Dr. Igor Demchenko
Dr. Igor Demchenko received a doctoral degree in architectural history from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2015. He taught architectural history and historic preservation at Illinois Institute of Technology, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and Columbia University. His research was supported by Princeton Institute for Advanced Study, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship, Canadian Center for Architecture, Aga Khan Program for Islamic architecture, and Dumbarton Oaks Research Library. His publications and conference presentations explore the theoretical problems of modern architectural conservation practices, the questions of non-Western architectural expertise, and the history of regional planning in the former Socialist Bloc.