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Michael Abrahamson

Michael Abrahamson

Ann Arbor, MI, US

 

About 

Michael Abrahamson is a designer, critic, and PhD Candidate in the history and theory of architecture at the University of Michigan. He operates a Tumblr blog called Fuck Yeah Brutalism and frequently writes for The Architectural Review. His writing has also appeared in Clog, San Rocco, Project Journal, and The Sunday Times.

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Michael's Featured Articles on Archinect

Air Rights: an exhibit by Drone Research Lab, Fri, Oct 18 '13

The printed catalog for “Air Rights” – an exhibition by the Drone Research Lab (DRL) at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning – begins with a Bartlett's-worthy quote from R. Buckminster Fuller: “You never change things by fighting the existing ...

Air Rights: an exhibit by Drone Research Lab
 

Employment 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, Graduate Student Instructor/Graduate Student Research Assistant

Courses: Architectural History 1 & 2, Theories of Architecture, Nineteenth & Twentieth Century Architecture

Sep 2012 - current
 

Kent State University, Adjunct Faculty Member

Courses: First Year Design Studio I & II, Architecture History II, UG Seminar on Brutalism, Urban Design Theory, Portfolio Design

Aug 2010 - Jul 2012
 

Education 

University of Michigan, PhD, History and Theory of Architecture

Sep 2012 - current
 

The Ohio State University, Masters, Architecture Criticism

Aug 2007 - Dec 2008
 

Kent State University, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2002 - May 2007
 

Awards 

Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia Student Research Grant, Grant

Research Title: "Gunnar Birkerts and the Heritage of European Modernism"

2016
 

Rackham Graduate School Summer Award, Grant

Research Title: "Gunnar Birkerts and the Heritage of European Modernism"

2016
 

Doctoral Student Award, Award

Given by the University of Michigan's Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning in recognition of outstanding contributions to the PhD Program

2016
 

Rackham Graduate School Summer Award, Grant

Research Title: "Protocols of Process & Expression: Professional Method at Gunnar Birkerts and Associates, 1960-1980"

2015
 

Bentley Historical Library Graduate Student Research Fellowship, Grant

Research Title: "Projecting an Equal Future: Gunnar Birkerts at Tougaloo College, 1965-1972"

2013
 

Areas of Specialization 



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