Paolo Zaide

Paolo is an architect and academic working across the fields of architecture and curation. He is joint Design Studio Leader of Unit 6 at the Bartlett School of Architecture, and has held Senior Lecturer positions on the Architecture Spaces and Objects Course at Central Saint Martins, and the Department of Architecture and Spatial Design, London Metropolitan University. In 2015 he co-curated the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture in Hong Kong. Prior to his role as educator he worked as a projects co-ordinator for the Royal Institute of British Architects where headed the international talks and events programme, and he has worked professionally for Denton Corker Marshall and Alsop Architects.

Paolo’s research interests revolve around the 21st Century Metropolis and the complex systems that shape our relation to space and our built environment. He is a PhD candidate in the School of Architecture at the RCA, and is focussing his research on architectural design strategies for floodzone settlements. Central to his practice is the fascination with small-scale / big-impact in the critical design practice, and his work ranges from designing the material artefact to experiences at an architectural scale.