Jennifer Kaufmann-Buhler, Open Plan

JKB_website_imageWriter: Jennifer Kaufmann-Buhler, Assistant Professor of Design History, Purdue University

Projects: a book manuscript on twentieth-century American office design tentatively titled Open Plan, an article manuscript on sexism in office furniture design, and “Diversionary Tactics at Work: Making Meaning through Misuse,” her contribution to Design History Beyond the Canon (Bloomsbury, forthcoming in 2019).

How we work together: Since June of 2017, Jennifer and I have consulted once a month on her book chapter drafts and related articles, essays, and talks. She’s writing her book manuscript from scratch, but it builds on her dissertation research.