I am an architectural historian studying the ways in which ephemeral, transient, and natural spaces are played out in and against the built environment, and how they become transformed in the architectural imagination. My work combines traditional scholarship with maps, drawings, 3D models, and interactive media. I am currently finishing a digital project, “Cave and City“, that uses procedural 3D models to explore the way the Greco-Roman city of Magnesia on the Maeander evolved over time in relation to its ritual landscape. I’m also beginning a new project on the idea of the cave in the architecture, seeking to elucidate the architectural notions and practices that rely on the cave for their production and propagation, including concepts of temporality, form, representation, and the blurring of lines between the natural and artificial as expressed in technology.
I am currently Spatial Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow at Rice University in Houston, Texas.