Sardonic, cutting, insightful, provocative – Michael Sorkin is one of today’s most radical architectural commentators, with a staunch leaning to the political left and a literary bent for framing painful truths in ironic, and sometimes hilarious, verse. He should not be dismissed as a radical, isolated or lone, unhindered voice, however. He is Distinguished Professor of Architecture and Director of the Graduate Program in Urban Design at the City College of New York, has been Professor of Urbanism and Director of the Institute of Urbanism at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, and has taught at architecture schools across the world including the Architectural Association, Columbia, Yale, Harvard and Cornell. He runs his own design studio and research institute, Terreform, is a contributing editor of Architectural Record, was the architecture critic of The Village Voice for ten years, is currently critic for The Nation, and has published innumerable articles and essays.