Lives and works in Belo Horizonte, MG. Visual artist (Escola Guignard UEMG), architect and urban planner (UFMG), independent curator and photographer. Develops her researches in the investigation of the urban landscape and daily relations with the city, reflecting on the socioeconomic hierarchies that determine the urban context. Worked in project management as a financial, production and prospecting manager for open calls and partnerships since 2017.
Andreas Lechner is founder of Studio Andreas Lechner in Graz, Austria, a based boutique architecture practice with a commitment to the careful crafting of architectural solutions through a process of making. The studio is run by architect Andreas Lechner and combines his parallel careers as architect, educator and writer. As an associate professor at Graz University of Technology’s faculty of architecture, his teaching, writing, and research activities form an integral part of the office’s engagement with architecture.
Prof. dr. ir. Angelika Schnell is Professor for architectural theory, architectural history and design at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Former editor of ARCH+, current member of the editorial boards of ARCH+ and Candide, co-editor of Bauwelt Fundamente. Numerous publications and lectures at international institutions. Dissertation on the theoretical work of Aldo Rossi (summa cum laude). Research foci on the relationship between architecture and urbanism in the 20th and 21st centuries, in particular on the criticism of modernism and its historiographical conception, on design methods and their transdisciplinary interconnections.
Anna Livia Vørsel is an architectural historian, researcher, and PhD candidate in Architectural History, Theory and Critical Studies at the School of Architecture, KTH. She holds an MA in Architectural History and a BSc in Architectural and Interdisciplinary Studies, both from the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. Working in-between and across scientific, historical, artistic and critical inquiries, her work addresses economic, legal and bureaucratic infrastructures in discussions around identity, belonging and and knowledge production in architecture.
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Dr. Monika Platzer studied art history at the University of Vienna. She is a curator at the Architekturzentrum Wien and heads its collections department. International curatorial activity at leading institutions such as the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) and the Getty Research Institute (GRI). Her exhibitions include: Cold War and Architecture. Contributions to Austria’s Democratization after 1945.; ‘Vienna. The Pearl of the Reich.’ Planning for Hitler; a_show: Austrian Architecture in the 20th and 21st Centuries; Lessons from Bernard Rudofsky; Shaping the Great City: Modern Architecture in Central Europe 1890–1937; and Kinetism. Vienna Discovers the Avant-Garde. Monika Platzer is editor of icamprint, the journal of the International Confederation of Architectural Museums. In 2014, she was visiting scholar at the Center for European Studies, Harvard University. Her current research focuses on transnational architectural history which was the subject of her latest publication on ‘Cold War and Architecture. The Competing Forces that Reshaped Austria after 1945. ’ by Park Books in 2019.
Architekturzentrum Wien (AzW)
Prof. dr. ir. Christoph Grafe and Filippo Cattapan (ESR 4) represent Bergische Universität Wuppertal (BUW), School of Architecture and Building Engineering in the TACK project.
Boris Brorman Jensen is an independent consultant and practicing architect with a background in research and teaching from schools of architecture and universities throughout Denmark and abroad. He has authored and edited numerous articles, papers and books on architecture and urban development. Over the years Boris has served on a large number of committees and boards, most recently as a member of the Danish Arts Foundation’s Committee for Architecture Grants and Project Funding. His practice involves strategic consultancy and concept and idea development within architecture, landscape design and planning. He has been involved in a wide range of exhibition, including the Danish contribution to the 2016 International Architecture Exhibition in Venice.
Caendia Wijnbelt is an architect and researcher with a strong interest in the many modes of perceiving/interpreting place, building upon a broad range of experiences working between disciplines and across cultures. She is currently exploring how reflexive approaches towards sites and localities could be conceptualised and generate practical tools for design. Graduating with a Bachelor of Architecture from ENSA Toulouse, she then completed a dual Master’s degree in European Architecture within the international network Reiseuni_lab in 2018. Her experience includes workshop-based design projects in Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa (MA), Tallinn University of Technology (MSc), University of Ljubljana, Haifa School of Design, Bauhaus Dessau, University of Innsbruck. For the last two years, she worked at Inês Lobo Arquitectos in Lisbon, Portugal.
