Camillo Boano, PhD, is an architect, urbanist and educator. He is Senior Lecturer at The Bartlett Development Planning Unit, University College of London (UCL), where he directs the MSc in Building and Urban Design in Development. He is also co-director of the UCL Urban Laboratory. Camillo has over 20 years of experiences in research, design consultancies and development work in South America, Middle East, Eastern Europe and South East Asia. His research interests revolve around the encounters between critical theory, radical philosophy with urban and architectural design processes, especially those emerging in informal and contested urbanisms.