Richard Williams has worked at the University of Edinburgh since 2000. He has published widely on visual culture of cities. He has particular interests in the legacies of architectural modernism - or what we do with the buildings of the 1960s and 1970s, many of which are coming to the end of their lives. He thinks of cities as processes rather than monuments, and is sceptical of the heritage lobby. His most recent books are Brazil: Modern Architectures in History (2009) and Sex and Buildings (2013). He is working on a history of the 'creative city'.