Mark Rakatansky is principal of Mark Rakatansky Studio, a multimedia practice that focuses on the performative capabilities of design. His design work and essays have appeared in numerous publications and media worldwide, including: ANY, Architecture Record, A+U, Assemblage,
Australia Radio National, Columbia Documents, Journal of Philosophy and the Visual Arts, The Harvard Architecture Review, Metropolis, New York 2000, Perspecta, Sharawadgi, Space
(Korea), Space Design
(Japan), Strategies in Architectural Thinking,
and Sturm der Ruhe.
His designs and installations have been exhibited in the Getty Center, Gwangju Design Biennale (Korea), Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston), Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Louisiana Museum (Denmark), UCLA, Venice Biennale, and Yale University. He has received a wide range of awards in architecture, urbanism, landscape, and graphic design, including the American Center for Design's Annual 100 Shows, Architectural League of New York's Emerging Voices, I.D. Annual Design Review, National Art and Design Competition for Street Trees, PRINT's Digital Design & Illustration Annual, and the Progressive Architecture Award.
Rakatansky received his B.A. from the University of California-Santa Cruz and his M.Arch. from the University of California-Berkeley.
- ARCH 3189.131 / 6818.131 Special Topics in the History of Architecture and Urbanism; Architecture: Performance
- ARCH 3308.132 / 6308.132 Special Topics in the Theory of Architecture; Architecture: Performance
- ARCH 8911 Thesis Proseminar
Awards, Grants, and Fellowships (selected)
Exhibitions and Presentations (selected)
- Gwangju Design Biennale, Gwangju, South Korea (2009).
- >redirect, Künstlerhaus, Stuttgart, Germany (2002).
- Arverne: Housing on the Edge, Yale University School of Architecture Gallery and The Urban Center New York (2002).