Marie-Pier Boucher

at University of Toronto
Focus area: Urban Planning, Built Environment, Biology, Medicine, Physiology, Heath

Marie-Pier Boucher works on the artistic exploration of science and technology, with a specific focus on the design of environments built to sustain life in extreme environments. She is co-editor of Being Material (MIT Press, 2019), Heteropolis (2013), and Adaptive Actions Madrid (2010). Boucher is the lead convener of the Space Media research group at the McLuhan Center for Culture and Technology at the University of Toronto. She is an affiliate member of Hexagram, an International Network Dedicated to Research­-Creation in Media Arts, Design, Technology and Digital Culture. Boucher has exhibited collectively at Centre George Pompidou, Paris (2020); Tokyo Wonder Site (2014); Leonard & Bina Ellen Gallery, Montreal (2010) and Madrid Biennale (2010). Her research residencies include: NASA, Johnson Space Center (2014); Banff Center (2011); Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (2010); and SymbioticA: Center for Excellence in Biological Arts (2006). She is currently an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Communication, Culture, Information, & Technology (ICCIT) with a graduate appointment in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto.