Neil Leach is a theorist and registered architect. He is currently Professor at the European Graduate School, Visiting Professor at Harvard GSD and Tongji University, Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California, and a NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Fellow. He has also taught at SCI-Arc, AA, Cornell University, Columbia GSAPP, DIA, IaaC, ESARQ, University of Bath, University of Brighton, University of Nottingham and London Consortium. He holds a MA and Diploma of Architecture from the University of Cambridge, and a PhD from the University of Nottingham.
Neil Leach has published 25 books, which have been translated into 6 other languages. His publications on critical theory/philosophy include Rethinking Architecture: A Reader in Cultural Theory (Routledge, 1997), The Anaesthetics of Architecture (MIT Press, 1999), Millennium Culture (Ellipsis, 1999), Architecture and Revolution: Contemporary Perspectives on Central and Eastern Europe (Routledge, 1999), The Hieroglyphics of Space: Reading and Experiencing the Modern Metropolis (Routledge, 2002), Forget Heidegger (Paideia, 2006), Camouflage (MIT Press, 2006), and The Politics of Space (Routledge, forthcoming). His publications on computational design include Designing for a Digital World (Wiley, 2002), Digital Tectonics (Wiley, 2004), Emerging Talents, Emerging Technologies (2 volumes; CABP, 2006), (Im)material Processes: New Digital Techniques for Architecture (2 volumes; CABP, 2008), Machinic Processes (2 volumes; CABP, 2010), Fabricating the Future, (Tongji UP, 2012), Scripting the Future, (Tongji UP, 2012), Digital Workshop China (Tongji UP, 2013), Design Intelligence: Advanced Computational Research (CABP, 2013) and Swarm Intelligence: Architectures of Multi-Agent Systems, (Tongji UP, forthcoming).
He is currently working on a research project funded by NASA to develop a robotic fabrication technology to print structures on the Moon and Mars.