Marisabel Marratt holds a BA and M. Arch from Princeton University, where she was advised by Professors Alan Colquhoun and Anthony Vidler. Her early professional experience was further formed in the two years after graduate school, in the office of Peter Eisenman. Since then, Marratt has practiced architecture, interior architecture and scenography, during nearly twenty-five years of professional life in New York, Paris and Atlanta, garnering several awards. Practice in these quasi-distinct disciplinary areas and geographies has engendered interesting perspectives and questions on the diversity of frameworks that encompass architecture.
In 2013, she joined Georgia Tech as a doctoral student within the History and Theory concentration of the School of Architecture, working under the guidance of Professor Lars Spuybroek. Marratt’s interests lie at the intersection of history and theory, science and technology studies, and design materialization. Her research centers on the post-war work of French philosopher of technology Gilbert Simondon (1924-1989), and his approach to materialization as mode of existence, and as emergent techno-aesthetics. She explores the resonance between this work and architecture, with the potential to contribute to the current studies in architectural history, contemporary theoretical discourse, and the actualities of materialization.
Marratt also holds a Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology Studies from the Ivan Allen School of the Arts at Georgia Tech, and as a Lecturer at Georgia Tech also teaches architectural design studios and courses in the History of Modern Architecture. She is a member of the Executive Board of the ConCave Ph.D. student group, and Co-Academic Coordinator for the 2020 International PhD Symposium, Divergence in Architectural Research, as well as Co-Editor of Divergence in Architectural Research (2021), a collection of thirty-four essays encompassing the breadth of architectural research today. Marisabel is also an active contributor to the Digital Futures World team, and their Doctoral Consortium Architecture + Philosophy, currently ongoing.