Todd Reisz’s work examines the global practice of architecture, specifically how the architect circulates technologies and cultural narratives. His new book Showpiece City: How Architecture Made Dubai (Stanford University Press, 2020) explores architecture’s packaging to sell Dubai on a global stage. Showpiece City: How Architecture Made Dubai follows the 20th-century transformation of Dubai through the work of a largely unknown British architect, John Harris. Reisz has also co-edited Building Sharjah (2021), an archival investigation of the Middle Eastern city’s vanishing twentieth-century landscape.
Todd Reisz is an architect and writer. He lives in Amsterdam. http://www.toddreisz.com/
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