quantified subjectivity which warrants further scrutiny.

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“Stories from the Pandemic: A Spatial Survey of Stay-at-home Stress”
Journal of Architectural Education 75:2, Building Stories, forthcoming
In “Figures, Doors and Passages,” Robin Evans contends: “If anything is described by the architectural plan, it is the nature of human relationships... But what is generally absent in even the most elaborately illustrated building is the way human figures will occupy it.” More than a medium for architectural design, how might the plan drawing serve to tell stories of lives actually lived?

Developed over the Fall of 2020 with a grant from Rice University, this project tests a graphical method for interview transcriptions and surveying-bydrawing. Its purpose is to shift the relentless statistical gaze of COVID-19 toward the granular scale of the domestic body, and lend nuance and voice to oft-invisible, unequally felt interior spaces of the pandemic.

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“Book (Medium Design by Keller Easterling)”
Journal of Architecture vol. 26, no. 4 (June 2021)
Book review of Keller Easterling, Medium Design: Knowing how to work on the world (London and New York: Verso, 2021).

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“Screenspace”
Sent, 64/100
Postcard publication for Sydney-based platform, Sent.

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“Information-rich Objects”
Architecture as Measure, 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale Pavilion of Turkey, February 14, 2021
Part of a web exhibition for the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale Pavilion of Turkey: Architecture as Measure, curated by Neyran Turan.




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