Kim Förster is an architectural historian, researcher, writer and teacher. Since 2016, he is Associate Director of Research at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montréal. He holds a PhD in architecture of ETH Zurich, where he most recently taught a methods seminar in the doctoral program in history and theory of architecture at the Institute gta. His academic background is in English and American Studies, Geography, and Pedagogy, which he studied at the University of Münster, Humboldt University in Berlin, and University of Toronto. For his research, he received major grants from the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Graham Foundation. His first monograph, an institutional critique and cultural analysis of the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies (New York, 1967-1985) is forthcoming. He has published in various architectural magazines and journals, as co-editor of An Architektur, member of common room, and currently guest editor of Candide.