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André Bideau


Architecture theorist, historian and critic based in Zürich with a Master of Architecture from ETH and a PhD in Art history from Zurich University.  Since 2014 Bideau teaches in Mendrisio. He was editor of “Werk, Bauen + Wohnen” 1996-2002 and today serves as board member and curator at Zentrum Architektur Zürich, founded in 2016. He was research fellow at the Internationales Zentrum Kulturwissenschaften in Vienna before teaching at Cornell and Harvard Universities, and at Pratt Institute (2007-2017). As a historian, Bideau has studied architecture production and the urban condition since 1968, notably in Germany. His contextualisation of the work of O.M. Ungers in West Berlin and Frankfurt, Architektur und symbolisches Kapital, was published in 2011 by Birkhäuser. His most recent research involves the legacy of architecture art historian André Corboz, whose work Bideau has presented in an exhibition at Biblioteca dell’Accademia di architettura in 2018.