José Abásolo is an architect with Master studies in etsaB-UPC. He has worked on research projects in Santiago, Spain, Cyprus, Afghanistan, Brazil and India. Since its formation in 2008, Abásolo has been part of the URBZ collective. In parallel with this practice he has developed a career as a professor, where he teaches at the University of Talca and UNIACC in Santiago.
www.urbz.net | www.ariztialab.cl | @abasolo
Martin Abbott is a Master of Architecture graduate from the University Technology Sydney and lives currently in Delhi. Martin has worked on a number of diverse projects encompassing multiple scales, type and areas of interest. A series of projects that has intensiﬁed his gaze at the city and its social, political and economic formations.
Jim Abele is a potter who makes his living as an actor. His acting work has taken him from Ibsen on Broadway to the bathtub of an erectile dysfunction commercial. His ceramic work takes its inspiration from the mountains and modernism of his homes in Los Angeles and Palm Springs.
Lawrence Abrahamson is an environments designer at IDEO who explores the boundaries of space, art and experience. He loves to be surprised and delighted by the sheer creativity of the human race and is a staunch advocate for the end-user. His passion for observing different cultures provides him the ability to see the world with new eyes.
www.ideo.com | @lawabr | @ideo
Martin Adolfsson is a Swedish photographer based in NYC since 2007. He shoots portraits, travel and architectural work for magazines and advertising agencies around the globe. His personal work focuses on social structures and behaviors.
www.martinadolfsson.com | @MaAd_NYC_photog
Paola Aguirre hold’s a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, and currently works at the City Design Studio at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP in Chicago. Paola founded The Borderless Workshop (2011) which focuses on cities within border regions to further the understanding of the border condition.
theborderlessworkshop.tumblr.com | fromtheshore.org
Alaska is a singer, dj, actress, author, TV host, and guest in several radio and TV programs. In 1980, Alaska appeared as Bom in Pepi, Luci, Bom y otras chicas del montón, the first commercial film by director Pedro Almodovar. Since 1989 she is the singer of Fangoria, a group she formed with musician and longtime collaborator Nacho Canut.
www.fangoria.es | @FangoriaWarner
Joseph Altshuler is an architectural designer, educator, and cartographer. His work investigates the role of the built environment in activating public spaces, fostering sustainable communities, and celebrating healthy food culture. He works as the director of CARTOGRAM, a multi-disciplinary architecture and urban design studio, and as a designer for ArchitectureIsFun, Inc.
www.cartogram.org | www.josephaltshuler.com
Jonathan Andrew is an experienced and award winning photographer. Originally from Manchester, he lives and works in Amsterdam. His work encompasses commissions for advertising, design and editorial clients, as well as personal projects.
Ioanna Angelidou is an architect, writer and collector of trivial data based between Europe and New York, occasionally elsewhere. She has worked as an architect in Japan and is currently completing a research project on elastic modernity and the city.
Javier Arbona is a PhD candidate in geography at UC Berkeley with a background in architecture and urbanism. His work looks at the politics and ideas of land use, spatial practices, design and visual culture, experimental landscapes, social movements, mappings, social theory, digital culture, and ephemera.
javier.est.pr | @17644995
As a Surface Designer, Noël Ashby works with many different companies applying patterns, color, and textures to whatever is available and in need. When these run out, she makes her own things to add surface to, which she oftentimes does while singing loudly, poorly and happily. One of her dogs has an alter ego named “Roy,” and her husband can take her anywhere if it’s couched as an adventure.
Atelier Olschinsky is a creative studio based in Vienna, Austria. Peter Olschinsky and Verena Weiss are operating in various fields such as graphic design, illustration, photography and art direction.
www.olschinsky.at | www.nevertheless.at
Nick Axel is currently keeping himself occupied in Madrid, Spain, where he continues his engagement with the discipline of architecture through a variety of mediums in order to reveal latent opportunities for spatial praxis at the limits of the contemporary city.
nickaxel.net | @alucidwake
Xavi Ayala works at BAMMP Arquitectes i Associats in Barcelona and is a collaborator in MAS Studio. He is currently finishing his degree of Architecture at Escola Tecnica Superior d’Arquitectura del Valles (ETSAV) in Barcelona after a period of studies in Rome (Universitá degli studi di Roma Tre) where he focused on urban planning and landscape.
Christopher Baker is an artist whose work engages the rich collection of social, technological and ideological networks present in the urban landscape. He creates artifacts and situations that reveal and generate relationships within and between these networks.
http://christopherbaker.net | @bakercp
WILLIAM F. BAKER
William F. Baker is the structural engineering partner at SOM. Throughout his distinguished career, Bill has dedicated himself to structural innovation. His best known contribution has been to develop the “buttressed core” structural system for the Burj Khalifa.
ETHEL BARAONA POHL
Ethel Baraona is an architect who develops her professional work linked to a number of technical publications in the architectural field. Her work shows a clear innovative way to bring the contents to the public transcending the boundaries between time and space.
www.dpr-barcelona.com | @dpr_barcelona | @ethel_baraona
John Barber has had a distinguished career in archaeology, and is now undertaking a PhD study in the architecture and engineering of prehistoric dry-stone-built structures, at University of Edinburgh. His current fieldwork projects include practical development of approaches to a museology of landscape in the far north east of Scotland.
Mateu Baylina is a partner of BAMMP Arquitectes i Associats in Barcelona were he develops architecture and urban planning projects. He is also a regular collaborator in MAS Studio.
Vladimir Belogolovsky is the founder of the Intercontinental Curatorial Project with a focus on organizing, curating, and designing architectural exhibitions worldwide. Trained as an architect at Cooper Union, he has published several books as well as over 150 articles appearing in American, European, and Russian publications.
Craighton Berman is a creative director, designer, illustrator & idea-shaper. Fueled by a background in industrial design, innovation consulting, and illustration, he views design as a broad tool for shaping ideas of any subject matter and at any scale. He is also a lead designer with gravitytank and teaches in the Designed Objects program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
www.craightonberman.com | www.gravitytank.com | @craightonberman | @fueledbycoffee
Lee Bey is interested in studying, covering and impacting architecture, urbanism, historic preservation and the role politics play in the creation of the built environment. He is executive director of the Chicago Central Area Committee, on-air architecture contributor for Fox News Chicago, writes an architectural blog called “Lee Bey’s Chicago” for public radio station WBEZ, and is an accomplished photographer.
www.leebey.com | @LEEBEY
Krishna Bharathi is an India-born Zürich-based architect who draws on experience gained from working as both a lead designer and field architect in multiple building typologies and planning scales in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. She has a Bachelor of Psychology from the University of Chicago and a Master of Architecture from the University of Washington. Currently she is a doctoral research fellow supported by NTNU’s Centre for Technology and Society, as well as, the Norwegian Research Centre on Zero Emission Buildings. In 2012 she was an invited exchange researcher to the ETH Zürich under the EU Erasmus Program.
KATE BINGAMAN BURT
Kate Bingaman Burt is an illustrator and educator who has been making work about consumption since 2002, teaching since 2004 and drawing until her hand cramps since 2006. She is the author of the Obsessive Consumption: What Did You Buy Today? (PAP, 2010).
www.katebingamanburt.com | @katebingburt
James Black is a Los Angeles-based architect. Along with Garrett Belmont, in 2003 he launched Architecture Burger to publish original design and research work, with particular focus on the intersections between design culture and popular culture.
Eric Bricker is the director, writer and producer of Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman. He graduated from Indiana University receiving his B.A. in English Literature with a minor in Theatre. Originally from St. Louis, he lived in Los Angeles for 15 years before recently moving to Austin. He is currently at work on a narrative feature film exploring the contemporary art world while running Kaleidoscope Mediaworks.
Maya Brittain is an architect and painter, living and working in Bassano del Grappa, Vicenza, Italy. She has worked as lighting designer for interiors and urban landscapes in Chicago and New York, and has designed and built retail spaces and houses in and around Vicenza. She is currently collaborating with local Italian administrations to create events to awaken awareness regarding the possibilities of modern urban planning.
Eduard Bru is an architect and director of Cercle (Research Group & Review from ETS Architecture of Barcelona). He has written several books and his work focuses mainly on contemporary urban and territorial phenomena. With his own practice, he has been involved in the sustainable development of Greater Barcelona.
JOHN JOSEPH BURNS
John Joseph Burns is currently an architect (UK registered) working for Holmes Miller based in Glasgow, Scotland. John previously worked in the city of Shenzhen for a period of two years for two different offices which has given him first-hand experience of both living in and working in China. John is also involved through his current office with collaborating with Guangzhou LDI (Local Design Institute) in live projects within China. John has maintained academic links within China and has presented work at both Guangzhou University in Guangzhou and at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in Suzhou.
Andrew Bush is a photographer based in Los Angeles. He studied photography at the Yale University in New Haven, CT. He has exhibited extensively in solo and group shows and his work can be found in major collections such as the MoMA in New York, Art Institute of Chicago and the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris.
Lorenz Bürgi is an architect graduated from ETH Zürich. Parallel to his architectural practice, Lorenz pursues a photograph activity characterized by geo-political interests for offbeat places such as Balkans hinterlands (Albania, Macedonia) and political villains (Burma, Syria, Iran). He often collaborates with the urban research laboratory OMNIBUS.
