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. | | @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.


Ellie Abrons is a principal of T+E+A+M and an Associate Professor at the University of Michigan.


Charles Adler is a designer and the founder of Lost Arts, and co-founder of Kickstarter. Previously he founded the now defunct web-based arts magazine Subsystence as well as Source-ID, a multi-disciplinary design studio. Since 1994, much of his work has centered on supporting independent artists. Born in the U.K. and raised in the U.S., he is living life exploring the world.


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. | @MaAd_NYC_photog


Paola Aguirre is an urban designer and part of the Place Lab team at the University of Chicago. She is also founder of The Borderless Workshop, a collaborative initiative that focuses on the US−Mexico border region to further the understanding of cities, ecologies, and cultures among the border condition. |


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. | @FangoriaWarner


Andrea Alberghini is an architect with an interest in the relationships between comics, architecture and the city. He studied at IUAV (Venice, Italy) and is the author of the book Sequenze urbane. La metropoli nel fumetto (2006). He co-curated the exhibition City of glass (2009) about the graphicnovel adaptation of Paul Auster’s book and has been artistic consultant for the XV Napoli Comicon dedicated to Comics & Architecture (2013). | @comicsmetropoli


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. |


Ambient Information Systems is a practice founded by intermedia artists Manu Luksch and Mukul Patel. Their work interrogates conceptions of progress through the devising of tools and frameworks and the instigation of processes, with a strong emphasis on research and dissemination. Recent works have addressed surveillance, corporate data harvesting, and the regulation of public space, and have been shown at ARoS Art Museum (Århus), Centre Pompidou (Paris), NTT-ICC (Tokyo), and Eyebeam (New York).


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. | @17644995


Ibon Areso is an architect and politician who graduated from the School of Architecture in Barcelona in 1970. After becoming the Basque Government’s Deputy Minister for Land Planning in the early 1980s, he was hired in 1987 to run the Municipal Office. In that role, he oversaw the preparation of the new General Urban Development Plan for Bilbao, which set up the guiding principles behind the transformation of the city. In 1991, Areso was elected as the Bilbao City Councillor and appointed as Deputy Mayor of Bilbao and, concurrently, the Head of Urban Planning Division. After the death in office of Mayor Iñaki Azkuna in March of 2014, he served as the Mayor of Bilbao until June of 2015. | @bilbao_udala


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.


Jon Astbury is a London based curator, editor, writer, and lecturer. After studying architecture, he held editorial positions at The Architectural Review and the Architects’ Journal, and is currently Assistant Curator in Architecture and Design at the Barbican.


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. |


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.


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.


Kelly Bair is principal of Central Standard Office of Design, an architectural research studio based in Chicago. Her work has been exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Chicago, and Detroit. Most recently her work was exhibited in the 1st Chicago Architecture Biennial (2015) and the upcoming 16th International Architecture Exhibition in the U.S. Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in collaboration with Kristy Balliet of Balliet Studio and Bair Balliet. Bair is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at University of Illinois at Chicago. She is also co-founder of Possible Mediums, a collaborative of four Midwestern architects and educators interested in shaking up the context and format in which architecture is taught, produced, and engaged.


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. | @bakercp


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. | @SOM_Design


Diana Balmori founded Balmori Associates in 1990. The landscape and urban design practice is recognized internationally for designing sustainable infrastructures that serve as an interface between landscape and architecture. In 2006, she created BAL/LABs within Balmori Associates to further push the boundaries of architecture, art and engineering: Green Roofs, Floating Islands, Temporary Landscapes, Forms of Representation, and Zero Waste City, among others. She is the author of Drawing and Reinventing Landscape (A/D Wiley, 2014) and A Landscape Manifesto (Yale University Press, 2010). Since 1993, she has been a Critic at Yale University in both the School of Architecture and the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. | @balmorilab


Ethel Baraona Pohl is a writer, publisher and curator, whose instead of her [net]work is a real hub linking several publications and actors on architecture and theory. Co-founder of the independent publishing house dpr-barcelona, and editor at Quaderns d’arquitectura i urbanisme. Associate Curator for “Adhocracy,” first commissioned for the Istanbul Design Biennial in 2012 and exhibited at The New Museum, NYC (May 2013) and Lime Wharf, London (Summer 2013). Curator of the third Think Space programme with the theme “Money.” | @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.


Jessica Barrett Sattell is a design and technology writer, editor, and critic. She received her MA in Journalism with an emphasis in Art and Technology from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and was a research and development fellow at the Chicago Design Museum. | @culturalcatgirl


MarySue Barrett is an expert on designing effective urban solutions through creative collaboration across governments, businesses and communities. As president of the independent Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC), Barrett builds bridges between the public and private sectors to solve metropolitan Chicago’s urgent planning and development challenges, refining the tactics that can help regions everywhere prepare for the needs of tomorrow. Barrett speaks and writes frequently about why and how cities must continually reinvent themselves. She deconstructs Chicago’s and MPC’s success stories as models for cities across the globe, while offering constructive analysis when we fail to unlock our region’s full potential. Prior to joining MPC, Ms. Barrett served in former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley as his chief of policy. Tapping her deep knowledge of government, Ms. Barrett recently has led transition committees for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Ill. Gov. Bruce Rauner.


Gem Barton is an author and course leader of BA (Hons) Interior Architecture at the University of Brighton, UK. Her research interests and specialisms include design education, speculation on the future of ‘tomorrow’s designer’ the humanization and objectification of space, the grey area between reality and representation, and the use of fiction as a means for driving and understanding architecture. Current research focus is on ficto-critical endeavors in design pedagogy and narrative writing crossing social, cultural, political, and feminist issues. | @gem_shandy


Lee Basford is a graphic designer, artist, and photographer working in and around the overlap of art and design, blending these disciplines to create work for arts, film, fashion, video games, and music companies that include Sony, UNIQLO, Nike, Rapha, Capcom, Sega, EMI, Parlophone, Saatchi, and Artificial Eye. |


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.


Designer and author Roy R. Behrens is Professor of Art and Distinguished Scholar at the University of Northern Iowa. He has published seven books, hundreds of journal and magazine articles, and has been interviewed on PBS, NPR, BBC, Australian Public Radio, and in documentary films.


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.


Eduardo Belzunce, Luis Diaz-Mauriño, and Juan García Millán are all architects who collaborate in different projects, including the Europan 4 architectural competition in 1996. Their proposal was awarded first prize, ultimately building eighty-four housing units in 2007 in one of the parcels of their masterplan. Eduardo teaches at the European University of Madrid School of Architecture. Luis teaches at the Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid (ETSAM). Juan is the founder and director of Ediciones Asimétricas and was editor in chief of Arquitectura magazine between 2000 and 2008.


Chris Bennett is an architect, designer, and researcher from Chicago, Illinois. His work focuses on large scale urban processes that expand beyond the typical building site, questioning how to operate in the built environment as well as post-industrial landscapes. He holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Michigan with High Distinction, and a Master in Design: Urbanism, Landscape, and Ecology from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design with Distinction. | @COE_architect


Michelle Benoit is a designer, researcher, and contributing editor for MAS Context. She is interested in exploring the intersections between architectural history and current architectural practice, and enjoys discovering the personal aspect of architecture through documenting buildings and the people who inhabit them.


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. | | @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. | @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 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). | @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.


Elizabeth Blasius is an American architectural historian whose work encourages people to consider placemaking through existing buildings and vintage communities, and explores the potential for historic preservation to examine more personal stories and bring them into the practice. Her work seeks to build trust and collaboration between agencies that protect historic resources and the public. She develops innovative solutions that discourage gatekeeping and allow room for those that have stock in cultural resources to realistically manage development. Ultimately, her work strives to kick the doors wide open for underrepresented aspects of heritage, built and cultural.


Cini Boeri, the Italian architect and designer, graduated from the Polytechnic University of Milan in 1951. Following an important internship with Gio Ponti and a long period of collaboration with Marco Zanuso, she set up her own studio in 1963, focusing on civil architecture and industrial design. Her architectural projects range from houses and apartments to museums, shops, showrooms and office buildings. She has devoted particular attention to the function of the house, centering on the psychological relationship between man and his habitat. Her industrial design work has aimed at the search for everything that can improve and simplify our way of living. Her many projects can be seen at international exhibitions and museums all over the world, and Cini has received innumerable awards, including the Grande Ufficiale al Merito della Repubblica Italiana in 2011.


Roberto Boettger is an architect trained at the Architectural Association and based in Rio de Janeiro and London. He has worked in The Netherlands with OMA and contributes to The Architectural Review, Domus, and AU.


Jennifer Bonner is Director of Studio Bonner and Assistant Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology School of Architecture. A graduate of Harvard Graduate School of Design and Auburn University Rural Studio, her work has been exhibited in Los Angeles, London, and Istanbul. She is Founder of A Guide to the Dirty South with forthcoming titles in Atlanta, New Orleans, and Miami.


Bianca Bosker is an award-winning journalist and the author of Original Copies: Architectural Mimicry in Contemporary China (University Of Hawai’i Press, 2013). She is currently the Executive Tech Editor of The Huffington Post where, in 2009, she co-launched the tech section. As a columnist and feature-writer focusing on social media, artificial intelligence and the intersection of tech and culture, she has explored technology’s role in creating a faking-it-big world where people fall in love with video games, and Twitter celebrities turn out to be mere chatbots. Bosker is also the co-author of Bowled Over: A Roll Down Memory Lane (Chronicle Books, 2002). | @bbosker


Darren Bradley is a San Diego-based architectural photographer with a passion for mid-century modern architecture and design. In addition to photography, he is a regular supporter of historical preservation efforts, volunteering for such organizations as the La Jolla Historical Society, DOCOMOMO, and and Palm Springs Modernism Week. He has a degree in history from the University of Paris (the Sorbonne). His most recent publication is a travel guide on Mid-Century Modern Architecture on the West Coast, published by Phaidon. Darren travels frequently to Australia, and recently gave a presentation on Australian Modernist architecture in the capital, Canberra, for the Design Institute of Australia. | |@ChimayBleueSD


Julio Brenes is a Melbourne-based illustrator and architect. He has practiced in both his native Costa Rica and Australia. Julio has taught at the Canberra University Design School and participated in Urban Art interventions. The declining practice of freehand drawing within the architectural industry led Julio to facilitate regular outdoor sketching groups for architectural professionals in Melbourne. His drawings and writings are published on his blog. |


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.


Ted Brown is an architect practicing with Munly Brown Studio, a critic, and a professor at Syracuse University School of Architecture. He is a fellow of the American Academy in Rome.


Andrew Browne, a.k.a. Monomizer, is an American designer and illustrator based in Tokyo and Minneapolis. | | @monomizerart


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 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.


José Luis Burgos received his architectural degree from the School of Architecture in Madrid. As the Basque Government’s Deputy Ministry of Transport between 1987 and 1991, he was involved in key projects for the region such as Metro Bilbao, the expansion of the port, the new airport terminal, and the removal of the train tracks along the river. He has also worked on the revitalization of the Nervión river docks and has collaborated with Philippe Stark on the Azkuna Zentroa project. In 1980 he was awarded the Spanish National Urbanism Prize.


