Aleksander Nowak is a researcher, architect and urbanist based in Copenhagen. He has a particular interest in urban and strategic planning for alternative socio-political futures and emergency architecture. His recent research work spans across various fields such as mapping, data visualisation and spatio-political changes within the Danish Welfare state, circular economy in architectural industry and post-war reconstruction strategies in the MENA region. He has is also a practitioning architect who previously worked in offices such as Snøhetta and Henning Larsen Architects. Additionally, he has experience in installation art which best represents the SkyLense pavilion for the Chart Art Fair in Copenhagen and currently developed proposals for Oslo Architecture Triennale and Biennale in Shenzen. His greatest pursuit is to discover ways in which architecture could be used again as a tool for societal well-being rather than economic speculation.