Clemens Finkelstein is a historian and theorist of art and architecture. He is a doctoral student in the History and Theory of Architecture at Princeton University, a graduate of the History and Philosophy of Design program at Harvard University, studied Visual Cultures and Film Philosophy at Goldsmiths, University of London, Art- and Visual History and Cultural Studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and has worked extensively as a writer, editor, consultant, researcher, and curator in Europe and North America. From 2015-2017, he was a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard University. Currently, he is a guest curator at the A+D Architecture and Design Museum in Los Angeles. He is based in Berlin, Germany and New York, US.
Areas of professional interest include the history and philosophy of architecture, its relation to art history and aesthetics, especially in the context of Modernism, its temporal transformations, geographical displacements, and philosophical engagements; with a particular focus on critical traditions and pedagogy.
Side projects explore the interaction of cinema, avant-garde fashion, contemporary art, sound studies, philosophy, and underground (sub/fringe)cultures in text and image.