Bart-Jan Polman is an architect and a fourth-year doctoral candidate in the History and Theory of Architecture program at Princeton University. His dissertation investigates architecture of the postwar European Avant-garde within the larger context of the welfare state. He holds degrees from TUDelft in the Netherlands and Columbia University, where he was a Fulbright Scholar. Prior to starting at Princeton, Bart-Jan worked for Bernard Tschumi in New York City and co-curated the Bernard Tschumi retrospective at the Power Station of Art in Shanghai. He has taught at various places and is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.