Carson Chan


Carson Chan is a fourth-year doctoral candidate in the School of Architecture. He studies the intersection between architecture, urbanism, ecology, and the nonhuman world, in particular the ocean. His dissertation considers nineteenth and twentieth century public aquariums in England and the United States as models of ecology. Prior to arriving at Princeton, he has worked at the Neue Nationalgalerie (Berlin) under Andres Lepik, before co-founding PROGRAM Initiative for Art and Architectural Collaborations in 2006. He received a B.Arch. from Cornell University, and a Masters in Design Studies, first class honors with distinction, from Harvard Graduate School of Design.

In October 2013, Carson co-convened a three-day conference at Yale School of Architecture called, “Exhibiting Architecture: A Paradox?” In May 2017, he co-curated “Reaper: Richard Hamilton and Sigfried Giedion,” an archival exhibition at the Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich, and edited the accompanying catalog.

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