Lucia Allais

Lucia Allais, Princeton University

Lucia Allais is a historian and theorist who specializes in architecture’s intellectual and political history since the Enlightenment, with a focus on international networks and institutions in the 20th Century. Her book manuscript, Designs of Destruction, traces the rise of a new political aesthetics in mid-20th century international organizations, and its spatialization through the work of experts who were charged with protecting monuments from the combined destructive effects of war, modernism and modernization.