Instructor: Marlon Davis

No image available Biography: As an Architectural / Experiential Designer at multidisciplinary creative agency DE-YAN, Marlon has worked on stages for Alicia Keys at The Shed at Hudson Yards, as well as 3D virtual experiences for the launch of Rihanna's Fenty Skin. Marlon has also contributed to the design of projects ranging from Snapchat's CES Partner Summit 2020 to the design of Google's event activation for the 2020 Olympics in Japan. He utilizes his 3D modeling and representation skills across many media, always seeking new ways to utilize CAD tools in creative ways. Marlon is a former adjunct instructor, teaching 3D and 2D visual representation at Rutgers University's Landscape Architecture Department, where he received his Bachelors of Science in Landscape Architecture. Marlon frequently participates as a guest critic at Pratt Institute 's School of Architecture where he also received his Masters of Architecture. His studies have led him to research design around the world including Italy, Germany, and the Island of St. Croix, studying cultural landscapes and the histories of parks and open spaces. Marlon presented his research on the intersections of racial disparities and architectural behavior and creation last spring during Black History month for Pratt Futures.Marlon's Personal work has included collaborating with MANUAL photo company designing 3D animations for web and social channels and creating visuals for installations at ROOT studios gallery launch party in NYC. Working with Anthony Konigbagbe, former art director at fashion label Pyer Moss, Marlon designed the exhibition for BLUR at 98 Orchard Gallery, an independent film and video-art-driven exhibition about dissolving the conventions around short film, art-house film, branded film, comedic film, "experimental" film, and music videos in exchange for a more formless definition of black cinema as a preeminent genre within contemporary visual art. Marlon's diverse experiences have provided him the opportunity to collaborate with an array of design professionals and educators to develop a sound approach to creating for the built environment, and studying architectural thought where social and environmental justice are at the center of his research.

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