Lawrence Bird is an architect and planner (MAA,MCIP). He has a special interest in urban space. He studied urban design at London School of Economics and Political Science (2001), following an interest in the social dimension of cities — the life between buildings. He completed a Ph.D. in History and Theory at McGill University (2009), looking at the imagery of architecture and cities in film, manga and anime. From 2009-2011 he carried out a post-doc at the University of Manitoba, working with students to document broken parts of Winnipeg on film. Since then he has pursued an interest in the relationship between space and its image through a series of visual art projects which have been screened or projected in Halifax, Toronto, Brussels and London, England. He practices as an architect and planner, primarily on infill urban design; he has contributed to several Transit Oriented Developments here in Winnipeg, and similar projects in Montréal and London. Lawrence has taught at the University of Manitoba, McGill University, Kanazawa International Design Institute, and Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He values generosity, as an approach to design — embracing diverse viewpoints and approaches, and acknowledging all aspects of a design problem — and in human relations.