Tarik Oualalou is a design principal and founding partner of OUALALOU+CHOI, an architecture firm based in Paris and Casablanca. He received his degree in architecture (DPLG) from the Ecole d’Architecture Paris-Malaquais. In addition, he holds a degree in Art History from the Ecole du Louvre, and a degree in civil engineering from the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers in Paris. Tarik is currently teaching at M.I.T., and has previously taught at Rice University, the Rhode Island School of Design, the Ecole d’Architecture Paris-Malaquais, and the Ecole Nationale d’Architecture in Morocco. He is the author of Territories of Disobedience, FLIJ, and Fundamental(ism)s. Tarik served as the curator of the first Pavilion of Morocco at the 2014 Venice Biennale, designed the Moroccan Pavilion for the 2015 World Exposition in Milan, and was the architect and urban planner for the United Nations climate conference COP 22 in Marrakech.