Mark Rakatansky is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University, and principal of Mark Rakatansky Studio. He is the author of Tectonic Acts of Desire and Doubt (Architectural Association, 2012). His designs and writings focus on the performative and transformative aspects of design across a range of modes and time periods, and have appeared in many publications including ANY, Assemblage, A+U, Città: Terzo Millennio, Columbia Documents, (Yale) Constructs, Drifting: Architecture and Migrancy, Form, Idea, Resonance: Thirty Years of Architectural League Emerging Voices, Giulio Romano e l’arte del Cinquecento, The Harvard Architecture Review, I.D. Annual Design Review, Log, Perspecta, PRINT, Progressive Architecture, Space, The State of Architecture at the Beginning of the 21st Century, Strategies in Architectural Thinking, and Sturm der Ruhe: What is Architecture?. Grants and Fellowships include the Chicago Institute for Architecture and Urbanism, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, and The New York State Council on the Arts. He is a member of the scientific committee for the Digital Serlio Project, a collaboration between the Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University Italian Academy, Ecolé nationale des Chartes, GSAPP, and the University of Bologna.