Sarah Williams Goldhagen
writes, lectures, and consults on the effects on people of architecture and landscapes, cities and streetscapes, infrastructure and public art -- all the things that constitute the built environment. In 2017 she published Welcome to Your World: How the Built Environment Shapes Our Lives, which subsequently was published in China, Russia, and South Korea. A visiting scholar at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, she recently joined a research team to study how people in different locations respond to specific design interventions. Goldhagen is a contributing editor at Art in America and Architectural Record; for many years, she was the New Republic’s architecture critic, and taught for a decade at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. She is a sought-after speaker nationally and internationally, and her award-winning essays appear regularly in professional and general-interest publications.