Anthony Burrill is a designer whose persuasive, up-beat illustration and design has been commissioned by cultural, social and commercial clients around the world from New York, to London to Tokyo. Burrill works across a range of media, including posters, moving image and three-dimensional work. He combines an instinctive handling of color and composition with a witty approach to words.
www.anthonyburrill.com | @anthonyburrill
Edward Burtynsky is known as one of Canada’s most respected photographers. His imagery explores the intricate link between industry and nature, combining the raw elements of mining, quarrying, manufacturing, shipping, oil production and recycling into eloquent, highly expressive visions that find beauty and humanity in the most unlikely of places. His remarkable photographic depictions of global industrial landscapes are included in the collections of over fifty major museums around the world.
www.edwardburtynsky.com | @edwardburtynsky
PAUL BUTT | SECTION DESIGN
Paul Butt is a freelance graphic designer currently working on his own personal projects under the name of Section Design. He has a fascination with infographics, as he sees it as one of the ultimate combinations of form and function, and he loves playing with type and creating book and magazine layouts.
www.sectiondesign.co.uk | @sectiondesign
Ariadna Cantis is an architectural curator, critic and author. Her work focuses on the communication and dissemination of urban planning, architecture and design. Divides herself between the promotion, research and commissioning of architecture and contemporary culture engaging herself in various projects, exhibitions and publications, in order to generate a critical dialogue on the limits of architecture.
www.ariadnacantis.com | @aricantis
Chris Carlsson is a writer, San Francisco historian, “professor,” bicyclist, tour guide, blogger, photographer, book and magazine designer. He has written two books (After the Deluge, Nowtopia) edited five books, and co-authored the expanded second edition of Vanished Waters: The History of San Francisco’s Mission Bay. He helped co-found Critical Mass in September 1992, and has ridden with Critical Mass rides in a dozen cities on three continents since then.
www.chriscarlsson.com | www.nowtopians.com | @Nowtopian
CENTER FOR LAND USE INTERPRETATION
The Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI) is a research and education organization interested in understanding the nature and extent of human interaction with the earth’s surface, and in finding new meanings in the intentional and incidental forms that we individually and collectively create.
CENTER FOR URBAN PEDAGOGY
Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) is a nonprofit organization that uses design and art to improve civic engagement. CUP projects demystify the urban policy and planning issues that impact our communities, so that more individuals can better participate in shaping them.
www.welcometocup.org | @we_are_CUP
Felipe Chaimovich is the curator of the Museum of Modern Art in São Paulo. He was the curator of 29º Panorama da Arte Brasileira (MAM-SP, 2005), “Ecológica” (MAM-SP, 2010) and the MAM Festival of Gardens in Ibirapuera (2010). He is the author of several books and articles including Iran do Espírito Santo (São Paulo: Cosac e Naify, 2000) and “Objects or Reflexion: Brazilian cultural situation,” in On Cultural Influence (New York: Apexart, 2006).
www.mam.org.br | @MAMoficial
Candy Chang likes to make cities more comfortable for people. She is a public installation artist, designer, urban planner, TED Fellow, and co-founder of Civic Center in New Orleans.
www.candychang.com | @candychang
Eleanor Chapman is an architect and president of Architects for Peace, a non-profit organization with an international reach, advocating the pursuit of social justice in the built environment profession and facilitating pro bono design projects.
Jacob Chartoff is an architect at Peter Gluck and Partners in New York, a firm specializing in Architect-led Design Build. Previously he worked at Wheeler Kearns Architects in Chicago where he redefined their graphic and digital identity.
jacob.chartoff.net | www.gluckpartners.com
Jenova Chen is the creator behind the games Cloud and flOw, and co-founder of thatgamecompany and the creative director of Flower. Like what Hayao Miyazaki did to anime, Jenova wants to be one of the heroes who can turn video games into a form of art and play that can be appreciated and enjoyed by every human being.
thatgamecompany.com | www.jenovachen.com | @JenovaChen
Michael Chen is a principal of Normal Projects, a multidisciplinary architecture and design firm based in New York and Los Angeles. He is currently on the faculty at Pratt Institute School of Architecture.
www.normalprojects.com | @michael_chen
Luis Chillida is the director of the Department of Communications, Marketing and Friends of Museo Chillida-Leku, as well as a member of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors. From 2000 to 2004 he was the director of Museo Chillida-Leku. He raced motorcycles and cars from 1988 to 1997.
Jeremiah Chiu is a designer and co-founder of Plural, a Chicago-based creative studio practice. With a focus on pursuing meaningful projects, Plural explores new approaches within the design process, experimenting in a wide range of media including print, web, video, sound, interactive and installation.
www.weareplural.com | @PluralDesign
Michael Chrisman is a born explorer. He spends his time delving into places most people don’t know exist or at least prefer to pretend they don’t exist. Alleyways, industrial brownfields, vast parking lots; the modern landscape. Michael’s interest in the not-so-fine line where the natural environment and the man-made environment meet has influenced his professional work greatly. He splits his time between environmental design and photography to the detriment (and sometimes benefit) of both.
www.chrisman.ca | @michaelchrisman
Santiago Cirugeda defines himself as a social architect, taking advantage of the legal voids to benefit the community. Through his interventions, he investigates the legal aspects that define the city, developing protocols to improve urban areas and housing issues.
www.recetasurbanas.net | | @santicirugeda
Andrew Clark is a designer at MINIMAL and a collaborator in MAS Studio. He has designed solutions for communications, brand, vision, experience and visualization projects. His work is featured in “Shanghai Transforming” (Actar, 2008), “Building Globalization” (UChicago Press, 2011), and “Work Review” (GOOD Transparency).
www.mnml.com | @andrewclarkmnml
Matt Clark is the Creative Director of United Visual Artists (UVA), a London-based art and design practice he founded in 2003 along with Chris Bird and Ash Nehru. Their work spans architectural and responsive installations, live performance and public art.
KATHRYN CLARKE ALBRIGHT
Kathryn Clarke Albright is an architect, an associate professor in the School of Architecture + Design at Virginia Tech and serves as chair of its Foundation Program. She has received numerous awards, including the University’s Excellence in Teaching Award in 2005. She founded her own practice in 2001 as well as Friends of the Farmers Market in Blacksburg, Virginia. She also serves on several town advisory committees.
JÖRG M. COLBERG
Jörg M. Colberg is the editor and founder of Conscientious, a website dedicated to contemporary fine-art photography. He has written articles for international magazines and the introduction to Hellen van Meene’s monograph “Tout va disparaître”. American Photo included him in its list of “Photography Innovators of 2006″.
www.jmcolberg.com/weblog | @jmcolberg
Jon Cole is a new media designer based out of Chicago. He specializes both individually and in the combination of photography, video, and motion graphics. Through the integration of a good idea and digital mediums, his love for storytelling isn’t based off of how life is, but instead on how life could be.
Beatriz Colomina is an internationally renowned architectural historian and theorist who has written extensively on questions of architecture and media.
Odile Compagnon is an independent architect with a practice in Chicago and Paris, France, as well as teaching position at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. Her area of specialty is in education and community programs and the integration of the two.
André Corrêa is a designer at MAS Studio. As part of the office, he has been involved in several urban and architecture projects, including a single-family housing in New Orleans and a renovation of a house located in the northwest of Spain.
www.mas-studio.com | @acorrea33
Brendan Crain is a writer and urbanist who spends an inordinate amount of time pondering the effects of social technology on the urban environment (and vice versa). He is the founder of the Where blog and the Communications Manager at Project for Public Spaces.
http://thewhereblog.blogspot.com | @thewhereblog
DAVID GARCIA STUDIO
David Garcia Studio is an experimental architectural platform which tests new methods and processes at all scales. Collaborating with architects, designers, artists and engineers, the studio works with an “open door” philosophy, where objectives and partnerships are established from project to project.
www.davidgarciastudio.com | @davidstudio
DE ARCHITEKTEN CIE.
de Architekten Cie. combines strong individuals with experienced teams. Our office comprises approximately 50 professionals from no fewer than 10 countries. Our workshop culture generates innovative solutions and individually tailored projects.
DESIGN WITH COMPANY
Design With Company is the Illinois-based consortium founded by Stewart Hicks and Allison Newmeyer in 2010. They teach at the UIUC and practice what they call “Slipstream Architecture,” which reveals latent conditions of reality through design narratives and fictions.
http://designwith.co | @designwithco
Killian Doherty is an RIBA/RIAI qualified Architect with an MA in Advanced Architectural Studies from Kungliga Tekniska Hogskolan (Sweden). He runs his own collaborative practice KD | AP, a Design, Research and Curatory studio focusing on critical community driven issues relating to housing and the city. His research interests lie within the exploration of fragmented sites, settlements and cities at specific thresholds of racial, ethnic or religious conflict.
www.killianthearchitect.org | @KD_AP
Andrew Dribin is s a designer and a collaborator in MAS Studio. In addition to MAS Studio, Andrew is an active participant of the Dill Pickle Food Co-op, and in the beginning stages of starting an Urban Design Cooperative.
Sarah Dunn is the co-founder of UrbanLab, an architecture and urban design firm with a reputation as a professional practice known for its innovative solutions to, and long-range strategies for, the problems of both public and private communities. Their primary interest is in forward-looking projects that speculate on a more resilient and resourceful tomorrow.
Ecosistema Urbano is an innovative agency focused on the understanding of the city as a complex phenomenon, from a special point of view between architecture, urbanism, engineering and sociology. The team’s field of interest is defined by something they call ‘creative urban sustainability’, from where to react to the present situation of cities through innovation, creativity and particularly action.
www.ecosistemaurbano.com | @ecosistema
Peter Eisenman is an internationally recognized architect and educator whose award-winning large-scale housing and urban design projects, innovative facilities for educational institutions, and series of inventive private houses attest to a career of excellence in design. He is the founder and principal of Peter Eisenman Architects.
Eme3 was born in 1999 in response to the need to find spaces for architects, urbanists and creatives from different disciplines in which they could present innovative and unconventional projects that go beyond majoritarian trends in urban planning and construction. It was precisely the concept of volume, the unit of measure in cubic meters,that gave it the name and maintained it up to now.
www.eme3.org | @eme3_bcn
Mitch Epstein is a photographer whose work is in numerous major museum collections, including New York’s Metropolitan Museum, Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum of American Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He has published eight books and received numeorus awards including the Berlin Prize in Arts and Letters and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He has also worked as a director, cinematographer, and production designer on several films, including Dad, Salaam Bombay!, and Mississippi Masala.
