Ian Spangler

Ian Spangler is a geographer, writer, and cartographer. He completed his undergraduate studied in Geography and Creative Writing at the University of Mary Washington (Fredericksburg), and his graduate studies were pursued in Geography at the University of Kentucky (Lexington), with a focus on gentrification, emotional labor, and short-term rentals in New Orleans. Spangler is currently a PhD Candidate at the University of Kentucky, and his dissertation work explores the spatialization of digital real estate platforms. He's asking the question, how do new technologies for the management, transaction, surveyance and surveillance of real estate transform how we come to own the earth—and, perhaps more importantly, who gets to own it?

Last updated: May 7, 2024