Iranian-American architect and educator Mohsen Mostafavi is the Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Design and theAlexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Design. His work focuses on modes and processes of urbanization and on the interface between technology and aesthetics.
"Steering Committee Statement: 2010 Award Cycle." In Implicate & Explicate: Aga Khan Award for Architecture, edited by Mohsen Mostafavi, 18-19. Baden: Lars Müller Publishers, 2011.
The book presents the shortlist of nineteen projects, including the five award recipients. In their variety across culturally diverse areas of the globe, what these projects have in common is a commitment to design excellence despite constraints of budget, resources, climate, technology, or politics.