Degree completed in 2017.

The cosmological aesthetics of Tomás Saraceno's atmospheric experiments


Academic Profile

Sasha Engelmann is a geographer exploring creative experiments with the poetics and politics of air. Her work employs critical description and para-ethnographic methods to participate in the elaboration of GeoHumanities, especially around topics of transdisciplinarity, more-than-human and cosmological aesthetics. In recent writing, she employs the philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead and Luce Irigaray to consider how collective atmospheric sensing practices summon different forms of atmospheric life and politics.

Over the past two years, Sasha conducted site-based fieldwork at Studio Tomás Saraceno in Berlin and is currently completing her DPhil in Geography and the Environment on the elemental experiments in Saraceno's work. In addition, she lectures on creative geographical methods in the 'Becoming Pilot' curriculum directed by Tomás Saraceno at the Institut für Architekturbezogene Kunst (IAK), Technical University of Braunschweig. Sasha holds an MPhil in Nature, Society and Environmental Policy from the University of Oxford, and Bachelors degrees in Earth Systems Science and English and French Literatures from Stanford University.

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