EasterlingWriter & Designer
Keller Easterling is a writer, designer, and professor at Yale University. Her most recent book, Medium Design (Strelka Press, 2018), inverts the usual emphasis on object and matrix to prompt innovative thought about spatial and non-spatial problems. Other books include Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space (Verso, 2014), which examines global infrastructure as a medium of polity, and Subtraction (Sternberg, 2014), which considers building removal or how to put the development machine into reverse. Easterling is also the co-author (with Richard Prelinger) of Call It Home, a 1992 laserdisc/DVD history of US suburbia from 1934-60. Web installations that continue this experiment with scholarship and media include: Wildcards: A Game of Orgman, and High Line.
Easterling also designs protocols related to subtraction, forestation, sea level rise, broadband, and automated vehicles. Her work has been exhibited at the Queens Museum, the Rotterdam Biennale, Storefront for Art and Architecture, the Henry Gallery, and the Istanbul Design Biennale. Easterling wrote and designed Floor for Koolhaas’s 2014 Venice Biennale on Elements. In the U.S. Pavilion of 2018 Venice Biennale, she launched MANY—a spatial/digital information platform to facilitate global migration through an exchange of needs.
Portrait photo courtesy artist.