André Bideau is an architecture theoretician and critic based in Zürich. Trained at ETH where he received his Master of Architecture in 1992, he was an was editor of Swiss architecture periodical Werk,Bauen+Wohnen until 2002, later obtaining his PhD at Zurich University. He has taught at numerous architecture schools and departments of art history, including Hamburg University, Pratt Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Cornell and Harvard Universities. In 2012-2013 he is a visiting lecturer at the University of Basel. Architecture and symbolic Capital, Bideau’s contextualisation of O.M. Ungers in West Berlin and Frankfurt, was published by Birkhäuser in 2011. It belongs to his ongoing research project on the relationship of architectural discourses and the postmodern urban condition since 1968 that has led to numerous other publications and lectures.