Moon, Whitney

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Whitney Moon is Assistant Professor of Architecture at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. An architect, educator, curator and writer, Moon’s research interests reside in 20th and 21st century art and architecture, with an emphasis on theatricality, performance and ephemeral works. Her recently completed doctoral dissertation—The Architectural Happening: Diller and Scofidio, 1979-89—examines the early objects, installations and performances created by New York based architects Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio. Moon has presented her work at numerous national and international conferences and has collaborated on the design and curation of architectural exhibitions at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), ACE Gallery, and UCLA. 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?” A registered architect in California and Wisconsin, she earned her Ph.D. in Architecture from University of California, Los Angeles, and B.Arch from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Moon previously taught architectural history and theory, as well as design studios, at the University of San Diego and 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

Architectural History and Theory
Contemporary Culture
Architecture and Performance
Set Design


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