Łukasz Stanek is the 2011—2013 A. W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in Visual Arts (CASVA) at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D. C. and lecturer at the Manchester Architectural Research Center, University of Manchester (UK). He was teaching at numerous schools, including Harvard University Graduate School of Design (2012), and at the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, where he was junior faculty (2009-2011). He is the author of “Henri Lefebvre on Space: Architecture, Urban Research, and the Production of Theory “(University of Minnesota Press, 2011) and he is currently editing Lefebvre’s unpublished book about architecture, “Vers une architecture de la jouissance” (1973). Stanek’s second field of research is the export of architecture and urbanism from socialist countries to Africa, Asia, and the Middle East during the Cold War. This research has been communicated by means of exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw (2010, 2011), a themed issue of the RIBA Journal of Architecture (2012), and the book “Postmodernism Is Almost All Right” (2012).