David Gissen


Visiting Professor


David Gissen is appointed as Visiting Professor for summerterm 2019 winterterm 2019|20.

David Gissen works at the intersection of architecture, environmental history, and experimental design. He is the author of several books and essays. These include a study of architecture and modern environmental degradation, Subnature: Architecture’s Other Environments (2009) and an architectural history of urban air, Manhattan Atmospheres (2014). His experiments in reconstructing historic landscapes, urban atmospheres, and interior environments have been published and exhibited internationally, including exhibitions at the Venice Biennale and the Canadian Centre for Architecture. He lectures and teaches in the areas of architecture, urban, and landscape history-theory, design, and preservation. He is former Visiting Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  At the California College of the Arts, where he is a professor, he founded and co-directs the Experimental History Project and the post-professional Architecture HTX degree.