Aria Ritz Finkelstein

I'm a a Ph.D. candidate at MIT's Department of Urban Studies and Planning and a guest student at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute's Marine Policy Center. In my work, I try to understand the overlapping spatial systems people design to classify, manage, and shape landscapes. Currently, that means I'm researching the ongoing negotiations to implement a framework for marine spatial planning on the high seas.

From time to time I post thoughts or photos on twitter or instagram. Once I spent some time sailing and fishing in Southeast Alaska. Sometimes I tinker with drones. Often you can find me in a crossword puzzle. Home is a 31' sailboat that I share with my partner.

Two projects that are important to me but for which I can take only a smidge of credit are my late father's website and his study of Albrecht Durer's Melencolia I.

If you want to know more about me or just say hi, get in touch.