Mark Romei is an architecturally trained spatial practitioner, whose work is situated between critical design methods, research and art. He is particularly interested in exploring how the practice of architecture can meaningfully contribute to current social/political questions and generate forms of spatial resistance.
Of Anglo and Italian descent, Mark was born, has lived, and has worked as a settler on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation.
Mark is a current PhD candidate and Teaching Associate at Monash University, where his research explores the use of architectural methodologies to expose and communicate the carceral spatial histories of settler colonialism, and to use the practice of architecture to trace the continuums of these invasion structures into the present day.
He recently completed a Post-Masters course: Decolonizing Architecture at the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, run by Prof. Alessandro Petti and Marie Louise-Richards. Has also worked alongside DAAR (Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency) in both Stockholm, Sweden and Beit Sahour, Palestine, contributing to research and artistic projects with the organization.