Marco Poletto

Lecturer

Marco Poletto is an architect, educator and innovator based in London. He is the co-founder and director of the EcoLogicStudio architectural practice and the PhotoSynthetica design innovation venture, which develops architectural solutions to fight climate change.

In the past 10 years ecoLogicStudio has designed and built several living installations and architectures, demonstrating how microorganisms such as algae can become part of the bio-city of the future. Marco holds a PhD degree from RMIT University, Melbourne. His thesis on the Urbansphere argues that the increased spatial integration of non-human systems within architecture is crucial to evolve higher forms of urban ecological intelligence.

Marco is a co-author of Systemic Architecture, a book published by Routledge in 2012. He has been Unit Master at the Architectural Association in London, visiting critic at Cornell University, and Research Cluster leader at The Bartlett. Marco’s work has been exhibited internationally, more recently in Paris (Centre Pompidou, 2019), Tokyo (Mori Gallery, 2019), Vienna (MAK, 2019), Karlsruhe (ZKM, 2019) and Astana (EXPO 2017). EcoLogicStudio built the world’s first Urban Algae Canopy at EXPO Milano in 2015.

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