Jasmine Benyamin

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benyamin@uwm.edu

Jasmine Benyamin, Assistant Professor

Bio
Jasmine Benyamin is an Assistant Professor of Architecture whose interdisciplinary research focuses on architectural manifestations in contemporary art practice and popular culture. Read More

Benyamin’s doctoral dissertation addresses ongoing debates regarding the origins of the Modern Movement, by examining one moment in the much-contested relationship between architecture and photography. Her study aims to carve out a critical space of inquiry within which architectural and photographic practices collide with increased velocity at the turn of the twentieth century, thus expanding the framework from which re-evaluations of modernism are now.

Professor Benyamin has presented her research at several national conferences including the Society of Architectural Historians and ACSA. A recipient of numerous awards including an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant, a Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) collection research grant, as well DAAD and Fulbright fellowships for her research in Germany, she is also the editor and translator of several books on architecture, including recently published monographs on Bernard Tschumi and Jean Tschumi. An essay on the work of artist Lara Almarcegui is forthcoming.

Education
Ph.D. (ABD) Architecture (History/Theory) Princeton University MA,
Architecture (History/Theory) Princeton University, 2002 MArch,
Yale University, 1996 BA,
(Architecture / French Literature) Columbia University, 1992

Reseach Focus
History and Theory of Architecture
Applied Research Methodologies
Architecture and Media
Architectural Design

Courses

Selected Work
(Forthcoming) “Architecture Future Perfect: Lara Almarcegui and the Ghost of Content,” in Nora Wendl and Isabelle Wallace eds., Contemporary Art About Architecture: A Strange Utility." (Ashgate)
“Leftovers: Residual and Risk in “Our Digital Present” ACSA 100 National Conference, Boston, 2012
Translator, Jean Tschumi: Architecture at Full Scale, Jacques Gubler (Milan: Skira) 2009
Translator, Bernard Tschumi, Gilles de Bure (Basel: Birkhauser) 2008
“Analog Dreams - Reflections on Models, Photography, and Architecture,” 306090 Books Volume #11 (Princeton Architectural Press) 2007
“Therapeutic Images: Positing Solutions for 9.11+,” ARCH+ (ARCH+ Verlag) 2003
“Stuff: Gregory Crewdson’s Gaze Upon the Domestic Sublime,” Thresholds #23: (MIT Press) 2002

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