Jasmine Benyamin


Jasmine Benyamin, Assistant Professor

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

Benyamin’s recently completed PhD 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 carves out a critical space of inquiry within which architectural and photographic practices collide with increased velocity at the turn of the twentieth century. In so doing, her research expands the framework for re-evaluations of architectural modernism.

Professor Benyamin has presented her work at several national and international conferences including the European Architectural History Network, German Studies Association, 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 was published in an anthology in 2013, and an essay related to her doctoral work recently appeared in the Journal of Architecture.

Ph.D. Princeton University, 2015
MA Princeton University, 2002
MArch Yale University, 1996
BA Columbia University, 1992

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

Undergraduate Core studios
Architecture and Film seminar
Cinematic Architecture studio
Introduction to Architectural Thinking

Selected Work
“Towards a (New) Objectivity: Hermann Muthesius, Photography and the English House,” Journal of Architecture (UK), 2015
“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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