Mark Jarzombek is Professor of the History and Theory of Architecture at MIT. He works on a wide range of topics – both historical and theoretical. He is one of the country’s leading advocates for global history and has published several books and articles on that topic. He recently published a book that interrogates the digital/global imaginaries that shape our lives. Digital Stockholm Syndrome in the Post-Ontological Age (University of Minnesota Press, 2016). Together with Vikram Prakash from the University of Washington – Seattle, he founded O(U)R, [Office for (Un)certainty Research] dedicated to rethinking architecture in terms of the emergent scientific, social and political parameters of the 21st century. Its work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale and elsewhere. “1BY1 land acknowledgement design competition” was one of the projects created by O(U)R.