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Marisabel Marratt



Marisabel Marratt



BA in Architecture, Princeton University, 1985, magna cum laude
M.Arch, Princeton University, 1988
Ph.D., Architecture, History and Theory, Georgia Institute of Technology, (ongoing)
Graduate Certificate, Science and Technology Studies, Ivan Allen School of Literature, Media and Communications, 2017


Architecture Theory, Technics, Philosophy of Technology, Gilbert Simondon, Techno-aesthetics, Technicity, Science and Technology Studies, Materialization and Emergence 


Marisabel Marratt holds a BA and M.Arch from Princeton University, and has a combined twenty-five years of experience in architecture, interior architecture, and scenography, and has been involved in projects of a wide range and scale. Her professional, research, design and teaching interests converge on a desire to encourage new histories, and methodologies for architectural practice and discourse;  to study new interrelationships between diverse platforms and epistemologies, with the expectation that this may inform how the discipline, and we alongside it, evolve. Marisabel also pursues doctoral studies at Georgia Institute of Technology. In her doctoral research, Marisabel focuses on twentieth century history and theory, and philosophies of technology and aesthetics, with particular emphasis on the post-war period. As point of departure, her focus is on the work of French Philosopher of Technology Gilbert Simondon (1924-1989), his research regarding the human engagement in techniques of materialization, and technicity as a renewed conception of world-making.  

Marisabel has presented her work in conferences, in international panel discussions, published in peer-reviewed compilations, edited books, assisted in and created symposia and on-line seminars and curated exhibitions showcasing her studios’ work both here and abroad. Recent activities include the PhD Symposium Divergence in Architectural Research I and II, panel presentations for the Digital Futures International platform, the Grace Machine Seminar and curation for the exhibition: “Cultivating Empathy Through Design” in South Korea. Recent courses taught include architectural history courses in graduate and undergraduate programs, and studio design research courses in the undergraduate program.  

Marratt, M., “Materializing Identity: Navigating and Mapping the Terrain of Social Interaction”, September 2017, presented at Society for Social Studies of Science: “STS (In)Sensibilities” (Boston).

Marratt, M., “Matter Thinks! - An Interview with Tim Ingold”, in Correspondences, ed. Tim Ingold. European Research Council, May 2017. As part of the project directed by social anthropologist Tim Ingold: Knowing From the Inside: Anthropology, Art, Architecture and Design.

Marratt, M., “The Revealing in Simondon’s Technoaesthetics”, October 2016, presented at XIII Internationales Bauhaus Colloquium “Dust and Data” (Bauhaus Universitat Weimar, DE)

ARCH 2854: Sophomore Design Studio: Special Topics/ Figuring: Image to Structure

ARCH 3012/4012 Vertical Studio: Materializing Identity: Navigating and Mapping the Space of Social Interaction

ARCH 6024 Core I Graduate: Visual Awareness and Architectural Thinking through Analog Technique

ARCH 6027 Core III Graduate Design Studio

ARCH 6026 Core II Graduate Design Studio