Adjunct Associate Professor; Lecturer
ASHLEY SIMONE is a New York City-based editor, writer, photographer, and educator whose practice investigates the intersection of architecture, art and culture. She holds a B.A. in Economics from The College of William and Mary and an M.Arch from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University. Her photography, which explores the built environment, has been exhibited in New York and London and featured in journals and magazines that include Architectural Design and Interior Design. Ashley has worked on the production teams for a variety of exhibitions that include Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling (MoMA, 2008), Private Choices, Public Spaces (The New School, 2014), and Bernard Tschumi’s Architecture: Concept and Notation (Swiss Architecture Museum, 2015).
Her experience as a writer and editor spans more than a decade during which she has worked with notable artists and authors that include Kenneth Frampton, Bernard Tschumi, Allan Wexler, and Michael Webb. She is the author of Synergy of Excess: Commodification of Culture in the Fashion Houses of Tokyo, produced with the support of Columbia University alongside The Skin of the Eyes, an exhibition of her photographs and drawings (2008). And, she is the editor of A Genealogy of Modern Architecture: Comparative Critical Analysis of Built Form (Zurich: Lars Müller, 2015), Absurd Thinking Between Art and Design (Zurich: Lars Müller, 2017), and Michael Webb: Two Journeys (Zurich: Lars Müller, 2018).
B.A. Economics, The College of William and Mary; M.Arch., Columbia University