Meredith TenHoor

2018-2019 Princeton-Mellon Fellow

Meredith TenHoor is an architectural and urban historian. Her research examines how architecture, urbanism and landscape design participate in the distribution of resources, and how these design practices have produced understandings of the limits and capacities of our bodies. While at Princeton, TenHoor will complete a book manuscript about relationships between agriculture, architecture, and cultural and territorial change in twentieth-century France, and will be working on a new collaborative project about the recent global history of toxic building materials.

Her publications include Black Lives Matter (2015), Street Value: Shopping, Planning and Politics at Fulton Mall (2010), and articles and book chapters on food, architecture, race, media, and biopolitics in Log, French Politics, Culture and Society, Zeitschrift fur Medienwissenschaft, The Architects' Newspaper, Revista Plot, Pidgin, Pin-up, and Tarp Architecture Manual. Her design projects and performances have been shown at the Rotterdam Architecture Biennial, the Venice Biennale, the Chicago Architecture Biennial, the House of World Cultures in Berlin, common room, and the Storefront for Art and Architecture.

TenHoor received her a Ph.D. in Architecture from Princeton University, and a B.A. in Art-Semiotics from Brown University. She will be on leave as Associate Professor at Pratt Institute's School of Architecture, where she coordinates undergraduate architectural history and theory. She is editor, a founding board member, and former chair of the Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative, a group devoted to publishing and advancing scholarship in architectural theory and history in an interdisciplinary context, and board member of the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at Columbia University.