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Laura Kurgan

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Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, Princeton University B.A., University of California, Berkeley M.Arch., Columbia University Laura Kurgan Architecture, New York Laura Kurgan is an architect and artist whose work explores the interfaces between building, electronic media, and information technologies. Her design practice in New York City has recently completed new offices for WITNESS, a human rights organization co-founded by Peter Gabriel to distribute video technology and training to local activists. Her work also includes projects and installations that have been exhibited internationally, including "New York, September 11, 2001. Four Days Later..." at the ZKM in Karlsruhe as part of "Control_Space" (October 2001) and a pair of "Global Clock" projects, in which real-time financial data feeds drive digital clock displays (no. 2 at the Swiss National Exposition 2002). She is currently completing a book titled You Are Here, which collects her projects and articles and asks how architects can respond to and make discriminating use of the revolution in our experience of space and time brought on by new technologies. She has published in Alphabet City, ANY, Archis, and Assemblage. She is an Old Dominion Faculty Fellow in the Humanities Council at Princeton for the 2000-2002 academic years. www.princeton.edu/~kurgan/