Clemens Finkelstein

History and Theory of Architecture

Clemens Finkelstein is a doctoral candidate at Princeton University. His work explores the History and Theory of Architecture at the field’s junction with Media Studies and the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology. Research interests encompass vibration theory, color science, design technics, sound modernities, disability studies, and transmedia art. His articles and reviews have appeared in several edited volumes and journals including ARCH+, trans., San Rocco, and Art Papers. He has worked extensively as an editor and curator—currently serving as a curator-at-large at the A+D Architecture and Design Museum in Los Angeles. He received a B.A. in Art/Visual History and Cultural Studies from the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (and Goldsmiths, University of London), an M.Des. in the History and Philosophy of Design and Media from Harvard University, an M.A. in the History and Theory of Architecture from Princeton University, scholarships from Fulbright and Harvard University (2015-2017), and Princeton University’s Lowell M. Palmer Fellowship (2018-2019). His recent work on the intricate relationship between planetary ambient and built environment has been supported by the Center for Digital Humanities and the Metropolis Project of the School for Engineering at Princeton University, the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism & the Humanities, and the History of Science Society.

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