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Claudia Marina

Adjunct Faculty, MA, New York

Claudia Marina is a design theorist, editor, and critic based in New York. She writes about design with a focus on everyday life, consumption, and its practice as it is mediated spatially, materially, and culturally. Her work has appeared in Design & Culture, The Avery Review, and Metropolis, as well as Bloomsbury’s “Radical Thinkers in Design” series. In addition to teaching at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, she also teaches design history and theory at Parsons School of Design, The New School, where she is faculty in the MFA Interior Design program as well as Parsons’ Art and Design History and Theory department. She was managing editor of Plot(s) Journal of Design Studies, an international peer-reviewed design studies journal for early-career academics and has represented the journal at the International Conference of Design History and Studies in 2020. Forthcoming, she will have an essay published in the edited volume Feminist Designer (MIT Press, 2023) on design and its spatial, linguistic, and gendered power dynamics. 

Claudia Marina
  • Publications


    "On Calling Yourself a Designer." Feminist Designer, edited by Alison Place. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2023 (forthcoming).

    "Making and Unmaking the Ephemeral Object: Design, Consumption, and the Importance of Everyday Life in Understanding Design beyond the Studio." Design & Culture 12, no. 3 (2020): 243–263, DOI: 10.1080/17547075.2020.1796373.

    Preface to the 2020 Edition of Wild Things: The Material Culture of Everyday Life, by Judy Attfield, xiv–xxii. London: Bloomsbury, 2020.

    “Checking in: David Adjaye’s Sugar Hill Project, Two Years Later,” in The Avery Review 20 (December 2016), //