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HARVARD UNIVERSITY | Graduate School of Design
Master of Architecture IIThesis: “Uncanny Nostalgia: Nine Homes of the Land Surveyor”
Advisors: Mack Scogin, Hyojin Kwon


SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY | School of Architecture
Bachelor of Architecture| Minor in PhilosophyStudy Aboard in Florence, IT| London, UK

HARVARD UNIVERSITY | Graduate School of Design
Teaching Assistant
Facilitated course with Hyojin Kwon and Zach Seibold in course VIS-2888 Digital Media: Models
Fall 2021

X ACADEMY | Open Land Lab & Design X
Co-Taught Summer Studio course Science Fictional Urbanism. This one-month studio course is designed for high school and collage students to explore world-building and storytelling through urban design and creative writing.
Wrote syllabus, prepared lectures, curated readings, facilitated critiques, held office hours.

Summer 2021

Uncanny Nostalgia
Writer, Creator and Editor
Participated in 2021 abC (Art Book in China)
A collection of personal childhood memoirs, fictions of imaginary cityscapes and illustrations exploring the concept of “Home.”

An Amusement Park for Marceau Marcel in Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius
Creator and Desginer
Shortlisted for 2021 abC (Art Book in China) Book Prize
A collection of illustrations

PSA Emerging Curators Project | Shanghaiparticipatory design workshop “Imaginary Dwelling” included

M+ Matters: Archigram Cities – Virtual Gallery | Hong Kong
Design works at Harvard GSD “the Meme Factory“ included

Ars Electronica | Linz
Installation art “Reverire 3.0“ collaborated with artist Yan Lei included

Bi-city Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture | Shenzhen & Hong Kong
design works exhibited in “CI-village-TY 3.0” curated by Yan Meng, Michael Speaks, Fei Wang and Yujun Yin





Matthew Mazzotta | Cambridge
Researcher and Designer
Research and design of public art projects
Since Mar. 2022

Open Land Lab | Shanghai, Boston
Educational Institute of cross-disciplinary architecture and urbanism courses

Since 2020

Dunes Workshop
Co-Founder Independent organization of cross-disciplinary design and research studio that regularly publishes original content online

Since 2018

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) | Hong KongDesign and produce drawings for Wuhan waterfront and Shenzhen Prince Bay

May.-Sep. 2017

ZAO/ Standardarchitecture | Beijing, CNDesign and produce drawings for Co-living Courtyard, Baitasi, Beijing

May.-Aug. 2016

Kengo Kuma and Associates | Shanghai, CN
Produce drawings for Xiamen Wedding Center and Shanghai Shipyard
Jun.-Aug. 2015