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Iain Borden is director of the Bartlett School of Architecture, where he is professor of architecture and urban culture.An urban historian, he has published on subjects from Renaissance perspective, Garden City architecture and interwar Modernism to German fin-de-siècle sociology, McDonald's advertising signs and skateboarding.

Educated at the universities of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, London (UCL) and California (UCLA), he received his doctorate for a study of skateboarding as a critical urban practice.He is author and co-editor of several books, most recently Manual: the Architecture and Office of Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, Skateboarding, Space and the City and The Unknown City: Contesting Architecture and Social Space.

Iain Borden is the non-voting chair of the Dissertation Judging Panel 2003.

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