Mari Fujita is a designer and educator. Mari’s research is focused on the spatial and cultural effects of globalism. Her design studios and seminars explore emergent forms of urbanism with a focus on Vancouver and other regions experiencing rapid growth.
Mari Fujita maintains a design practice, FujitaWork, which has pursued diverse projects including material studies, wearables, gallery installations, building designs, and urban proposals.
Mari received a B.A. from Columbia University in Architecture and Art History in 1998 and an M.Arch. from Princeton University in 2003. Mari has worked as an architect in both New York and Berlin. Her writing has been most recently published in the Journal of Architectural Education and Praxis Journal. Recent book chapters have been published in Shanghai New Towns: Searching for Identity and Community in a Sprawling Metropolis by 010 Publishers and The Emerging Asian City: Concomitant Urbanities and Urbanisms by Routledge Publishers. She was awarded the ACSA/JAE 2010-2011 Best Scholarship of Design Article Award for the article Foray into Building Identity: Kampung to Kampong in the Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan Area.