Masha Hupalo is an architect, educator and writer based in Los Angeles. Currently, she is a Senior Research Associate at SCI-Arc. She is interested in the ways policy and big data inform planning and design, the legal construct of territory and borders, and new forms of urbanization. She received her doctoral degree at Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark. In her research project, she investigated the potential of parking policies and requirements to influence urban configurations and speculative nature of planning documentation. She worked at COOP HIMMELB(L)AU in Vienna, took part in group exhibitions in Kunsthalle Wien and Design Shanghai Biennale among others. Her work has been published in ARCH+, MONU and Radical Housing Journal. She received her M.S in Architecture from Saint-Petersburg State University of Architecture, Russia and her M.A. in Social Design from University of Applied Arts in Vienna.