Marc Leschelier (1984) is an architect and educator. He is the founder of the Unbuilt Archive (www.unbuilt-archive.org), an open-source archive that brings together the texts and manifestos of radical architecture. He lives and works between Milan and Paris.
In the year of 2017 and 2018, Marc was a fellow at the Villa Medici in Rome. His architectural projects, carried out through three different media - writing protocols, modeling and prototyping on a scale of 1 - lead to the development of an architectural language through empirical knowledge and associations of construction experiments. The work explores the possibility of spontaneous formation of architecture through direct operations and processes, which exclude drawing, minimize prefabrication and never determine the shape of the building or its use. His most recent works - such as Worksite I, II and III - are architectural prototypes to be brought together in a single building.
He has participated in several lectures, notably in institutions such as EHESS in Paris, the Hartung-Bergman Foundation and has given public lectures at Villa Medicis. In 2011, he received a research grant from the Le Corbusier Foundation. He is currently working on a book about Raimund Abraham based on a film by Jonas Mekas that will be published by NERO editions.