Sébastien Marot holds a master in philosophy and a Phd in history. Between 1986 and 2002, he was general delegate of the Société Française des Architectes in Paris, where he organized numerous series of lectures on the history of architecture and architectural theory, and launched the journal Le Visiteur (1994-2003). He has written extensively on the genealogy of contemporary theories in architecture, urban and landscape design. Having taught in different schools or architecture or landscape design in Europe and North America (Architectural Association, IAU Geneva, Harvard, Cornell, Upenn, ETH Zürich), he is currently professor at the École d’Architecture de Marne La Vallée, where he has launched another journal: Marnes : documents d’architecture, and guest professor at the EPFL (Enac), where he teaches the History of the Environment. For the 2014 Venice Biennale, he recently collaborated with Rem Koolhaas/Amo on the Fireplace/Hearth section of the exhibition on the “Elements of Architecture” (Fireplace, Marsilio 2014), and is currently involved with AMO and the GSD Harvard on a research and teaching program on the Countryside. His book Sub-Urbanism and the Art of Memory (AA Publications, London 2003) has been translated in several languages. The french Académie d’Architecture awarded Marot the Medal for architectural analysis (in 2004) and the Prize for architectural research (in 2010), for his PhD: Palimpsestuous Ithaca: A Relative Manifesto for Sub-Urbanism. He is currently preparing the publication of the latter, and has recently co-edited (with F. Hertweck, at Lars Müller Publishers) a “genetic reedition” of Oswald Mathias Ungers, Rem Koolhaas and alii, The City Within the City -Berlin: A Green Archipelago (1977).