Joy Knoblauch

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Joy Knoblauch

Design and the human sciences, and the interaction between architecture, government and population.

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    Joy Knoblauch’s research interests include design and the human sciences, and the interaction between architecture, government and population. Previous research produced a study of the newly softened institutional environments of the Great Society era in the United States which served as sites of biopolitical research, shaping a new direction for the discipline of architecture toward an enriched understanding of the heterogeneous occupants of architecture. Her current research concerns the neo-functionalist diagrams used to design postwar hospitals. Knoblauch earned her PhD in the History and Theory of Architecture at Princeton University in the School of Architecture. She also has a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University, a Master of Environmental Design from the Yale University School of Architecture and has worked in architecture offices in Ithaca, New York and San Francisco, California. Knoblauch’s research is supported by the National Science Foundation, the Centre Canadien D’Architecture and the Fellowship of Woodrow Wilson Scholars. Previously, she taught History and Theory of Urban Design as Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP). Her work has been published in the new journal Manifest, covering American Architecture and Urbanism, and In Search of the Public, Notes on the Contemporary American City.