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Anna Myjak-Pycia

Anna Myjak-Pycia


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Anna Myjak-Pycia is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (gta), ETH Zurich (Switzerland). She is leading the project Beyond the Visual: Toward an Inclusive Architectural History.

Myjak-Pycia studied literature at the University of Warsaw (Poland) and art history at Tufts University (Massachusetts, US), and in 2018 received a PhD in the history of art and architecture from the University of California, Santa Barbara (US). Her dissertation on the home economics movement and modernism received the Mallory Award. She also received an award for an essay on music from the Moral Re-Armament (MRA) International. Myjak-Pycia taught at Tufts University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California, and worked as the editor of the Bulletin of the Polish Children’s Fund and of the humanities journal, Animus. Her editorial work was recognized with the award of the Polish Society of Regional Press. In 2015, she was Dean’s Fellow at Cornell University.

Her publications include three books (two co-authored) and numerous articles in various fields of the humanities. Most recently, her paper “Forgoing the Architect’s Vision: American Home Economists as Pioneers of Participatory Design, 1930–60” appeared in Architectural Research Quarterly and her paper “Home as an Aid: Domestic Design for Disabled Polio Survivors” was accepted for publication in the Journal of Design History. Her current research focuses on modern architecture, in particular the history and design of domestic interiors.

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