7th International Workshop on the Design & Semantics of Form & Movement. 18-20 April 2012

Neil Leach

Architect and theorist Neil Leach is currently Professor at the University of Southern California, School of Architecture. He previously has taught at the University of Brighton, University of Bath, Architectural Association School of Architecture, University of Nottingham, Columbia University, Cornell University, SCI-Arc, Royal Danish Academy of Art, Dessau Institute of Architecture, and Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia.

Since 2004 Leach has co-curated exhibitions at the Architecture Biennial Beijing with Xu Wei-Guo, including Fast Forward>> (2004), Emerging Talents, Emerging Technologies (2006), (Im)material Processes: New Digital Techniques for Architecture (2008), and Machinic Processes (2010). With Roland Snooks he also co-curated Swarm Intelligence: Architectures of Multi-Agent Systems (2010) in Shanghai.

Leach has contributed significantly to the theorization of digital design, with numerous edited volumes and monographs broadly addressing and merging critical theory and digital design; these include Rethinking Architecture: A Reader in Cultural Theory (Routledge, 1997); The Anaesthetics of Architecture (MIT Press, 1999); Millennium Culture (Ellipsis, 1999); Architecture and Revolution: Contemporary Perspectives on Central and Eastern Europe (Routledge, 1999); The Hieroglyphics of Space: Reading and Experiencing the Modern Metropolis (Routledge, 2002), Designing for a Digital World (Wiley, 2002), China (Map Office, 2004), Digital Tectonics (Wiley, 2004), Camouflage (MIT Press, 2006), and Digital Cities (Wiley, 2009).

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