JOSÉ MARÍA EZQUIAGA
José María Ezquiaga is a PhD. Architect and Sociologist, Professor at the Madrid School of Architecture Ezquiaga has focussed his professional attention on theoretical research and the integration of the many geographical and social scales that make up both territory and city. His projects have led to experimentation and investigation regarding the creation of contemporary landscapes. He was recently awarded the Premio Nacional de Urbanismo 2005 and the Premio Europeo Gubbio 2006.
http://www.facebook.com/JmEzquiaga | @JmEzquiaga
Fangoria is a Spanish band formed in 1989 by Alaska and Nacho Canut. They have been together in different influential bands since 1977 and as Fangoria, they have released nine albums. In 2009, they released their album Absolutamente.
Frank Fantuzzi is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of
Manitoba. He has taught in numerous architectural programs in Canada, the United States, and Finland. His research focuses on the question of alternative forms of critical architectural practice. Parallel to teaching, Fantauzzi has also been engaged in an active art practice founded in 1989. His work is often collaborative and focuses on large-scale installations and outdoor constructions. Fantuzzi’s work is multidisciplinary in nature and explores the built environment and cultural dimensions of society and the parallels between social and tectonic structures.
Ali Fard is a designer, researcher, and a doctoral candidate at Harvard Graduate School of Design. His current research deals with operational networks of connectivity, socio-environmental dynamics of networked urban conditions, and multiscalar opportunities and agencies afforded to design practices within this expanded field. Ali is a co-founder of Op.N, a research and design office based in Cambridge and Toronto.
www.op-n.net | @aliffard
Kirby Ferguson is a writer, director and producer who has created dozens of comedic short ﬁlms and gotten over four million views on the web. He is the producer of the series Everything is a Remix.
www.everythingisaremix.info | @remixeverything
Annette Ferrara is a Senior Writer at IDEO and a seasoned cyclist in Chicago. She loves wearing Chie Mihara heels, all things French bulldog, and pronouncing the word “panniers” in a fake French accent.
www.ideo.com | @anetferrara
Marc Fischer along with Brett Bloom and Salem Collo-Julin form Temporary Services. Based in Chicago, Copenhagen, and Philadelphia they have existed, with several changes in membership and structure, since 1998. They produce exhibitions, events, projects, and publications. The distinction between art practice and other creative human endeavors is irrelevant to them. The best way of testing their ideas has been to do them without waiting for permission or invitation. They invent infrastructure or borrow it when necessary. They were not taught this in school. They try different approaches, inspired by others equally frustrated by the systems they inherited, who created their own methods for getting work into the public.
www.temporaryservices.org | www.halfletterpress.com | @halfletter
JACK HENRIE FISHER
Jack Henrie Fisher is a freelance graphic designer and a design researcher at Jan van Eyck Academie. He has worked and taught at Bruce Mau Design, studio/lab, and the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is formulating a practice with typography as an experiment with forms of ascesis connected to listening and writing.
Formlessfinder is a laboratory for methodological experimentation oriented toward the introduction of moments of formlessness into architecture. It was created by Garrett Ricciardi and Julian Rose and exists as the nexus of their ongoing collaboration.
THE FREISE BROTHERS
The Freise Brothers (Nathan & Adam Freise) are directors and producers of visual content. Using CG, video, and animation they create digital narratives, short films, and other productions that are highly influenced by their background in architecture and design.
Jason Fried is the co-founder and President of 37signals. Jason believes there’s real value and beauty in the basics. Jason co-wrote all of 37signals books, and is invited to speak around the world on entrepreneurship, design, management, and software.
www.37signals.com | @37signals | @jasonfried
Naoto Fukasawa is a product designer who established Naoto Fukasawa Design in 2003. Representative works include MUJI’S CD player (part of the permanent collection, MoMA New York), the mobile phones “Infobar” and “neon” and the Plus Minus Zero brand of household electrical appliances and sundries.
Pedro Gadanho is an architect, curator and writer currently based in New York. He is the Curator for Contemporary Architecture at the Department of Architecture and Design at MoMA, in New York. He was the editor-in-chief of Beyond, Short Stories on the Post-Contemporary – a bookazine started in 2009 through Sun Architecture, and he is the author of Arquitectura em Público (Dafne, 2011).
www.moma.org | shrapnelcontemporary.wordpress.com | @pedrogadanho
Jeanne Gang is an architect, and the founder and principal of Studio Gang Architects, a Chicago-based collective of architects, designers, and thinkers whose projects confront pressing contemporary issues. In 2011, Jeanne was named a MacArthur Fellow.
www.studiogang.net | @studiogang
Antón García-Abril is a PhD Architect and associated professor in School of Architecture in Madrid. He received the Spanish Academy Research Prize in Rome in 1996. In 2000, he established ENSAMBLE STUDIO, leading his team in a search for architectural application of conceptual and structural experimentation.
www.ensamble.info | @ensamblestudio
Doug Garofalo is an architect, partner at Garofalo Architects Inc and professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). In 2006, his firm was the subject of a retrospective exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, including his 2008 selection as a United States Artists Target Fellow.
Jordan Geiger is an architect and educator whose work crosses architecture and interaction design, considering implications of human computer interaction for social and environmental issues. Geiger lectures, exhibits and publishes internationally on theoretical research and on his projects, ranging in scale and type from installation and gallery design to urban design and agricultural land use proposals. At the University at Buffalo, he is Assistant Professor at the Center for Architecture and Situated Technologies (CAST).
www.jordangeiger.com | @jordangeiger
Nick Gentry is a London-based artist who reuses obsolete media formats of the past, like floppy disks and VHS tapes to create his work. In it, he explores issues of information, identity, and technology. Besides several group exhibitions, he recently had a solo show called “Auto emotion” at Studio55 in London.
www.nickgentry.co.uk | @nickgentryart
Iker Gil is an architect, urban designer, and director of MAS Studio. In addition, he is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture at UIC. He is the recipient of the 2010 Emerging Visions Award from the Chicago Architectural Club.
www.mas-studio.com | @MASContext
Greg Girard is a Canadian photographer who has spent much of his career in Asia. His work examines the social and physical transformations taking place throughout the region. He has published numerous books, including Hanoi Calling, In the Near Distance and Phantom Shanghai. His forthcoming City of Darkness Revisited, with Ian Lambot, revisits and updates the seminal 1993 book City of Darkness: Life in Kowloon Walled City.
www.greggirard.com | www.cityofdarkness.co.uk
Liselore Goedhart is a designer who graduated from the Utrecht School of the Arts, course Design for Virtual Theatre and Games (DVTG). In 2008 she started Monobanda, together with 4 other classmates, to create games that exist on the edge between the virtual and the tangible world, something we like to call ‘fusionplay’.
www.monobanda.nl | www.lizzywanders.nl
CAROLINA GONZÁLEZ VIVES
Carolina González Vives in an architect and a PhD Candidate at the School of Architecture of Madrid (ETSAM). She is a design professor at the School of Architecture, University of Alcalá and, during Spring 2012, she was a visiting researcher at the AridLandsInstitute in Los Angeles. She is a regular contributor to digital media on urban planning, sustainability and architecture.
www.gonzalezvives.eu | @gonzalezvives
Marc Goodwin is an architectural photographer and doctoral candidate at Aalto University, Helsinki, where he is researching the relationship between photographic representation and architectural design. He is a recipient of 2011 Finnish Cultural Foundation and CIMO Grants.
Chris Grimley is a principal of over,under in Boston, Massachusetts. With expertise in architecture, urban design, graphic identity, and publications, the firm’s portfolio ranges in scale from books to cities. Chris is co-director of the pinkcomma gallery and has designed books for Rockport Publications and Rizzoli Press.
www.overcommaunder.com | @ou_grimley
EVANGELINA GUERRA LUJÁN
Evangelina Guerra Luján (a.k.a. The Nomad ) is an urban architect, public space designer / strategist, spatial designer and lecturer/pedagogue. Trained in Urban Architecture at ITESM (Guadalajara, México) with a postgraduate degree in Design, Art and Society: Actions on Public Space at ELISAVA (Barcelona, Spain) and a Master Advanced Studies of Applied Sciences in Spatial Design (ehem. Scenography) at ZHdK (Zürich, Switzerland), Evangelina develops her professional practice beyond the traditional boundaries of Architecture. She is founder and director of The Nomad Network and OTUN Studio.
thnmd.tumblr.com | about.me/thnmd | @____thenomad
Sharon Haar is an architect and scholar who teaches studios and courses in urbanism, globalization, and housing at the School of Architecture at UIC. She is also the Associate Dean of the College of Architecture and the Arts at UIC. Her publications include The City as Campus: Urbanism and Higher Education in Chicago (Minnesota Press, 2011), Schools for Cities: Urban Strategies (NEA/Princeton Architectural Press, 2002), and the website “Urban Archaeology Chicago: The Hull-House Settlement and the University of Illinois at Chicago.”
Yu Haibo is one of the most prominent documentary photographers in contemporary China. Since 1989, Haibo has been living in Shenzhen, where most of his photography projects are made, including ‘Dafen Oil Painting Village’, ‘the wide Passage of Shenzhen’, ‘Night Breath’, and recent two projects ‘China’s Urban Expansion’ and ‘Global Village’.
Paddy Harrington is creative director for Bruce Mau Design (BMD). He is an award-winning writer and filmmaker with experience in architecture, broadcasting and advertising.
www.brucemaudesign.com | @paddyharrington
Pedro Hernández is an architect and blogger who tries to redefine his interests beyond the traditional labor market. His work focuses on landscape and architecture as political weapons, and how they prioritize certain ways of life.
periferiadomestica.tumblr.com | @laperiferia
Juan Herreros is a PhD Architect, Chair professor and Director of the Thesis Program at the School of Architecture in Madrid, as well as a Professor in practice at Columbia University. In 1984 he founded, together with Iñaki Abalos, the office Abalos&Herreros and in 2006 his current office, HerrerosArquitectos.
Jonn Herschend is an interdisciplinary artist, filmmaker and experimental publisher whose work explores fiction, reality and the narrative structures that we employ as a way to explain the chaos and clutter of our everyday lives. He is the co-founder and co-editor, along with Will Rogan, of the experimental publication THE THING Quarterly.
www.jonnherschend.com | www.thethingquarterly.com
Thomas Hillier is an architect but his architectural interests go beyond the built environment to include art, design, story telling and installations with a particular interest in how literature can be directly translated into urban and architectural space.
