Manijeh Verghese is the Head of Public Programmes at the Architectural Association where she organises lectures, exhibitions, open seminars and other special projects for a diverse range of audiences. She is also a seminar leader for the Professional Practice for Fifth Year course and editor of the website AA Conversations. Over the past seven years, she has led postgraduate and undergraduate design studios at both the Architectural Association and Oxford Brookes University. She has worked for architecture practices including John Pawson and Foster + Partners, and has contributed to design publications such as Disegno and Icon, as well as think-tanks, books and peer reviewed journals. Together with Madeleine Kessler, she is co-curator of the British Pavilion at the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale in 2020.