Dean of the School of Architecture and the Built Environment
University of Westminster, London, UK
Jeremy Till has pursued a dual life as an architect and an educator. Till curated the British Pavilion at the 2006 Venice Architecture Biennale and is the only person to be twice awarded the RIBA President's Award for Research. He is the author of Architecture Depends (2009), a series of polemics and reflections that call attention to the gap between what architecture actually is - contingent on many outside forces - and what architects seem to want it to be - autonomous and pure. As Till succinctly puts it: "Architecture, in all its dependency, has to remain open."