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Alejandro Zaera-Polo

Alejandro has been a cornerstone for the Parallax conference, agreeing to present his paper on the Politics of the Surface as a major component of the event.

Alejandro is a founding partner of Foreign Office Architects together with Farshid Moussavi, and currently occupies the Berlage Chair in the Technical University of Delft, the Netherlands.  Prior to this current role at the TU in Delft, he was Dean of the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam for four years, until 2005.  He has also been Unit Master at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, and a Visiting Professor at the University of California in LA, Columbia University in New York, Princeton University, the School of Architecture in Madrid and the Yokohama School of Architecture where he currently has an advisory role.  He has also been an advisor to several committees, such as the Quality Commission for Architecture in Barcelona City and the advisory Committee for Urban Development of the City of Madrid and is a member of the Urban Age Think Tank of the London School of Economics.

He has been published extensively as a critic in professional magazines worldwide, El Croquis, Quaderns, A+U, Arch + and Harvard Design Magazine amongst them, and contributed to numerous publications, such as The Endless City curated by Ricky Burdett and Dejan Sudjic.