CE+ CONVERSATIONS WITH ANDREW SHANKEN: The Everyday Life of Memorials // 04.08.2022



Andrew Shanken, Ph.D., is an architectural and urban historian with an interest in how cultural constructions of memory shape the built environment (and vice versa). He also works on the unbuilt and paper architecture, themed landscapes, heritage and conservation planning; traditions of representation in twentieth-century architecture and planning; keywords in architecture and American culture; and consumer culture and architecture. He is interested in historiography, particularly of architectural history, and the intersection of popular culture and architecture. The Everyday Life of Memorials, his third book, is forthcoming from Zone Books in 2022. He is currently working on the history of imagery in American urban planning. He is currently the Director of American Studies, Faculty Curator of the Environmental Design Archives, on the Faculty Advisory Committee at the Townsend Center for the Humanities and the Global Urban Humanities. He holds a B.A. in History and the Growth and Structure of Cities from Haverford College, and a M.A. and a Ph.D. in Art History from Princeton University. Andrew Shanken will discuss the various research methods he used in writing his forthcoming book.

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