Marie-Pier Boucher

Marie-Pier Boucher headshotAssistant Professor 
Programs: CCIT; Graduate Appointment at Faculty of Information
Specialization: Media Studies, STS, Biotechnology, Health, Environment, Outer space, Urban Studies and Architectural Design, Art History and Communication Studies
Currently accepting PhD students: TBA
Email: mariepier.boucher@utoronto.ca
Phone: 905-569-4732
Office: CCT 4009


 Dr. Boucher’s research focuses on the design of habitats for sustaining life in extreme environments. She is currently working on a book project, which looks at the relationship between health, architectural design and perceptual activity in a range of extreme environments (physical and symbolic) to examine how the changes in direction and orientation induced by levitation and microgravity can inform the design of Earth-based habitats. She is also working on an umbrella project, Interplanetary Habitation: The Earth, the Moon, Mars and the City, which investigates the socio-technical future of planetary life in relation to growing concerns over health and biotechnology, mobility and artificial intelligence.