Anna Bokov

Assistant Professor Adjunct

Anna Bokov is an architect and architecture historian. She is a fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture at the ETH Zurich (2021-22) and is a former member of the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton (2020-21). She has taught at the City College and Parsons in New York, and at Cornell, Yale, Northeastern, and Harvard Universities. She worked as an architect and urban designer at OMA, NBBJ, Ennead, and the City of Somerville. Anna is a recipient of multiple awards, including the Mellon Fellowship, the Beinecke Research Grant, and the Graham Foundation publication and exhibition grants. Her scholarly work has been published by Log, IAS Letter, The Journal of Architecture, Perspecta, Walker Art Center Primer, MoMA Post, Palimpsest, Venice Biennale, Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, and Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. She holds a Ph.D. from Yale University, a Master of Architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design, and a Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University.
 
Anna's recent award-winning book Avant-Garde as Method: Vkhutemas and the Pedagogy of Space, 1920–1930 (Zurich: Park Books, 2020) is dedicated to the Soviet counterpart of the Bauhaus. She is currently working on two new publications. One, titled From Method to Style: Elements of Spatial Composition in the 1930s focuses on design pedagogy in the post-Vkhutemas decade and the attack on formalism in architecture. The other, titled Atlas of the Social Condensers, 1917-1941 explores the agency of architecture to shape society by unpacking the typology of the social condenser. 

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