Moon, Whitney

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Whitney Moon is Associate Professor of Architecture in Architecture at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she teaches architectural history, theory, and criticism, as well as design studios. Her research interests reside in 20th and 21st century art and architecture, with an emphasis on theatricality, performance, and ephemeral works. Specifically, Moon examines architectural objects, installations, and exhibitions and their relationship to the social, political, economic, and environmental conditions that shape them. Currently, she is working on a collection of essays about the rise and fall of pneumatic architecture in the 1960s and 70s entitled “Who Let the Air Out?," as well as co-curating a forthcoming exhibition and co-authoring a book on the architectural works of Lillian Scott & Willis Leenhouts. Moon’s recent writings have been published in e-flux, JAE, LOG, PRAXIS, Room One Thousand, The Other Architect, Possible Mediums, and Constructing Building Enclosures. A registered architect in California and Wisconsin, Moon earned her Ph.D. in Architectural History & Theory from University of California, Los Angeles, and B.Arch from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

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Ph.D. (Architectural History & Theory), UCLA, 2016
BArch, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, 2000

Research Focus

Modern & Contemporary Architecture
Temporary, Ephemeral, and Mobile Architectures
History of Pneumatics/Inflatables
History of Architectural Exhibitions
Curating and Exhibiting Architecture
Midcentury Modernism & Housing