Leah Wulfman is a Carrier Bag architect, educator, digital puppeteer, and occasional writer based in Los Angeles. They are currently the Visiting Teaching Fellow at The School of Architecture. Leah is also adjunct faculty at SCI-Arc and ArtCenter’s Media Design Practices (MDP) Program, and recently taught the Summer Design Studio and Technology Seminar at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design (AUD) IDEAS. Trained as an architect, Wulfman has been assembling hybrid virtual and physical spaces in order to prototype new relationships to technology and nature, as well as challenge normative ideologies so often reinforced by technology and architecture. In addition to mixed-reality installations that play with and emphasize the physical, material basis of everything digital, they have been working on a writing and livestreaming series Living off the Land—traversing a variety of themes like ‘Deep Unlearning,’ Stone Soupercomputers, GamerGirl Bath Water, and our potential interactions with a Jacaranda Tree in full bloom witnessed through Google Earth.
Wulfman holds a Bachelors of Architecture degree from Carnegie Mellon University, where they were awarded numerous interdisciplinary awards for art and architecture, as well as a Masters of Arts in Liam Young’s Fiction and Entertainment program at SCI-Arc. Wulfman’s work experience can be likened to playing musical chairs, switching between the roles of a game developer, exhibition designer, architect, vfx generalist, creative director, educator and writer, as well as currently working as a 3d designer and fabricator for the artist Lauren Halsey. Their research and design work has been supported by numerous residencies and have been shown as part of various exhibitions and festivals, including Tbilisi Architecture Biennial, The FiDi Arsenale, Space Saloon Design and Build Festival, Open Engagement, VIA Festival for Electronic Art and Music, A Queer Query, and The Wrong Biennale for New Digital Art.