Spyros Papapetros, who joined the university of Princeton in 2003, is an art and architectural historian and theorist whose work focuses on the historiography of art and architecture, the convergence between architecture and the visual arts, as well as the relationship between architecture, psychoanalysis and the history of psychological aesthetics. He is a member of the steering committee for the “Media and Modernity” and the “European Cultural Studies” programs. He is the author of On the Animation of the Inorganic: Art, Architecture, and the Extension of Life (The University of Chicago Press, 2012) and the co-editor of Retracing the Expanded Field: Encounters between Art and Architecture (MIT Press, 2014).