Glenn Hinman is the president of Colby Poster Printing Co., a family-owned business based in Los Angeles operated since 1946. They specialize in political and commercial posters and signage.
Lisa Hirmer is an artist, writer and designer based in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Her work can be divided amongst two main practices, though the thematic overlap is significant: She is an emerging photographer and writer producing work that reflects her background in architecture and is primarily concerned with examining material traces found in complex or hybrid landscapes, especially those that act as evidence of unseen forces. She is also a co-founder and principal of DodoLab, an experimental arts-based practice that has been producing innovative public research and socially engaged projects since 2009.
www.dodolab.ca | @dodolab
Michael Hirschbichler is the principal of Atelier Hirschbichler, a Zurich based practice for architecture, urbanism, design and cultural studies. He taught architectural design at ETH Zurich, was the director of the architecture program at the Papua New Guinean University of Technology in Lae, Papua New Guinea and is currently heading the Bachelor-/Master-studio in architecture and urban design at the chair of Prof. Dr. Marc M. Angélil at ETH Zürich.
LICK FAI ERIC HO
Lick Fai Eric Ho is a licensed architect practising in NYC. He has taught at Harvard GSD, Boston Architectural Center and was an invited critic for Columbia University, New York Institute of Technology and Pratt Institute. As a founding member of Tsunami Design Initiative, he collaborated with MIT Senseable City Lab and Prajnopaya Foundation on the construction of the Tsunami Safe(r) house in Sri Lanka.
Matthew Hoffman is an architectural “coordinologist” at HollwichKushner (HWKN). Recipient of numerous awards for his architectural design and research, his work addresses architecture in the greater context of media & (pop) cultural theory, with an emphasis on non-traditional interactivity in the name of architectural activism.
Arnold “Skip” Horween, III is the president of Horween Leather Company and the fourth generation of the family in the company. Founded in 1905, Horween Leather Company is the last tannery based in Chicago as well as the exclusive supplier of leather for NFL footballs and NBA basketballs.
www.horween.com | @HorweenLeather
Cody Hudson is a Chicago based artist, also known for his graphic design contributions under the name Struggle Inc. His graphic work and paintings have been exhibited throughout the US, Europe and Japan. He has produced logos, album covers, and clothing for clients such as Nike, Converse, Stussy, The Cool Kids, and A-TRAK.
www.struggleinc.com | @Struggle_Inc
Matthew Hung is an architecture graduate with an interest in natural and manmade landscapes, invisible geographies and strategic design. He studied at the University of Sheffield and later worked on a range of bespoke architectural projects at Hogarth Architects. Returning to academia in 2011 to refine his own architectural agendas, he recently graduated from the University of Westminster gaining an M.Arch in Architecture with Distinction.
www.matthewhung.99k.org | @m4tthewhung
Rod Hunting spends most of his day relentlessly hitting refresh on his email and nervously biting his nails. Usually he can be found at his day job, in a small brand design group within Ogilvy, called 485, eating pears, drinking tea and wrangling cats – but not always at the same time.
www.rodhunting.com | www.thepostfamily.com | @postfamily
Bjarke Ingels is principal of the architecture firm BIG/Bjarke Ingels Group. In addition, he has been a visiting Professor at Rice University and the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. He has received numerous awards, including the 2004 Golden Lion at the Venice Bienale and the 2005 Forum AID Award.
www.big.dk | @BjarkeIngels
Interboro Partners is a New York City-based office of architects, urban designers, and planners led by Tobias Armborst, Daniel D’Oca, and Georgeen Theodore. Interboro has won many awards for its innovative projects, including the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program, the AIA New York Chapter’s New Practices Award, and the Architectural League’s Emerging Voices and Young Architects Awards.
Sam Jacob is a director of London based architecture office FAT. Jacob has taught and lectured at universities internationally and is currently professor of architecture at UIC, Chicago and Unit Master at Architectural Association, London. He is contributing editor for Icon & columnist for Art Review.
www.fat.co.uk | www.samjacob.com | www.strangeharvest.com | @anothersam
Tom James is a writer, self-publisher and civic activist, based in London. His work explores the structures, spaces and ideas that make up the built environment. His projects have been featured across the British press, with his fanzine, GO, voted one of Britain’s top art secrets in the Observer newspaper. He enjoys setting up fake institutions, and is currently working on a fanzine about the future, which won’t be much fun.
www.tom-james.info | @tomcommon
Zahra Jewanjee is an artist and photographer currently living and working in Dubai. She studied the first two years of her bachelor’s degree in Indus Valley School of Arts, Karachi and felt the move to Lahore would be cathartic for both her and her work. Equally at home painting or behind the lens she seamlessly creates synthesis between the two different mediums informing and articulating her own personal and conceptual landscape. Zahra is currently working on her forthcoming solo show.
Jon Johnstone is a screenwriter in Los Angeles. Before that he was a baggage handler at LAX, and before that he was a private investigator in the San Fernando Valley. He came to the West from the Northeast.
Jiang Jun is a designer, editor and critic who has been working on urban research and experimental study, exploring the interrelationships between design phenomena and urban dynamics. He founded Underline Office in late 2003 and has served as the editor-in-chief of Urban China since the end of 2004.
Elina Karanastasi is a partner in ExS Architects, visiting professor in KULeuven, Department of Architecture and a constant explorer of participatory practices and the social impact of architecture in both projects and writings.
David Karle is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Architecture, where he teaches design studio and lectures on contemporary forms of American urbanism. Prior to joining the faculty at Nebraska, David taught undergraduate and graduate level architecture courses at the University of Michigan.
KARO* is a platform for communication, architecture and spatial tactics founded in 2000 by Stefan Rettich, Antje Heuer and Bert Hafermalz. Stefan Rettich was visiting professor at the university of Kassel and is teaching since 2007 at the Bauhaus Kolleg in Dessau. KARO* has been invited to various international exhibitions, among others to the XI. and the XII. architecture biennale in Venice and has been awarded with the 2010 European Prize for Urban Public Space.
Tom Keeley is an artist, writer and co-author of the fanzine project Go. His practice investigates and celebrates the built environment with an emphasis on what makes places special and distinctive.
www.mrtomkeeley.co.uk | @_tomkeeley
Jayne Kelley is currently a Curatorial Intern at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal. Until September 2013, she managed communications and public programs at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Architecture. Her writing has appeared in the Journal of Architectural Education and she is a co-author of The Western Town: A Theory of Aggregation (Hatje Cantz, 2013).
www.jaynekelley.com | @jaynekelley
Stephen Killion is an Architectural Designer and writer currently based in Chicago. A regular contributor to Architizer blog, he has also written articles for Mark Magazine and Design Bureau. With an interest in the overlap of architecture and graphic design disciplines, he acted as images researcher and contributed original images for Float! published by Frame publishers.
Klaus is a frustrated cartoonist that lives in an old castle in Europe. In his other life he is also a frustrated architect and scholar who has spent the last years developing a research on the role of comics in the construction of the image of the city of the future.
klaustoon.wordpress.com | @klaustoon
Chad Kouri is a Chicago-based artist. With equal interests in conceptual art, ethnography, typography, design, jazz and the gray areas between these fields, his body of work is a collection of various ongoing projects, thoughts and experiments tied together by a strong sense of composition, concise documentation and an overall vibe of optimism.
www.chadkouri.com | www.thepostfamily.com | @postfamily | @chadkouri
KISHO KUROKAWA ARCHITECT & ASSOCIATES
Kisho Kurokawa Architect & Associates, established in 1962 by Kisho Kurokawa, has provided numerous number of architectural design works representing the respective time. Upon the decease of Kisho Kurokawa in 2007, his son Mikio decided to carry on his will and to succeed his position representing the firm.
Aaron Koblin is an artist specializing in data visualization. His work takes social and infrastructural data and uses it to depict cultural trends and emergent patterns. Currently, Aaron is Technology Lead of Google’s Creative Lab.
www.aaronkoblin.com | @aaronkoblin
Michael Kubo is a writer and editor currently pursuing a Ph.D. in the History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture at MIT. His research focuses on topics such as history of publishing as a strategic form of architectural practice and the Cold War architecture of the RAND Corporation. He is also the director (along with Chris Grimley and Mark Pasnik) of pinkcomma gallery in Boston.
www.pinkcomma.com | @microkubo
labRAD / WAYNE CONGAR & ARIELLE ASSOULINE-LICHTEN
labRAD was founded in 2007 by Arielle Assouline-Lichten and Wayne Congar as a student administered think-tank and production unit. labRAD has served as a virtual hub for designers from various schools of architecture and design in the US and abroad.
Jimenez Lai is the leader of BUREAU SPECTACULAR and a Clinical Assistant Professor at University of Illinois at Chicago. He graduated with a Master of Architecture from University of Toronto. Previously, Lai has lived and worked in a desert shelter at Taliesin, AZ, and resided in a shipping container at Atelier Van Lieshout on the piers of Rotterdam. Professionally, Lai has worked for Michael Meredith, RE X, OMA /Rem Koolhaas in Rotterdam and New York. Currently Lai is busy working on a comic book.
www.bureau-spectacular.net | @jimenez_lai
Sean Lally is founder and principal of WEATHERS, an internationally recognized design office operating since 2005. Educated and trained as both an architect and landscape architect, WEATHERS’ work stands out in terms of its synthesis of these multiple disciplines. He is also an Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois Chicago.
www.weathers.cc | @Sean_Lally
Léopold Lambert is a French architect[e] living in New York. His work is based on a balancing act between writing/editing and designing. With this method he created a book, Weaponized Architecture: The Impossibility of Innocence (dpr-barcelona, 2012) that examines the inherent characteristics that makes architecture systematically conceived or instrumentalized as a political weapon. He is also the editor of the blog The Funambulist that approaches architecture through an interdisciplinary spectrum (philosophy, cinema, literature, law, politics etc.).
thefunambulist.net | @TheFunambulist_
ANDREAS E.G. LARSSON
Andreas E.G. Larsson is a Swedish photographer based in Los Angeles. Influenced by the trademark simplicity of Scandinavian design, Larsson’s photographs are clean and uncluttered. His portfolio includes interiors,portraits, editorial features and advertising campaigns, and his images have appeared in world-renowned publications.
www.andreasphoto.com | @AndreasLphoto
Jesse LeCavalier is trained as an architect, with degrees from Brown University and the University of California, Berkeley. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, where he has taught design studios and research seminars.
