Hannah Cohen is a sixth-year graduate student in Visual and Environmental Studies. Her dissertation examines the ways in which building systems mediate the relation between art and architecture in a contemporary context. This project takes into account both the building systems themselves (such as structural grids and mobile wall systems) and the labor of those who negotiate them (foundry workers, contractors, and engineers, among others). Her research interests also include media theory, the history and practice of curating, experimental cinema, and the history of modern fashion.Hannah held the position of Mellon Research Fellow at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston from 2016-2018. She comes to Harvard from Princeton University, where she graduated with honors in 2011 with a Bachelors degree in the Study of Religion.