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"I have always enjoyed the writings of Chris Abel. They are full of surprising insights and
provocative connections between such diverse issues as history, technology and ecology"
Norman Foster
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* Chris Abel *

Chris Abel is an award winning architectural writer, theorist and educator. A graduate of the AA School of Architecture in London (1968), he first achieved international prominence with a series of groundbreaking essays published in Architectural Design in the late 1960s and 1970s. In his essays he explored such subjects as self-organizing urban systems and computer based methods of architectural production, anticipating many cutting edge developments in design theory and building technology. He has since continued writing on innovations in architectural theory and practice and has taught at major universities around the world. Having lived in many different countries in his lifetime, latterly in Australia and Northern Ireland, in 2017 he settled in France in the Paris suburb of Champigny Sur Marne. For more see Biography

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Amongst the many innovative design studios Chris has taught over the years, the work of his Vertical Architecture STudio (VAST), a focus for design research in new urban typologies, attracted special praise and attention and has been widely published in Australian, American and Chinese journals. It has been taught at both the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales and also in the USA, where Chris held the Hyde Chair of Excellence in Architecture at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, in 2008. For more click on Design Studios

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Chris has written on leading architects and movements in both hemispheres and is an internationally recognized authority on the work of Foster + Partners. Most recently his book The Extended Self: Architecture, Memes and Minds (2015), a multidisciplinary study of identity formation, won the International Committee of Architectural Critics' 2017 Bruno Zevi Book Award. His other books include two collections of his own essays, Architecture and Identity (1997; 2000; 2017 3rd edn.), and Architecture, Technology and Process (2004). For more click on Publications

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