George Legrady is a professor of Interactive Media, with joint appointment in the Media Arts & Technology program and the department of Art, UC Santa Barbara. His focus is on research and experimental projects in the areas of data visualization, algorithmic processes, computational photography, and interactive installation.
Alex Lehnerer is an architect and urban designer who received his PhD from the ETH in Zurich and is currently based in Chicago, where he holds a position as Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois, School of Architecture. He is also partner at Kaisersrot in Zurich, CH and ALSO Architekten.
Teaque Lenahan works in the Conscious Consumer segment and helps design the future at a place called frog. He reads, runs, parents, paints walls, and sleeps on an island off of Seattle, where he’s trying to transition from the violin to the fiddle, but is stuck on that one Civil War song from the Ken Burns documentary.
www.frogdesign.com | @frogdesign
Manuel Lima is a Senior UX Design Lead at Microsoft Bing and founder of VisualComplexity.com — A visual exploration on mapping complex networks. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and was nominated by Creativity magazine as “one of the 50 most creative and influential minds of 2009.”
www.mslima.com | www.visualcomplexity.com | @mslima
Joanna Livieratos can be found most afternoons on her hobby farm, chasing either the chickens or pigs or her farmer-in-training toddler, selling heirloom organic seedlings at the local farmers’ market, or at the Bangor Community Center where she teaches adult education. She has an MA in Elementary Education, owns a small eco-business, and writes a blog on all things sustainable, The Adventures in Eco-Living.
www.thegreatergreen.com | thegreatergreen.typepad.com/weblog
Enric Llorach is a PhD architect based in Barcelona. He is professor at ETSAB-UPC and CEA-University of New Haven in Barcelona. He is a member of Cercle d’Arquitectura Research Group at UPC. His area of expertise is the relationship of art and architecture.
www.enricllorach.com | www.cercle.upc.edu | www.blsbcn.com
James Lockhart is an Anesthesia Technician at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC. He received his BS from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA and has completed his postbaccalaureate premedical studies at Northwestern University Chicago campus. He is currently applying for Medical School to pursue a career in Anesthesia.
Emilio López-Galiacho is an architect, visual artist and composer. In 1992, he co-founded Arquimedia, a group focused on the relationship between New Media, Architecture and Communication. He is Deputy Publisher and Art Director of FronteraD digital magazine.
www.emiliogaliacho.com | www.fronterad.comm | @emiliogaliacho
Meredith Ludwig lives and works near the town of Boonville, Missouri in what her friends refer to as ‘The Sanctuary’. She writes an audio commentary for her community radio station KOPN called The Compost Pile — and as an avid gardener, she composts EVERYTHING. Convinced that the world will be better off if we all break into song on a regular basis, she is at work on her second musical.
Julia Luke is Senior Designer at the Hammer Museum overseeing design and production of all museum collateral from quarterly magazines and invitations to environmental and exhibition signage. Before joining the Hammer, she worked as a designer at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles. Her work was recognized in Print’s 2006 Regional Design Annual and in 2009 for the Francisco Mantecón International Advertising Poster Competition, Vigo, Spain.
www.julialuke.com | www.hammer.ucla.edu | @hammer_museum
Jessica Lybeck is the co-founder of Dabble, a community marketplace for people to teach, discover and host unique and affordable classes online. Prior to that, she co-founded Hoply and founded Till Creative, a strategy firm which helps entrepreneurs focus, develop and market their big ideas.
www.dabblehq.com | www.hoply.com | @dabblehq
Dennis Maher is an artist, architect, and educator whose work explores relationships between HOUSE and CITY. For the past 10 years, his projects have engaged processes of disassembly and reconstitution through drawing, photography, collage and constructions. In 2009, Maher established the FARGO HOUSE, a center for the urban imaginary in Buffalo, NY. Maher is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture at SUNY, University at Buffalo, where he has taught since 2004.
Geoff Manaugh is the author of BLDGBLOG and The BLDGBLOG Book, editor-in-chief of the tech blog Gizmodo, and co-director of Studio-X NYC, an off-campus event space and urban futures think tank run by the architecture department at Columbia University.
www.bldgblog.blogspot.com | www.gizmodo.com | @bldgblog
Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle is an artist who investigates diverse subjects such as technology, climate, immigration and the global impact of social, political, environmental, and scientific systems. His work has been exhibited at acclaimed international institutions such as the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.
Christopher Marcinkoski is a founding director of PORT A+U. Previously, he was a senior associate at James Corner Field Operations (JCFO) in New York City, where he led much of the office’s large-scale master planning and urban design work. Mr. Marcinkoski is currently an Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Chris Martin is a 26 year old photographer based in South Florida and specializing in music, commercial, editorial, portrait, wedding, engagement, child, and event photography.
www.photosbychrismartin.com | @wordsnowheard
DANIEL LUIS MARTINEZ
Daniel Luis Martinez is an architect and writer living in Brooklyn, NY. He holds an M.Arch from the University of Florida and a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of South Florida. His research primarily deals with issues of erasure and the construction of a platform for spatial ethics within architectural discourse.
Pablo Martínez is an architect based in Barcelona who concentrates his activity around light. His work focuses on design of objects and spaces, engaging himself in various architectural, curatorial and artistic projects, in order to generate a critical dialogue on the role of lighting through teaching and research (Atnight project). He has received several awards for his work.
www.pablomartinezdiez.net | www.atnight.ws | @300000kms
MARTINEZ LAPEÑA-TORRES ARQUITECTOS
Martinez Lapeña-Torres Arquitectos is Barcelona-based architecture office founded in 1968 by José Antonio Martínez Lapeña and Elías Torres Tur. Among their best-known projects are the Vila Olímpica Housing Complex (Barcelona), the La Granja Escalator (Toledo), the Restoration of the Ronda Promenade in the City Walls (Palma de Mallorca), the Restoration of Gaudi’s Park Güell (Barcelona), and the Forum 2004 Esplanade and Photovoltaic Power Plant (Barcelona).
MAS Studio is a collaborative architecture and urban design firm directed by Iker Gil. MAS studio takes a multidisciplinary approach to its work, with teams including architects, urban designers, researchers, graphic designers, and photographers among others, in order to provide innovative and comprehensive ideas and solutions.
Bruce Mau is the Chairman and CEO of Bruce Mau Design Inc., a design studio based in Toronto that works across cultural, civic,educational and corporate sectors. In 2007 Mau was presented with the AIGA Gold Medal in the field of communication design.
JÜRGEN MAYER H.
Jürgen Mayer H. is the founder and principal of the cross-disciplinary studio J. MAYER H. Architects. His work has been published and exhibited worldwide and is part of numerous collections including MoMA New York and SF MoMA.
TEEN CREATIVE AGENCY
MCA’s Teen Creative Agency (TCA) is a rigorous program where you interpret and make sense of art, yourself, and your world through the lens of your own creative questions and passions, and with contemporary art as a resource.
www2.mcachicago.org/teens/program | @TCAatMCA
Mark McGinnis’s illustrations betray his fascination with the corporate workplace, culture and politics. Informed by his background in printmaking, Mark’s hand-drawn and painted images use simple lines and allegorical themes. He lives in Brooklyn where he creates visually and metaphorically rich images for design, advertising and editorial.
www.mistermcginnis.com | @howaboutthis
Luis Mendo is an editorial design consultant and designer at his company GOOD Inc. Whenever he can, he makes drawings of things that interest him and sometimes makes personal city guides under the name of The City Reporter. In 2007, he founded the reliable freelancers group Goodfellas Network.
www.goodinc.nl | www.luismendo.com | @luismendo
Dennis Milam is a design professional currently working with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP in Chicago, IL. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning and has previously practiced with Coop-Himmelb(l)au and Emergent Architects.
dennismilam.net | fromtheshore.org
Moby is a songwriter, musician, DJ and photographer. In January 2012 he started “moby los angeles architecture,” a blog he describes as “a collection of random and strange and banal and beautiful architecture I see in LA.”
www.moby.com | @thelittleidiot
Andrew Moddrell is a founding director of PORT A+U. He recently represented PORT A+U in Washington D.C. as part of the advisory panel for the National Endowment for the Arts inaugural “Our Town” initiative. He is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor teaching graduate and undergraduate design studios related to contemporary issues of urbanism at the University of Illinois-Chicago School of Architecture.
BRUCE G. MOFFAT
Bruce G. Moffat has authored two books on the Chicago “L” system and two on the Chicago freight tunnels, as well as having contributed to several other books pertaining to Chicago transportation history.
Maria Moreno-Carranco is a Visiting Professor at the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana – Cuajimalpa in Mexico City. Maria has worked as a practicing architect in Mexico and the US and has taught at three major universities in Mexico City and as lecturer at UC Berkeley. Her research interests include how urban processes, spatial practices and systems of representation are been transformed and redefined in the current era of neo-liberal globalization, particularly in the Latin American context.
Richard Mosse is a photographer currently based in New York. He earned an MFA in Photography from Yale School of Art in 2008 and a Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art from Goldsmiths, London, in 2005. Mosse has exhibited work at Tate Modern, London, the Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Kunsthalle Munich, among others, and he is representing Ireland at the 55th Venice Art Biennale 2013.
Paul Mougey is a brand and strategy storyteller. He’s currently at work on his first novel.
