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Laurent Gutierrez

BA, March, PhD, Professor and Course Director at MDes (Urban Environments Design), School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Laurent Gutierrez is co-founder of MAP Office. He earned a Ph.D. of Architecture from RMIT. He isa Professor at the School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University where he leads theMaster of Design Programs and the Master of Design in Design Strategies as well as the Master of Design in Urban Environments Design programs. He is also the co-director of Urban Environments Design Research Lab. MAP Office is a multidisciplinary platform devised by Laurent Gutierrez and ValŽrie Portefaix. This duo of artists/architects hasbeen based in Hong Kong since 1996, working on physical and imaginary territories using variedmeans of expression including drawing, photography, video, installations, performance, and literaryand theoretical texts. Their entire project forms a critique of spatio-temporal anomalies anddocuments how human beings subvert and appropriate space.