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Caroline van Eck studied art history at the Ecole du Louvre in Paris, and classics and philosophy at Leiden University. In 1994 she obtained her PhD in aesthetics (cum laude) at the University of Amsterdam. She has taught at the Universities of Amsterdam, Groningen and Leiden, where she was appointed Professor of Art and Architectural History in 2006. She has been a Visiting Fellow at the Warburg Institute and the Paul Mellon Centre for British Art at Yale University, and a Visiting Professor in Ghent, Yale and York. In September 2016 she took up her appointment as Professor of Art History at Cambridge, and in 2017 she gave the Slade Lectures in Oxford on Piranesi’s late candelabra: ‘The Material Presence of Absent Antiquities: Collecting Excessive Objects and the Revival of the Past’.
Her main research interests are art and architectural history and theory of the eighteenth century and early nineteenth century; classical reception; the anthropology of art; Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Gottfried Semper and Aby Warburg.
Prof. dr. ir. Christoph Grafe (Bremen, 1964); architect and writer; living and working in Amsterdam, London and Wuppertal. Professor of Architectural History and Theory at the University of Wuppertal. From 2011 to 2017 he served as the director of the Flanders Architecture Institute in Antwerp. Visiting professorships at University of Hasselt (Belgium) and Politecnico di Milano. His book People’s Palaces – Architecture, Culture and Democracy in Post-War Western Europewas published by Architectura & Natura in 2014. Editor of OASEand publisher/ editor of Eselsohren. Member of the editorial board of the Journal of Architecture (RIBA) and the advisory board of the Baukunstarchiv Nordrhein-Westfalen. Acted as interim city architect (with Bob van Reeth) in Antwerp in 2015.
CITYFÖRSTER was founded in 2005 as an interdisciplinary partnership of architects, engineers, and urban planners that operates internationally, with employees from more than 10 countries. The team, led by eight partners, is spread across offices in Berlin, Hamburg, Hannover, and Rotterdam. They conceive, plan, and implement buildings, urban structures, and open spaces for cities that are compact, socially and functionally mixed, multimodally networked, productive, organized around circular economies, and capable of adapting to climate change.
Politecnico di Milano, Department of Architecture and Urban Studies
Graduated with honors in architecture at Politecnico di Milano, Claudia Mainardi outlined a multidisciplinary professional profile that benefits from the cross-pollination of a wide range of experiences. CM worked for numerous offices including Carlo Ratti Associati, OMA/AMO, MVRDV, Stefano Boeri Architetti / MultiplicityLab and Studio Folder with whom she won the special mention at the XIV Venice Biennale. In 2019 CM was head curator of the exbition and graphic design of UABB Shenzhen Biennale and in 2017 she was assistant curator of BIO 25, the 25th Biennial of Design in Ljubljana. CM has been teaching assistant at Politecnico di Milano, researcher at The Why Factory –the think-thank led by Winy Maas within TUDelft– and collaborator at the Het Nieuwe Instituut. Since 2013 Claudia is partner of the architectural design and research collective Fosbury Architecture. F.A. work has been published in several magazines and it has been showcased in many international exhibitions such as the Chicago Architecture Bienniale in 2017, the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2016 and the first Versailles Biennale in 2019.
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Constanze Wolfgring studied Global History and Global Studies in Vienna and ULG Migration Management in Salzburg and is currently studying Spatial Planning and Regional Planning at the Vienna University of Technology.
Eric Crevels is an architect, urban planner and craftsman his work focus on socially oriented practices, investigating the built environment by the perspective of labour and the interfaces between craft and architecture. In 2018 Eric received a Master’s degree in Architecture and Urbanism at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais with the thesis “Essays on Resistance: A practical architectural proposal from the perspective of labour”, exploring with the potentialities of crafts, tacit knowledge and manual labour in the empowerment of individuals and communities. His research seeks to connect architectural and urban studies with anthropology, sociology and philosophy, looking for ways that may bridge the boundaries between theory and practice, looking to reshape the urban experience and architectural practice in inventive and socially responsible ways.
