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Figure/Ground interview with Shannon Mattern

Figure/Ground interview with Shannon Mattern

© Shannon Mattern and Figure/Ground Communication.
Dr. Mattern was interviewed by Gina Conley on August 12th, 2012 as part of the Figure/Ground Communication scholarly interview series.


Shannon Mattern is an Associate Professor in the School of Media Studies at The New School in New York. Her research and teaching address relationships between the forms and materialities of media and the spaces (architectural, urban, conceptual) they create and inhabit. She’s written about libraries and archives, media companies’ headquarters, place branding, public design projects, urban media art, media acoustics, media infrastructures, and material texts.



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