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Esteban Restrepo Restrepo is an architect from the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana of Medellin, Colombia. He has a PhD in Comparative Literature (with a co-direction in Architecture) from the Université Vincennes-Saint Denis/Paris VIII. In his thesis, L’Écrivain en Architecte (The Writer as an Architect), he explores the aesthetical particularities of the architectural conception in the literary texts, especially in Samuel Beckett’s and Franz Kafka’s works. Currently he is Maître de Conférences Associé at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-La Villette (FR) in the Departement of Arts and Representation Techniques, and researcher at the GERPHAU (Groupe d’Etudes et de Recherche en Philosophie, Architecture et Urbain). He is also Invited Professor to the master Arquitectura, Crítica y Proyecto at the U.P.B. of Medellin. He has published two books: (anti)Chambres. Les architectures fragiles dans l’œuvre de Samuel Beckett (Les Presses du réel, France, 2015) and Cosmética. Por un espesor de la banalidad (Ediciones UPB, Colombia, 2008), and several articles about the relationships between architecture and literature.