Maroš Krivý is professor of Urban Studies at the Faculty of Architecture at the Estonia Academy of Arts in Tallinn. In his PhD. dissertation, defended at the University of Helsinki, he analysed the concepts of culture and creativity in the historical context of transformation of industrial architecture. He described the process of reification and instrumentalisation within which the critical moment is displaced by the apolitical recaption of culture as a tool to produce economic and symbolic value. His articles were published in Journal of Architecture, Footprint, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research and Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. In 2014 he organized a conference Socialist and Post-Socialist Urbanizations: Architecture, Land and Property Rights (Tallinn, 2014). Currently, he focuses at the history of the critique of housing estates and the late socialist perception of postmodernism in the Czechoslovak architecture. In his visual work (New Coat of Paint, Political Economy of Landscape), he examines the relation between architecture and its representation. He is the sittcomm.award winner (2011).