Daniel Simon Ayat is an artist and writer based in London. His work addresses the political and historical development of hygiene, medical-scientific research, public health, state infrastructure, and urbanisation. His previous research has addressed the socio-political constructions of sewage technology in nineteenth-century Paris. He has also conducted investigations on topics such as the development of public toilet networks in Paris and New York, and the place of the agricultural hinterland in the British social imagination. Daniel holds an MSc with distinction in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology from the University of Oxford. He also has an MA in the Histories and Theories of Architecture from the Architectural Association in London, where he has assisted in the History and Theory Studies department. He received his BA from Tufts University with high honors in Architectural Studies and in International Letters and Visual Studies (ILVS). He has also participated in Columbia GSAPP’s Shape of Two Cities research and design programme in New York City and Paris.