Director; Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture
Tao DuFour's work explores the overlaps between architecture, anthropology, and philosophy. His interests are in the phenomenology of perception and corporeity, phenomenological accounts of the experience of spatiality and the "natural" world, and their relationship to ethnographic descriptions of space. He is particularly interested in exploring accounts of spatiality in the Husserlian tradition and the significance of these accounts for the experience of landscape. He has recently written on this theme as a chapter contribution to the Routledge Research Companion to Landscape Architecture (Routledge, 2018). His wider research interests explore the question of architecture's embeddedness in environmental histories. DuFour was awarded the Rome Prize in Architecture at the British School at Rome. He holds a Ph.D. and M.Phil. in the history and philosophy of architecture from Cambridge University, and a B.Arch. from The Cooper Union. His book, Husserl and Spatiality: Toward a Phenomenological Ethnography of Space, is forthcoming (Routledge, 2020).
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