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Marrikka Trotter faculty portrait

“History and theory at SCI-Arc is a laboratory for emerging architectural discourse. We actively seek fresh definitions and values for architectural history while relentlessly interrogating our shared disciplinary futures.”

- Marrikka Trotter, History + Theory Coordinator

Heading titleSpeculatively reimagining architectures past and future

History + Theory at SCI-Arc is a dynamic field of critical inquiry. Students learn to engage deeply with emerging history and theory as evolving and creative fields rather than fixed canons. The goal is to productively challenge existing notions of architecture’s disciplinary capacities, both past and future. Core lecture courses emphasize the manifold and shifting narratives from which architectural thought is shaped, while equipping students with the expert reasoning and rhetorical skills needed to engage in the discourse themselves. Elective seminars at SCI-Arc are collaborative incubators for new architectural ideas, during which each student is asked to participate in the risky work of rigorous research and inventive projection.

Marrikka Trotter seated teaching students

History + Theory Coordinator, Mira Henry

Heading titleThinking Differently

We look forward to weaving your perspective into the fabric of our community

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