Laila Seewang

Laila Seewang is assistant professor of architecture at Portland State University where she teaches architectural and urban history and theory. She is a registered architect and an architectural historian and theorist whose research uses infrastructure as a lens through whichto study environmental and urban design, in particular during the nineteenth century. She is currently working on a book manuscript, The Scale of Water, which looks at the role that public water infrastructure played in Berlin’s nineteenth-century municipal development, and researching the infrastructure of timber modernism in the Pacific Northwest. She has also written about public toilets in Berlin, brick manufacturing in Brandenburg, and rapid sand filters in central Massachusetts.