Keller Easterling is an architect, writer, and the Enid Storm Dwyer Professor of Architecture at Yale. Her recent books Medium Design (Verso, 2021), considers the design of things as well as the interplay between things; Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space (Verso, 2014) examines global infrastructure as a medium of polity; Enduring Innocence: Global Architecture and its Political Masquerades (MIT, 2005) researches familiar spatial products in difficult or hyperbolic political situations around the world; Organization Space: Landscapes, Highways and Houses in America (MIT, 1999) applies network theory to a discussion of American infrastructure; and Subtraction (Sternberg, 2014) considers building removal or how to put the development machine into reverse.
Easterling is a 2019 United States Artist Fellow in Architecture and Design. She was also the recipient of the 2019 Blueprint Award for Critical Thinking. Her MANY project, a global commons facilitating migration through an exchange of needs, was exhibited at the 2018 Venice Biennale of Architecture. Her research and writing on the floor comprised one of the elements in Rem Koolhaas's Elements exhibition for the 2014 Venice Biennale. Easterling has exhibited at Henry Art Gallery, the Istanbul Design Biennale, Storefront for Art and Architecture, the Rotterdam Biennale, and the Queens Museum.