Stephen Read is associate professor in the chair of Spatial Planning and Strategy in the Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology. He completed his PhD in Delft and a fellowship at University College London before starting Spacelab Research Laboratory of the Contemporary City in 2002 and merging with another to form the Complex Cities Studio in 2007. He is interested in process and relationality in urban space and place and in the form and transformation of regions and cities. Besides being busy on a series of papers exploring Heidegger’s space, he is busy with investigations of real urban places as socio-technical constructions, and is working on a book on urban spaces as social technologies.

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