Paulo Tavares is an architect and urbanist based in São Paulo, whose work deals with the relations between conflicts and space. Spanning various media and conceptual formats, his design and visual arts work has been exhibited world wide, most recently at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst; ZMK Center for Art and Media, and Haus de Kulturen der Welt. Tavares has lectured widely at different contexts and locations, including ETH-Zurich; Vera List Center for Arts and Politics; Haus de Kulturen der Welt; São Paulo Biennial, Ireland Biennial and Mercosul Biennial. He was a visiting scholar at the School of Architecture at Princeton University, and prior to that taught design studio and spatial theory at the School of Architecture of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador in Quito. Between 2008 and 2012, Tavares taught at the Centre for Research Architecture – Goldsmiths, University of London. He holds a PhD from the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths, University of London, and is the author of the book Forest Law (2014).