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Doron von Beider

Doron von Beider is an architect, researcher, and an academic. Working in collaboration with industry peers, theorists, curators, and artists. He has led the research of acclaimed projects around the globe resulting in design paradigms that brought a wide spectrum of academic architectural analysis and research in practice into one. He created scenography for numerous international exhibitions and is the author and contributor to a number of critical publications.


In 2010 he founded the research agency – Bureau of Cultural Investigations - where his interests and works collected over a decade provide him with a comprehensive understanding of different knowledge systems, including early history to the modernity of architecture, art, furniture and fashion design. geographies, anthropological, historical, race, gender, queer, religious, and cultural theories, and their intersectional influences on the built environment and its related disciplines of all scales. The Bureau, through conducting research of a wide spectrum of themes and methods dvise architectural practices and cultural institutions with design praxis and narrative compositions.


In the past seven years, he acted as Head of Research at Adjaye Associates, where he established and formalized the research department, as a research director, he led the research teams in London, Accra and New York. His focus and responsibility were to conduct original research based on thoroughgoing investigations of history, theory, philosophy, culture, and the interpretations of future thinking into a strategic advantage for spatial design responses, cultural and social impact - work that was integrated into all aspects of the design process, supporting the practice international projects and competitions, exempli gratia - The Abrahamic Family House, Abu Dhabi, The Africa Institute, Sharjah, The Thabo Mbeki Presidential Library, Johannesburg,  The  Edo Museum of West African Art (EMOWAA), Benin City, The Masterplan for Cleveland riverfront redevelopment, Cleavlandt, The DREAM Charter School, Bronx NY, The  Jean-Michel Basquiat: King Pleasure New York, The Demas Nwoko, Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement Exhibition and the practice's exhibition at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2023

He lectures, teaches, leads workshops, and critiques in leading academies and institutions around the world.

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