Todd Reisz is an architect and writer. He lives in Amsterdam. His work examines the global practice of architecture, specifically how the architect circulates technologies and cultural narratives. His new book Showpiece City: How Architecture Made Dubai (Stanford University Press, 2020) explores architecture’s packaging to sell Dubai on a global stage. He is also co-editing Building Sharjah (2021), an archival investigation of the Middle Eastern city’s vanishing twentieth-century landscape.