Barkan’s Los Angeles-based practice Now Here, focuses on a range of speculative and built projects and works to transgress the categorical distinctions between building, object, text, and drawing, to imagine alternative engagements with architecture. Prior to founding her own practice she worked and collaborated with several practices including Architecture Research Office, MOS, and Preston Scott Cohen. Before coming to UCLA she was faculty at Harvard GSD from 2012-2014. Her graduate thesis “Grounds for Architecture” was selected for exhibition at the 12th International Architecture Biennale in Venice in 2010. Her work and writing has been published in Pool, Clog, and Platform. Before turning her attention to architecture, Katy worked at Artforum magazine in New York.