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. | @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. | @edwardburtynsky


Since its beginnings in 1995, Busy Beaver Buttons Co. has gone from a one-woman operation in Christen Carter’s college apartment to a company with fifteen employees. Over the last 20 years, the Busy Beaver crew has overseen over 60,000 designs and produced millions upon millions of custom buttons for clients like Brooklyn Brewery, NBC Entertainment, The Art Institute of Chicago, Threadless, WordPress as well as thousands of bands, non-profits, small businesses, and other great folks. | | @busybeaver


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. | @sectiondesign


Richard Cahan is an author and co-owner of the Chicago-based publishing company CityFiles Press. He has published several critically acclaimed books, including Edgar Miller and the Handmade Home, Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows, and most recently Richard Nickel Dangerous Years: What He Saw and What He Wrote. Richard was the director of CITY 2000 and worked as the picture editor at the Chicago Sun-Times.


Alberto Campo Baeza is an architect and Head Professor of Design at the School of Architecture of Madrid (ETSAM) since 1986. He has taught in many international universities (ETH Zurich, EPFL Lausanne, UPENN, BAUHAUS, and KSU, among others). He was a research fellow at Columbia University in New York in 2003 and 2011. He has received many awards, including the Heinrich Tessenow Gold Medal, the Arnold W. Memorial Prize of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the International Award Architecture in Stone in Verona, and the RIBA International Fellowship 2014 of the Royal Institute of British Architects. | @ACampoBaeza


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. | @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. | | @Nowtopian


Jimmy Carter is an architect and member of James and Jimmy, an architecture studio and dissemination unit whose practice delves into the breadth of architectural distribution and production. The studio believes that architecture is not merely material, and concentrates on the platforms through which architecture as a cultural production can take shape. In this way, projects are varied, mediums are numerous, and characters are fluid, but all is grounded in architectural creation.


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 (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. | @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). | @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. | @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 the campus Architect for Columbia College Chicago. Previously he worked at Gluck+, where he designed the tallest prefabricated building in New York City, and at Wheeler Kearns Architects in Chicago, where he redefined their graphic and digital identity.


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. |


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. | @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. | @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. | @michaelchrisman


William Chyr is an independent game developer and artist currently based in Chicago. He is the designer and developer of Manifold Garden, a first-person exploration game intended to be released on PlayStation 4 and PC in 2018. As an installation artist, he has exhibited works at the Lawrence Arts Center, Telus Spark, and High Concept Laboratories. Some of his more notable past creations include a limited-edition art label for Beck’s Beer, the crowdsourced novel The Collabowriters, and a somewhat infamous print ad. He holds a B.A. degree in Physics and Economics from the University of Chicago. | |@WilliamChyr


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. | @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). | @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 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 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”. | @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 architect with a practice in Chicago and Paris, and a professor at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. Her area of expertise is the development of civic spaces serving communities whose needs reside at the intersection of architecture, urbanism, and performance.


Sir Peter Cook is an architect currently leading CRAB studio in London, founder of Archigram, and former Director the Institute for Contemporary Art and Bartlett School of Architecture at University College, both in London. He has been a pivotal figure within the global architectural world for over half a century. His achievements with radical experimentalist group Archigram have been the subject of numerous publications and public exhibitions and were recognized by the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2002, when members of the group were awarded the RIBA’s highest award, the Royal Gold Medal.


Carlos Copertone is a judge who received his PhD from the University of Extremadura in Spain. He specializes in urbanism and regional planning and has taught at the Carlos III University in Madrid. He is a permanent contributor to the Spanish edition of Architectural Digest (AD España). | @carloscopertone


Associate Professor Chris Cornelius, an enrolled member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, focuses his research and practice on the architectural translation of culture; in particular, American Indian culture. He is the founding principal of studio:indigenous, a design and consulting practice serving American Indian clients. He recently served as a cultural consultant and design collaborator with Antoine Predock on the Indian Community School of Milwaukee (ICS). ICS won the AIA Design Excellence award from the Committee on Architecture for Education. Cornelius holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has previously taught at the University of Virginia. Chris is the recipient of numerous awards and honors. He received the inaugural J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize. Other awards include, an Artist in Residence Fellowship from the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution; multiple wins in the Ken Roberts Architectural Delineation Competition (KRob). He also led a studio that won a NCARB Prize in for the design of affordable, sustainable, modular housing. Professor Cornelius teaches at the undergraduate and graduate levels including a seminar course on visual thinking and mapping.


Livia Corona Benjamin is a photographer whose work explores the social and political implications of architecture. Her photographs and texts comment on how these affect and modify human relations. She is a 2009 Guggenheim Fellow and a current recipient of an SNCA Endowment for the Arts, granted by Mexico’s Commissions of Arts and Culture, as well as a 2013 Pictet Prix Nominee. She is the author of two monographs, Enanitos Toreros (2008) and Of People and Houses (2009), and is preparing a third book on her acclaimed Two Million Homes for Mexico series.


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. | @acorrea33


Counterspace is a Johannesburg-based collaborative studio of young architecture graduates, established in 2014 by Sarah de Villiers, Michael Flanagan, Amina Kaskar, and Sumayya Vally. Counterspace is dedicated to research-based projects, which take the form of exhibition design, competition work, urban insurgency, and public events. Their work is predominantly concerned with ideas for future and otherness; it plays with image and narrative as a means of deconstructing and reconstructing space and city and aims to incite provocative thought around perceptions of Johannesburg. | @_counterspace


Leandro Couto de Almeida completed a Bachelor of Architecture at Fluminense Federal University, Brazil. His work has been exhibited at the São Paulo International Architecture Biennale, the South American Landscape Seminar, and the Companhia Brasileira de Trens Urbanos. Currently, he is a Master in Landscape Architecture candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.


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. | @thewhereblog


Anselm Dästner is a graphic designer, motion designer, and networker. He has lived and worked in the United States since 1991. His international achievements include the creation and design of promotions for New York’s greatest nightclubs, co-founding the monthly magazine “Flyer,” the creative direction of numerous cutting-edge album packages, title and menu design for a multitude of DVD and Blu-ray titles, and design and illustration for MTV Online, Criterion Collection and The New York Times.


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. | @davidstudio


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.


Juan Luis de las Rivas received his PhD in Architecture in 1988 from the University of Navarre. He is currently a professor of Planning and Urban Design at the School of Architecture of Valladolid. He is the Director of the Department of Urbanism at the School of Architecture of Valladolid and the former director of the Instituto Universitario de Urbanística (IUU). His current research focuses on the relationship between nature and city, exploring urban and peri-urban landscapes in order to promote sustainability and innovation in cities and regions. He is the author of multiple books, including El espacio como lugar (1992), Modos de urbanización y desarrollo sostenible (2000), and Territorios Inteligentes, (with Alfonso Vegara, 2004). In 2016, his book Superciudades was awarded the Gerd Albers Award by the ISOCARP association.


Juan Ignacio del Cueto Ruiz-Funes is a Mexican architect who graduated from the UNAM in 1986. In 1996, he received his PhD in Architecture from the UPC in Barcelona. He is an emeritus academic of the Academia Nacional de Arquitectura and a member of DOCOMOMO-Mexico. He is the recipient of the 2011 Juan O’Gorman Award for Professional Merit in Research. Between 2014 and 2019, he was the coordinator of the Centro de Investigaciones en Arquitectura, Urbanismo y Paisaje (CIAUP-FA UNAM). He curated the exhibitions Félix Candela 1910-2010, Candela’s Shell, and Presencia del Exilio Español en la Arquitectura Mexicana. His books Félix Candela 1910-2010 (SECC, 2010), Guía Candela (Arquine, 2013), and Arquitectos Españoles Exiliados en México (Bonilla Artigas, 2014) have been finalists in three Ibero-American Architecture and Urbanism Biennials. He is the editor of Candela, Isler, Müther. Positions on Shell Construction (Birkhäuser, 2020) and La Estela de Félix Candela (México, 2020).


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. | @designwithco


Dgenerator is a provisional graphic design studio based in Chicago and formed by Benjamin Koditschek and Alexander Hayashi. Benjamin Koditschek is a graphic artist and writer. He holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and is currently studying humanities at the University of Chicago. Alexander Hayashi is a designer and dancer engaging in problem solving through earnest critical experimentation. He holds a BDes in Graphic Design from the University of Illinois at Chicago. | | @beamkol | @ajyhayashi


Andrea Hunter Dietz is a Los Angeles-based architect, designer, and educator. She is interested in alternative and responsive platforms for both learning about and practicing architecture. She has a background in participatory and public interest design (with Design Corps) and in exhibition and event production (with estudio teddy cruz). She is a longtime associate of Woodbury School of Architecture where she has coordinated a multi-million dollar federal grant, led graduate program curriculum development, overseen digital fabrication facility improvements and operations, and taught coursework in research methodologies and theory.


Christian Dimmer PhD is assistant professor for urban design at the University of Tokyo. As an adjunct professor for urban studies he also teaches courses in Sustainable Urbanism, Planning Theory, Theories of Public Space, and Global Urbanism at Waseda University and Sophia University. Christian is a partner of the architectural practice Frontoffice Tokyo and co-founder of the civil society organization Tohoku Planning Forum that is mapping emergent social innovations and new urban commons. | | @cityrenaissance@remmid@publicspacelab


Killian Doherty is an architect from Northern Ireland and runs Architectural Field Office, a small collaborative practice. His research interests lie within the exploration of fragmented sites, settlements, and cities at specific thresholds of racial, ethnic, or religious conflict. For the past five years he has worked on a number of post-conflict reconstruction projects in Sierra Leone and Rwanda. He is registered for a PhD by Design at the Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL). | @ArchitectureFO


Panos Dragonas is an architect and associate professor of architecture and urban design at the University of Patras. He is the co-founder of dragonas christopoulou architects in Athens and the joint commissioner and curator of “Made in Athens” that represented Greece at the 2012 Venice Biennale. His design and theoretical work focuses on the ambiguities between public and private space, urban and natural landscape, local and global culture. |


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.


Lee Dykxhoorn is an architect with Gund in Boston. Trained at MIT, his work explores the sociocultural context of civic buildings and political influences in the design of public spaces. He is an educator at Learning by Design in Massachusetts. | @leedykxhoorn


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. | @ecosistema


Patxi Eguiluz is an architect with more than fifteen years of experience in building construction and urbanism. His work has received multiple awards and has been published internationally. He is a permanent contributor to the Spanish edition of Architectural Digest (AD España). | @EguiluzPatxi


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.


