Paulo Tavares is an architect, researcher and writer based in South America. He is the author of the books Forest Law (2014), Memória da Terra (2018), and Des-Habitat (2019). His design and pedagogic practice spans different territories, social geographies, and media. He taught design and visual cultures at the Facultad de Arquitectura, Diseño y Artes de la Pontifícia Universidad Católica del Ecuador in Quito, and prior to that led the MA program at the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths in London. He is currently professor at the Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo at the University of Brasília in Brazil.