Mark Romei is a spatial practitioner trained in architecture, 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.
He was born, and has lived for his whole life, as a settler on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri People, in the south east of the continent now known as Australia. Graduating from Monash University in 2018, his current research examines the use of architectural methodologies to research and communicate the militarized spatial histories of settler colonialism, and to trace the continuum of these structures into the contemporary context.
Mark 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 worked alongside DAAR (Decolonizing Architecture Art Residency) in both Stockholm, Sweden and Beit Sahour, Palestine, contributing to research and artistic projects with the organisation. Mark is currently a Teaching Associate and PhD Candidate at Monash University.