Ginger Nolan

Postdoctoral Fellow, History and Theory of Architecture and Urbanism

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Ginger Nolan’s work focuses on how nineteenth- and twentieth-century architecture, aesthetic technologies, and landscape have contributed to a global division of labour and to related constructions of race and class. She is currently working on a book manuscript, “Savage Mind to Savage Machine: Architecture, Technology, and the Making of Magical Thought”, which has received support from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, the Social Science Research Council, and the Graham Foundation for Art and Architecture. She is also working on a project that explores the entanglements of biopolitics and citizenship, examining how architectural and urban plans that tried to promote notions of citizenship operated, at the same time, as biopolitical schemes for managing “bare life.”

Nolan holds a PhD in architectural history and theory from Columbia University and a master’s degree in architectural design from MIT. Her work has been published in Grey Room, Thresholds, AI (Architecture and Ideas), Avery Review, and Volume.