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Melanie van der hoorn
Mélanie van der Hoorn
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About

Mélanie van der Hoorn is an independent researcher, author, curator and lecturer specialized in the presentation, communication, perception and assessment of architecture. She studied Cultural Anthropology at the Universities of Leiden and Amsterdam, where she specialized in Material Culture. In 2005, she obtained her doctorate at Utrecht University with her dissertation "Indispensable Eyesores. An Anthropology of Undesired Buildings" (Berghahn Books, 2009). Since her move to Vienna and the foundation of Gratwanderung in 2007, she has been working as an independent researcher and curator, and since 2013 as an external lecturer at various Austrian universities. She conducted research on the use of comics in architecture, which resulted in her book "Bricks & Balloons: Architecture in Comic-Strip Form" (010 Publishers, 2012), as well as the exhibition "Arkitekturstriper: Architecture in Comic-Strip Form" at the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo in 2015. Currently she is writing a book on architectural shorts, to be published by NAI-010 in 2017.