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Dr. Eva Sommeregger is Senior Scientist at the Institute for Art and Architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, associated with the platforms „History, Theory and Criticism“ and „Analogue and Digital Production“. Her research deals with models of thought related to the human body’s spatiality. Eva was Schütte-Lihotzky Research Fellow 2010, Architect in Residence at the MAK in Los Angeles in 2011 and was appointed Senior Researcher at the LMDA at the Art Academy of Latvia, Riga in 2021. She is the co-editor of „Silver Linings“ (Breite Gasse, 2015, with Mike Aling and Florian Schafschetzy) and „Entwerfen Erforschen: der „performative“ turn im Architekturstudium“ (Birkhäuser, 2016, with Angelika Schnell and Waltraud Indrist), and author of “Tupaia, Kybernetes & Lara Croft” (Breite Gasse, 2022).
Filippo Cattapan was born in Padova on the 26th of June 1985. He studied Architecture at the IUAV University of Venezia, where he graduated in 2011 with a design thesis supervised by Giovanni Corbellini. He has been teaching and research assistant at the Politecnico di Milano, at the ETH in Zürich and at the EPFL in Lausanne, within the Laboratoire des Arts pour le Sciences directed by Nicola Braghieri. His studies and researches in the field of architectural theory and history are mainly focused on architectural and urban representation, Renaissance architectura picta, seventeenth and eighteenth century visionary engravings, 1970s collages. Since 2016 he has been working as an architect in Milano at onsitestudio.
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Françoise Fromonot is an architect and critic based in Paris, currently Professor (design, history and theory) at the ENSA Paris-Belleville. A contributing editor to l’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui (Paris), then a joint editor of le visiteur (Paris), she was in 2008 a founding member of criticat (www.criticat.fr), and the editor in 2016 of selection of articles from the first ten issues, Yours critically. She is also the author of numerous books and essays, including Glenn Murcutt-Buildings and Projects (Electa, 1995 / 2003), Jørn Utzon and the Sydney Opera House (Electa, 1998), La Campagne des Halles (La Fabrique, 2005), a critical account of the renovation of central Paris followed in 2019 by a second volume, La Comédie des Halles. Her latest monograph deals with the large-scale projects of Michel Desvigne (Transforming Landscapes, Birkhäuser, 2020).
Ass. Prof. Gaia Caramellino is Assistant Professor of history of architecture at the Politecnico di Milano and member of the PhD supervisory board at Politecnico di Torino. Her research focuses on the transatlantic transfer of architectural and urban knowledge; the history of housing practices, cultures, forms and theories; terminology and the study of the ordinary. She has held several visiting fellowships (the CCA, Kyoto University, IIAS, Radcliffe) and research grants (Graham Foundation). She is the author of Europe meets America (2016) and co-editor of The Housing Project (2020), Post-war Middle-Class Housing (2015) and Storie di Case (2013). She chairs the research group Retheorizing the Architecture of Housing.
Prof. dr. Gennaro Postiglione is a full Professor in Interior Architecture at Politecnico di Milano where he acts as Head of the MSc in Architecture. Besides his research on Scandinavian Modern and Contemporary Architecture, since 2005 he started a research by design track on reuse and valorisation of minor heritage – among which also the one coming from conflicts – recurring to sustainable re-active-action strategies and stressing the relationship between collective memory, public space and cultural identity. Lately including also contemporary housing and dwelling practices, to promote innovative, up-to-date solutions capable of meeting the urgent needs of housing. Putting the resources of architecture in the public interest.
Hamish Lonergan is an Australian architect and writer. He graduated with a Master of Architecture from the University of Queensland in 2017 where his thesis, supervised by Prof. John Macarthur, explored the popularity of Brutalism on social media through David Hume’s aesthetics. His work has appeared in conferences and publications including Footprint, Inflection and OASE (forthcoming). Before joining TACK, he curated the exhibition Bathroom Gossip (Brisbane, 2019) and worked at COX Architecture (2018-2020) on projects including major Indigenous cultural facilities on Minjerribah (Stradbroke Island).
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Prof. dr. Helena Mattsson is Professor in History and Theory at KTH School of Architecture. Her research deals with the 20 th century theory on welfare state architecture and contemporary architectural history with a special focus on the interdependency between politics, economy and spatial organizations. She is the co-editor for publications such as Swedish Modernism: Architecture, Consumption, and the Welfare State (London: Black Dog Publishing, 2010), the themed issue of Architecture and Culture, “Architecture and Capitalism: Solids and Flows”, 2017 and Neoliberalism on the Ground: Architecture and Transformation from the 1960s to the Present (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2020). She is currently working on a book on the neoliberalization of the 1980s welfare state (Bloomsbury Publishing). She is part of the group Action Archive and a member of the editorial board of Journal of Architecture.
