Mustafa Faruki is the founder and creative director of theLab-lab, a Brooklyn-based design practice dedicated to experimenting with the agents of desire, humor, irony, memory, piss, shit, hand-jobs and others in the making of high-quality architectural design for a wide range of (predominantly imaginary) clients. He has studied History of Art at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and Architectural Design at Columbia University.

Faruki was the recipient of an Individual Artist’s Grant from the New York State Council on the Arts in 2010, and was selected to participate in a residency program funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Culture in Dale, Norway in 2012. His work was included in the 2011 International Print Biennial in Newcastle, England, and his drawings will be part of a traveling group exhibition opening at the Queens Museum in March, 2014. His projects have been featured in a number of publications, most recently in Pidgin, the magazine of the Princeton University School of Architecture.

Image credit: courtesy of the artist