Eva Franch i Gilabert is the Director of the Architectural Association, London. Previously, Franch was Chief Curator and Executive Director of Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York. She has lectured internationally on art, architecture, and the importance of alternative practices in the construction and understanding of public life. In 2014, Franch, with the project OfficeUS, an experimental office for the production of history, ideas and work, was selected by the US State Department to represent the United States at the XIV Venice Architecture Biennale. Her latest book, OfficeUS Manual (2017), explores the structures of labour and production within architecture offices.