Dr. ir. Dirk van den Heuvel is an Associate Professor of Architecture at Delft University of Technology. He heads the Jaap Bakema Study Centre, the research collaboration between the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment of TU Delft, and Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam. The Jaap Bakema Study Centre develops a public research programme of exhibitions, books, events and PhD projects in connection with the Dutch national collection of architecture and urban planning, held by Het Nieuwe Instituut. Van den Heuvel received a Richard Rogers Fellowship from Harvard University in 2017, and was a Visiting Scholar at Monash University in Melbourne, in 2019. He was curator of the Dutch national pavilion for the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2014. Other exhibitions include Changing Ideals. Rethinking the House (Bureau Europa, 2008) and Art on Display 1949–69 (Calouste Gulbenkian Museum 2019). Publications he (co-)authored include Habitat: Ecology Thinking in Architecture (2020), Jaap Bakema and the Open Society (2018), Architecture and the Welfare State (2015), Team 10: In Search a Utopia the Present 1953–1981 (2005), Alison and Peter Smithson: From the House the Future to a House Today (2004).
Dr. Fatma Tanış is the coordinator of Jaap Bakema Study Centre at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam and lectures at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, TU Delft. Prior to Delft, Tanış trained as an architect in İstanbul and Stuttgart. She holds Master’s degrees in Architectural History (ITU) and Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage (MSFAU). Having a particular interest in the in-between realm, she has explored the specificity of port cities through the notion of cosmopolitanism in her doctoral dissertation titled Urban Scenes of a Port City: Exploring Beautiful İzmir through Narratives of Cosmopolitan Practices (2022). Her other publications include Spatial Stories of İzmir (2020); Space, Represention, and Practice in the Formation of İzmir during the Long Nineteenth Century in Migrants and the Making the Urban-Maritime World: Agency and Mobility in Port Cities, c. 1570–1940, eds. Christina Reimann, Martin Öhman (New York, London: Routledge, 2020); and a themed issue Narratives #1: Mediterranean and Atlantic Cities (2021).
Het Nieuwe Instituut (HNI)
Hilde Léon is a full professor at Leibniz University in Hannover, since 2019 dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Science. After graduating at TU Berlin and at the architecture school of Venice IUAV Léon established an architectural office in Berlin together with Konrad Wohlhage († 2007). Léonwohlhage Architects design a wide range of projects, such as housing, public buildings and offices, i. e. the Indian Embassy in Berlin and the extension to the Maximileaneum, housing the Bavarian state government.
Her academic career started at the Universität der Künste Berlin in 1990 and continued at Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg as visiting professor. Since 2000 Hilde Léon is full professor at the Leibniz University Hannover. She acts as jury member in national and international competitions apart from giving lectures and publishing in various architectural magazines.
Ionas Sklavounos, born in Athens in 1987, graduated in Architecture at the University of Patras and completed his post-graduate studies in Epistemology of Architecture at the National Technical University of Athens, where he also worked as Teaching Assistant in the courses of Architectural Design and Analysis and Study of Historical Settlements and Ensembles. He is a co-founder of the research collaborative “Boulouki – Itinerant Workshop for the Traditional Building Techniques” which as from 2018 is registered as an Urban Non-profit Company, based in Athens, Greece. His research interests evolve around questions regarding the embodied and intangible aspects of architectural work as well as active and participatory approaches of cultural heritage, through the processes of making, repairing and building.
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Prof. Dr. ir. Janina Gosseye is Associate Professor of Urban Architecture in the TU Delft Department of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment. Her research is situated at the nexus of architectural theory, urban planning and social and political history. Gosseye has edited and authored several books, including Shopping Towns Europe 1945-75: Commercial Collectivity and the Architecture of the Shopping Centre (2017, with Tom Avermaete) and Speaking of Buildings: Oral History in Architectural Research (2019, with Naomi Stead and Deborah van der Plaat).Her research has also been published in several leading journals, including the Journal of Architecture,the Journal of Urban History, and Planning Perspectives.
