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  • Georgia Traganou

    Professor of Architecture and Urbanism


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    Georgia Traganou


    Jilly Traganou is a Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at Parsons School of Design, and affiliated faculty with the Doctorate in Public and Urban Policy at the Schools of Public Engagement, and the Department of Politics at the New School for Social Research. She is co-editor-in-chief of Design and Culture.

    Jilly's work examines urban and material questions related to social movements, identity, affect, and participation, and her current research is focusing on the role of spatial agency, material engagement, and maintenance in prefigurative politics (such as Occupy, Christiania Freetown, Standing Rock). She is also working on the “Decolonizing Urbanism” project in collaboration with Prof. Evren Uzer which looks into decolonizing curricular and pedagogical practices in the studies of urbanism.  Jilly Traganou has been a fellow of the Fulbright, Japan Foundation, the European Union Science and Technology Post-doctorate Program, Bard Graduate Center, and Princeton Program in Hellenic Studies, and a recipient of two Graham Foundation grants. 

    She is the author of Designing the Olympics: Representation, Participation, Contestation (Routledge, 2016), and The Tokaido Road: Traveling and Representation in Edo and Meiji Japan (RoutledgeCurzon, 2004), and co-editor with Sarah Lichtman of Design and Displacement (Routledge 2023), editor of Design and Political Dissent: Spaces, Visuals, Materialities (Routledge 2020) and co-editor with Miodrag Mitrasinovic of Travel, Space, Architecture (Ashgate, 2009); and. She has guest-edited special issues, "Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games," co-edited with Izumi Kuroishi, Review of Japanese Culture and Society (2021-22); "Material Displacements" co-edited with Sarah Lichtman Journal of Design History (2021), "Design in the Pandemic: Dispatches from the Early Months,” co-edited with Barbara Adams and Betti Marengo, Design and Culture (2021), “Design and Society in Modern Japan,” co-edited with Sarah Teasley and Ignacio Adriasola Munoz, Review of Japanese Culture and Society (2016); "Visual Communication Design in the Balkans,” co-edited with Artemis Yagou, The Design Journal (2015); and “Design Histories of the Olympic Games,” Journal of Design History (2012).

    She has produced the film “Olympic Design: Mexico 1968: Visual Identity: Lance Wyman,” which can be found at: https://vimeo.com/113621024/ea8eb40539

    To see some of her work visit: https://newschool.academia.edu/JillyTraganou and https://vimeo.com/51310037.





    Research Interests

    architectural criticism,design criticism,design research,spatial design studies,urban studies

    Current Courses

    Design Studio 4
    PGAR 5202, Spring 2024

    Equivalency (PHD)
    NEQV 7001, Spring 2024

    Urban Ecologies Methods 2
    PGUD 5170, Spring 2024

    Future Courses

    Critical Praxis
    NPUP 7010, Fall 2024

    Equivalency (PHD)
    NEQV 7001, Fall 2024

    Independent Study
    PGHI 5900, Fall 2024

    Independent Study
    PGDS 5900, Fall 2024

    Past Courses

    Critical Praxis I
    NPUP 7010, Fall 2023

    Equivalency (PHD)
    NEQV 7001, Fall 2023

    Independent Study
    PGDS 5900, Fall 2023

    Independent Study
    PGHI 5900, Fall 2023

    Visual/Spatial Politics
    GPOL 6461, Fall 2023

    Visual/Spatial/Material Pol
    UTNS 6218, Fall 2023

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