Patrick Jaojoco

Doctoral Candidate
Department of African American Studies & School of Architecture

Patrick Jaojoco is a filipino american writer, organizer, and musician; and PhD candidate in the History and Theory of Architecture at Princeton University. Their current research on Philippine plantation and meteorological developments in the 20th century draws on science and technology studies, carceral studies, and abolitionist scholarship to consider the role of state infrastructures in crafting national identity.

Their writing has been published in exhibition catalogs as well as in e-flux, Artforum, the Brooklyn Rail, the Avery Review, and Companion Studies. Patrick has organized with Anakbayan, a transnational Filipino youth organization working toward national democracy in the Philippines; acted as an advisor for Social Justice Walks, a New York City based walking tour collective; and facilitated a project called the Decolonial Mapping Toolkit, a collectively organized experiment in reframing colonial histories in public space. Prior to coming to Princeton, Patrick worked as Director of Programs at FABnyc, and has assisted in organizing exhibitions at Storefront for Art and Architecture, Art in General, and Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, among others. They were a 2020 AICA Art Writing Workshop participant and a member of NEW INC at the New Museum, and received a BA from New York University and MA in Curatorial Practice from the School of Visual Arts.