Alexander Eisenschmidt is a designer, theorist, founding partner of Studio Offshore, and Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s School of Architecture, where he teaches graduate studios and courses in history and theory. His work investigates the productive tension between the modern city and architectural form. He is author and editor of City Catalyst (Architectural Design, 2012), contributing lead editor of Chicagoisms (Scheidegger & Spiess / Park Books, 2013), designer and curator of City Works at the 13th International Architecture Biennale in Venice (2012), and co-curator of Chicagoisms at the Art Institute of Chicago Museum (2014). | @EisenschmidtA


Elii is a Madrid-based architecture practice founded in 2006 that specializes in design and construction management. Its founding partners and current directors are the architects Uriel Fogué Herreros, Eva Gil Lopesino, and Carlos Palacios Rodriguez, all of whom have previously worked in internationally renowned architecture firms. The office’s work spans a wide field—from infrastructural projects, urban development, individual and collective housing to ephemeral architecture, exhibition design, and collaborations with artists. Elii took part in the Spanish Pavilion at the XV Venice Architecture Biennale (awarded with the Golden Lion 2016). Among other awards, Elii’s work was selected for The European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture–Mies van der Rohe Award in 2015 and won de FAD Award (Opinion) in 2005. | @elii_info


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. | @eme3_bcn


Masaki Endoh is a Tokyo-born architect who established EDH (Endoh Design House) in 1994. Major works of the studio include “Natural Shelter,” “Natural Illuminance,” “Natural Slats,” “Natural Ellipse,” “Natural Wedge,” and “Natural Strata.” He has received many awards, including the Design Vanguard 2004 by Architectural Record, JIA Rookie of the Year 2003 for “Natural Ellipse,” and the Yoshioka Award for “Natural Shelter” in 2000.


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.


Naomi Evans is a Melbourne-based architect and writer. A graduate of both the University of Melbourne and RMIT University, Naomi has since worked on a number of significant public architecture projects in Australia and abroad. She has written for publications in the UK and Australia and writes for her blog | @Melburnienne


The prairie ecosystem has been a guide for Terry Evans since 1978. She photographs the prairies and plains of North America, the urban prairie of Chicago, and landscapes threatened by climate change. Combining both aerial and ground photography, she delves into the intricate and complex relationships between land and people, especially recently where local people’s landscape is threatened by corporate industrialization.Explorations of the effects of industrial land use on local people have led her to photograph in Southeast Chicago, Illinois with local people who fought petcoke storage in their neighborhood on the banks of the Calumet River. Evans has exhibited widely including one-person shows at Art Institute of Chicago, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, The Field Museum of Natural History, and Amon Carter Museum of Art. Her work is in museum collections including New York Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of Art, Art Institute of Chicago, Nelson–Atkins Museum of Art, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Washington, DC National Gallery of Art, Hirshhorn Museum of Art and many more. Terry Evans has five books including Heartland: The Photographs of Terry Evans and Prairie Stories. She is a Guggenheim Fellow and the recipient of an Anonymous is a Woman award.


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. | @JmEzquiaga


Factory Fifteen is a UK-based film and animation studio, led by directors Jonathan Gales, Paul Nicholls and Kibwe Tavares. Their backgrounds range from architecture, 3D visualization, engineering, animation and photography. They translate this to a multi-disciplinary and distinctive approach to filmmaking. | @FactoryFifteen


Fake Industries Architectural Agonism, formed by Cristina Goberna and Urtzi Grau, is an architectural office of diffuse boundaries and questionable taste that explores the power of replicas, in the double sense denoted in romance languages—both as literal copies of existing works, and as agonistic responses to previous statements—for the advancement of the field. Goberna and Grau currently teach at Columbia University (GSAPP), Cooper Union, and the Princeton University School of Architecture. | @CristinaGoberna@urtzigrau


fala is an architecture practice based in Porto founded by Filipe Magalhães and Ana Luisa Soares. Filipe Magalhães graduated in architecture at Faculdade de Arquitectura do Porto and at Fakulteta za Arhitekturo in Ljubljana. He has worked at Harry Gugger in Basel, and SANAA and Sou Fujimoto in Tokyo. Ana Luisa Soares graduated in architecture at Faculdade de Arquitectura do Porto and at Tokyo University. She has worked at Harry Gugger in Basel and Toyo Ito in Tokyo.


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.


Deborah Fausch is an architect and architectural historian/theorist/critic. She has taught at Parsons School of Design in New York, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Washington University in St. Louis. She is a co-editor of Architecture: In Fashion; her writing has also appeared in Perspecta, Daidalos, archithese, Any, and various edited compilations. She is working on a book concerning the architectural and urban theories of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown.


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. | @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. | @anetferrara


Manuele Fior is a cartoonist, illustrator and architect born in Cesena, Italy, and currently based in Paris. His career in comics began in 2001 with his collaboration with the German publisher Avant-Verlag on the magazine Plaque. Since then he created the following graphic novels: Les gens le dimanche (Atrabile, 2004), Rosso Oltremare (Coconino Press/Atrabile, 2006), La signorina Else (Coconino Press/Delcourt, 2009), Cinquemila chilometri al secondo (Coconino Press/Atrabile, 2010), and L’intervista (Coconino Press/Futuropolis, 2013).


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. | | @halfletter


Alison Fisher is an assistant curator of architecture and design at the Art Institute of Chicago. She completed her PhD in Art and Architectural History at Northwestern University and her research often focuses on issues of late modern architecture, housing, and urbanism in the United States and Europe. | @artinstitutechi


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 (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. | @37signals | @jasonfried


Nathan Friedman is an architect and former editor of MIT’s Thresholds, with recent research on the American frontier and history of federal construction at the United States-Mexico border. He has worked at Eisenman Architects in New York, SMAQ Berlin, and most recently the Office for Metropolitan Architecture in Rotterdam, focusing on a new contemporary art museum in the heart of Moscow’s Gorky Park. Friedman holds a Master of Science in History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture and Art from MIT and Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University.


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). | | @pedrogadanho


Cecilia Galera is currently involved in her third year of photographic studies in Barcelona and has published in the Wall Street Journal and Timeout.


Fabrizio Gallanti holds a PhD in architectural design from the Politecnico di Torino (Turin, Italy 2001) and an MArch from the University of Genova (1995). In 1998 he was among the founding members of gruppo A12. In 2003 he founded with Francisca Insulza Fig-Projects. Between 2007 and 2011 he was the architecture editor at Abitare magazine and chief editor of the Abitare website. Between 2011 and 2014 he was the Associate Director Programs at the Canadian Centre of Architecture in Montréal, Canada. He has taught at universities in Chile, Italy, and United Kingdom. He is currently the first Mellon Senior Fellow within the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities.


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. | @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. | @ensamblestudio


García de la Torre Arquitectos is the architecture office founded by brothers Francisco Javier and Bernardo I. García de la Torre in 1977. Based in Zalla, Biscay, their work ranges in scale and typology from residential developments and sport complexes to cultural institutions and building renovations. They also work in the fields of graphic design, interiors, urban planning, research about architectural and cultural heritage, and publishing. They are the authors of several books, including Bilbao: Arquitectura / Architecture (gt., 2009) and Bilbao: Nueva Arquitectura / New Architecture (gt., 2014).


José García Soriano is a young Spanish architect who studied at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain. Interested in heritage and rural areas, he has studied abroad and worked as an intern in Granada, Hanover, and Santiago de Chile. He is currently completing a master’s degree on Building Energy Renovation at the Polytechnic University of Madrid.


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). | @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. | @nickgentryart


Once upon a time there were gods only, and no mortal creatures. But when the time came that these also should be created, the gods fashioned one out of instant ramen and Marlboro’s ashes: ghosttthead. |


Grant Gibson is a Chicago-based educator, registered architect, and founding principal of CAMESgibson, Inc., an architecture and design practice committed to creating environments and objects that are cross-pollinated with common social, political, and economic interests, as well as individual experiences and desires. Engaging the full spectrum of the discipline of architecture, Gibson is the author of A Performed Memoir and architect for Hyde Park Art Center’s new Creative Wing. | @CAMESgibson


Iker Gil is an architect, urban designer, and director of MAS Studio. In addition, he is the editor in chief of MAS Context. He is the editor of the book Shanghai Transforming (ACTAR, 2008) and has curated several exhibitions, most recently “BOLD: Alternative Scenarios for Chicago” as part of the Chicago Architecture Biennial. He is the recipient of the 2010 Emerging Visions Award from the Chicago Architectural Club and has been recognized as one of “Fifty Under Fifty: Innovators of the 21st Century” by a jury composed by Stanley Tigerman, Jeanne Gang, Qingyun Ma, and Marion Weiss. | @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. |


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’.


James Goggin is a Chicago-based British and/or Australian art director and graphic designer from London via Sydney, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Auckland, and Arnhem. Together with partner Shan James, he runs a design practice named Practise working with clients across Europe, Asia, Australasia, and North America. James has taught at design schools in Europe, Australasia, and the United States, including Werkplaats Typografie, Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ECAL), and at Rhode Island School of Design, where he is currently a visiting thesis critic. He frequently gives lectures and runs workshops around the world, and occasionally writes about art and design practice. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Chicago Design Archive, and he has been a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale since 2010.


Geoff Goldberg has practiced architecture and urban design in Chicago for the past twenty-five years. His research and practice operate in a particular way, with the advantage of long and in-depth exposure to a broad range of architectural issues. At the large scale, he is interested in integration across disciplines in the design of complex infrastructures and in finding opportunities in overlays otherwise overlooked. At a more intimate scale, Goldberg’s architectural work engages formal considerations with a contemporary notion of craftsmanship.


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. | @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.


Joanna Grant received her M.Arch from Princeton University. Before joining Bureau Spectacular, Grant worked for architecture offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen for a diverse range of internationally renowned firms, including the L.A. based firm, Johnston Marklee & Associates. She has previously worked with Beatriz Colomina as a research assistant. In 2013, Grant became a member of Bureau Spectacular, working on the winning proposal “Township of Domestic Parts” exhibited at the Taiwan Pavilion for the 2014 Venice Biennale. In 2016, she rejoined Bureau Spectacular in collaboration with Jimenez Lai to lead the design of Bureau Spectacular’s 2017 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program proposal, “Pool Party.” She has since led many notable projects, including works for the Chicago Architecture Biennial, Arroyo Seco Music Festival, and other ongoing projects. Her product “Snuggle” has been sold by the MOCA store.


Allison Greenwald is a graphic designer who recently graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Wesleyan University with a BA in Studio Art and Sociology. Her work explores typographic systems and large scale wall decoration. As the recipient of the Mortimer Hays Brandeis Traveling Arts Fellowship, she is currently living, studying, and collaborating with wall painters in South Africa, Lesotho, Ghana and Burkina Faso.


Jason Griffiths is an architect, teacher, and writer. His book Manifest Destiny: A Guide to the Essential Indifference of American Suburban Housing (Architectural Association Publications, 2011) is among his numerous award-winning projects, public art installations, publications, and competitions. He held the 2015 Hyde Chair for Excellence and is currently associate professor and the W. Cecil Steward Professor at UNL.


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. He is the co-author of Heroic: Concrete Architecture and the New Boston (Monacelli Press, 2015). | @ou_grimley


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. | @____thenomad


Michelle Ha Tucker is a design lead at IDEO, helping organizations innovate by approaching complex, systemic problems as design challenges. As a transplant to Chicago, she is ever curious about how this most “quintessential American city” can both inform and influence the future of other urban contexts. | @michellecyha


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’.


