Joseph Bedford is an Associate Professor of History and Theory at Virginia Tech. He is the director of the Architecture Exchange, a platform that fosters discourse and exchange in architecture through podcasts, conferences, books, workshops, oral history projects and teaching resources. He is the author of Is There an Object-Oriented Architecture (Bloomsbury 2020) as well as numerous book chapters and articles in journals such as JAE, ARQAA Files, OASE, Log and NYRA. He is the series editor of a new book series at Bloomsbury Press called Architecture Exchange: Engagements with Contemporary Theory as well as the e-flux Architecture series Theory’s Curriculum. He was educated at Princeton University, The Cooper Union and Cambridge University where he received his bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and doctorate and he was the recipient of a one-year Rome Scholarship at The British School in Rome. His scholarship explores the intellectual history of architectural thought in the later third of the twentieth century as it lays at the intersection between philosophy, theory and architectural education.

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