Matthew Bissen is an architect and geographer who is currently exploring the relationships between spatial design, nature and cultural. Particular attention is focused upon the production of these relationships in our urban environments. As a part-time lecturer in the School of Art, Design History and Theory, he teaches undergraduate design theory courses exploring the concepts of the production of space, situated knowledge and methods to engage our environment through design. He is a freelance architect based in Brooklyn with 15 years experience collaborating on urban cultural projects in Seattle and New York. Bissen holds Bachelor and Master degrees in architecture from the University of Washington and Parsons respectively, and is currently pursuing his PhD in geography at The CUNY Graduate Center.
architecture,spatial design studies,theory,urban design,urban studies