Hama-House is an illustrator based in Tokyo. His job is to draw illustrations for magazines, books, websites, and TV. Speed sketching is his pastime and a way of practicing. | | @hamahouse


Dawn Hancock is the founder of Firebelly Design, a studio that does “work for people we think are making a difference in the world”. With the mantra “Good Design for Good Reason.™” the studio is a pioneer in socially responsible design, and continues to live the principles of sustainable innovation and social responsibility. In 2004, Firebelly Design started the annual Grant for Good program, which “awards a year’s worth of full-scale marketing, design and business planning services to one deserving nonprofit organization.” Dawn also runs Firebelly Foundation, Reason to Give, Camp Firebelly and Firebelly University. | | @firebellydesign@dawnhancock


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. | @paddyharrington


Sparkle Hayter (her real name) is a writer, journalist and one lucky bitch. She currently lives in Canada with her dog Alice.


Luke Hegeman is a landscape architect and designer from Green Bay, Wisconsin. He is the founder of MODUS Collective, an aerial analysis and cinematography firm focused on utilizing unmanned aerial systems to investigate new frameworks for analysis and visual representation. Luke holds a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from Colorado State University and a Master in Landscape Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. | @moduscollective


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. | @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. |


John Hickenlooper is the current Governor of Colorado. He was previously the Mayor of Denver, Colorado from 2003 to 2011.


Dan Hill is the Executive Director of Futures at the UK’s Future Cities Catapult. A designer and urbanist, he has previously held leadership positions at Fabrica, SITRA, Arup, and the BBC. He writes regularly for the likes of Dezeen, Domus, and Volume, as well as the renowned blog City of Sound.


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.


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 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 a Chicago-based artist and designer who operates out of his studio Hey It’s Matthew. He is the founder of the You Are Beautiful project, which has shared over one million stickers, installations, and exhibitions with the world. Hoffman’s ideas and work have been included in Good, the New York Times Magazine, and Ready Made. He has been published in a number of books by Gestalten, Droog, and Taschen, and was recently featured in a segment on the Oprah Winfrey network. | @heyitsmatthew


As Madeline Gins once defined him, Matthew Hoffman is an architectural “coordinologist.” Matthew founded Blank Space, an online platform for architecture, in 2013 with Francesca Giuliani. Through competitions and publications, Blank Space uncovers the true power of architecture by creating new opportunities for design to engage the public. Matthew has collaborated with C-LAB, HWKN, Polar Inertia, and Bruce Mau Design. | @BlankSpaceNYC


Adrian Hogan has been drawing and illustrating professionally for clients around the world since 2009. His style range is wide and serves different client needs. Drawing is his life and he often does it while walking. He has been based in Tokyo since 2013. | | @adehogan


Sam Holleran is an interdisciplinary artist, writer, and educator. He is the Participatory Design Fellow with the Design Trust for Public Space, working with the Queens Museum and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation to engage communities surrounding Flushing Meadows Corona Park. He also works with the Center for Architecture and the 92Y, developing art, architecture, and urban design curriculum for public high school students. | @sam_holler


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. | @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. | @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. | @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. | | @postfamily


Thomas Hussey, a director in SOM’s Urban Design + Planning Studio, is an accomplished architect and urban designer focused on the design of cities, districts, and large, complex architectural projects. Leading multi-disciplinary design teams, Hussey creatively addresses challenges and opportunities emerging from established and developing cities worldwide. Trained in architecture and urban planning, Hussey brings together the design skills and ambitions of both disciplines to develop holistic plans for urban centers and communities. Based on the fundamental principles of livability and sustainability, Hussey approaches each urban design project with respect to the unique social, economic, environmental, and geographic conditions inherent in each site. He directs high-visibility, forward-facing projects that strategically define or redefine important places, positioning them for enduring growth and prosperity. | @som_design


IDOM is a leading company in the global market for professional services in engineering, architecture, and consulting. For more than half a century, IDOM has participated in 13,000 projects on four continents working with more than 5,000 clients. IDOM has distinctive strengths for undertaking multidisciplinary and complex projects. Some of their recent architecture projects include the Bilbao Arena and new San Mamés Stadium in Bilbao, the Convention Center in Lima, and the CEIBS campus in Beijing. | @IdomGroup


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. | @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.


Karen Irvine is curator and associate director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) at Columbia College Chicago. She has organized over forty five exhibitions of contemporary photography, at the MoCP and other venues including the Hyde Park Art Center; Rockford Art Museum; Lishui International Photography Festival, China; Daegu Photography Biennale, South Korea, and the New York Photo Festival. She has a BA in French and International Relations from Tufts University, Medford, MA, an MFA in photography from FAMU, Prague, Czech Republic, and an MA in art history from the University of Illinois at Chicago. | @MoCP_Chicago


Founded in 2005, the Bilbao-based architecture office JAAM works in multiple scales and typologies, from residential buildings, infrastructure, and public spaces to restoration projects, urban furniture, and lighting. Published internationally, their work focuses on offering functional and creative designs suited to context and climate, in order to be efficient and limit the use of resources.


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. | | | @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.


James Stirling Michael Wilford & Associates was established in 1971 and continued until James Stirling’s death in 1992. The collaboration between James Stirling and Michael Wilford had started a decade earlier, when Wilford joined the office of Stirling and Gowan in 1960. Some of their best-known projects include the Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart, the Sackler Wing extension to the Fogg Museum at Harvard, the Science Centre in Berlin, the Clore Gallery for the Turner Collection at the Tate Gallery in London, the Performing Arts Center at Cornell University in New York, and the B. Braun Melsungen A.G. buildings at Melsungen in Germany. Michael Wilford continues to work as Michael Wilford architects in England and Wilford Schupp in Germany.


Max Jarosz is an Architect based in Miami, primarily focused on the confluence of architecture and the public realm through research on fabrication, human computer interaction and play. Currently he is an adjunct faculty member and manager of the Fabrication Lab at the University of Miami School of Architecture. Prior to joining the University of Miami, Max was a project architect at Höweler + Yoon Architecture, an interdisciplinary studio in Boston, Massachusetts. He has previously worked in New York at both Midnight Commercial, an interactive design firm specializing in spatial relationships between technology and art, and the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA).


Maria Jerez is a Madrid-based artist whose work travels between cinema, choreography, architecture, and visual arts. Since 2004, she has made pieces that explore the relationship with the viewer as the space in which the modes of representation are put into crisis. From El Caso del Espectador to her latest pieces Blob and Yabba, this relationship has mutated from a place of “understanding” of theatrical and cinematographic conventions, that is, from the expertise, to the intentional loss of references where the artist, the piece, and the spectator behave towards each other as strangers.


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.


Eu Jin Lim is an artist currently practicing architecture in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Eu Jin graduated from The Glasgow School of Arts and has gained graphical and architectural experience both locally and abroad. He is practicing in the architecture industry on a day-to-day basis while continuing his passion for narrative drawings producing illustrations that contest the dogma of traditional architectural renderings with the hypothesis that the traditional orthographical architectural drawing is maybe not enough to tell the story of a place.


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.


Jones, Partners: Architecture is a full-service architectural practice based in Los Angeles, with an international reputation for the design of richly engaging, technologically intense environments. As a design firm, J,P:A brings certain preconceptions to each project. Chief among these is the idea that every project can be awesome. J,P:A does not believe in “bread and butter” work.


Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss is a Serbian-born architect living and working in New York. He is a founding principal of Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss / NAO and co-founder of School of Missing Studies (SMS). His books include Socialist Architecture: The Vanishing Act (with Armin Linke, 2012), Almost Architecture (2006), Lost Highway Expedition Photobook (ed. 2007), and Evasions of Power: On the Architecture of Adjustment (ed. 2011). Jovanovic Weiss teaches at Columbia GSAPP and the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, and he has taught at Cornell, Harvard, Pratt, Parsons, and Temple Universities.


Andrew Joyce is a UK illustrator specializing in cityscapes, hand-drawn lettering, and observational illustration. He lives in Tokyo with his family. | | @doodlesandstuff


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.


Linda Just is an architectural designer at Solomon Cordwell Benz in Chicago. Formally trained in architecture, she spent several years refining an understanding of sonic environments while working in acoustics. She maintains a stubborn curiosity and keen interest in form, sound, aesthetics, perception, and their roles in multidisciplinary design.


Tom Kaczynski is an Ignatz nominated cartoonist, designer, illustrator, writer, teacher and publisher based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His comics have appeared in Best American Nonrequired Reading, MOME, Punk Planet, The Drama, and many other publications. He’s currently teaching comics at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and occasionally contributes to the Rain Taxi Review of Books. Since 2006 he’s been the publisher of Uncivilized Books. The imprint publishes limited edition, hand-made booklets and chapbooks by established and less-wellknown artists and cartoonists including Gabrielle Bell, Jon Lewis, and Daniel Thomas Wieken. | | @unciv


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 studios and lectures on contemporary forms of American urbanism.


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 works at the intersection of architecture, geography, landscape, and topography through writing, research, and publishing. | @_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). | @jaynekelley


Rene Kersting, born 1989 in Düsseldorf, first studied architecture at the Peter Behrens School of Arts. Since 2013 he has been studying architecture with Calle Petzinka, Max Dudler, and Nathalie de Vries at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. In 2015 he received the Gargonza Arts Award for architecture. In his dispute over architectural ideas he works with different methods—especially photography.


James Khamsi is principal of FIRM a.d. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and published in Actar’s Verb series, Volume, MONU, Scapegoat, and Interior Design magazine. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University. | @JamesKhamsi


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 who lives in an old castle in Europe, intermittently uploading his cartoons in Klaustoon’s Blog since 2009. Much to his surprise, his work is often published in architectural publications, such as The New City Reader, Aequus, eVolo, (In)forma, Clog, (Dis)Courses, Harvard Design Magazine, The Harvard Satyrical Press, MAS Context, Conditions, Studio, Project International, or Volume. Also, it has been exhibited in places such as Barcelona, Cambridge, Chicago, London, Naples, New York, Portimao, or, most importantly, OMA’s canteen. Currently, he publishes a monthly cartoon in the “Klaus’s Cube” section of uncube magazine and still owes Sanford Kwinter a cartoon. He is not Rem Koolhaas. | @klaustoon


Christo de Klerkis a design researcher and artist interested in the interface between publics and the city through media technology for accountable governance. His current project, MicroAct, aims to understand and support place-based community action by documenting tactical urbanism and media methods around the world. | @mujalifah


Rachna Kothari is an architect with Jaeger and Partner Architects, Shenzhen. Other work experiences include that with Rahul Mehrotra Architects and her freelance practice and writing where she explores with earnestness socio-spatial and experiential nuances of the built environment. Her alter ego, however, measures cities by running them, clubbing them, and chatting with the cab drivers in broken local dialects.


