Mark Foster Gage
Mark Foster Gage is an architect, writer, and theorist. His academic expertise is in the field of aesthetic philosophy, currently focusing on how the built environment impacts issues of social equality. He is the author of Designing Social Equality: Architecture Aesthetics and the Perception of Democracy (Routledge, 2018), and editor of multiple books including, most recently, Aesthetics Equals Politics: New Discourses Across Art, Architecture and Philosophy (MIT Press, 2019). Gage’s design work and compiled writings from have been the subject of two monographs: Mark Foster Gage: Projects and Provocations (Rizzoli, 2018), and Thought Through Form: The Work of Mark Foster Gage (Tongji University Press, 2020).
Since 2002 Gage’s New York City firm, Mark Foster Gage Architects, has combined philosophical and technological speculation with the assets of a fully licensed architectural practice for clients such as Lady Gaga, Intel, Google, Samsung, W Hotels, The Coachella Music Festival, and Vice Media. Gage’s work has been exhibited in museums internationally including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Museum of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Royal Academy of Art in London, The Royal Danish Academy Gallery, the National Gallery of Art in Japan, the Frac Center in Orléans, The Franz Mayer Museum in Mexico City, and the Venice, Beijing, and Prague Biennales. His work has been featured in most major architectural publications as well as Vogue, Fast Company, Wired, USA Today, The New York Times, Surface, Vice, a twenty-five-page feature in A+U, and on PBS, CNN, Fox, and MTV.
Previous books by Gage include Aesthetic Theory: Essential Texts (Norton, 2012), which was recently translated into a new edition with additional texts by Alain Badiou, Jaques Ranciere, and Slavoj Žižek, and Composites, Surfaces and Software: High Performance Architecture, with Greg Lynn (Yale, 2009). He has also been a design contributor for CNN and written for the Journal of Architectural Education, Volume, Fulcrum, A+U, Perspecta, AD, The Routledge Handbook of Architectural Design, Plat, Oz, the BIFT Journal, and Log, where he was a guest editor of Issue #17. Gage has served on the Board of Directors for the MacDowell Colony and was recently a nominee for the Architecture Prize awarded by the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
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