David Capener is a theorist, educator, writer, architect, and designer. He is a founding member of Annex an international research and design collective of architects, artists, and researchers who are currently working on the curation and design of Ireland’s pavilion, Entanglement, for the 17th International Architecture Biennale at Venice in 2021. He is a research associate at Technological University Dublin looking at how digital technologies are transforming space in the city. His research is in collaboration with the Marie Curie funded Real Smart Cities Project, founded by Philosopher of Technology Bernard Stiegler (1952 - 2020), head of the Institut de Recherche et d’Innovation (IRI) at the Pompidou Centre. He has taught in the master's program at Queens University School of Architecture and the Belfast School of Architecture at Ulster University. He has written for the Irish Times, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, and numerous other print and online publications. He is co-editor and author of the forthcoming book, Entanglement: Architecture and the Materiality of Data Infrastructure (forthcoming 2021). He is based in Belfast and Dublin.