–Deleuze and Guattari, from A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia
Micah Rutenberg is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Architecture and the Institute of Transdisciplinary Studies at Woodbury University in Los Angeles, CA.
Micah’s research and pedagogy acts at the intersection between literature, fiction, philosophy, spatial-thinking, and architecture. He lives somewhere between the space of the narrative and the space of the city. In 2014, he developed a course titled ‘Magical Realism’ that weaves together philosophical writing (such as Nietzsche and Foucault), fictional writing (such as Borges and Cortazar), and representational strategies (such as drawing and collage).
Micah holds three degrees from the University of Michigan–Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Master of Architecture, and Master of Science in Design-Research.
When he is not caught in odd acts of himself, he is reveling in the strangeness of Los Angeles–its constant weather, its unlikely hybrids, its uncanny presence.
Mark Stanley is a Lecturer and Adjunct Assistant Professor at The University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design in Knoxville, TN.
Mark's current design-research project, Other Spacesuits, claims the Cold-War era Apollo spacesuit as the most exuberant piece of material and cultural production in history, recognizing it as one among many in an ontological genre of self-contained atmospheric envelopes–though some of them no longer resemble 'suits' at all–from the gas mask to the indoor shopping mall to the 24-hour news cycle. The project uses the Apollo spacesuit as a catalyst for work on three architectural, but traditionally separate, discourses: the atmospheric and interfacial envelope, the methods of design and production, and the aesthetic projects allied with every designed object.
Mark holds a Master of Architecture and Master of Science in Design-Research from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture (with Honors) from Texas Tech University.
He has never traveled in outer space, he runs only when chased, and he has been spotted by aerial drones a number of times.