Keller Easterling is
an architect, urbanist, and writer. She is an associate professor at Yale University’s School of Architecture. Her latest book, Enduring Innocence: Global
Architecture and Its Political Masquerades (MIT, 2005), researches familiar
spatial products that have landed in difficult or hyperbolic political
situations around the world. The book won Yale’s Gustave Ranis Award for the
best book by a Yale faculty member in 2005.
Keller's previous book, Organization Space: Landscapes, Highways and Houses in America, applies network theory to a discussion of American infrastructure and development formats.
A forthcoming book, Extrastatecraft, will examine global infrastructure networks as a medium of polity. Keller is the coauthor, with Rick Prelinger, of Call It Home, a laser disc history of suburbia, which is soon to be released in DVD. She is also the author of a book and database titled American Town Plans.
On the Web, Keller has published research installations such as “Wildcards: A Game of Orgman” and “Highline: Plotting NYC.” Her work has been widely published in journals such as Art Forum, Domus, Grey Room, Volume, Cabinet, Assemblage, Log, Praxis, Harvard Design Magazine, Perspecta, Metalocus, and ANY.
Her work is also included as chapters in numerous publications. She has lectured widely in the United States as well as internationally. Keller's work has been exhibited at the Storefront for Art and Architecture, the Rotterdam Biennale, the Queens Museum, the Architectural League, the Municipal Arts Society, and the Wexner Center.