Form and Format

Fall 2015 Student Lecture Series: Mark Pasnik

Form and Format

© Boston Architectural College; Video by: Matt Gelineau

August 11, 2015

Abstract: In his lecture, Mark discusses the relationship between research, curatorship, and architecture across a variety of projects completed by over,under: the Heroic Project, an ongoing research and advocacy initiative into Boston's concrete modernism; Let's Talk About Bikes, Design Biennial Boston, and other exhibitions that engage the public on issues of contemporary relevance, as well as several architectural and urban commissions ranging from a museum in Guatemala to an art school in Qatar to an urban plan for the United Arab Emirates.

Mark Pasnik, AIA is a founding principal of over,under, a Boston-based architecture and design practice. The firm's work includes designs at various scales, from books and exhibitions to buildings and urban guidelines. Mark has co-curated more than 30 exhibitions on design-related topics such as modernism, architectural publishing, drawing, and urban biking through his gallery, pinkcomma, as well as with the Boston Society of Architects at BSA Space. He co-founded the Design Biennial Boston in 2008, an award program that showcases emerging designers in Massachusetts.

Mark has taught at the California College of the Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, Northeastern University, Rhode Island School of Design, and Wentworth Institute, where he is an associate professor. In 2013,he was appointed by the mayor to a five-year term on the Boston Art Commission, elected to the executive board of the Boston Society of Architects, and selected for the AIA Young Architects Award. With Michael Kubo and Chris Grimley, he has authored Heroic: Concrete Architecture and the New Boston, to be published by The Monacelli Press in October.