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Mark Cousins is Director of Histories and Theory Studies at the Architectural Association in London, and Guest Professor at South-Eastern University in Nanjing. He has been Visiting Professor of Architecture at Columbia University and Architecture School of the University of Navarre, a founding member and Senior Fellow of the London Consortium, a member of the Arts Council and consultant to the practice of Zaha Hadid.  Mr. Cousins has written on the relation of the human sciences and psychoanalysis. His publications include a book on Michel Foucault (with Athar Hussain) and the introduction to a new translation of Freud’s selected papers on the unconscious in a series edited by Adam Phillips. A series of articles on ‘The Ugly’ in AA Files has been translated into many languages. He has published on the work of Tony Fretton and many artists, most recently catalogue essays for Cerith Wynn-Evans, Anthony Gormley, Jane and Louise Wilson and Donovan Wylie. He has contributed to several journals, including Harvard Design Magazine, m/f, October, Economy and Society, and Art History. He is known for his Friday Afternoon Lectures at the Architectural Association, which have drawn artists, architects and students for nearly twenty-five years.