Marcin Kedzior is a full-time Professor at Humber ITAL and has taught art and architecture at the University of Waterloo, University of Guelph, OCAD U, and the University of Toronto — where he has taught Architectural Studies and Visual Studies in the undergraduate program and Curatorial Studies in the graduate program. He has studied art and architecture in Canada, Italy, China, and the UK, gaining a broad background in artistic, architectural, and theoretical practices with a focus on public space design. Marcin's interests also include spaces of architectural education, hands-on and collaborative building, marginal urbanism, improvisatory regimes of city formation, the role of institutional power and the construction of value, communal workshops in each neighbourhood, silence, the abstraction of social relations, the future of parking, performances the de-program space, flow as an aesthetic category, collective living, and literary constructions of the city.
He has worked with MOS Architects on multiple installations and built projects such as the Floating House. He has also worked on multiple projects with Adrian Blackwell Urban Projects, most notably on the winning entry for the Nathan Phillips Square Revitalization competition, which has won numerous urban design awards.
He is the founding principal of SITUATE | DESIGN | BUILD, an experimental arm of the academy that provides collaborative opportunities for the application of design and construction arts. This group has designed and built over a dozen micro-urban public spaces in collaboration with students and local communities and has exhibited at Winterstations, Nuit Blanche, Ubranspace Gallery, Toronto Offsite Design Festival, 401 Richmond, L-Space Gallery, Daniels Spectrum, Massey College, and the Centre for Social Innovation.
He is a founding editor of the journal Scapegoat: Architecture, Landscape, Political Economy. This journal is situated at the edge of architectural discourse—connecting to art and activist practices and working to undermine hidden assumptions about architecture, politics, labour, and resources. Recently, Scapegoat Journal was shortlisted as the curator for the Canadian pavilion at the Venice Biennale of Architecture. Scapegoat Journal is working to create an alternative distribution and publication network with our ally Other Forms. Also marking a new direction, the journal collaborates with authors to create visual material that supplements and activates theoretical discourse. Currently, Scapegoat Journal is in over a dozen art and architecture libraries across the world. It has been exhibited at the Storefront for Art and Architecture and is in the permanent collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum.