Mari Lending is a professor in architectural theory and history, and a founding member of OCCAS (the Oslo Centre for Critical Architectural Studies). She did her first dissertation (Mag. art) in comparative literature on Marcel Proust at the University of Oslo (1997) and defended her Ph.D. dissertation in architectural historiography at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design in 2005. From 2005 through 2009, she was a postdoctoral fellow on the research project Modernism on Display. Lending has been a visiting scholar at the GSD, Harvard University, Columbia University, NY, and at Yale School of Architecture. Among her most recent books are Plaster Monuments. Architecture and the Power of Reproduction and, with Peter Zumthor, A Feeling of History.