Assoc. Prof. Jennifer Mack is Associate Professor in Theory and History at the KTH School of Architecture. Broadly, her work concerns equality, power, and social change and the built environment, combining approaches from architectural history and anthropology. Her current research focuses on the design, use, and renovation of late modernist landscapes. She is the author of The Construction of Equality: Syriac Immigration and the Swedish City (University of Minnesota Press, 2017) and the co-editor of two anthologies: Rethinking the Social in Architecture: Making Effects (Actar, 2019) and Life Among Urban Planners: Practice, Professionalism, and Expertise in the Making of the City (University of Pennsylvania Press, forthcoming 2020). She has published in numerous anthologies and a range of journals, including Public Culture, American Ethnologist, International Journal of Islamic Architecture, and Landscape Research (forthcoming) and is a member of the editorial board of Thresholds.
Jhono Bennett is an architectural urbanist based in Johannesburg. He is a co-founder of 1to1 – Agency of Engagement, a design based social enterprise that has been developed to support the re-development of South African cities through addressing systemic spatial inequality post-Apartheid.
In addition to this role, Jhono has held research and teaching and research positions in both the University of Johannesburg’s Design for Social Development Desis Lab and the Graduate School of Architecture; where he has been developing a focus on the inter-sectional role of design in how South African cities are seen, made and managed. Through his research he aims to explore the various contested imaginaries-in-action carried within the enforcement of urban policy in South African public space with a particular focus on the effect these value-based forces have in everyday city-making practices. Jhono holds a life-long fellowship with the Ashoka Global Changemakers Network as well as a place in the Alumni of the Young African Leaders Initiative’s (YALI) Mandela Washington Fellowship.
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Jorge Mejía Hernández graduated as an architect in Colombia, and received a PhD form TU Delft, where he teaches design studios and researches with the section Methods and Matter as an assistant professor. He is a member of the Delft/Rotterdam-based research group Architecture Culture and Modernity, where he supervises PhD candidates from the program Architecture and Democracy, and also acts as science communications manager for the EU-funded COST action Writing Urban Places: New Narratives of the European City. Mejía participated in the design of the Balcony exhibition, part of the 2014 Venice Biennale, and designed the San José de Castilla high school in Bogotá.
Prof. dr. ir. Klaske Havik is Professor of Methods of Analysis and Imagination at the Department of Architecture at TU Delft. Her book Urban Literacy. Reading and Writing Architecture (Rotterdam: Nai010 2014), based on her PhD, proposes a literary approach to architecture and urbanism. Other publications include Writingplace. Investigations in Architecture and Literature (2016), “Writing Atmospheres”, in Jonathan Charley(ed), Routledge Companion to Architecture and Literature (London: Routledge, 2018) and Architectural Positions: Architecture, Modernity and the Public Sphere (with Tom Avermaete and Hans Teerds, 2009). Havik is editor of the Writingplace Journal for Architecture & Literature, and Action Chair of the EU Cost network Writing Urban Places.
Prof. dr. ir. Lara Schrijver is Professor in Architecture Theory at the University of Antwerp Faculty of Design Sciences. Earlier, she taught at Delft University of Technology (2005–2014) and the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture (2007–2013). She is editor for the KNOB Bulletin and has served as editor for Footprint journal and OASE. Her work has been published in various academic and professional journals. She is author of Radical Games (2009) and co-editor of Autonomous Architecture in Flanders (2016). She was co-editor for three editions of the annual review Architecture in the Netherlands (2016–2019).
Mara Trübenbach is an architectural designer and researcher strongly interested in the intersection of design methods and craft in architecture. In 2018 she graduated from the Bauhaus-University Weimar, DEU with a MSc Architecture, having studied before at the Peter Behrens School of Arts in Dusseldorf, DEU and at the Technical University Vienna, AT. She has gained a wide professional horizon in well-known architectural practices across Europe and has done research on provenances and migration movement in architecture and related subjects. In summer of 2019 she was selected for the Bauhaus Lab program at the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, Dessau, DEU. An accompanied collectively curated exhibition and pocketbook was published soon after. Mara gave a talk at the Isokon Gallery in London, UK and was invited to speak at the Design History Society Annual Conference at Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK both held in 2019.
