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Dr Marie Collier

Biography:

Dr Marie Collier was awarded her PhD at The Courtauld Institute of Art in 2016 for her dissertation titled ‘Visualising Socialist Construction: Soviet Architectural Photographs in Mass Printed Media c. 1928-1935’. In 2017 she was the Sackler Research Forum Postdoctoral Fellow at the Courtauld, where she organised the international conference Fantasy In Reality: Architecture, Representation, Reproduction. She is currently working on the publication of selected papers from the conference. While completing her PhD Marie was Research Assistant for the V&A Engineering Season which included the first retrospective exhibition on the life and work of Ove Arup as well as a new architectural commission, the Elytra Filament Pavilion, for the John Madejski Garden at the museum. She has taught undergraduate courses at The Courtauld Institute of Art and Arcadia University on subjects ranging from modern and postmodern architecture in London to the history of museums and critical theory. She has given papers at conferences in the UK, Russia and the USA. Her current research focuses on the visual representation of architecture in the Soviet Union in the 1920s to 50s.