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Mr Mark Garcia
2nd Floor PhD Studio
22 Gordon St.
London
London
WC1H OQB
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Appointment
  • PGTA
  • The Bartlett School of Architecture
  • Faculty of the Built Environment
Biography

Mark is a researcher, writer, curator, photographer and academic. He teaches on the MArch Architectural Design at the Bartlett and in the Department of the History of Art at UCL. He has worked for Branson Coates Architecture and Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. Mark has held academic posts at Oxford University and at the RCA (London) where he was Head of Research in the Department of Architecture and the Research Co-ordinator in the Department of Industrial Design Engineering. He has lectured in Japan, Switzerland, Ireland, Germany, EU and the US. Mark is guest-editor of 'Architextiles AD''Patterns of Architecture AD''Future Details of Architecture AD' as well as editor of 'The Diagrams of Architecture' (Wiley). His 2017 solo show of photographs at the University of Cornell (School of Art, Architecture and Planning) focussed on details of the models of Zaha Hadid. He is currently researching the design of David Lynch’s ‘Twin Peaks’ and guest-editing his forthcoming ‘Posthuman Architectures AD’. 

Research Summary
UCL PhD 

Bartlett School Of Architecture 


21st Century Posthuman Architectural Design of Spacecraft and Spaceships


Supervised by Professor Mario Carpo and Professor Nat Chard 

https://spacearchitect.org/mark-garcia/ 

mgarcia@spacearchitect.org 


Books and Publications

Garcia, M. ed. (2006) Architextiles AD. Architectural Design. Chichester: WileyGarcia, M. ed. (2009) Diagrams of Architecture AD. Architectural Design. Chichester: WileyGarcia, M. ed. (2010) Patterns of Architecture AD. Architectural Design. Chichester: WileyGarcia, M. ed. (2014) Future Details of Architecture AD. Architectural Design. Chichester: WileyGarcia, M (ed) (2024) Posthuman Architectures and Design. Architectural Design. Chichester: Wiley 


Recent Articles and Chapters 


Garcia, M. The Wills of Words: A Will Alsop Mediagraphy in Hardingham, S. ed. (2022) Artitecture of Will Alsop AD. Architectural Design. Wiley: ChichesterGarcia, M. Post-operative Post-isms. in Spiller, N. ed. (2021) Emerging Talent. Architectural Design(July 2021) 76-85

 

Garcia, M. (2022) Posthuman Diagrams in Gasperoni, L (ed) Experimental Diagramming, Berlin: DOM pp78-83  

 

Garcia, M. Architectural Patents and Open-Source Architectures: The Globalisation of Spatial Design Innovations (or Learning from 'E99')in Picon, A & Fong, W. eds. (2016) Digital Property: Open Source Architecture AD. Architectural Design. Wiley: Chichester

Teaching Summary
Mark has held the following academic appointments: 


1997-2001 Oxford University

ST. ANTONYS COLLEGE 

Researcher


2002-2010 Royal College of Art

DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE & INTERIORS  

Academic Co-ordinator and Head of Research


Department of Industrial Design Engineering 

Research Co-ordinator 2007-2009 


2011-2021 University of Greenwich 

DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE AND LANDSCAPE 

Senior Lecturer

2012-2021 MArch Histories/Theories/Futures Co-ordinator/Module Lead


2019-present University College London 

BARTLETT SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE 

2018-present Visiting Lecturer MRes Architecture & Digital Design Theory 

2019-present Senior Postgraduate TA MArch Architectural Design (BPro History and Theory)


DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY OF ART 

2021-2022 - Module Tutor BA 21st Century London Architecture (Art & Architecture in London)

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