NETWORK ARCHITECTURE LAB
Network Architecture Lab, directed by Kazys Varnelis, is an experimental unit at the Columbia University GSAPP that embraces the studio and the seminar as venues for architectural analysis and speculation, exploring new forms of research through architecture, text, new media design, film production and environment design
www.networkarchitecturelab.org | @columbia_netlab
Nora Niasari is an Iranian-Australian documentary filmmaker based in Melbourne, Australia. Over the course of her architectural studies at the University of Technology, Sydney, she directed and produced a number of short films that have been screened at festivals such as the Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival and the Cannes Short Film Corner.
www.noraniasari.com | www.beirutunderthebridge.com/ | @niasarin
Jake Nickell has been making websites since 1995. In November of 2000 his life spiraled into crazy-rad-town when he made Threadless.com… and then into a bustling metropolis of rad when his wife and he made two super-kids. Wide-eyed forever!
www.jakenickell.com | www.threadless.com | @threadless | @skaw
Camilla Nielsson is a documentary filmmaker based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her documentary films have focused on human rights and development issues, primarily in Africa and South Asia. Democrats, her first feature documentary, is expected to be released in 2012.
CARL H. NIGHTINGALE
Carl H. Nightingale is an Associate Professor in the Department of Transnational Studies at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. He has published extensively on the subject of the transnational contexts of American urban poverty and racial segregation. His most recent book is Segregation: A Global History of Divided Cities (University of Chicago Press, 2012).
Dimitra Ntzani is a licensed architect and a PhD-candidate in ESALA, UoE. She has worked as a museographer for Museum of Asian Art, Corfu. She holds an MSc in Arch.Design Space and Culture. Her current research explores how the metaphorical discourse on memory affects architectural aspects of the musealisation process.
Charlie O’Geen ‘s work involves architectural investigations that respond directly to site specific conditions and often utilize found objects as building materials. He received a BSArch and an MArch from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo and then went on to earn a second MArch from Cranbrook Academy of Art. O’Geen currently teaches architecture at Lawrence Technological University, is the construction manager for Powerhouse Productions, and lives in Detroit where he works on full-scale architectural and building experiments.
OFFICE FOR METROPOLITAN ARCHITECTURE (OMA)
OMA is a leading international partnership practicing architecture, urbanism, and cultural analysis. Our buildings and masterplans around the world insist on intelligent forms while inventing new possibilities for content and everyday use.
OMNIBUS is an urban research platform created in 2009 by Charlotte Malterre-Barthes and Noboru Kawagishi. It is a trans-disciplinary structure, meant to be at crossroads of media, art, politics, illustration, landscape, architecture and urban design. It believes that architecture must open up towards other disciplines and should be political and controversial whenever needed.
Eva Papamargariti is an architect, born in Larissa, Greece. She collaborates with architects and design groups since 2008 and has also been an assistant tutor in architectural workshops (KAM Workshops, Center of Mediterranean Architecture). She has exhibited group and individual projects in Greece and abroad.
www.evapapamargariti.tumblr.com | @evpapamargariti
Mark Pasnik is a principal of over,under in Boston, Massachusetts. The firm’s portfolio includes buildings, exhibitions, urban designs, publications, and graphic projects for clients in the Middle East, Central America, and the United States. Mark is co-director of the pinkcomma gallery and an associate professor of architecture at Wentworth Institute of Technology.
Mike Peart currently serves as Editorial Director at VSA Partners—sweeping the floors, clipping the hedges, mowing the lawn and occasionally telling stories for companies both massive and minuscule. He comes from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and holds a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Chicago.
www.vsapartners.com | @vsapartners
JUAN DE DIOS PÉREZ
Juan de Dios Pérez is a photographer and professor in several photography schools in Barcelona. He has participated in numerous collective and individual exhibitions, including Amateur, Abtauchen, Memorias Anónimas, Sombras, and Territorios del Instante. He is a regular collaborator with publishers such as Santa & Cole and designers such as Mariona García.
www.juandediosperez.com | @JuandDiosPerez
Antonio Petrov received his doctoral degree in the history and theory of architecture, urbanism and cultural studies from Harvard University. He is the director of WAS, a think tank located in Chicago, the co-founder and current editor-in-chief of New Geographies, a Harvard University journal, and the founder and editor-in-chief of DOMA, a bilingual magazine published in Macedonia. He currently teaches at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Jason Pickleman is a graphic designer and partner at JNL Graphic Design based in Chicago. His clients include the Steppenwolf Theatre, Hyde Park Art Center, The Renaissance Society, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago Transit Authority, and Avec restaurant.
Vassiliki-Maria Plavou is an architect, born in Trikala, Greece. She holds an M.Arch. from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and is expecting her Postgraduate Specialization Diploma (PSD) in Architectural Design, Architecture Department, University of Thessaly. Her recent research interest focuses on gendered geographies.
www.plavou.cc | @v_plavou
John Pobojewski is an intermedia artist/communication designer and principal at Thirst, with the studio since 2003. In 2007, John received recognition as one of Print Magazine’s New Visual Artists: 20 under 30. He has presented at MAS CONTEXT: Analog, SALT Istanbul, TEDxBGSU, Mobile Processing Chicago, SEEK, and elsewhere nationwide.
www.john.pobojewski.com | www.3st.com | @jpobojewski | @3stDesign
Stefanie Posavec’s work focuses on projects ranging from information design, data visualization, book cover design, and book design (or anything in between) for a variety of clients. She holds a BFA from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado (2002), and an MA in Communication Design from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London, England (2006).
www.itsbeenreal.co.uk | @stefpos
Liz Potokar is an interior designer at Perkins+Will: Eva Maddox Branded Environments, where she concentrates on interior design and branding projects. She has completed extensive research in workplace trends for several of their clients. In 2008, she was the first interior design student at the University of Cincinnati to become a LEED Accredited Professional.
Richard Prouty earned his PhD in English and Film Studies from Temple University. His critical essays have appeared in The Journal of Modern Literature, Film Quarterly, and Cinema Journal. His most recent publication was an essay on Rem Koolhaas’s concept of the generic city, which appeared in Static.
onewaystreet.typepad.com | @rmprouty
Nina Rappaport is an architectural critic, curator, and educator. She is publications director at Yale School of Architecture and editor of the biannual publication Constructs, the exhibition catalogs, as well as the school’s book series. Her current research and projects focus on the intersection of urban design and infrastructure, innovative engineering, and factory spaces. She is curator and director of the Vertical Urban Factory project.
www.ninarappaport.com | www.verticalurbanfactory.org
realities:united (realU) is a studio for art, architecture and technology founded in 2000 by the brothers Tim Edler and Jan Edler. realities:united develops and supports architectural solutions, usually incorporating new media and information technologies. The office provides consulting, planning, and research, also undertaking projects for clients such as museums, businesses, and other architectural firms.
Elizabeth Redmond is the founder, president, and director of product development at POWERleap Inc. Prior to founding POWERleap Inc. in Fall of 2008, she was a partner in Ecolect- a sustainable materials and design consultancy for industries across the globe. Elizabeth graduated from the University of Michigan in 2006 with a BFA from the School of Art and Design.
www.powerleap.net | @powerleaper
Elias Redstone is an independent curator, writer, editor and consultant based in London and Paris. He is the founder and curator of ARCHIZINES, the editor-in-chief of the London Architecture Diary and an online columnist for the New York Times’ T Magazine. Previously, Elias was the curator of the Polish Pavilion at the 2010 Venice Architecture Biennale, hub curator of the 2008 London Festival of Architecture and senior curator at the Architecture Foundation.
www.eliasredstone.com | www.archizines.com
César Reyes is an architect from Guatemala. Co-author of the book “Sustainable Architecture,” which was pre-selected for the prestigious Riba Book Awards 2008 in the category of Construction. He runs the architecture and design studio dpr-barcelona.
www.dpr-barcelona.com | @dpr_barcelona | @cerreyes
Quilian Riano is a designer, writer, and educator currently working out of Brooklyn. Co-founder of DSGN AGNC, his current interests and research are focused on the design and implementation of flexible and hybrid designs at a variety of scales to address urban, landscape, architectural, ecological, and social systems.
dsgnagnc.blogspot.com | @quilian
RICARDO BOFILL TALLER DE ARQUITECTURA
Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura accomplishes a collective and elaborate system for project design, establishing a technical collaboration in all countries where it undertakes projects. It is a practice composed of a structure which endeavours for the highest quality, capable of conceiving and carrying out projects anywhere in the world. With this aim the ‘Taller’ uses all of its means available: modern techniques, human resources, the professional expertise of each individual and the efficient organization of its structure.
Sarah Rich is a writer, editor and new media entrepreneur. She is a co-founder of Longshot Magazine and the Foodprint Project, a former senior editor at Dwell and co-author of Worldchanging: A User’s Guide for the 21st Century.
www.sarahrich.com | @sarahrich
EDWARD EMILE RICHARDSON
Edward Emile Richardson is an architect and native of New Orleans. He has practiced architecture in Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Mexico and Texas. He has taught studios at the University of Texas and University of New Mexico, and he edited the 39th edition of Perspecta, the Yale Architecture Journal, titled Re_Urbanism (MIT,2007).
Deborah Richmond is an architect based in Los Angeles and principal of Deborah Richmond Architects. She uses research, writing, photography and installations to explore and document the intermodal relationships between buildings, transportation logistics, consumer urbanism and cultural theory. She has taught critical theory at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA and design studio at the University of Southern California, SCI-Arc, UCLA and currently at Woodbury University.
www.deborah-richmond.com | http://cargocollective.com/intermodes | @NoThereHere
Yorgos Rimenidis studied Infrastructure Design (Technical Institute, Thessaloniki) and Architecture (University of Thessaly, UTh, Volos). His current activity involves any-scale design projects, experimental architectural configuration but also art-book design. In addition, he is teaching assistant at both the Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programs of the Department of Architecture at UTh, where he recently participated in design and anthropology research programs.
yorgosrimenidis.blogspot.com | @yorgosrimenidis
Dieter Roelstraete is the Manilow Senior Curator at the MCA. From 2003 until February of 2012 he was the Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp, Belgium, where he organized large-scale group exhibitions and monographic shows. Roelstraete is an editor of Afterall and a contributing editor to A Prior Magazine, and has published extensively on contemporary art and philosophical issues in numerous catalogues and journals including Artforum, Frieze, and Mousse Magazine.
www.mcachicago.org | @mcachicago
Brian Rose is a New York-based photographer. Since 1980, he has photographed the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Iron Curtain and the Berlin Wall, the Mercatorplein neighborhood with its immigrant population and Amsterdam School architecture, and the rebuilding of the World Trade Center. Rose’s images have been collected by the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
David Rueter is currently an MFA candidate in Art and Technology Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His work has been exhibited at galleries and festivals across the US, including ISEA and Northern Spark. Born in Ann Arbor, MI, he graduated from Oberlin College with a BA in Politics and a focus in Political Theory. Before attending SAIC, David worked for 10 years as a software engineer, designing and implementing tools for processing and transforming large sets of data.
