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Associate Professor and Chair, Environmental Design
201D – Lasserre
M.Arch, Princeton University
BA, Columbia University
Mari is a designer and educator. Her research focuses on the spatial and cultural effects of globalism. Her design studios and seminars explore emergent forms of urbanism with a focus on Vancouver and other regions experiencing rapid growth.
Mari maintains a design practice, Fubalabo, which has pursued diverse projects including material studies, wearables, gallery installations, interiors, building designs, and urban proposals. She has worked as an architect in both New York and Berlin.
Her writing has been most recently published in the Journal of Architectural Education and Praxis Journal. Recent book chapters have been published in Shanghai new towns: Searching for identity and community in a sprawling metropolis (nai010, publisher, 2010) and The emerging Asian city: Concomitant urbanities and urbanisms (Vinayak Bharne, editor, 2012).
Mari received the ACSA/JAE 2010/11 Best Scholarship of Design Article Award for the article Foray into building identity: Kampung to Kampong in the Kuala Lumpur metropolitan area.