Marie-Pier Boucher

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    Marie-Pier Boucher works on the impact of science and technology at an interplanetary level with a specific focus on the design of habitats for sustaining life in extreme environments. She is co-editor of Being Material (MIT Press, 2019), Heteropolis (2013), and Adaptive Actions (Madrid) (2010). Her research residencies include: Johnson Space Center, NASA; Banff Center for the Arts; Max Planck Institute for the History of Science and; SymbioticA: Center for Excellence in Biological Arts. She is an Assistant Professor of Media Studies at the University of Toronto, Canada.


    Marie-Pier Boucher is a PhD stu­dent in the de­part­ment of Art, Art His­tory and Vi­sual Stud­ies at Duke Uni­ver­sity. Her work draws upon prag­ma­tism, com­plex sys­tems the­ory, and bio- and neu­ro­sciences in ad­dress­ing ar­chi­tec­tural and spa­tial prac­tices. She col­lab­o­rates as a the­o­rist and co-ed­i­tor on Adap­tive Ac­tions (Madrid Abierto, Spain, 2010 and Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Canada, 2010) as well as on BioART­CAMP (Banff Cen­tre for the Arts, 2011). She serves on the ed­i­to­r­ial com­mit­tee of In­fleX­ions, an open-ac­cess jour­nal for re­search-cre­ation. Her re­search res­i­den­cies in­clude: Max Planck In­sti­tute for the His­tory of Sci­ence, Berlin, Ger­many (2010) and Sym­bi­ot­icA, Cen­ter for Ex­cel­lence in Bi­o­log­i­cal Arts, Uni­ver­sity of West­ern Aus­tralia, Perth (2006).

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  • Canada


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