Andrew Ruff is an adjunct faculty member at Georgia Tech’s College of Architecture. Under his direction, the Pen & Bow workshop operates outside the traditional design studio, where design is considered from the scale of the object to the city and from a single moment to a millennia.
Cesar Russ is a photographer based in Chicago who has worked for some of the most prestigious international press publications. In 2007 he was named the 2007-2008 “Artist of the Year” by the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau.
Zoë Ryan is the Chair and John H. Bryan Curator of Architecture and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago. Since going to the Art Institute in 2006, Ryan has curated several exhibitions and authored accompanying exhibition catalogues: Graphic Thought Facility: Resourceful Design (2008); Konstantin Grcic: Decisive Design (2009); and, with Joseph Rosa, Hyperlinks: Architecture and Design (2010)
www.artic.edu/aic | @artinstitutechi
Salottobuono was born in 2005 as a collector of research experiences and design production. It investigates the urban space, codifying cognitive devices and triggering transformation strategies. Topics, challenges and programs are occasions for diagrammatic analyses and elaboration of paradoxical visions.
Michael Salvatore is the owner and CEO of Heritage Bicycles, a Chicago-based company that builds American-made bicycles, provides fashionable biking accessories and serves one of the best coffees in the city.
www.heritagebicycles.com | @HeritageBicycle | @mikeysal1
Kristine Samson Ph.D. is currently an assistant professor at Performance Design, Roskilde University in Denmark. Her research is on urbanity and performance – for instance how art and design in public spaces engage people and how urban spaces are negotiated and transformed through art, performances and everyday use. She has written several articles on urban design and performance art and is currently co-editing a volume on Situated Design Methods on MIT Press. www.rucforsk.ruc.dk/site/person/ksamson | @perform_city
Mar Santamaría is an architect based in Barcelona who focuses her activity on research and teaching (ETSAB). Her theoretical and educational activity investigates the understanding of new territorial and urban processes through landscape projects. She has engaged herself in the development of new cartography tools to represent urbanity (Mirades Urbanes and Atnight project).
www.marsantamaria.net | www.miradesurbanes.net | www.atnight.ws
LUÍS SANTIAGO BAPTISTA
Luís Santiago Baptista is an architect and has developed a multifaceted activity encompassing professional practice, academic teaching, architecture criticism, exhibition curatorship and publishing. His research interests cross the fields of urbanism, architecture, design and art, with a main focus on the connection between creative activity and contemporary intellectual, cultural and productive conditions.
Ya’el Santopinto is an architectural designer in Toronto, who has worked and studied in Montreal, Berlin and Amsterdam. Ya’el holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Toronto and is the cofounder of Gauge Design. Her recent work on alternative practice models includes the design and curation of Griffintown Interrupted, an international design competition.
Mika Savela is an architect and designer. He is a graduate of the Aalto University in Finland and is currently living and working in Helsinki.
www.mikasavela.com | mikasavela.tumblr.com | @mika_savela
David Schalliol is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Chicago. He is academically and artistically interested in issues of social stratification and meaning in the social and physical worlds. In addition to his sociological and photographic activities, David plays an active role on several websites, including his work as Founder and Editor of metroblossom and Managing Editor of Gapers Block.
www.davidschalliol.com | @metroblossom
Simon Scheithauer studies architecture at Bauhaus-Universitaet Weimar. He is co-organizer of horizonte lectures, co-editor of HORIZONTE – magazine for architectural discourse, and author of Durchmessungen-Blog.
www.simonscheithauer.com | www.durchmessungen.wordpress.com
JEFFREY T. SCHNAPP
Jeffrey T. Schnapp is Professor of Romance Languages & Literatures at Harvard and also on the faculty at the Graduate School of Design. Before moving to Harvard in 2011, he occupied the Pierotti Chair of Italian Studies at Stanford, where he founded the Stanford Humanities Lab in 2000.
http://jeffreyschnapp.com | @jaytiesse
MARCUS MAX SCHREINER
Marcus Max Schreiner is a media designer, specialized on format developing for multimedia happenings. He is member of the “kunstcollective weimar”, the gaswerk design- and projekt werkstatt Weimar and the singer of the audiovisual band “]>I<.>O>[ :InfiniteOrder:". He studied at the Bauhaus – University Weimar and the Concordia University of Montreal. His main interest is the potential of synaesthetic perceptions.
Josef Schulz is a Düsseldorf-based photographer. His work has been exhibited internationally in solo and group exhibitions, most recently at Fiebach & Minninger Galerie (Köln), Fotografins Hus (Stockholm), Galerie Weigand (Ettingen/Karlsruhe), Galerie Wagner + Partner (Berlin) and Dollinger Art Project (Tel Aviv)
DENISE SCOTT BROWN
Denise Scott Brown is an architect, planner, urban designer, theorist, writer and educator, whose work and ideas have influenced architects and planners worldwide. Principal at Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates, her years of experience in urban planning, urban design, and campus planning have contributed to VSBA's unusual breadth and depth in architectural design.
www.vsba.com | @VSBAinc
Julia Sedlock graduated from UIC with an M. Arch and M.A. in Design Criticism. As founding editor of UIC student journal Fresh Meat, her interview credits include Stan Allen, Ben Nicholson, K. Michael Hays and Ron Witte. As founding partner of Cosmo Design Factory, she is currently designing a house in upstate New York, which is due to begin construction in Spring 2013.
Karen Semone is the Director of Content Strategy at VSA Partners, an experienced, high-performing branding firm for the modern age. VSA Partners blends world class strategic, creative and digital capabilities to help businesses drive results by inventing, reinventing and building brands positioned to thrive in today’s dynamic environment. For 30 years VSA has helped some of the world’s leading businesses including IBM, Nike, Harley-Davidson, P&G, GAP, Caterpillar and GE.
Paul Shepheard is a writer living in London, England. He is qualified as an architect but since the publication of What is Architecture? by the MIT Press in 1994 has gradually shifted the emphasis of his activities to writing and lecturing.
www.paulshepheard.com | @paulshepheard
Clay Shirky divides his time between consulting, teaching, and writing on the social and economic effects of Internet technologies. He is an adjunct professor in NYU's graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program, where he teaches courses on the interrelated effects of social and technological network topology.
www.shirky.com | @cshirky
David Sieren works all the time and is never home, much to the dismay of his [Post] Family brethren. It wasn’t until relatively late in life that he decided to pursue a career in design in lieu of life as a photographer—however coming from a lineage of designers and artists, the foundation was always there.
www.davidsieren.com | www.thepostfamily.com | @postfamily | @davidsieren
Karla Sierralta is an architect, educator and co-founder of Strawn.Sierralta, a design studio based in Chicago. Born and raised in Venezuela, she moved to the U.S. after receiving a Fulbright scholarship for environmental studies. She has served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and Universidad Rafael Urdaneta (URU).
Theo Simpson is a British photographer based in Sheffield, England. His work investigates the mechanics of the built environment, along with social, political and topical issues, with intent on further examining our everyday experiences and surroundings. Simpson’s work has been published internationally, most recently The New York Times T magazine and Photoworks.
www.theosimpson.com | www.massobservation.org | @theo_simpson
Cameron Sinclair is the co-founder and ‘Chief Eternal Optimist’ (CEO) of Architecture for Humanity. He was trained as an architect at the University of Westminster and at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. During his studies Sinclair developed an interest in social, cultural and humanitarian design.
http://architectureforhumanity.org | @casinclair
Nikos Skoutelis is a practicing architect and partner in Skoutelis-Zanon Architects, a writer obsessed with traces (philosophical and historical) and an assistant professor in Technical University of Crete, Department of Architecture.
Tomas Skovgaard is an architect and critic interested in cultural studies, inter-networked media and communications. He lives in Copenhagen Town in a tiny little ‘Social-Democratic Paradise’ far north in Old Europe where summers are short, and it constantly rains…
www.cargocollective.com/Tomas | @endlessCities
Ljubica Slavković is a freelance architect and journalist. Besides her architecture practice, her main interest is the independent research of Belgrade architectural and urban planning history. She has published more than 100 articles for various Serbian magazines, in the field of Architecture, Urban Planning & Development, and Urban History.
Rob Smith is partner in a Shanghai based consultancy company (ACT-Link) and keen armature photographer. He specialises in capturing images of everyday life on the streets of Shanghai.
Snøhetta is an international architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design office based in Oslo, Norway and New York City. Snøhetta’s work includes the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt; the National Opera and Ballet in Oslo, Norway; and the Lillehammer Art Museum. They have been commissioned to reconstruct the public spaces in and around New York City’s Times Square.
SPIRIT OF SPACE
Spirit of Space is an organization that uses digital media to promote greater awareness of designed environments formed by Adam Goss, Red Mike, Ryan Clark, and Dean Storm.
Sreedeep is an independent photographer based in New Delhi with a wide range of visual interests. His works have been published in Sunday Guardian, Himal, Discover India, Better Photography and Outlook Traveller. He has completed his PhD in Sociology in 2011 from JNU. His academic work engages with consumer culture.
