Jonathan Charleylives in Glasgow where he is currently Director of Cultural Studies in the Department of Architecture at the University of Strathclyde, having previously been the Director of the M.Arch in Advanced Architectural Design. He studied Architecture in London and Moscow and before entering academia worked for seven years in an architects’ and builders’ collective in east London. He has lectured across Europe and Brazil, was a founder member of the cooperative GLAS, and publishes in a variety of media on the political, social and cultural history of buildings and cities. His most recent work was the co-edited volume, Writing the Modern City (2011), that explored the relationship between architecture, literature, and modernity, and a new collection of his essays Memories of Cities: Trips and Manifestos, is due to be published in the autumn of 2012. He is currently writing the third book in this trilogy called City X: the Urban Archaeology of Karl Marx.