Adrian Blackwell is an urban and architectural designer, artist and researcher, whose work focuses on the spaces and forces of uneven development produced through processes of Postfordist urbanization. His art and urban research have been exhibited across Canada, and at the 2005 Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism / Architecture and LACE Gallery in Los Angeles. Blackwell co-edited Unboxed: Engagements in Social Space, with Jen Budney and co-curated Detours: Tactical Approaches to Urbanization in China with Pei Zhao. In 1997 he won Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square Design competition in collaboration with PLANT Architects, STI & Partners, and Peter Lindsay Schaudt. He teaches architecture and urban design at the University of Toronto, where he initiated al&d’s China program in 2004, and has been a visiting professor at Chongqing University and the University of Michigan. He lives in Toronto.