Chris Abel is the author of over one hundred and forty publications on the built environment, culture and identity formation and has taught at universities around the world; most recently at the University of Sydney and the University of Ulster, Belfast, where he was Honorary Visiting Professor. In 2017 his book, The Extended Self: Architecture, Memes and Minds (2015) was awarded the International Committee of Architectural Critics Bruno Zevi Book Award by unanimous verdict of an international jury. He now lives in France close to Paris and is currently working on two new books. For more, see: www.chrisabel.com