STEVEN HOLL ARCHITECTS
Steven Holl Architects is a 40 person innovative architecture and urban design office working globally as one office from two locations; New York City and Beijing. Steven Holl leads the office with partner Chris McVoy. Steven Holl Architects is internationally-honored with architecture’s most prestigious awards, publications and exhibitions for excellence in design.
Francine Stock is an artist, historian and curator. She is the curator of the Tulane School of Architecture’s New Orleans Virtual Archive with generous assistance from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. In addition, she is President of DOCOMOMO US/Louisiana and is collaborating with filmmaker Evan Mather on a documentary about lost modern public schools.
www.regional-modernism.com | @docomomo_nola
Brian Strawn is an architect, zoologist and co-founder of Strawn.Sierralta, a design studio based in Chicago. His work with the studio has been recognized nationally and internationally. He has lectured at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, the Graham Foundation, CalPoly, and the Universidad Central de Venezuela.
Suzanne Strum is an architect and Co-Director of the Metropolis Master in Architecture and Urban Culture, a collaborative project between the Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB) and Pompeu Fabra University (UPF).
Martine Syms is a conceptual entrepreneur based in Los Angeles, California who grew up going to punk shows and watching lots of television. Her work focuses on the relationship between commercialism, identity and experience. She helps institutions, businesses and artists advance culture.
www.martinesyms.com | @martinesyms
John Szot is an award-winning designer working in the New York metropolitan area. He runs John Szot Studio where he focuses mainly on researching the relationship between new technology and what makes the built environment meaningful.
www.johnszot.com | @johnszot
Benedetta Tagliabue is an architect and principal of EMBT in Barcelona. She has taught and lectured internationally, and received multiple awards, such as the Honorary Doctor of Arts degree from Napier University (2004), The RIBA Stirling Prize 2005, the Centenary Medal from Edinburgh Architectural Association and the 2005 Spanish National Architecture Prize for the Scottish Parliament building.
Oriol Tarragó is a movie sound designer. He has been the sound designer for over 30 movies, including The Orphanage, Rec, Julia’s Eyes, Eva, Sleep Tight, and the upcoming The Impossible. He was won the Barcelona Film Award, Gaudí Award, Goya Award, and Golden Reel Award.
www.imdb.com/name/nm1088262 | @oritarrago
TROY CONRAD THERRIEN
Troy Conrad Therrien is a founding partner in the creative curatorial agency Th—ey, and Chief Architect, Cloud Communication at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. He holds an M.A. from the Architectural Association and an M.Arch from Columbia. His writing has appeared in journals such as Hunch, Volume, and San Rocco, and he has curated exhibitions at PS1/MoMA, the CCA, the Berlage Institute and elsewhere.
www.th-ey.co | @troytherrien
Frank Thiel moved to West Berlin in 1985 and attended a training college for photography from 1987-1989. His work describes a type of architecture in transition; the formation of a new political space within urban structures. However, the narrative of the incomplete – processes of construction over final results, of temporality and change – is present throughout his work. He has exhibited extensively in museums and galleries worldwide and his works are included in the collections of many major international museums.
RICHARD F. TOMLINSON
Richard F. Tomlinson II is a managing partner of the SOM Chicago office. Throughout his tenure at SOM, Mr. Tomlinson has managed projects that span industries and continents. He has experience in large scale mixed-use, corporate, residential, hospitality, financial, law, healthcare, and research architecture.
CHERYL TOWLER WEESE
Cheryl Towler Weese founded Studio Blue in 1993. She acts as creative director and oversees the mentoring of the design team. Cheryl’s influence on the studio’s work shows in her contextual approach as well as her intrepid demand for craft and innovation. She has served on the national board of the AIGA, the professional association for design; taught and lectured on design at universities and conferences; and juried numerous design competitions, including AIGA’s 50 Books/50 Covers competition, which she has chaired and juried four times.
Nicola Twilley is co-director of Studio-X NYC, author of the blog Edible Geography, and an independent curator with exhibitions at New York’s Storefront for Art and Architecture and the Center for Land Use Interpretation in Los Angeles. She is currently writing a book on the spatial history and technological future of refrigeration.
www.ediblegeography.com | www.arch.columbia.edu/studio-x-global/locations/studio-x-new-york | @nicolatwilley |
Katya Tylevich is an arts, architecture and design journalist based in Los Angeles. She is an editor for Elephant, contributing editor for MARK and White Zinfandel, and frequent contributor to magazines like Domus, Pin-up and FRAME. Her interviews and essays appear in books like Todd Hido’s Excerpts From Silver Meadows (Nazraeli Press, 2013), Pin-Up: Interviews (powerHouse Books, 2013), Operations In Populated Areas (2013), and Michaël Borremans’ As sweet as it gets (Hatje Cantz, forthcoming 2014). Currently, Katya is working on a book for Laurence King Publishing, which examines contemporary artworks in unexpected ways, to be published in 2015. Together with her brother, Alexei, Katya is co-founder of Friend & Colleague, a company producing original content and art projects. She was born in Minsk, Belarus and runs a website called Happy Nothing.
www.katyatylevich.com | www.happynothing.com | http://storefrontnews.org/programming/events?preview=true&e=582
Urban-Think Tank is an interdisciplinary design practice dedicated to high-level research and design on a variety of subjects, concerned with contemporary architecture and urbanism. In 1993, Alfredo Brillembourg founded U-TT in Caracas, VZ, and in 1998, Hubert Klumpner joined as co-director.
www.u-tt.com | @UrbThinkTank
Luis Urculo is an architect whose work is characterised by the unusual way to portray architecture, using it as a means, more than an end. The output can be illustrations, animations, installations, or interiors. He also works as a teacher with Jaime Hayón for Master of European Design Labs in Instituto Europeo di Design, Madrid.
www.luisurculo.com | @luisurculo
Rick Valicenti is the founder and design director of Thirst, a communication design firm devoted to art, function and real human presence. Rick was recently awarded the 2011 National Design Award: Communication Design by The Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. In 2006, Rick was awarded the American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA) Medal for his sustained contribution to design excellence and development of the profession. This medal is the highest honor in the graphic design profession.
www.3st.com | www.movingdesign.com | @3stDesign
Mario Vaquerizo is a singer, manager, author and guest in multiple TV programs. He is the lead singer of Nancys Rubias, a band formed in 2004 that has since released four original albums and a greatest hits. Along with his wife Alaska, he stars in the popular MTV Spain reality show “Alaska y Mario.”
Mike Walsh is the author of Bowling Across America: 50 States in Rented Shoes (2008, St. Martin’s Press). He is the world’s foremost expert in the geographical nuances of rented footwear.
Mason White is Director of the Master of Architecture Program, University of Toronto. He is a Partner in Lateral Office, and a Director of InfraNet Lab.
lateraloffice.com | infranetlab.org | @masoncwhite
Marcel Wilson is a licensed landscape architect. His design practice Bionic, is based in San Francisco, Ca. He teaches graduate level studios at the University of California at Berkeley, and is a former principal at the internationally renowned landscape architecture firm Hargreaves Associates. Marcel graduated with distinction from The Harvard Design School where he was awarded the prestigious Weidenman Prize for design excellence.
Phreddy Wischusen received a BA in Classics from Florida State University in 2001. He writes for “America’s most progressive” newspaper, the Michigan Citizen, and performs live as stand-up comic, musician and story-teller. Currently, he lives on a dead-end street in a bucolic neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan.
www.phreddywischusen.com | @PhreddyWisch
Ross Wolfe is a writer, critic, and translator. The main focus of his work is Russian and Soviet studies, but he is also interested in the history of Europe, philosophy, and Marxism. He writes primarily about classical avant-garde architecture, contemporary political issues (elections, activism, current events), and topics such as the environment, technology, liberalism, utopianism, and the history of the Left. His forthcoming book, The Graveyard of Utopia: Soviet Urbanism and the Fate of the International Avant-Garde, is scheduled to be published in the next few months by Zero Books.
www.rosswolfe.wordpress.com | @rosswolfe
Jonathan Wong makes spatial interventions through the act of drawing to reinvent the notion of public space. In doing so he also explores issues of affect and collaboration. He has initiated a number of independent projects that temporarily appropriate various urban spaces (back alley, lobby of public institutions, etc…).
Lebbeus Woods is an architect and educator based in New York City. After working for Eero Saarinen and Associates and going into private practice, Lebbeus Woods has concentrated on theory and experimental work since 1976.
Richard Wright runs Wright, the premier auction house specializing in modern and contemporary design. With over 30 years experience in the field, he is widely recognized as the expert for modern design. He, and his assembled team of specialists, singularly focus on the modern and contemporary time period.
www.wright20.com | @wright20
XAM is a street artist and designer with a strong interest in architecture and design objects. His art represents the architect/designer in the world of street art. XAM’s work seeks to ask questions regarding morality and social acceptance of un-commissioned public art.
David Yoon is a writer, designer, photographer, and self-confessed urban planning geek living in Los Angeles, where he work as an art director at an ad agency by day and otherwise spend my time writing fiction and screenplays. He grew up in Orange County and has lived in Berkeley, Yokohama, and Boston before winding up back here in Southern California.
www.davidyoon.com | narrowstreetsla.blogspot.com | @narrowstreetsLA
Yosigo is photographer and graphic designer based in San Sebastian, Spain, whose work pays particular attention to space, simmetry and color. He has recently exhibited his work in the monographic exhibition Kresala in the Aquarium San Sebastian and has had his work in the cover of Colors (April, 2010).
Mirko Zardini is the director of the Canadian Centre for Architecture and an architect whose research, writings, and design projects engage the transformations of contemporary architecture and its relationship with the city and landscape. Editor of Casabella magazine from 1983 to 1988 and Lotus international from 1988 to 1999, Mr. Zardini also served on the editorial board of Domus.
www.cca.qc.ca | @ccawire
Mimi Zeiger is a Brooklyn-based freelancer, writing on architecture, art, and design for a variety of publications including The New York Times, Dwell, and Architect, where she is a contributing editor. She is the founder of the architecture zine and blog loud paper.
www.loudpaper.typepad.com | @loudpaper