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Peter Minosh

Sessional Lecturer

Peter Minosh is a historian of architecture, urbanism, and landscape with a focus on the relationship between politics and the built environment. His research considers architecture’s modernity within the parallel phenomena of expansions of global capital and the emergence of revolutionary political movements from the 18th century to the present. His current project, Atlantic Unbound: Architecture and Modernity in the Revolutionary Atlantic, considers architecture in relation to the European, American, Caribbean, and African 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.

Minosh received his PhD in architectural history and theory from Columbia University, his Master’s in the history, theory, and criticism of architecture and art from 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. His writing has appeared in the Journal for the Society of Architectural Historians and The Politics of Space and Place, he has articles forthcoming in Race and Modern Architecture, Writing by Design: Evidence and Narrative in Architectural History, and Architecture Against Democracy: Aesthetics, Nationalism, and Power. He is involved in several research projects, including the Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative and The Race and Modern Architecture Project.