Matico Josephson has been a student of New York's built environment for as long as he can remember, and an explorer of the city's nooks and crannies for even longer. His curiosity has found an outlet in the History of Architecture, in which he has recently been pursuing a Ph.D. at NYU's Institute of Fine Arts. He will prepare a dissertation on modern architecture in Spain.
Jacqueline Brandon is an M.A. student in the History of Women and Gender at New York University. In the Fall she will begin doctoral studies in History at Princeton University, focusing on post-World World II American urban history. Her M.A. thesis examines public housing projects in postwar New York City. She graduated with honors from McGill University in 2014. Jacqueline’s interest in public history has led her to internships at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and the Wolfsonian-FIU. Originally from Miami, she currently lives in Brooklyn.
A specialist in Renaissance and Baroque art, Irina Oryshkevich teaches art and architectural history at Columbia University where she also earned her PhD in 2003. She has published numerous articles in her field, worked for several New York Old Master galleries, and received fellowships for her academic work from the National Gallery in Washington, the Fulbright Foundation, the Getty, the Society of Fellows and the Italian Academy (both at Columbia) and the American Philosophical Society. In addition to teaching in her area of specialization, Irina, a native New Yorker with a deep interest in local history, has been offering a class on the architecture of New York City at Columbia for the past four years.