Geoff Manaugh is the author of BLDGBLOG, an online publication containing interviews, book reviews, and criticism focusing on architecture, landscape, and the built environment. A printed version was published as The BLDGBLOG Book (Chronicle Books, 2009). Manaugh is also former senior editor of Dwell magazine, a contributing editor at Wired UK, and co-director of Studio-X NYC, an urban futures think tank run by Columbia University's GSAPP.
Along with Nicola Twilley, Manaugh organized and co-curated "Landscapes of Quarantine," a design studio and exhibition at New York's Storefront for Art and Architecture exploring isolated spaces, from Level 4 biocontainment labs to underground nuclear waste repositories. For the Nevada Museum of Art, he curated Landscape Futures, an exhibition concerning how planetary landscapes, and our perceptions of them, can be utterly transformed by technology and design. The show is on view through February 12, 2012.
Manaugh is the inaugural recipient of the Seed Fund Teaching Fellowship in Urban Studies. He will be in conversation with Jeannene Przyblyski, an artist and historian whose work includes scholarly publications on art, urbanism, photography, and new media, as well as conceptual and media-based site-specific artworks exploring history, ecology, and urban form. She is the Dean of Academic Affairs at SFAI and the Executive Director of the San Francisco Bureau of Urban Secrets, a covert visual arts and urbanism think tank that promotes art and political interventions in city life.