Michael Weinstock is an architect and distinguished academic. He is Director of Research and Development and Director of the Emergent Technologies and Design programme at the Graduate School of the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. Over the last decade his published work has arisen from research into the dynamics, forms and energy transactions of natural systems, and the application of the mathematics and processes of emergence to cities, to groups of buildings within cities and to individual buildings. Whilst his principal research and teaching has been conducted at the Architectural Association, he has published and lectured widely to international audiences. His significant book on ecological development and the evolution of culture, The Architecture of Emergence: The Evolution of Form in Nature and Civilisation, is published by John Wiley & Sons. He has co-guest-edited two issues of AD, including the seminal, Emergence – Morphogenetic Design Strategies, with Michael Hensel and Achim Menges. He is a member of AD’s editorial board.