Mary Louise Lobsinger

Associate Professor

Mary Louise Lobsinger is a writer, designer and artist. She teaches architectural history and theory. She has published widely, held fellowships and received awards to support her scholarly research and creative practice from various institutions, including the Canadian Centre for Architecture, the Graham Foundation, the Social Science and Research Council, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Design Council, Harvard University Graduate School of Design and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard. Lobsinger’s creative practice includes temporal and text-based visual works, and she has created environments working in multi-disciplinary collaborations. Her architectural and urban research focuses on environmental issues, the political economy of institutions, media and the historiography of architectural theory. Prior to pursuing doctoral studies, her professional practice and creative projects engaged with intersections between the practice of architecture and art. She holds a B.A. (Art and Philosophy, University of Guelph), a BES and BArch (University of Waterloo), an MDeS (GSD, Harvard University) and a PhD (GSAS, Harvard University). She has taught at design schools in Canada, the United States and Europe. She is Associate Professor of architecture history and theory at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto, where her courses fulfill humanities and diversity required contents, including issues in race, gender and the global narratives of design. She is currently furthering her early research projects, including those addressing fossil fuel, water and land, and political economies of care, social reproduction and racialization of the built environment. On sabbatical for the 2022-2013 academic year, she intends to complete the writing for two book manuscripts.