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. | | @postfamily | @chadkouri


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. | @aaronkoblin


Michael Kubo is an architect, author, and PhD Candidate in the History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture at MIT. In 2014 Kubo was Associate Curator for OfficeUS, the US Pavilion at the International Architecture Biennale in Venice. He is co-editor of OfficeUS Atlas (Lars Müller, 2015), the second volume of the OfficeUS book series. Kubo is a founding partner of the design practice Collective–LOK, co-director of pinkcomma gallery in Boston, and a collaborator in over,under, an interdisciplinary practice with expertise in architecture, urban design, graphic identity, and publications. He is the co-author of Heroic: Concrete Architecture and the New Boston (Monacelli Press, 2015). | | @microkubo


Shu Kuge is an artist who was born in Tokyo. After having worked at a post office for five years, he moved to the US in 1990. He has lived in NYC, Santa Barbara, Berkeley, State College, and since 2008, he and his partner have been dividing their time between Tokyo and San Francisco. From 2003 to 2007 he taught Comparative Literature at Penn State. Currently, Shu is making woodcut prints for self-publishing. Many images are inspired by Tokyo and San Francisco. | @skugecomics


Max Kuo is currently a Design Critic at Harvard GSD and a founding partner of the design collaborative, ALLTHATISSOLID, with offices in Los Angeles and Kuala Lumpur. Kuo has an interdisciplinary background in art, architecture, and media. His diverse body of work continues to address multiple interests and to be received by multiple audiences. As a studio artist, he has produced work through artist-in-residency programs at the Whitney Museum, Independent Studies Program and in Beijing through Red Gate Gallery’s International Artist’s program. His art practice consists of projects, which interrogate the social politics of architectural representation, urban constituencies, and temporal urban identities. This work has taken the form of collaborations with punk bands, urban hypnosis, and absurdist architectural proposals.


Alison Von Glinow and Lap Chi Kwong are the co-founders of Kwong Von Glinow Design, a Chicago-based architecture practice founded in January 2017. Kwong Von Glinow has been awarded the 2016 Chicago Prize by the Chicago Architecture Club for their 1st Prize project Grand Lattices, exhibited at the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Their office has received 1st prize for two housing projects: Table Top Apartments in New York City and Towers within a Tower in Hong Kong. Their practice has been named as an Emerging Architecture Practice of 2017 by Wallpaper* Magazine. The mission of the office is “Enjoy Architecture.”


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.


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. | @Sean_Lally


Léopold Lambert is an architect who has been successively a Parisian, a Hong Konger, a Mumbaikar and a New Yorker. In addition of his enthusiasm for design, he is the writer/editor of The Funambulist, an online platform approaching the politics of the build environment through philosophy, legal theory, literature and cinema. He is the author of Weaponized Architecture: The Impossibility of Innocence (dpr-barcelona 2012) that examines (and acts on) the inherent characteristics of architecture that systematically makes it a political weapon. He is currently publishing the twelve first volumes of The Funambulist Pamphlets and the first volume of The Funambulist Papers with Punctum Books through the CTM Documents Initiative. He is also the coordinator/editor of Archipelago, an online archive of inter-disciplinary podcasts that will start in January 2014. | @TheFunambulist_


Alexandra Lange is a design critic and author of Writing About Architecture: Mastering the Language of Buildings and Cities and co-author of Design Research: The Store that Brought Modern Living to American Homes. She is an opinion columnist at Dezeen and a contributor to the New York Times, New Yorker, Architect, Design Observer, and Metropolis. | @langealexandra


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.


Marcia Lausen is Director of the UIC School of Design and founder of the Chicago office of Studio/lab. At UIC Marcia leads a renown faculty of professional designers variously engaged in contemporary interdisciplinary theory and practice. At Studio/lab Marcia and her colleagues integrate four areas of communication design practice: identity, information, publication, and environment. Following the 2000 presidential election, Marcia played a leading role in Design for Democracy, a national election design reform initiative of AIGA. Her book of the same title was published in 2007 by the University of Chicago Press. Marcia was named a 2004 Fast Company Master of Design and a 2010 Fellow of AIGA. In 2015 she received the AIGA Medal.


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.


Grace Lee is a freelance illustrator from Sydney, Australia. She is currently based in Tokyo, Japan. Her work includes illustrations for Isetan, Beams, as well as Figaro, FRaU, Numero, The Ritz-Carlton and Red magazines. Prior to moving to Tokyo, she was editorial designer at Inside Out magazine. |


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.


Manuel Lima is a Senior UX Design Lead at Microsoft Bing and founder of — 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.” | | @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. |


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. | |


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.fronterad.comm | @emiliogaliacho


Carmen López Albert is an architect who studied at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain, graduating with Honors with her Final Thesis. She has collaborated in international research projects on architectural heritage. After a postgraduate fellowship in Patrimonio Nacional in Madrid, she is now working as Urban Planner at Fundación Metrópoli with an Arquia Fellowship.


Sergio Lopez-Pineiro designs and writes about gaps found in everyday spaces and appearing due to mismatched relationships between social structures and spatial organizations. As the founder of Holes of Matter, he gives form to these gaps in buildings, landscapes, and cities. Lopez-Pineiro is a Lecturer in Landscape Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he held the 2014–2015 Daniel Urban Kiley Fellowship. He has taught widely, primarily at the University at Buffalo, where he was the 2006–2007 Reyner Banham Fellow.


Chip Lord was trained as an architect and was a founding member of the experimental art and architecture collective Ant Farm (1968-1978). Following his involvement with Ant Farm, Lord continued to work in video and produced single channel tapes and installations, often collaborating with other artists. Lord has taught at the University of California, San Diego and the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he is Professor Emeritus in Film & Digital Media. |


Emily Louise Allen explores design agency within both physically and socially constructed landscapes. She is currently a Master in Landscape Architecture I Candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Emily graduated cum laude from New York University Gallatin, where she concentrated in Sustainable Urban Design and Planning. Emily’s work has been featured in the New York Times, the Greenpoint Gazette, Ink!, NYU Alumni Magazine, and on ABC News.


Reinaldo Loureiro works with found and archival images, together with his own photography, creating photographic essays that address the complexity of migratory movements in the present context of political and economic inequality.


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.


Luftwerk is the collaborative vision and artistic practice of Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero. The duo have been working together for over 10 years, creating art installations that merge the elements of light and video with the sculptural aspects of architecture and design. In 2010 Luftwerk was commissioned to create a new media exhibit for Frank Lloyd Wright’s centennial celebration of The Robie House. Since then Bachmaier and Gallero have discovered a resonance with architecture and the experience of space and site, developing several projects that transform architecture into a canvas of light and motion. Their projects open a new dialogue of rediscovery that bridges history and contemporary media of public spaces and landmark structures. Currently they are engaged with The National Trust of Historic Preservation to create an immersive site-specific exhibit for the Farnsworth House in Plano, IL. | @_luftwerk


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. | | @hammer_museum


Koldo Lus Arana, PhD is an architect, urban planner and scholar (University of Navarra/ IUAV/ Harvard GSD) whose two main lines of research are the interactions between architecture and mass media, and the History of Utopian Planning. He is the Author of “Futuropolis,” a history of the evolution of the image of the future city, and his research work has been published in magazines such as Menhir, Aequus, (Dis)Courses, (In)Forma, Lars: Arquitectura y Ciudad, URBES, Clog, Flow Platform, or RA, as well as books such as Seeking the City: Visionaries on the Margins (2008), Ecological Urbanism (2010), or Once Upon A Place (2013). He is currently professor of Theory and History of Post-War and Contemporary Architecture in the University of Zaragoza (Spain).


Luzinterruptus is an anonymous artistic group, who carries out urban interventions in public spaces. We use light as a raw material and the dark as our canvas. The two members of the team come from different disciplines: art and photography and have wanted to apply our creativity in a common action, to leave lights throughout the city so that other people put them out.


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. | | @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 a freelance writer and curator, as well as the author of BLDGBLOG, a website launched in 2004 to explore “architectural conjecture, urban speculation, and landscape futures.” His latest book, A Burglar’s Guide to the City, about the relationship between burglary and architecture, is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux in April 2016.


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. | @wordsnowheard


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. | | @300000kms


Elena Martínez-Litago received her degree in Architecture and Urban Planning from the School of Architecture of the University of Navarra in 2001. She also studied at the School of Engineering and Architecture of Zaragoza University (Master Degree, 2014), and is a PhD candidate there. Her research analyzes the architectural development of the Basque Country in the 1960s, focusing on the role of international (failed) architecture competitions.


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.


Marc-Antoine Mathieu is a French graphic novelist who, book after book explores new ways to integrate the very form of the graphic novel as integrative part of the labyrinths of his narratives. His series Julius Corentin Acquefacques, prisonnier des rêves (Julius Corentin Acquefacques, Prisoner of Dreams) that gathers six books from 1990 to 2013, in particular, deconstructs one by one every formal components of the graphic novel (cover, frames, perspective, two-dimensionality, directions of the pages, flatness of the page) while composing metaphysical considerations of what reality really is.


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. 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.


Ruth Mayoral López is part of ZAWP (Zorrotzaurre Art Work in Progress). ZAWP was founded in 2008 to address the “in the meantime” period before the urban development plan approved for the neighborhoods of Ribera de Deusto and Zorrotzaurre. ZAWP is now a consolidated movement involving many people that works for the social, economic, and cultural revitalization of the neighborhood through creation, intervention, and valuing of its past.


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. | @TCAatMCA


Margaret McCurry is a principal in the architectural and design firm of Tigerman McCurry and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. An expert at the analysis of client program needs, consensus building and problem solving, McCurry has become well known for her inventive synthesis of modern classicism and the vernacular. Years of designing and furnishing award winning residences across the country has honed her expertise in providing harmonious, well-proportioned and well-designed environments that directly contribute to the quality of living.


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. | @howaboutthis


John McMorrough is a researcher of contemporary architectural practices, an associate professor at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, and a principal architect in studioAPT (Architecture Project Theory). McMorrough’s research is motivated by the belief that contemporary architecture, as a practice of knowledge, must constantly re-situate its productive capacities, both in its competencies vis-à-vis the specifics of building and in the reconsideration of its conceptual legacies.


Julia McMorrough is an Associate Professor of Practice in Architecture at Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, where she teaches in architectural design and representations courses. She is co-founder of studioAPT, a research and design collaborative that seeks to join the expeditious with the unexpected, through such projects as “Platform for Architecture,” “Makin’ It” (a Situation Comedy about architecture), “Habitat Shift,” and the “400:1 House.” Julia is the author of Materials, Structures, and Standards: All the Details Architects Need to Know But Can Never Find (Rockport Publishers, 2006), with a second edition titled Architecture: Reference and Specification (Rockport Publishers, 2013), and more recently, Drawing for Architects (Quarto Publishing, 2015).


