Expertise & Interests
His work is situated in and around moments of collusion between architecture and politics, aesthetics, geography, materiality, digital culture, and economy. Mark is a maker of things. His work is at the point of materialization when vast systems meet micro-politics, when capital changes from this hand to that one, and when a collective ideal underwrites a type of subjectivity; his work sits between the production of theory and the materialization of architecture, and it values both as being mutually constructive. In 2011, he co-founded StudioMARS with Micah Rutenberg. His recent scholarly work includes Other Spacesuits, a design-research project that considers the Apollo spacesuit as one among many self-contained atmospheric envelopes; this work was exhibited at WUHO Gallery in Hollywood, CA. He co-authored two recent essays, Geographies of Consumption and Algorithmic Observers, delivered at international design conferences in Seoul and Athens. His design work also includes Cart House, a parametrically-designed and hand-crafted grocery cart storage house in Ann Arbor, MI; The Living Machine, an interior renovation in Mies van der Rohe’s Lafayette Park in Detroit, MI; and the graphic design of Pamphlet Architecture 34. He is also a contributor to SectionCut.com.