City College Fellow
Michael Villanova is pursuing a double major in philosophy and history, and aspires to obtain a PhD in philosophy. His main focus is in absurdism, psychoanalysis, and postmodern cultural theory. He is currently doing research on postmodern geography and how late capitalism has affected our understanding of land use. Currently, Villanova wants to understand how our urban landscapes are shaped by the repetitiveness of capital and what it implies for our social and cultural climate. His main influences are Jean Baudrillard, Slavoj Zizek, Henri Lefebvre, Avital Ronnell, and Albert Camus. He will include these varying perspectives in our understanding of how we perceive the geographies in which we inhabit.