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Prof. dr. ir. Margitta Buchert is Chair for Architecture and Art 20th/21st Centuries at the Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Sciences. Contents focus on architectural theory, design theory, and design principles. The primary fields of research are ‘Reflexive design’, ‘Urban architecture’, as well as the aesthetics and contextuality of architecture, art, cities, and nature. | Selected publications: Bigness and Porosity, in: Sophie Wolfrum et al. (ed.), Porous City, Berlin 2018, 84-88; Margitta Buchert (ed), Processes of Reflexive Design, Berlin 2018; Margitta Buchert, Mobile und Stabile, in: Anett Zinsmeister (ed.), Figure of motion, Berlin 2011, 50–73; Margitta Buchert, Actuating. Koolhaas´urban aesthetics, in: Jale Erzen (ed.), Mirmarlikta estetik dusunce, Ankara 2010, 223-231.
Marianna Czwojdrak is a designer and researcher who tackles challenges of modern visual languages through graphic design, art direction and strategic thinking. With a strong interest in emerging technologies and the paradigm of modernism, she has also gained experience in writing. Despite navigating through such a varied practice research always plays a crucial part in her enquiries, regardless of scale and discipline. Her critical approach intends to provoke a discussion, investigate underlying social and technological changes and ask questions about what kind of future we want. In 2016, she graduated from the master programme of media design at Haute Ecole de l’art et design (HEAD) in Geneva (Switzerland) and has been holding a teaching position at the department of Applied Sciences at Collegium Da Vinci in Poznań (Poland) since 2018 where she teaches classes on visual communication and graphic design.
Holger Hoffmann is a registered architect and founder of ‘one fine day. office for architectural design’, based in Düsseldorf, Germany. He holds a professorship for ‚Techniques of Representation and Design‘ at the University of Wuppertal since 2011. From 2007-2011 he led the ‘Department for Digital Design’ at the University of Applied Sciences in Trier, Germany. Holger gained professional expertise at UNStudio, Amsterdam, (2002-2008) and Bolles+Wilson, Münster (2000-2001). He received a postgraduate diploma in 2004 from Städelschule (SAC), Frankfurt, as he holds a professional degree in architecture from Münster School of Architecture (MSA), Germany. Before studying architecture, he was trained as a journeyman mason.
One Fine Day architects
Onsitestudio is an architectural practice founded in Milan in 2006. The studio is headed by Angelo Lunati and Giancarlo Floridi. At this moment it employs 25 architects. They are interested in the intriguing relationships between the individual object and the city, between the need and specificity of the forms of a building and the collective character of the urban space, between the idea of modernity and the temporal depth inherent in the construction of places. They believe that these relationships can significantly inform the qualities of the architecture and that the city is still the privileged place of these possible resonances. On a number of different occasions, the projects confront reality, trying to amplify the already existing characters of the places and investigating new combinations between the complexity of contemporary life and the urban dimension.
Based between Amsterdam and Vienna, Paula Strunden is an architectural designer and artist who develops and builds multisensory mixed reality installations. Having studied at the Bartlett School of Architecture UCL and worked for Raumlabor Berlin and Herzog & de Meuron Basel, Paula’s work explores the role of architecture at the intersection of the virtual and physical realm. As Associate of Store, co-founder of Soft Bodies and the educational XR program Virtual Fruits, Paula has led VR/AR workshops at high-school and cultural institutions in London and abroad and tutored at the Bartlett Summer School and Architectural Association. Her room-scale XR installations have been exhibited at design and film festivals internationally, as well as the Royal Academy of Arts, Estonian Museum of Architecture, MU Artspace Eindhoven and Eye Filmmuseum Amsterdam.
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Prof. dr. Peg Rawes is Professor of Architecture and Philosophy at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. Trained in art history and philosophy, her anthologies, Architectural Relational Ecologies: Architecture, Nature and Subjectivity (ed 2013), and Poetic Biopolitics: Practices of Relation in Architecture and the Arts (co-ed. 2016), publish architects alongside practitioners in the arts, environmental, human rights, social and medical research. Other recent publications include: ‘Insecure Predictions’, E-Flux Architecture, 24 July 2018; ‘Housing biopolitics and care’ in A. Radman and H. Sohn (eds), Critical and Clinical Cartographies (2017) and ‘Planetary Aesthetics’, in E. Wall and T. Waterman (eds), Landscape and Agency (2017).
soma is an Austrian practice run by Stefan Rutzinger and Kristina Schinegger. Since 2007 they have been working on a wide range of international projects, from implementation of innovative cultural buildings to award winning competition entries, from urban master planning and social housing to exhibition design and installations. Completed projects include the Theme Pavilion for the Expo 2012 in South Korea, the travelling Art Pavilion for the Salzburg Biennale and the Austrian headquarters for the German firm TECE.
