Peter Minosh is an architectural historian working on intersections between architecture, political philosophy, and theories of anarchy. His research considers architecture’s modernity within the parallel phenomena of expansions of global capital and the emergences of revolutionary political movements. This research is both historical and historiographic, interrogating notions of evidence and archive in the production of architectural history. He received his PhD in Architectural History and Theory from Columbia University, his Master’s Degree in the History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture and Art form MIT, and his professional degree in architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He has taught architectural history and theory at Oberlin College, The New School for Social Research, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Minosh’s writing has appeared in The Politics of Space and Place, he has articles forthcoming in Race and Modern Architecture and the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. His current project, Building upon the Abyss: Architecture and Modernity in the Revolutionary Atlantic, considers architecture in relation to the French, American, and Haitian revolutions. It takes these revolutions to be a single transnational phenomenon and considers the ways that architecture negotiates their revolutionary imaginaries, particularly in regard to race, slavery, and individual sovereignty. He is involved in several research projects, including “Evidence + Narrative in Architectural History” with the Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative and “R+MAP: The Race and Modern Architecture Project.”