Pier Vittorio Aureli is an architect and educator. After graduating cum laude form the Istituto di Architettura di Venezia, Aureli obtained a doctorate in urban planning, a master’s degree at the Berlage Institute, and a PhD at the Berlage Institute/Delft University of Thechnology. His theoretical studies focus on the relationship between architectural form, political thinking, and urban history. Aureli teaches at the Berlage Institute – where he is Unit Professor and responsible for the “research on the city” program. Currently he is visiting Professor at the Architectural Association in London, Columbia University in New York, and Delft University of Technology. Aureli has lectured and published worldwide and he is currently working on a book entitled “The Possibility of an Absolute Architecture” – a study on architectural form from Bramante to Koolhaas. Together with Martino Tattara is the cofounder of Dogma, and architectural collective centered on the project of the city. Very recently Dogma won the first prize in the international competition for the new Administrative City for 500.000 inhabitants in the Republic of South Korea, and in 2006 received the Iakov Chernikhov Prize for the best emerging architectural practice.