Alejandro Aravena is Partner Architect & Executive Director of Elemental, Chile; a member of the Board of the LafargeHolcim Foundation; and 2016 Laureate of the …
Edwin Heathcote is architecture and design critic of Financial Times, and is the author of books on architecture and design.
He has a monthly column on architecture and design in GQ Magazine and is the editor-in-chief of online design writing archive www.readingdesign.org. He is the author of more than ten books including Contemporary Church Architecture, The Meaning of Home, Monument Builders, and The Architecture of Hope. He is on the editorial boards of Icon and Architectural Design magazines and is a trustee of architectural education charity Open City in London and of the Blood Mountain arts foundation in Budapest, Hungary.
In 2001 he also co-founded hardware manufacturer ize. For the last two years he has been chairman of the judges for the Financial Times Citi Ingenuity awards, which attempts to reward emerging ideas in urban innovation. He is currently establishing a free-to access online archive of critical writing on all aspects of design.
Edwin Heathcote studied architecture at Kingston University, United Kingdom.