Affective Architectures Lab


Lab Leaders
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Dr. Angela Person

Dr. Person is currently at the Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma. Her research focuses on relationships between social and material conditions and individual, community, and public identities.

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Dr. Jacque Micieli-Voutsinas

Dr. Micieli-Voutsinas currently works in the Graduate Program of Museum Studies at the University of Florida, Gainesville. Her research explores the evocative power of places of difficult heritage to cultivate public emotion and generate a collective sense of community in the wake of traumatizing events.


Dr. Shooka Motamedi

Dr. Shooka Motamedi is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Oklahoma’s Gibbs College of Architecture. She uses behavioral neuroscience to explore the liminal boundaries of architecture in museums. 

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Felipe Flores Garzon

Felipe Flores Garzon is an Ecuadorian architect and PhD student at University of Oklahoma, under the advice of Dr. Person. His research focuses the perception of time, space and body that indigenous communities of Ecuador use in the production of space, with the hope that their culture will not be lost but rather strengthened. 

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Constantin Kleiner

Constantin Kleiner is a PhD student at the University of Bielefeld, Germany, where he is part of the Healthy Places – Therapeutic Landscapes research group.

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Dr. Jing Xu

Dr. Jing Xu is currently an Assistant professor in the English Department at Guangdong Ocean University in China. Dr. Xu authored one of the papers, titled “The Old/New Unit 731 Museum: A Place of Memory and Oblivion” in the book Affective Architectures. She is currently studying the public nostalgia for St. Nicholas Cathedral, a demolished landmark in postcolonial Harbin in China

Join Us!

The Affective Architects Lab offers the opportunity for academic professionals, researchers, and practitioners to gain affiliate status with the lab. 

The purpose of the Affective Architectures Lab (AAL) affiliate program is to identify academic professionals and researchers who have an interest in affective heritage-related teaching, research, creative activity, and community engagement efforts. Identifying these professionals is helpful for the Affective Architectures Lab’s affiliates and others seeking collaborators, networking opportunities, and expert consultation.