Taylor Miller

Ph.D. Candidate

I completed my BFA and MA at the University of Arizona in Art & Visual Culture Education. As a PhD candidate, my research centers on the visuality of ethnonational space, sociospatial segregation and myriad borders in Tel Aviv and Marseille.

By studying art and cultural spaces and the processes of arts-led gentrification, I hone in on how curated images of these two Mediterranean cities are proliferated and signify violence through the ongoing disfiguration of the landscape, built environment and displacement of their inhabitants.

While studying the Israeli occupation of Palestine and neoliberal redevelopment in the ancient port city of Marseille, I utilize photography, sketching, poetry and wayfinding -- coupled with critical architectural theory and alternative cartographies-- to explore sensory encounters with the urban built environment.