Pauline Shongov is a PhD candidate in Film and Visual Studies with a secondary field in Critical Media Practice at Harvard University, where she is a Harvard Presidential Scholar. Her practice engages experimental ethnography, infrastructures of care, and material histories within archeological methodologies of media and landscape theory. She holds a concurrent degree in B.F.A. and B.A. in Film from Cornell University as part of the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning and the College of Arts and Sciences. With the support of the FSC, she is working on a series of hybrid documentaries that center a visual archeology of the Balkan space through forms of urban ruination, acts of maintenance, and alternative practices of care.