Greg Castillo is a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and a research associate at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, Australia. His work on cold war design politics and practices include a monograph: Cold War on the Home Front: The Soft Power of Midcentury Design (University of Minnesota Press, 2010), a book in progress: Cold War Under Construction: Architecture and the Division of Germany, and essays in edited collections and museum catalogs. While continuing to investigate transatlantic design practices in the interwar and postwar periods, Castillo is currently researching San Francisco Bay Area counterculture design, and in 2017 was the guest curator of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive exhibition Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia. Castillo and Lee Stickells are co-editors of Design Radicals: Spaces of Bay Area Counterculture, a collection of essays that will be published by the University of Minnesota Press in 2020.
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