Bendiner-Viani, Gabrielle

Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani
PhD in Environmental Psychology, Graduate Center, CUNYMA in Environmental Psychology, The Graduate Center, CUNYBA in Growth and Structure of Cities, Bryn Mawr College
Visiting Assistant Professor

Profile:
My work explores place attachment and the experience of everyday life in public, neighborhood and home spaces through photographic, ethnographic, and experiential means. I also work extensively on the experience and history of affordable housing, and have worked on projects in London, Buenos Aires, San Francisco, and New York. My photographic-narrative doctorate in Environmental Psychology addresses the everyday street-life experience of two small neighborhoods in Brooklyn, NY, and Oakland, CA. As a photographer, curator, environmental psychologist, and co-director of Buscada Projects, every part of my work is interdisciplinary. I am always thinking about the confluence of the visual, social, and urban. I am particularly interested in bringing this perspective to students, and encouraging students to direct their thinking and their work out into the world.
Courses Taught:
Dwell: Housing and Home in the MetropolisCity Studio: Exhibiting the Small Urban PlaceSights and Spaces: Photographing New YorkVisual UrbanismPublic Space Critical StudiePhotographic New York
Recent Publications:
2007. “Making Housing Home.” Places Journal, 19:2(in press) “Layered City” in Studying the City (eds. P. Halliday & S. Dobson). Palgrave Macmillan.(2005) “Walking, Emotion and Dwelling.” Space and Culture, 8:4(2004) “Guided Tours at Urban Horizons.” Shelterforce, no. 134.Bendiner-Viani, G & S. Low (2003) “Place Identity.” in Encyclopedia of Community  (eds. K. Christensen & D. Levinson) Sage.(2002) “Guided Tour: Villa 31.” DisClosure: A Journal of Social Theory, n.11.(2001) “Photography” & “Soho.” in Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Culture (eds. G. McDonogh, C. Wong, R. Gregg) Routledge.Bendiner-Viani, G & S. Low & Y. Hung. (2004) “Attachments to Liberty: Ethnographic Assessment for the Statue of Liberty National Monument.” National Park Service.
Email:
bendineg@newschool.edu

Research Interests:
Urban and Architectural Studies; Photography; Exhibition and Curatorship; Housing in the Metropolis; Urban Visual Culture; Ethnographies of Small Urban Spaces
Professional Affiliations:
Association of American GeographersEnvironmental Design Research AssociationAmerican Anthropological AssociationInternational Visual Sociology Association
Recent Presentations/Exhibits:
AIA Center for Architecture|New York, Making Housing Home, 2007College of Environmental Design Gallery, UC Berkeley, Housing Becomes Home, 2006AIA Center for Architecture|New York, Home in its Setting: Life in UDC Developments, 2005National Arts Club, New York City, Bronx by Design: Guided Tours at Urban Horizons, 2004The Graduate Center, CUNY, Politics of Public Space Conference, Parque Lezama, 2002Culpeper Gallery, Abrons Art Center, New York City, Guided tour:E1, 2001Bryn Mawr College, Guided Tour in the Balcony, 1998



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