Hello. I'm Jen Masengarb and I love the stories that buildings tell us about ourselves.
I am a translator of the built environment and for nearly 20 years, my work has focused on educating the public - young and old - about cities and architecture.
Currently, I can be found at the Danish Architecture Center in Copenhagen, developing new programs that expand our international visitors.
With one foot inside the architectural world and the other foot firmly rooted among the public. I work to bridge the gap between these two diverse worlds.
For the public, the architecture can feel intimidating, confusing, or irrelevant. And architects often seem to speak their own language. I help make the built world accessible, applicable, delightful for all.
I develop strategies for museums to grow audiences, write educational resources and texts, research buildings, teach architecture and design workshops, lecture on architectural history topics, lead tours, serve as an expert for media, curate exhibitions, create websites, and collaborate with the architectural community on city initiatives.
But architecture is not only something for the public to learn about, it can also become a tool for learning with and through. I take great joy in helping the public explore their local built environment and then empowering them to tell their own architectural stories or design their own solutions.