Professor Teddy Cruz is founder and director of Estudio Teddy Cruz, a research-based urban practice that has developed an international reputation for its ground-breaking work on the border between the US and Mexico. He is also Professor of Public Culture and Urbanism at the University of California in San Diego.
Teddy Cruz has won multiple awards for his work, and was named as one the US’s 50 most influential designers by Fast Company Magazine. He represented the US at the 2008 Venice Architecture Biennale, and was included in a major show on new forms of urban practice at MOMA in 2010.
The Workshop with students at Central Saint Martins focuses on Teddy’s work on conflicts and borders in public space – transposing his research methods and techniques to Kings Cross London and using the surrounding territories of regeneration sites and social housing as a focus to examine contested and marginal spaces, mapping and engaging actors and agents on the ground.