Christian Gänshirt studied architecture at the University of Karlsruhe and the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. He received his Dr.-Ing. from the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus with a thesis on design tools, using Vilém Flusser’s Gestures as a main reference. He taught at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Virginia Tech, the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK), Hanover University, and the Brandenburg University of Technology, Cottbus. He was a visiting professor at the University of Hong Kong and at Kassel University. He was a project architect in the office of Álvaro Siza in Oporto, Portugal, and worked with architect José Paulo dos Santos in Oporto, before he set up his own practice in Berlin. He co-edited the Internet architectural theory magazine [www.cloud-cuckoo.net] and has written for Archithese, Bauwelt, Süddeutsche Zeitung, and L’Architecture d’aujourd’hui, among others. Christian Gänshirt lives and works in Berlin.