Keith Bresnahan

Associate Professor of Design History and Theory, OCAD

I am Associate Professor of Design History and Theory at OCAD University, Toronto, where I am also the Graduate Program Director of the MA program in Contemporary Art, Design and New Media Art Histories. I’m a cultural historian of architecture, urbanism, and design
in the modern era, with a particular research focus on the 18th and
19th centuries, France; I’m also a co-founder of the Canadian Design Studies Network. My current and ongoing research centres on models of sensation and emotion in architecture and urban history, and on the histories of architectural destruction. I am presently completing two book projects, the first on sensationalism and architecture in enlightenment France, and the second on emotion and the legacies of destruction in late nineteenth-century Paris.

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