Prof. Dr. Sascha Roesler is an architect and theorist, working at the intersection of architecture, ethnography, and science and technology studies. Since 2016, he is the Swiss National Science Foundation Professor for Architecture and Theory at the Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio, Switzerland (Università della Svizzera Italiana). Roesler was appointed by SNSF to set up a new special research field on “architecture and urban climates;” within that framework, he leads a group of doctoral and postdoctoral researchers. Roesler, who holds a doctorate from the ETH Zurich, has published widely on issues of global architecture, sustainability, and relocation. His articles have appeared both in international and national journals such as Architectural Theory Review, Candide – Journal for Architectural Knowledge, ABE Journal – Architecture Beyond Europe, Les Cahiers de la recherche architecturale urbaine et paysagère, Future Cities Magazine, arch+, Stadtbauwelt, Forum Stadt, tec21, werk bauen + wohnen, archithese, Kunst + Architektur in der Schweiz, and NZZ. His books comprise the first global history of architectural ethnography: “Weltkonstruktion” (Berlin 2013), and “Habitat Marocain Documents” (Zurich 2015), a volume on the transformation of a colonial settlement in Casablanca. The latter was awarded the DAM architectural book award in 2016 as one of the year’s ten outstanding architectural publications. More recently Roesler co-edited the anthology “The Urban Microclimate as Artifact” (Basel 2018). This publication expands existing approaches from applied climatology and building science by emphasizing the man-made character of urban microclimates. As artifacts, microclimates are part of local material cultures with various ecological, social, and political implications for contemporary cities. Roesler is one of the laureates of the Swiss Art Award for Architecture (2012).