Menno Hubregtse

Ph.D. - UBC
Sessional Instructor

Fine Arts Building 139
By appointment| Phone 250-721-7942

Areas of Research

  • 20th Century Architecture
  • Public Art
  • Theories of affect, space and mobilities



Brief Biography

I completed a PhD in Art History at the University of British Columbia in October 2015. My dissertation examined international air terminals and considered how their architecture and artworks are designed to order and affect passenger movement. My broader research interests include the history and theory of twentieth-century architecture, public artworks commissioned for public and semi-private spaces, early twentieth-century modernism, and theories of affect, space, and mobilities.


  • “Passenger Movement and Air Terminal Design: Artworks, Wayfinding, Commerce, and Kinaesthesia.” - Interiors: Design/Architecture/Culture 7, no. 2-3.

  • “Robert J. Coady’s The Soil and Marcel Duchamp’s Fountain: Taste, Nationalism, Capitalism, and New York Dada.” - RACAR, Revue d’Art Canadienne, Canadian Art Review 34, no. 2 (2009): 28-42.