Michael Leighton Beaman is an architectural designer, researcher and writer. His work focuses on the history, discourse, and speculative future of technology in architecture and landscape architecture, and its implications for design culture, environmental responsibility, and socially conscious design practices.
Michael is the founder of Beta-field, a speculative design studio; and is a co-founding principal of the design-non-profit GA Collaborative, which works with vulnerable and underrepresented communities internationally.
Michael currently teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design. He has also taught at Harvard University, the University of Texas in Austin, North Carolina State University, the University of Virginia, Northeastern University, and the Kigali Institute of Science and Technology.