I recently completed my Ph.D. in the Built Environment program at the University of Washington in Seattle. My research interests lie at the intersection of critical theory & urban geography, and I wrote dissertation on the South Lake Union redevelopment project here in Seattle, invoking theorists such as Deleuze and Guattari, Foucault, and Lefebvre. Above all, I am arguing that, despite incisive critiques of Assemblage Urbanism as it has currently been formulated, Deleuze and Guattari’s political philosophy can be profitably adapted to address the geoeconomic and geopolitical forces driving contemporary urbanization. I use this site to post thoughts about this project as well as other literary endeavors…and to tell you about my desiring-machines in general.
The photo adorning the header of this blog is from Richard Misrach’s On the Beach series, which I was fortunate enough to see at The Art Institute of Chicago in 2007. I’m not sure whose image adorns this blog now but let me know if you do.
The image on the header of this site is A New Gaze – Amami (1975) by Takuma Nakahira. A mysterious person from the old world sent it to me recently…
My photo inspiration (though I didn’t realize it until after I made the image). Go figure.
I’m currently a part-time lecturer teaching way more than part-time: For the last two years, I have taught 7 courses across 5 units and 2 campuses of UW, and I am actively looking for new employment.