Matthew Mullane


Matthew Mullane is a PhD candidate at Princeton University’s School of Architecture.  Prior to his work in architecture, he studied art history and received an MA in Modern art history, theory and criticism from the School of Art Institute of Chicago in 2012.

His dissertation, “Worthy Objects: Observation and Architecture in Japan”, is a history of observation as episteme in late 19th and early 20th century architectural thought, looking specifically at how expectations of European scientific observation were imported as the cornerstones of a new modern discipline of architecture during the early Meiji period (1868-1912) and how such values were subsequently challenged over the following decades.  In addition to this body of work Mullane has also written on the relation between geology and world histories of architecture at the end of the 19th century and strategies of “work city” building in Europe before World War I.

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