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Chantal Meng

I’m a visual artist, researcher, and part-time faculty at Parsons, 
The New School, specializing in urban and visual culture, media
ecology, and atmospheres of architecture. My research focuses
on light at night and the perception of darkness in urban environments.

I hold a PhD (Media, Communication, + Cultural Studies) as well as an MA in Photography + Urban Cultures (Sociology), both from Goldsmiths, University of London.

My research takes a practice-based approach, working with
photography and drawing. My current project, ‘Building Shadows,’ revisits our understanding of shadow and shade in urban settings. For details of my dissertation, ‘Light at Night: What is the Matter with Darkness,’ click

I’m the founder of Night Drawing, a participatory project where people sketch together to explore the interplay of darkness
and light in the city at night.

I’ve been honored with the Stuart Hall PhD Scholarship, 
a Doc.Mobility Fellowship from the Swiss National Science
Foundation (SNSF), and a Fulbright award. Prior to my

academic journey, I co-founded the studio POL and the art

space Grand Palais in Bern, Switzerland.

Say Hi! via email and/or follow me on Instagram.

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