Architecture's Tao DuFour Hired as Assistant Professor

May 30, 2018

Tao DuFour has been hired by the Department of Architecture as an assistant professor, effective July 1.

DuFour's work explores intersections of architecture, philosophy, and anthropology. His current research addresses architecture's embeddedness in environmental histories, with a focus on Cuba. He is working on a collaborative research and documentary film project titled Alamar: An Archaeology of Socialist Domestic Infrastructure in Havana. A new book, titled Husserl and Spatiality: Toward a Phenomenological Ethnography of Space, is forthcoming in the Routledge Research in Architecture series, 2019.

Previously a visiting assistant professor in the department, DuFour was the architecture fellow at the School of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and was awarded the Rome Prize in Architecture at the British School at Rome (British Academy).

DuFour holds a doctor of philosophy and a master of philosophy in the history and philosophy of architecture from Cambridge University, England; and a bachelor of architecture from The Cooper Union.

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