Lieven De Cauter is a Belgian philosopher, writer and activist. He teaches at the Department of Architecture of KU Leuven and RITCS. He published some 20 books so far: His books in English: The Capsular Civilization. On the City in the Age of Fear (2004); Heterotopia and the City. Public Space in a Postcivil Society (2008), co-edited with Michiel Dehaene; Art and Activism in the Age of Globalization, co-edited with Karel Vanhaesebrouck and Ruben De Roo (2011); Entropic Empire. On the City of Man in the Age of Disaster (2012); The Dwarf in the Chess Machine. Benjamin’s Hidden Doctrine (2018); and Ending the Anthropocene. Essays on Activism in the Age of Collapse (2021). He lives and works in Brussels.