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Javier Arbona


Javier Arbona is a geographer researching the spatial legacies of militarization and violence. He is currently a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the American Studies Program at the University of California, Davis. Arbona is working on a book manuscript titled “The City of Radical Memory: Spaces of World War II Home Front Repression and Resistance in the San Francisco Bay Area.” In addition, Arbona is a founding member of the DEMILIT landscape arts collective. DEMILIT has produced works for the Headlands Center for the Arts, Deutschlandradio, the 2012 New City Reader at the Istanbul Design Biennial, and the Art Gallery at UC San Diego. Arbona holds architecture and urbanism degrees from Cornell University and MIT, and a PhD in geography from UC Berkeley.


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In Context: Javier Arbona

Javier Arbona recontextualizes the MAS Context archives


Image Conflict

Letter by Javier Arbona

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Spaces for Architectural Discourse and the Unceasing Labor of Blogging

Essay by Javier Arbona, writer and PhD candidate in geography with a background in architecture and urbanism