Ayasha Guerin is an multidisciplinary artist and scholar based in Brooklyn, New York. Lately she has been working with “the workshop” as an artistic medium, designing and leading programs of conversation, reading, drawing, and body movement to explore contemporary entanglement-subjects.
Her research explores themes of urban ecology, community and security in public and private space. She is a PhD candidate in NYU's American Studies department, where her work engages questions about the entanglements of race, nature and value on the New York waterfront.
She is currently a Fellow of Urban Practice at The Urban Democracy Lab, formerly a Graduate Fellow at NYU's Center for the Humanities, and before, the Andrew W. Mellon Pre-doctoral Fellow at the Museum of the City of New York. The modes and methods of her various workspaces inform one another - writing, photography, installations and lectures. Geography and archival research play important roles in her creative practice, and her pedagogical approaches center creative exploration.