Alexander D’Hooghe is associate professor in Architectural Urbanism at MIT. He conducts a group called ‘Organization for a Permanent Modernity’, located in Boston and Brussels (www.org-public.org). He develops architectures of the territory: durable formal orders handling complexity within a simplified frame. The formalization of infrastructures is key. The group won several large-scale buildings and competitions overseas, currently in various stages of permitting; and published internationally, most recently with ‘the Liberal Monument’ (Princeton, Fall 2010),. D’Hooghe obtained his Ph.D. at the Berlage Institute in 2007 i.c.w. T.U.Delft, after achieving a Masters in Urban Design at the GSD in 2001.