Albena Yaneva is a Professor of Architectural Theory and director of the Manchester Architecture Research Centre (MARC) at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. She is the author of several books including Mapping Controversies in Architecture (Farnham, Ashgate, 2012). She is the recipient of the RIBA President’s award for outstanding research (2010). Her research is intrinsically transdisciplinary and crosses the boundaries of science studies, cognitive anthropology, architectural theory and political philosophy.