Stefan Anspach (*1978) has been chairman of the Montag Stiftung Urbane Räume gAG since November 2017. It is his conviction that acting for the common good requires entrepreneurial expertise if projects are to have a sustainable impact. As a graduate industrial engineer and a graduate engineer of architecture, he links passion for planning with business management expertise. After studying at RWTH Aachen University, he worked as a strategy and management consultant for over 10 years. Since 2014 he was a partner in a medium-sized management consulting agency focusing on the real estate sector. In March 2017 he joined the Montag Foundations Group. Until September 2018 he was Managing Director of the Carl Richard Montag Foundation.
Prof. dr. Tim Anstey trained as an architect, and took his PhD, at the University of Bath in England. He is Director of the PhD Programme at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design in Norway, and a member of OCCAS, the Oslo Centre for Critical Architectural Studies. His recent publications include Images of Egypt, edited together with Mari Lending and Eirik Bøhn (Frankfurt: Lars Müller, 2020), “Movables”, in The Printed and the Built edited by Mari Hvattum and Anne Hultszch (London: Bloomsbury, 2018), and “Economies of the Interior: Thomas Hope and Interior Decoration”, in Grey Room 78 (Winter 2020).
Prof. dr. ir. Tom Avermaete is Professor at ETH Zürich, where he is Chair for the History and Theory of Urban Design. Avermaete has a special research interest in the post-war public realm and the architecture of the city in Western and non-Western contexts. He is the author of Another Modern: The Post-War Architecture and Urbanism of Candilis-Josic-Woods (2005) and Casablanca, Chandigarh: A Report on Modernization (2014, with Maristella Casciato). Avermaete has also edited numerous books, including Shopping Towns Europe 1945-75: Commercial Collectivity and the Architecture of the Shopping Centre (2017, with Janina Gosseye), and is a member of the editorial team of OASE Architectural Journal and the advisory board of the Architectural Theory Review, among others.
Dr. Sofie De Caigny is director of the Flanders Architecture Institute since January 2018 and Lecturer at the University of Antwerp in Architecture Critique at the Faculty of Design Sciences. She holds a Ph.D. (2007, University of Leuven) in architectural history and a Master degree in Cultural Management (2001, Universitat de Barcelona). She coordinated of the heritage department of the Flanders Architecture Institute since 2006. In this position, she manages projects on the conservation, digitization, dissemination and publication of digital architectural records. She was in charge of the integration of the architectural archival collection of the Province of Antwerp into the Flanders Architecture Institute. Sofie De Caigny has actively collaborated on enriching the intellectual scope and depth of the Flanders Architecture Institute. The results of this can be seen in two editions of the Flanders Architectural Review (2016 and 2018) and the exhibition Maatwerk that De Caigny curated for the German Architecture Museum, Frankfurt. Since 2014, she is Secretary General of ICAM – International Confederation of Architectural Museums. Sofie De Caigny is commissioner of the entry for the Belgian Pavilion at the 17th Venice Architecture Biennial in 2021.
Vlaams Architectuurinstituut (VAi)
Wivina Demeester (*1943) became in 1967 an Agricultural Engineer and post-graduate in teaching University of Ghent. From 1974 to 2004 she was MP for the Christian Democratic party in Belgium, State Secretary for Public Health and Handicapped Care, State Secretary for Finance, Minister for Budget and Science, Flemish Minister for Finance and Budget, Health Institutions, Welfare and Family, MP in the Flemish Parliament and Chairperson of the Committee for Public Works, Transport and Energy. From 2004 to 2014 she was president of the Task Force for the deepening of the Westerschelde and Ghent-Terneuzen Canal. She was also president and member of the board of different Welfare, Health and Financial organisations Since 2004 President of the Board of deSingel (www.deSingel.be) and VAi (www.vai.be). Since 2004 she is member of the High Counsil of Finance and since 2005 member of the Board BAM/LANTIS (www.Lantis.be). Since 2010 she is president of School Invest en and member of the board of DBFM SvM (www.scholenvanmorgen.be).