Greg Castillo

Associate Professor Fellow
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Greg Castillo is Associate Professor of Architecture in the College of Environmental Design. Professor Castillo's research explores the influence of the cold war on design discourse and practices in the first and second worlds. His first book, Cold War on the Home Front: The Soft Power of Midcentury Design, examines domestic material culture as a theater of operations for superpower conflict and influence. A second book project, "Cold War under Construction: Architecture and the Cultural Division of Germany," investigates contesting visions of community, history, nation and internationalism embodied in postwar reconstruction. Castillo's current research project also explores the political economy of "Aufbaupathos" or "reconstruction fervor" to determine how distinctive modes of affect under the East's state socialism and the West's social market economy structured collective access to a post-fascist future.