About Taylor Miller
I completed my BFA and MA at the University of Arizona in Art & Visual Culture Education. As a PhD student, my research centers on the visuality of ethnonational space and myriad borders in Tel Aviv. I study the territorial project of urban Judaization/Israelization, as understood through the curated image of the city.
While studying the Israeli occupation of Palestine, I utilize photography, stream-of-consciousness writing and wayfinding -- coupled with critical architectural theory and alternative cartographies-- to better understand ideas of home, exile, belonging and sensory encounters with the urban built environment.
Areas of Study
colonial/post colonial theory, settlement construction, urban geogaphy (cities and ideologies; symbolic landscapes), political geography of the contemporary Middle East, nationalism (territorializing and boundary-making; state theories; national identity; counter-narrative), migration, contemporary art / art theory, auto/ethnographic methods and placemaking
Palestine, Israel, political geography, psychogeography, humanist geography, urban built environment, contemporary art practice/art history, critical pedagogy, urbanization + gentrification
Miller, T. (forthcoming, 2019). Homeland. KERB Journal of Landscape Architecture. 26: pp. ___. RMIT University School of Architecture and Urban Design.
Miller, T. (2018). Compost Rich of Resistance: Wayfinding in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Journal of Social Theory in Art Education. 38: 58-64.
Hochtritt, L., Ahlschwede, W., Halsey-Dutton, B., Fiesel, L. M., Chevalier, L., Miller, T., & Farrar, C. (2017). Public pedagogy and social justice in arts education: Six international examples. International Journal of Art & Design Education (iJADE). The National Society for Education in Art and Design (NSEAD).
Taoua, P. C., and Miller, T. K., (2016). Of objects, exhibit spaces, and markets: Meschac Gaba's Museum of
Contemporary African Art. Transition, 119: 188-200. Hutchins Center, Harvard University.
MA- Art & Visual Culture Education, University of Arizona, May 2016
BFA- Art & Visual Culture Education, University of Arizona, December 2013
GEOG 395A Colloquium