Mar 6th 2018


Alla Vronskaya
Faculty Author Lecture
April 2, 2018 | 2pm
S. R. Crown Hall
Lower Center Core

Alla Vronskaya is an architectural historian whose work focuses on the relationship between architecture, science, and techniques of social engineering in the modern period. She holds a Diploma in Philosophy from Moscow State University and a Ph.D. in History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture and Art from MIT. She has published widely on different aspects of modern architectural theory and intellectual culture.

Her current book project, "Architectures of the Unconscious: Human Ecology and Design in the Interwar Soviet Union" examines how Soviet architects employed techniques of experimental psychology, particularly, research of unconscious perception, for the design of environments that affect human subjectivity and regulate behavior.