Karl Hakken

Karl Hakken

Chicago, IL, US



 I teach the history of Architecture At IIT. My research focuses on the intersections of Sociology and Architecture.


Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, IL, US, Lecturer

Aug 2014 - current

Harrington College of Design, Faculty

Faculty of Critical Studies. Courses in the History of Architecture (upper division and grad), Anthropology, Urban Sociology, Communication and Technology Studies, Philosophy, Sustainability Studies.

Dec 2006 - Apr 2015

The University of Chicago, Research Assistant

The best way to get an education in theory is to start by fetching coffee for someone important and work your way up to writing their manuscripts.

Aug 2002 - Aug 2006

Cultural Practices, Principal

Aug 2002 - Jun 2006

The University of Chicago, Faculty Technology Manager

Jan 2004 - Dec 2004

UNext, Learning Architect

like an information architect, but specialized in learning.

Jul 2000 - Mar 2003

The University of Chicago, Information Architect

Oct 1998 - Jul 2000

Intermuseum Conservation Association, Conservation Assistant

Aug 1996 - Sep 1998


Jun 2006 - May 2009

Archeworks, Socially Responsible Design

Aug 2005 - May 2006

The University of Chicago, Masters, Humanities, Anthropology, Sociology

Aug 1998 - May 2004

Oberlin College, Bachelors, Archeology, Visual Arts

Aug 1993 - May 1996

Areas of Specialization 

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