Maria McVarish

Maria McVarish

Maria studies the impact of industry and technology on landscapes.  Formal study and practice in architecture, visual studies and design inform her research. She links historical ideas about space to the economic, social and geographic aftereffects of production and exchange platforms. Landscape, in this context, provides a lens for scrutinizing these relationships.

Selected Publications

  • ‘Hazard Figures: Heritage, Memorial, and Wasting in Appalachia’  in Memory Connection Journal, Volume 1, Number 1, December 2011
  • ‘Mourning in the Hollow of Architecture and Psychoanalysis’ forthcoming in Ghosts in the Twenty-First Century: In the Consulting Room and Beyond, Volume 1: Present Absences (book edited by Adrienne Harris, Susan Klebanoff and Margery Kalb). Taylor & Francis, New York
  • ‘Luray, Rounding Midnight’ in The Art of Description: Writings on the Cantor Collections. Cantor Arts Center, Stanford, 2015
  • ‘The Place of Interior Design’ in arcCA: Architecture California, the Journal of the American Institute of Architects, California Council. Spring 2009 issue.

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Research Interests

Field of Interest
Spatial Practice, Design, Digital Humanities, Communication