Luis Mendo is an editorial designer converted into an illustrator. He worked for twenty years in Spain and The Netherlands as a successful magazine and graphic designer until 2013, when he moved to Tokyo and started drawing on a regular basis, rediscovering the joy of the craft, and developing a career as an illustrator and artist along with his design work. |


Meneo is a graphic design studio based in Bilbao founded in 2010. They develop projects related to art, culture and fashion which include publications, digital media and visual identities. Their design ideas are simple and effective, understanding design as a source of learning and joy. | @dalemeneo


Simon Menner is a German photographer whose work has explored the subject of surveillance extensively. His most recent publication is Top Secret: Photographs from the Stasi Archives (Hatje Cantz, 2013). In 2007, he received his Master of Fine Arts from the Universität der Künste in Berlin. He has lived in Berlin since 2000.


Joey Meuross is a game designer and digital artist based in the UK. He has worked professionally as a user-interface designer at a software development company alongside programmers, producing well-crafted interfaces for digital catalogues. His interest in Japanese culture grew largely from his love of computer games. | @joeymeuross


Molly Meyer is the CEO & Founder of Omni Ecosystems™ and the Co-Founder & Co-Manager of The Roof Crop, LLC. Molly leads Omni’s strategy and business development and oversees Omni’s product innovation and field operations. She founded Omni with the mission to democratize access to natural spaces, and to create an organization that continuously engages in bold endeavors that elevate the triple bottom line: ecological, financial, and social. Molly’s background couples her academic training at Stanford University in systems problem-solving and biogeochemical research with field experience in construction means and methods, gained working as a carpenter and green roofs installer as a Robert Bosch Fellow in Germany. | | @OmniEcosystems | @theroofcrop


Julie Michiels is a contributing editor to MAS Context as well as an architect and senior project designer with Perkins+Will. With a focus on shaping how people experience interior spaces, she has worked on projects that range in location, scale, and program, from pre-K, to international transit hubs, workplace, and residential.


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. |


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.” | @thelittleidiot


Craig Mod is a writer and designer interested in how the digital shifts in publishing, writing, and the reading of books is changing education and culture. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, CNN, New Scientist, Codex Journal, Contents Magazine, The Morning News,, and other publications. He splits his time between Tokyo and New York. | @craigmod


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 is a transportation enthusiast with many years of service at the Chicago Transit Authority and is the author of several books about Chicago’s transportation, including Forty Feet Below: The Story of Chicago’s Freight Tunnels (Interurban Pr, 1982), The Chicago Tunnel Story: Exploring the Railroad “Forty Feet Below” (CERA B-135, 2002), and The “L”: The Development of Chicago’s Rapid Transit System, 1888-1932 (CERA B-131, 1995). He is co-author, with Michael Williams and Richard Cahan, of Chicago: City on the Move (Cityfiles Press, 2007).


Steven Montgomery is an architect with Harley Ellis Devereaux in Chicago where he focuses on special needs and senior housing and care environments. He is a 1983 graduate of Ball State University and is one of 17 architecture students who were the first from the US to visit The People’s Republic of China in the spring of 1980.


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.


Kamalini Mukherje is a doctoral fellow at the Centre for the Study of Social Systems in JNU, New Delhi. She is also an independent film maker.


neji_maki_dori is a Tokyo-based photographer who has been exploring abandoned buildings in Japan ever since his first visit to the ruins of a sulfur mine in 2006. He sources locations from printed materials about abandoned sites and from the collective. |


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 | @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. | | @niasarin


Jake Nickell has been making websites since 1995. In November of 2000 his life spiraled into crazy-rad-town when he made… and then into a bustling metropolis of rad when his wife and he made two super-kids. Wide-eyed forever! | | @threadless | @skaw


Claude Nicollier is a retired ESA astronaut who has flown on four Space Shuttle missions between 1992 and 1999, including two visits to the Hubble Space Telescope. His career as a pilot includes 38 years as Swiss Air Force pilot, three years as Swissair pilot, test pilot’s school completed in 1988, and private piloting on several aircraft types. He is the head of flight test operation at Solar Impulse and teaches a course on space mission design at EPFL and ETHZ. | @solarimpulse


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 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).


NO.MAD is a Madrid-based architecture office founded by Eduardo Arroyo in Amsterdam in 1989. Their work has received multiple awards and it has been published and exhibited internationally. Some of their most recognized projects include the Lasesarre Stadium and the Plaza del Desierto in Barakaldo, the Sondika Nursery, the Levene House and the Zafra-Uceda House in Madrid, the Arquia Bank in Bilbao, and the University of Economic EXAC in Vienna. Their book CREATE! documents their design process that combines precision, chance, and necessity in search of the unknown.


Norell/Rodhe is a Stockholm-based architecture studio founded by Daniel Norell and Einar Rodhe. The work of Norell/Rodhe draws from odd couplings of abstract architectural traits, such as proportion and frontality, with a gritty world of untamed materials and found objects. It ranges from competition winning schemes for cultural buildings and landscapes, to residences, interiors, and installations. The studio frequently participates in publications and exhibitions, and their work has recently been included in group shows at the 2019 Oslo Architecture Triennale, Yale University, the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, and at ArkDes. | @norellrodhe


Norman Kelley is an architecture and design collaborative between Carrie Norman and Thomas Kelley based out of New York City and Chicago. Thomas Kelley (MArch, Princeton University / BArch, University of Virginia) is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Visiting Critic at Syracuse University. Carrie Norman (MArch, Princeton University / BArch, University of Virginia) is a licensed architect and Design Associate with SHoP Architects in New York City. Their design work is represented by Volume Gallery in Chicago. Most recently, their work has been featured in Log 31: New Ancients and in the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale.


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.


Aisling O’Carroll is a Senior Project Manager at Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates and a Design Critic in Landscape Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Aisling has worked internationally with a range of architecture and landscape design practices and research platforms, and has a great interest in the stories that have shaped our urban spaces and landscapes.


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.


Michal Ojrzanowski is a graduate student at the University of Michigan Taubman College and an alumni of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is interested in the mutually influential relationship between form and society. He has practiced at STL Architects in Chicago and HS99 in Poland.


Clara Olóriz Sanjuán is a researcher, tutor and practicing architect. She developed her PhD thesis Projecting Technology at the ETSA Universidad de Navarra and the Architectural Association. She has worked for Foreign Office Architects, Cerouno and Groundlab. She is a design tutor at the AA Landscape Urbanism Master programme and she co-directs the AA Visiting school in Bilbao and the AA Research Cluster titled “Urban Prototypes.”


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.


Ordinary Architecture is a new practice recently founded by Elly Ward and Charles Holland, both formerly of FAT Architecture. Currently they are delivering A House For Essex designed by FAT with the British artist Grayson Perry while designing two more new houses in the UK. Charles is the current Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor at Yale and both he and Elly teach at schools of architecture and write regularly for a number of architectural publications. | @ordinaryelly | @ordinarycharles


Dissolving and transmuting reality, one typically associated with photographic representation, Aitor Ortiz works with space, architecture, and objects as starting elements to pose a series of visual and cognitive unknowns. His solo exhibitions include shows at Le Centquatre in Paris (2015), Fotografiska, The Swedish Museum of Photography in Stockholm (2011), and the Museo Patio Herreriano in Valladolid (2009), among others. His work is part of the permanent collections of the Museo Nacional Centro de Art Reina Sofía in Madrid, Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, and “La Caixa” Foundation in Barcelona.


Conor O’Shea is a landscape designer and urbanist based in Chicago, Illinois where he is Visiting Assistant Professor in the Master of Landscape Architecture program in the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology. In 2014 he founded the design research office Hinterlands Urbanism and Landscape. His current research uses critical urban theory to inform contemporary landscape architectural theory and design research. | @ceoshea773


Marina Otero Verzie is an architect based in Rotterdam. She is Chief Curator of the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016 with the After Belonging Agency, and Head of Research and Development at Het Nieuwe Instituut. Previously, she was director of Global Network Programming at Studio-X, and adjunct assistant professor at Columbia University’s GSAPP. Otero has edited Promiscuous Encounters (GSAPP Books, 2014), curated exhibitions at The 2013 Shenzhen Bi-city Biennale and the Istanbul Design Biennial 2014, and since 2012, she has been developing a project titled “Architectures of the Raid on Osama Bin Laden Compound in Abbottabad.” Her current research is concerned with how changing notions of privacy and safety, and their articulation with global circulatory regimes, have an effect on our contemporary spaces of residence.


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.


Jennifer Park is principal and owner of Jurassic Studio, a firm exploring form, patterns, composition, and their translation into our social context. Jennifer received a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture and Art History from Columbia University in New York and her Master of Architecture from the University of California, Los Angeles. She currently serves as an adjunct professor for the College of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology. | @Jurassic_Studio


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. He is the co-author of Heroic: Concrete Architecture and the New Boston (Monacelli Press, 2015).


Ruben Pater has a mission to create visual narratives about complex political issues. By visually translating these stories he aims to activate the public, and to create new relations between journalism and design. He studied at the Master program of the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam, and he is currently teaching at the Design Academy in Eindhoven. | @unlisted_roots


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. | @vsapartners


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. | @JuandDiosPerez


Lucía C. Pérez-Moreno received her architectural degree from the School of Architecture at the University of Navarra in 2003. She also studied at Aalto University (International Program, 2004) and the GSAPP of Columbia University (MsAAD, 2008). In 2013, she received her PhD in History and Theory of Architecture from the Polytechnic University in Madrid. Her research focuses on the role and scope of Spanish architecture magazines in the last decade before the advent of democracy in Spain. Since 2008, she has taught History and Theory of Architecture at the School of Engineering and Architecture of Zaragoza University in Spain. Her last book, Fullaondo y la revista Nueva Forma: aportaciones a la construcción de una cultura arquitectónica en España, 1966-1975, was awarded in the XIII Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism. | @lcperezmoreno


Antonio Petrov is presently Assistant Professor at the University of Texas San Antonio, and Caudill Visiting Critic at Rice University. He also serves as co-program director of the Expander at Archeworks, director at WAS, a think-tank in Chicago, and as editor-in-chief of DOMA. His research emphasizes on processes of urban and regional restructuring in relation to questions of how architecture as an expanded and geographically inspired idea structures, shapes and produces complex territories.


Jason Pickleman, Dan Marsden, and Leslie Bodenstein run the JNL graphic design in Chicago. Since 1992 the studio has produced design that looks like art, and art that looks like design. Boundaries don’t interest them. Ambiguity does. Appropriateness, however, never hurts.


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.


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. | | @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). | @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.


Regina Pozo lives and works in Mexico City. She holds an B.A. in Art History by the Universidad Iberoamericana. Since 2008, she has been the Director and Curator of Archivo Diseño y Arquitectura, a private non-profit foundation devoted to promoting and exhibiting design and architecture through collection and public programming. Inside Archivo, Pozo has worked as a consultant for private clients, such as 3M, and cultural support platforms such as Bonus Creative Week. She works as an advisor for other curatorial initiatives and private collectors. | @ARCHIVO_D_A_


Joanne Preston is an architectural and urban designer and architectural historian from the North of England. She is currently based in London where she has worked for a number of architecture practices on social housing and strategic visioning projects for public sector clients. Her academic research draws on her own working class heritage to explore and translate the relationship between place and social inequalities. Joanne has just joined the local authority planning team for Cambridgeshire through Public Practice, a social enterprise that places outstanding urban designers, architects and other built environment specialists in strategic public sector roles, to influence upstream the decisions that shape public space and housing delivery.


