Mariela Alvarez Toro recently graduated with Distinctions from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design with a post-professional, Master of Architecture II degree.  Her topics of interest include food production systems, social housing, and domesticity. She has recently completed "People in Food-Space", an ethnographic study on the cultural production of taste in space. She has also examined post-soviet food production systems and housing projects in Havana, Cuba. Originally from Puerto Rico, Mariela has been living in the United States for seven years, during which she earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University.  She has involved herself in both teaching and practice, from introductory design studios at Cornell University and Boston Architectural College, to the study of World Heritage Sites at Columbia University’s Laboratory for Architectural Broadcasting (C-Lab).  Mariela recently cofounded Project on Spatial Sciences, at Harvard University, and is now developing a low-cost housing technology for the Dominican Republic while actively writing on food at

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