Daniel Daou (Lebanon, 1982) is a sci-fi theory nerd, an avid traveler, a photography enthusiast, an indoor gardener, and a half-decent cook.

He is currently an associate professor at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). He leads a thesis seminar at the Sustainable Environments Lab and teaches courses at the Urban-Environmental department of the School of Architecture. He holds a doctoral degree in design from Harvard University (GSD) where he was a Fellow of the Energy Council at the Center for the Environment and a member of New Geographies’ editorial board from 2013 to 2018 where he co-edited the ninth volume of the journal: Island.  

Daniel also holds a Master in City Planning (with a certificate in urban design) and a Master of Science in Architecture Studies from MIT which he completed with the support of the Mexican National Council for Science and Technology, the National Fund for Culture and Art, and the Fulbright-García Robles program. He holds a licentiate in Architecture and Urbanism from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City where he graduated top of his class in 2006.

Daniel has been involved, academically and professionally, in over 40 architecture, urbanism, and landscape projects spanning a dozen countries. He has been a research assistant, teaching fellow, and lecturer at MIT and the GSD; assistant professor at the Boston Architectural College (BAC) and Wentworth Institute of Technology (WIT), and guest reviewer at the GSD, MIT, WIT, BAC, University of Pennsylvania, Northeastern University, McGill University, and the Danish Academy of the Arts. He has contributed over 60 essays on design for several magazines and journals including Domus Mexico, Arquine, Bitácora, Thresholds, Lunch, and New Geographies.

He lives in Mexico City with his cat, Tito.

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