Project_ is a design and research firm founded in 1998 by Ana Miljački and Lee Moreau. Through the production of buildings, exhibitions, writing, and the instigation of discourse, Project_ strives to critically re-wire histories and futures of architecture. Ana Miljački is currently an assistant professor of architecture at MIT and a co-curator with Eva Franch i Gilabert and Ashley Schafer of the US Pavilion for the 2014 Venice Biennale. Lee Moreau is a registered architect and a principal in the design and innovation firm Continuum. |


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. | @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. |


Fidel Raso received his degree in journalism from the University of the Basque Country. A special correspondent to many international events, he witnessed firsthand the First Gulf War and the fall of the Berlin Wall. He is the author of two books exploring the deindustrialization of Bilbao, Semillas de hierro and Margen Izquierda, and was awarded second prize in the 2014 Spanish National Photojournalism Award for his photograph “Desesperación y huida.” In 2016, he was awarded the prestigious Premio Internacional de Periodismo Cátedra Manu Leguineche.


Shamik Ray is an interaction designer who believes that design is a force multiplier to create better lives. Currently he is a Design Lead in the Barclays Global Design Team in London, UK and working on the “Future of Banking” by bringing his Interaction and Service design expertise. He also spends time connecting the startup and corporate world by being an active mentor under the Barclays Accelerator and Rise programs. Having graduated from the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design and Indian Institute of Technology, he believes in designing not only “for” people but also “with” them, putting a lot of emphasis on prototyping from early stages of the design process. His favorite materials are paper and wood and lately code and electronics.


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.


Jason Reblando is an artist and photographer based in Normal, Illinois. He received his MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago, and a BA in Sociology from Boston College. He is the recipient of a U.S. Fulbright Scholar fellowship and an Illinois Arts Council Artist Fellowship Award. He has served as a grant panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts and the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs Community Arts Assistance Program. His work has been published in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Politico, the Chicago Tribune, Slate, Bloomberg Businessweek, Real Simple, Chicago Magazine, Marketplace, MAS Context, Places Journal, Bauwelt, Camera Austria, and PDNedu. His photographs are part of the collections in the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Midwest Photographers Project of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. His first book, New Deal Utopias, has been published by Kehrer Verlag this fall. | @JasonReblando


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. | @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. |


Bernhard Reuss studied photography at University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Dortmund. He has numerous works with the camera obscura and has recently engaged in a gallery project. He lives and works in Wiesbaden, Germany.


César Reyes Nájera is an architect, PhD in Bio-climatic Construction Systems and Materials. His work seeks a thermodynamic approach to architecture focusing on social issues. His research deals with the development and application of low-tech biomaterials for architecture. He is co-founder of the independent publishing house dpr-barcelona, and curator of the third Think Space programme for 2013/2014. | @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. | @quilian


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.


Charles Rice is Professor of Architecture at the University of Technology Sydney. He is the author of The Emergence of the Interior: Architecture, Modernity, Domesticity (Routledge, 2007) and Interior Urbanism: Architecture, John Portman and Downtown America (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016). He is editor in chief of The Journal of Architecture, the scholarly journal of the RIBA.


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. | @sarahrich


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. | | @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


David Robert is a French-born artist based in Tokyo. He came to Japan to buy some special pens for his illustration work, and ended up staying permanently. Working as a designer in the advertising industry, he considers making the jump to dedicating himself purely to illustration. | |


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. | @mcachicago


Rojkind Arquitectos is a Mexico City-based architecture firm practicing globally and focusing on design, business tactics, and experiential innovation. Their work explores architectural solutions as well as social and urban strategies that positively impact society and the environment by cutting across strategic fields looking to maximize project potential while maintaining attainability. | @rojkind_arq


Isaac Rooks is a Graduate School Fellow and Ph.D. Student in the Critical Studies Division of USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. His research centers on depictions of landscapes and animals in film, particularly in horror fiction. Think: films where animals attack.


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.


Carol Ross Barney, FAIA, is the founder and president of Ross Barney Architects. She is responsible for the design excellence of all projects undertaken by the studio. A native Chicagoan, Carol has developed a keen understanding of the special needs of institutional and public clients which has produced distinctive structures that have become cultural icons. Her work has been published in national/ international journals and has been exhibited in Chicago, New York, Washington D.C. and San Francisco. Under her leadership, Ross Barney Architects has received more than 60 major awards, including 4 National AIA awards, 2 COTE Top Ten awards and the 1995 AIA Illinois Firm of the Year. In 2005, Carol received the American Institute of Architects Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture, acknowledging a distinguished career and dedication to Architecture in the public realm. | @r_barc


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 architect, educator, and writer whose work examines the “unknown” as a spatial construct intimately bound to our understanding of architecture and the natural environment. He is currently a Research Associate with Gray Organschi Architecture and has held teaching positions at Wesleyan University, Yale University, and Georgia Tech.


Tomás Ruiz is a TV cameraman whose interest in abandoned places started ten years ago. Since then, he has been recording and photographing locations across Europe, from stations to hospitals. He is the administrator of the Club CELA, the most important forum in Spain concerning abandoned places, and he runs the blog Esperando al Tren since 2007.


Antonio Rull is a photographer and journalism student. | @AntonioRull


Christoph Rupprecht is a PhD candidate in urban geography and ecology at Griffith University, with a Magister Artium in Japanology from Ludwig-Maximilian University (Munich). He enjoys combining qualitative and quantitative methods to examine the role informal greenspace plays for urban residents and urban nature. | @focx


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) | @artinstitutechi


Dan Rybicky is an award-winning artist and teacher whose photographs, installations, and plays have been seen in venues in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. After receiving his BA at Vassar College and his MFA at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Dan began working with and consulting in various production capacities for filmmakers Martin Scorsese, John Sayles, and John Leguizamo. Dan recently directed the feature documentary Almost There, which screened at over thirty film festivals in 2015 before being distributed theatrically and digitally throughout the world. Dan is currently an Associate Professor in Cinema Art + Science at Columbia College Chicago where he designs and teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses.
@danrybicky | @almostthereproj


Juan Sádaba is an architect, urban planner, and industrial designer. He understands design as a creative strategy to solve problems and create intelligent beauty. This approach can be applied to the different scales of design problems, trespassing the classical boundaries between disciplines. He is currently a part-time professor at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. Juan is also the co-founder and CEO of Nerei Emotional Intelligent, a company focused on new strategies and designs for the urban space, design, and architecture. The company is part of the NER group.. | | @nereiEI


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. | @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. | @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). | |


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.


Diego Sanz, aka Karramarro, graduated in Audiovisual Communication from the University of the Basque Country. In 2010, he joined the Bilbao-based design studio Vudumedia where he works as a graphic designer. Ever since his parents gave him his first camera at the age of 10, he’s been a photo enthusiast.


Patricia Sanz Lacarra received her architectural degree from the School of Engineering and Architecture at the University of Zaragoza in 2015. Her graduate thesis was entitled “La Alhóndiga de Bilbao (1987-1990). Arquitectura no construida de Jorge Oteiza.” As part of the ERASMUS program, she studied at the Faculdade de Arquitetura de la Universidade Técnica de Lisboa between 2013 and 2014. In 2016, she received her Master of Architecture from the University of Zaragoza. Since 2016, she has worked as a design architect at TheLeisureWay in Zaragoza.


Terry Satomi is an illustrator from Tokyo. She is a graduate of the Department of Graphic Design from the Tama Art University.


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. | | @mika_savela


David Schalliol is a PhD candidate in the University of Chicago’s Department of Sociology who explores the transformation of urban centers through hybrid ethnographic, filmic, and photographic projects. The Japanese publisher Utakatado released his first book Isolated Building Studies in February 2014. Schalliol contributed to Highrise: Out My Window, an interactive documentary that won the 2011 International Digital Emmy for Non-Fiction. His current film project, The Area, focuses on a portion of Englewood where 400 families are being displaced by the expansion of the Norfolk Southern South Side 47th Street Terminal. | @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. |


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. | @jaytiesse


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.


François Schuiten was not yet 20 years old when he published, in 1973, his first comic strip panels in Pilote. In 1968, he met his future partner in crime, Benoît Peeters. In 1982, they ultimately created their first joint project. The readers of (A SUIVRE) magazine are introduced to Les murailles de Samaris. Ever since, the two men have remained inseparable. They designed books of all shapes and sizes within the framework of the Cités Obscures. Since the mid-80s, he has collaborated with various filmmakers, for whom he dreams up décors and costumes. He is also an illustrious scenographer, be it for the public sphere (Porte de Hal metro station in Brussels and the Arts & Métiers metro station in Paris) or for exhibitions (Le pavillon des utopies in Hanover in 2000). He was awarded the Grand Prix de la Ville d’Angoulême in 2002.


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 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. | @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.


Koldo Serra is a Bilbao-born filmmaker. Growing up shooting skateboarding videos, drawing, and devouring comics, he is the director of award-wining short films, episodes for TV series, commercials, and music videos. In 2007, he released his first feature film, The Backwoods. On April 26, 2016, he released his second feature, Gernika ,coinciding with the 79th anniversary of the German bombing raid over the eponymous town during the Spanish Civil War. | @gernikathemovie | @KoldoSerra


Adrian Shaughnessy is a graphic designer, writer, publisher, art and culture zealot based in London. He is also a senior tutor in Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art and a founding partner in Unit Editions, a publishing company producing books on design and visual culture. Scratching the Surface, a collection of his journalism, has recently been published. | @uniteditions | @AJWShaughnessy


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. | @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. | @cshirky


Growing up in a military family, Christina Shivers moved to a new location every two
years. Because of this, she considers many places and no place home. She is a recent graduate of architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia and previously studied music at the Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.


Craig Shparago is a Creative Director at Leo Burnett Chicago. His work has been recognized by industry shows and publications including Cannes, The One Show, D&AD, The CLIOS, The ANDYs, The London International Awards, The MPA Kelly Awards, Creativity, The Addys, The OBIEs, Adweek, and Communication Arts. A graduate of Bradley University, Craig lives with his wife, daughter, and extraordinary cat in Wilmette, Illinois. | @craigshparago


Henry Shukman is an English poet, writer, and an associate Zen master in the Sanbo Zen lineage, with the teaching name Ryu’un. His fiction has won an Arts Council Award and has been a finalist for the O. Henry Award. His first poetry collection, In Dr. No’s Garden, won the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize and was a Book of the Year in The Times and The Guardian.


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. | | @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.


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. | @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… | @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 specializes in capturing images of everyday life on the streets of Shanghai. | @robshanghai


Smout Allen is a London-based studio funded by Mark Smout and Laura Allen. Their work takes two routes: (1) architectural competitions, where the particular rigor of the competition brief, site, and program provide the basis for new investigations, and (2) conceptual design projects that test out the agenda and methodology of the design research practice. They focus on the dynamic relationship between the natural and the man made and how this can be revealed to enhance the experience of the architectural landscape. Mark and Laura are both Senior Lecturers at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. | @SmoutAllen


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.


