Mark Rakatansky

Cornell Architecture Post-Professional Masters 2011 Summer Lecture Series

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 (Germany), Louisiana Museum (Denmark), 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 bachelor of arts from the University of California-Santa Cruz and his master of architecture from the University of California-Berkeley.

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