About the Author
Kevin Mitchell Kevin Mitchell has taught at AUS since 1999 and currently serves as Interim Provost. Areas of research and writing include design pedagogy and contemporary architecture and urbanism in the Middle East. His recent work has appeared in The Superlative City: Dubai and the Urban Condition in the Early Twenty-First Century (Harvard University Press, 2013), Architecture and Globalisation in the Persian Gulf Region (Ashgate, 2013), Transfigurations: Photographs of Tarek Al Ghoussein (Black Dog Publishing, in press) and The Courtyard House: Between Cultural Expression and Universal Application (Ashgate, 2010). He is a founding Editorial Board member for the International Journal of Islamic Architecture.
George Katodrytis is currently Associate Professor of Architecture at AUS. He studied and taught at the Architectural Association (AA) in London and has been a visiting professor at various schools around the world. He has built a number of projects in Europe and the Middle East, and published widely on contemporary architecture, urbanism, cultural theory and digital media. His work addresses the Gulf 'city', especially as it is evolving in the 21st century. He is also involved in a series of design projects in territories of limited resources that include children’s homes, schools and refugee camps in the Middle East and Africa.