PhD Dissertation Proposal. Architecture History and Theory Program, Princeton School of Architecture
Advisor: Spyros Papapetros
European Cultural Studies Fellow
This dissertation addresses the new discourses on architecture, media, and spatial perception emerging in Francoist Spain during the Cold War. It explores how such new modes of viewing and inhabiting spatial environments were entangled with new theorizations of the sensorium—that is, the composite action of all sensory faculties—jointly constructed by architecture, art, and techno-scientific institutions. I argue that these new theories on psychological and bodily perception governing the spaces for media consumption were enmeshed with discourses on national identity in Spain.
My work analyzes, for the first time, the set of interdisciplinary discussions among Francoist institutions and artists, architects, and filmmakers—all working with new electronic media in different capacities, from radar research to televisual broadcasting.