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Benjamin Leclair-Paquet

Associate Director, Urban Humanities Initiative • Dr.Sc. Architecture (ETH Zurich) • MS Dist. Urban Design in Development (UCL Bartlett) • BS Urbanism (U Montréal).

Benjamin Leclair-Paquet is the Associate Director of the Urban Humanities Initiative at UCLA, and is a principal of Atelier Jaeggi-Leclair. Prior to this, Ben was a curatorial researcher at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal, researcher at ETH Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore, tutor at The Bartlett Development Planning Unit in London and resident fellow with Decolonizing Architecture in the West Bank. Building on his interests in urban history, urbanism in violent spaces and low-cost housing, he completed a doctoral project focused on housing and the politics of space in the Baltimore ghetto between 1920 and 1968. Ben’s work has been exhibited and published in Space and Polity, Architectural Research Quarterly, Trans, and Harvard Design Magazine.