Roberto Soundy is an architect, urbanist, and researcher. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, he obtained a post-graduate master degree at the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam. As a member of Asociación Centroamericana Taller de Arquitectura (a—c—t—a), his research has focused on the underlying forces of urbanization and the idea of the political, exploring alternative modes of housing.


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.


Joshua G. Stein is the co-editor of the forthcoming book on dingbats published by DoppelHouse Press in 2015. He is the founder of Radical Craft, a Los Angeles-based studio that develops methods for the translation of craft operations into broader scales and domains. He has taught design studios and fabrication seminars at California College of the Arts, Cornell University, SCI-Arc, and the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. He was a 2010-11 Rome Prize Fellow in Architecture, and is currently an Associate Professor of Architecture at Woodbury University.


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.


John Stirratt is a bassist, multi-instrumentalist, and producer best known for his work in the acclaimed rock band Wilco, which he co-founded with Jeff Tweedy in 1994. Stirratt lives in Chicago with his wife Crissy and daughter Tallulah. | @Oneanda3


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. | @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).


Luke Sturgeon is a London-based designer with extensive experience in the design of interactive experiences, services, and tools. Through artistic exploration, collaboration, teaching, and multidisciplinary research his work finds ways to perceive the invisible world around us with a focus on the digitization of reality, self-perception, and the perceptions of others. He is a visiting lecturer at University of Herts, visiting faculty at CIID, and is currently pursuing an MA in Design Interactions from Royal College of Art.


Jens Sundheim studied photography at University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Dortmund and University of Plymouth in Exeter, England. He lives in Dortmund, Germany and works wherever his travels lead him. |


Mariya Suzuki is a Japanese illustrator. She received her BFA in Illustration at California State University of Long Beach. After living in her hometown Nara, she decided to move to Tokyo in 2014. Now you can find her drawing in many cafes, at events, and in music venues. |


Joost Swarte started to draw comics at the end of the 1960s, while studying industrial design. In 1970, he published his first comic book, and from 1971 on he worked for the famous Dutch comic magazine Tante Leny Presenteert (Aunt Leny Presents). With the comic series Dr Ben Cine & D in VRIJ Nederland he rose to international fame. In 1990 he initiated the Stripdagen, a biennial international comic event that took place for the first time in 1992 in Haarlem, Holland.


Patrick Sykes is a writer, editor, and radio producer based in London. His writing has appeared in The Times, Design Observer, and Polis, and he has produced programmes for BBC Radio 4 and Resonance FM. | @patrick_sykes


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. | @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. | @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.


TALL is a collaborative group formed by Kyle Branchesi and Shane Reiner-Roth and based in Los Angeles. Their work challenges the looseness of architecture and its presence in media. Their work has been published in EDGE_CONDITION magazine, The Oxford School of Architecture Journal, and Clog journal, among others. | @kjbranchesi | @ShaneReinerRoth


Tama-chan (Takayo Kiyota) was born in Shinjuku, Tokyo. After graduating from the Setsu Mode Seminar she started to work in advertisement, magazines, and books as a freelance illustrator. Since 2005, she has called herself the sushi roll artist “Tama-chan.” Through workshops she has been introducing the importance of food culture, food education, as well as the joy of making things with her maki-sushi. In 2013, she won the second prize on “the longest scream in the world” sponsored by Innovation Norway. In 2014, Little More Co. published Smiling Sushi Roll, the first anthology of her work. |


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. | @oritarrago


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.


Jan Theun van Rees is an Amsterdam-based photographer whose work documents the inner workings and hidden spaces of buildings and visualizes interconnected spatial structures. His work has been exhibited internationally and he is the author of One Wall Away: Chicago’s Hidden Spaces (US Equities, 2007) and VERBORGEN STAD / HIDDEN CITY Amsterdam 2003–2013 (one wall away, 2013).


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.


Stanley Tigerman (1930-2019) was a principal in the Chicago architectural and design firm of Tigerman McCurry Architects and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects as well as the Society of Architectural Historians. Of the nearly 500 projects defining his career, 200-plus built works embrace virtually every building type. He delivered over 1,100 lectures worldwide, he was the resident architect at the American Academy in Rome in 1980, and he was Director of the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago for eight years. In 1994, in association with Eva Maddox, he co-founded ARCHEWORKS, a socially oriented design laboratory and school, where he remained as Director until 2008 when they were awarded Civic Ventures’ Purpose Prize Fellows.


Zenovia Toloudi is architect, artist, and Assistant Professor at Studio Art, Dartmouth College. She has received a Doctor of Design degree from Harvard GSD, a Master of Architecture from Illinois Institute of Technology (as a Fulbright Fellow), and a Diploma in Architectural Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In 2000, Zenovia founded Studio Z, a research and art-design practice that centers on architecture, ephemeral and adaptive structures, and experiential installations. She has taught at Harvard, MIT, IIT, WIT, BAC, Aristotle University, and Hellenic American Educational Foundation.


John Tolva is the leader of PositivEnergy Practice, a Chicago-based clean tech systems engineering firm for buildings and cities. He served as Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Chief Technology Officer for the City of Chicago from 2011 to 2013. From 1998 to 2011 he worked for IBM on applications of technology in cultural, social, and environmental domains. | | @johntolva


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 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.


Alexander Trevi lives in Chicago | | @pruned


Neyran Turan is an architect, and currently an Assistant Professor at Rice University School of Architecture. Turan is a founding editor of the New Geographies journal, which focuses on contemporary issues of urbanism and architecture, and is the editor-in-chief of the first two volumes of the journal: New Geographies 0 and New Geographies: After Zero. She is also a co-founder of NEMESTUDIO, a research and design collaborative based in Houston.


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. | @nicolatwilley


Florence Twu is an emerging voice, currently working through issues of knowledge, space, and power in our contemporary political economy. In design practice, she has contributed to projects ranging from installations to supertall buildings. Her perspective reflects her education in social theory and architecture.


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.happynothing.com


Faiza Uppal is an intern at Jurassic Studio and a fourth-year Bachelor of Architecture student at Illinois Institute of Technology. At Jurassic Studio, she helps to research ornamentation, patterns, and the use of parametric tools to translate the decorative to the spatial. | @Jurassic_Studio


UrbanLab is a research-based architecture and urban design practice led by Sarah Dunn and Martin Felsen. UrbanLab strives to respond to the complexity, growth, and unintended consequences of the modern city by developing catalogues of architectural, infrastructural, and urbanistic design strategies. UrbanLab’s projects range from urban infrastructural plans to buildings and architecture proposals. In parallel, Felsen and Dunn are principal investigators for funded research focusing on public space, infrastructure, and resources in American (and American-style) cities and megaregions. | @TeamUrbanLab


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. | @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. | @luisurculo


Joseph Valerio, FAIA, a founding partner of VDTA, is an award-winning architect recognized for his creativity in project design. A tireless innovator with an enormous capacity for creation, he oversees the design development of all firm commissions. Joseph’s portfolio, accumulated over a 40 year career, includes a wide variety of projects and numerous design awards. Corporate office, high-tech industrial, institutional, retail, healthcare, restaurant, residential and theater facilities are all represented. | @buildordie_vdta


Lyndon Valicenti is an environmental consultant and has most recently served as program consultant to the MacArthur Foundation and environmental strategist for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill’s City Design Studio. Her career is dedicated to designing and implementing innovative programs and policies that promote sustainable urban and ecological systems. Lyndon’s new blog explores the beauty of Chicago’s wilderness.


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. | | @3stDesign


Mélanie van der Hoorn is a Cultural Anthropologist with a specialization in Material Culture. She is the author of Indispensable Eyesores: An Anthropology of Undesired Buildings (Berghahn Books, 2009) and Bricks & Balloons: Architecture in Comic-Strip Form (010 Publishers, 2012). Currently she is working as an independent researcher (research project on creative architectural commercials) and as an external lecturer at Vienna University of Technology and the University of Innsbruck.


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.”


Alfonso Vegara is the founder and president of Fundación Metrópoli, an international institution based in Madrid. Fundación Metrópoli leads Proyecto Cities, a project that studies the innovations, competitive advantages, and success factors of twenty cities from five continents, including Toronto, Boston, Curitiba, Sydney, Shanghai, and Euskal Hiria (Basque City). Between 2002 and 2005, Alfonso was the president of the International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP) and is currently an advisor of the Government of Singapore for the development of One North. | @FundMetropoli


Camilo José Vergara is a photographer and writer. Since the early 1970’s he has been documenting poor, minority communities in the United Stated by photographing the built environment in New York City, Chicago, Detroit, Newark, Los Angeles and sixteen other cities. A MacArthur Fellow, he is the author of many books, most recently Harlem: The Unmaking of a Ghetto (University of Chicago Press, 2013). In 2013 he was awarded the National Humanities Medal. |


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.


Chris Ware is a comic book artist and cartoonist best-known as the creator of the Acme Novelty Library, publications in various formats that feature the adventures of such characters as Quimby the Mouse and Jimmy Corrigan. Not quite comic books, not quite graphic novels, Ware’s work mines art history, popular culture, and personal experience, capturing a queasy sense of reality of modern life in a “retro” style distinctly his own. His latest book is Building Stories (Pantheon, 2012).


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. | | @masoncwhite


Henrietta Williams is a photographer and videographer based in London. Her work often explores urbanist theories; particularly considering ideas around urbanism, security, and defense. In 2005 she completed a BA in Fine Art Sculpture at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, and in 2008 graduated with a distinction from an MA in Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication. | @henri_mwilliams


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. | @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.


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. | @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. | | @narrowstreetsLA


Yosigo is a photographer and graphic designer based in Barcelona, Spain, whose work pays particular attention to space, symmetry, and color. He has exhibited his work in the monographic exhibition Kresala in the Aquarium San Sebastian and has had his work published in international magazines including Colors and Wired. His latest book is called Riu Avall.


Zaha Hadid Architects is a London-based international architecture and design firm founded in 1979 by the late architect Zaha Hadid. As pioneers in research and design investigation, their implementation of state-of-the-art technologies have aided the realization of fluid, dynamic, and therefore complex architectural structures worldwide. Some of the firm’s most well-known buildings include the Vitra Fire Station in Weil Am Rhein (1993), the MAXXI: Italian National Museum of 21st Century Arts in Rome (2009), and the Heydar Aliyev Centre in Baku (2013). Among many other awards, Zaha Hadid was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 2004 and the RIBA’s 2016 Royal Gold Medal.


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. | @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. | @loudpaper


John Zils is an Associate Partner Emeritus at Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) Since joining SOM in 1966, John has served as structural engineer on numerous projects ranging widely in scope and scale, including the 110-story Sears Tower in Chicago, the King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. John is the recipient of multiple awards including those from the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Institute of Steel Construction, and the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois. | @som_design