Russian artist and architect, head of studio Alexander Brodsky and key member of the Paper Architecture movement. His conceptual graphical works, art installations and pavilions reflect on notions of romanticism, nostalgia and his personal memories. In his work Brodsky often uses readymade and found objects. His works received numerous awards, were exhibited in MOMA New York, Tate London, Venice Biennale and other museums. Currently he is visiting professor in ETH Zurich.
Spanish architect and artist, lives and works between Madrid (Spain) and Ciudad de Mexico (México) His artistic practice starts from anthropology, archeology and criminology as phenomenology references to create lines of investigation on the idea of reconstruction of timelines, uncertain materiality, unprecised descriptions and interpretations of reality. Luis Urculo has exhibited his work among other museums in The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), MAXXI (Roma) and Art Institute (Chicago).
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Lara Lesmes and Fredrik Hellberg are graduates from the Architectural Association in London and founded Space Popular in Bangkok in 2012. The practice has since completed built projects both in Asia and Europe and participated in a wide range of international competitions. In the fall of 2016 they launched Tools for Architecture at the Architectural Association in London where they are unit masters of Intermediate One.
Hadin Charbel and Deborah Lopez are both architects and founders of Pareid – (n) approximations in architecture; an interdisciplinary design and research studio. They are currently PhD candidates at the University of Tokyo where they have both been awarded the Monbukagakusho scholarship (MEXT) since beginning their Master’s in 2014. Their recent works have focused on interdisciplinary approaches in design with themes addressing experimental fabrication techniques, sensorial spaces and ecologies at the intersection of human skill, perception and digital technologies.
Brian McGrath is Professor of Urban Design and served as Dean of the School of Constructed Environments at Parsons School of Design. He is also the founder and principal of urban-interface, a design consultancy fusing expertise in urban design, ecology and media. McGrath is a Co-Principal Investigator in the Baltimore Ecosystem Study, a National Science Foundation’s Long Term Ecological Research, where he leads the Urban Design Working Group.
Manuel Tardits is Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at Meiji University since 2013. He has also been teaching at ICS College of Arts and was a visiting lecturer in various Japanese Universities. He is presently a principal at Mikan, which is an architectural practice with a large portfolio of projects extending from furniture to houses and larger facilities.
Sharon Haar is professor and Chair of the Architecture program at Taubman College. Her current research investigates the role of entrepreneurship, design innovation, and global networking in the transformation of architectural practices devoted to social activism and humanitarian relief. Professor Haar’s publications include: The City as Campus: Urbanism and Higher Education in Chicago and Schools for Cities: Urban Strategies.