Victoria Bugge Øye
PhD History and Theory of Architecture
Victoria Bugge Øye is a PhD candidate in the History and Theory of Architecture at Princeton University. Her field of research includes American and European architecture post-1945 and its intersections with discourses of science, medicine and psychology. Her dissertation, “Mind-Body Architecture: Coop Himmelblau and the Making of Environmental Health, 1967-77,” examines how new welfare state policies and emerging concerns about the environment in the late 1960s helped forge interdisciplinary collaborations between architecture and medicine to establish the field of environmental health in Austria. Øye is a former Richard Plaschka predoctoral fellow the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and Juliane, and Franz Roh Fellow in Modern and Contemporary Art at the Central Institute of Art History in Munich. She is a graduate from M.S. Critical, Curatorial & Conceptual Practices in Architecture at GSAPP, Columbia University, where she was awarded the prize for best thesis project. Among other, her writing has been featured in E-Flux Architecture, Domus, and Los Angeles Review of Books, and she has participated in curatorial projects for the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Storefront for Art and Architecture, and the Lisbon Architecture Triennale.