Laura Frahm

Laura Frahm

John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Humanities
Laura Frahm

Frahm's work explores film and media through the lens of architecture, design, spatial theory, ecological thought, and process philosophy. She has published numerous articles as well as three books: Beyond Space: Cinematic Topologies of the Urban (2010), Moving Spaces: Spatial Configurations in Music Videos by Jonathan Glazer, Chris Cunningham, Mark Romanek, and Michel Gondry (2007) and Introduction to Media Cultural Studies (co-edited, 2005). From 2008–2012 she was postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the International Research Institute for Cultural Technologies and Media Philosophy (IKKM) at the Bauhaus University Weimar. She received her PhD from Humboldt University Berlin in 2008. From 2005–2007 she was doctoral fellow at the Transatlantic Graduate Research Program Berlin | New York “History and Culture of the Metropolis in the 20th Century,” including fellowships at Columbia University and New York University. Frahm received her academic training in Theater, Film, and Television Studies, History of Art, and Romance Languages/Spanish in Cologne and Málaga. 

Her current book, Design in Motion: Film Experiments at the Bauhaus (MIT Press, July 2022) traces a history of film experiments and material practices with celluloid at the Bauhaus that configure film as a malleable, adaptable “polymedium.”  Other projects include a new book manuscript on media experiments, organic design, and ecological thought in the post-Bauhaus years (developed during the “Art and Ecology” fellowship year at the Getty Research Institute); a book on cinema, fluidity, and process philosophy; as well as a monograph on early cybernetic cinema, art, and design.

https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/design-motion

 

Beyond Space: Cinematic Topologies of the Urban (2010)

Contact Information

frahm [at] fas.harvard.edu