Dirk De Meyer teaches Architecture and History and Architecture and Design at the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, Ghent University. He holds a PhD from the TUEindhoven and is a former Visiting Scholar and Chief Curator of the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal. He has published on 18th- and 20th-century architecture, including on the Case Study House Program in Los Angeles and other California architecture. His most recent book is Showpiece and utility. Eighteenth-century Neapolitan staircases, 2017.