Mission: Genie Loci designs unique exhibitions, installations and multi-media experiences that engage the public with architecture, landscape, preservation and place. Our guiding curatorial vision: architecture exhibitions must be broken out of the gallery box to play. How? By adopting a hybrid approach that may include on-site installations, walking tours, podcasts, gallery exhibits and digital media projects. Through this work, we seek to create more opportunities for the public to connect meaningfully with architecture and place – to understand its histories, to appreciate its poetry and to join the public conversation about great design and civic space.
Marisa Angell Brown is principal and founder of Genie Loci and is the Assistant Director of Programs at the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage at Brown University. Her projects have been covered by Metropolis, Architectural Record and on television by NBC, and she has written about architecture and architecture curation for Perspecta and Art New England. Clients include the Rhode Island Council on the Humanities, Brown University and John Portman & Associates. Project sponsors include the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, the Connecticut Architecture Foundation, Ennead Architects, VSBA Architects and Planners and the Yale School of Architecture. Brown has a PhD in architectural history from Yale University, an MA in History from the University of Chicago, a BA from Princeton University and is a former Fulbright Fellow. Follow Genie Loci on Twitter @genieloci.