An Fonteyne and Sara Sherif in dialogue
An Fonteyne graduated from Ghent University in 1994 and gained professional experience in Rotterdam and London. In 2000 she established noAarchitecten (Brussels, Bruges) together with Jitse van den Berg and Philippe Vierin. With a group of 15 people they work on mainly public buildings of different times, occupancies and scales. After winning the international competition for Kanal–Centre Pompidou in Brussels in 2018, they founded the project-based office Atelier Kanal, together with Sergison Bates architects (London) and EM2N (Zurich). An Fonteyne has taught at TU Delft and UHasselt. Since 2017 she is Professor of Architecture and Design at ETH Zurich.
Sara Sherif, born 1995 in Geneva, is currently pursuing an MSc in Architecture at ETH Zurich. She studied with An Fonteyne in the studio Denkraum#2 Exactitude – Building Character during the spring semester 2018. From 2018 to 2019 she was one of the co-redactors of the trans magazin — the semi-annual journal of the Department of Architecture at ETH Zurich managed by an independent student editorial team — where she worked on the issues of Reality (33rd) and Youth (34th). In March 2019 she started a five months internship with Lacaton & Vassal.
Will is the Founder and current Director of the London School of Architecture. He was previously executive editor of The Architectural Review and editor of The Architects’ Journal and Building Design. Trained as an architect at the Bartlett, UCL, and at the Royal College of Art, Will has taught architecture at London Metropolitan University and the RCA and was the creative director for the RIBA conference Guerilla Tactics 2014. Will is a fellow of the Legatum Institute and the Royal Society of Arts, and is a Board member of Fast Forward 2030, which is part of the Institute for Global Prosperity.
Momoyo Kaijima (b.1969, Tokyo) graduated from Japan Women’s University in 1991. She founded Atelier Bow-Wow with Yoshiharu Tsukamoto in 1992. In 1994 she received her master degree from the Tokyo Institute of Technology. During 1996-97 she was a guest student at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (ETHZ). In 2000 she completed her post-graduate program at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. She has served at the Art and Design School of the University of Tsukuba since 2000, currently as an associate professor (2009-). Since 2017 she has been serving as a Professor of Architectural Behaviorology at ETHZ.
Lesley Lokko is an architect, academic and the author of ten best-selling novels. She is currently Director of School and full professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. She trained as an architect at the Bartlett School of Architecture from 1989–1995, and gained her PhD in Architecture from the University of London in 2007. She has taught at schools in the US, the UK, Europe, Australia and Africa. She is the editor of White Papers, Black Marks: Race, Culture, Architecture; editor-in-chief of FOLIO: Journal of Contemporary African Architecture and is on the editorial board of ARQ. She has been an on-going contributor to discourses around identity, race, African urbanism and the speculative nature of African architectural space and practice for nearly thirty years.
Maruša Zorec studied at the Faculty of architecture in Ljubljana where she teaches since 1993. She is practicing within Arrea architecture since 1996. In 2018 she exhibited 'Unveiling the hidden' at the Venice biennale and published a book by the same name. Noted built work and projects: renovation of villa Ventrelli, Seča near Portorož (with Robert Potokar and Ana Kučan); exhibition and book ‘Oton Jugovec, architect’; Open-air altar, Brezje (with Martina Tepina); renovation of Vetrinje manor, Maribor (with Matjaž Bolčina); renovation of the the castle outbuilding, Ormož (with Maša Živec); High school Ravne na Koroškem, (with Mitja Novak); renovation of the Plečnik house, Ljubljana (with Maša Živec and Matjaž Bolčina); renovation of Švicarija art center (with Martina Tepina and Mark Koritnik).
Professor Harriet Harriss (RIBA, PFHEA, Ph.D.) is a qualified architect and Dean of the Pratt School of Architecture in Brooklyn, New York. Her teaching, research and writing focus upon pioneering new pedagogic models for design education, as captured in Radical Pedagogies: Architectural Education & the British Tradition, and for widening participation in architecture to ensure it remains as diverse as the society it seeks to serve, a subject she interrogates in her book, A Gendered Profession. Professor Harriss has won various awards for teaching excellence including a Brookes Teaching Fellowship, a Higher Education Academy Internationalisation Award, a Churchill Fellowship, and two Santander awards. Before joining the RCA, she led the MArchD in Architecture at Oxford Brookes and was appointed a Principal Lecturer of Student Experience. Professor Harriss was awarded a Clore Fellowship for cultural leadership (2016-17) and elected to the European Association of Architectural Educators Council in summer 2017. Professor Harriss' public consultancy roles include writing national construction curriculum for the UK government's Department for Education and international program validations and pedagogy design and development. Across both academe and industry, Professor Harriss has spoken across a range of media channels (from the BBC to TEDx) on the wider issues facing the built environment, is a recognized advocate for design education and was nominated by Dezeen as a champion for women in architecture and design in 2019.
eFIADE Erasmus+ project
Isil Ruhi- Sipahioglu
Işil Ruhi-Sipahioğlu; B. Arch., M. Arch., Ph.D. received her Bachelor’s degree in architecture from Gazi University and Master’s degree in architecture from Middle East Technical University (METU). Practised as an architect before starting her Ph.D. in building environment and technology program at Politecnico di Milano (Milano, Italy). Lecturer in the Department of Architecture at the TOBB University of Economics and Technology. Her research interests include sustainable building design and assessment, and architectural design education.
Dora Gorenak (1993, Croatia) is a recent graduate of the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Architecture. Over the last six years she has been developing youth-oriented international seminars in Germany revolving around politics, sociology and design. Through her active participation in EASA (European Architecture Student’s Assembly), she continues to explore educational approaches within architectural field. She has been an organizer and curator of RE:EASA 2018 project in Rijeka Croatia. She is currently involved in several independent and academic projects on the local and European level related to networking and education - moderating panels, lecturing, curating exhibitions and tutoring workshops. She is part of the tutoring team for CourseX student workshop, a pre-program of the EAAE2019 conference.
RIJEKA EXCURSION AND LECTURE
Idis Turato is a renowned Croatian architect and professor at the Faculty of Architecture in Zagreb, as well as visiting professor at the Faculties of Architecture in Belgrade, Ljubljana and Split. In 1992, he opened the office Randić-Turato with Saša Randić, and in 2009 established an independent office – the Turato Architectural Bureau. He has won a number of architectural awards, including the 2005 Piranesi Award for the Fran Krsto Frankopan Elementary School. His projects have been nominated ten times for the prestigious European Architecture Prize Mies van der Rohe Award, and he has won all major domestic architectural awards: Viktor Kovačić, Drago Galić and Vladimir Nazor. He represented Croatia at the 10th and 12th Venice Architecture Biennale. He is part of the team that developed the concept of the Rijeka 2020 project - the European Capital of Culture, after which Rijeka was given the title. After winning the title, he became the artistic director of the Sweet&Salt program and is one of the founders of the Center for Urban Transition, Architecture and Urbanism - DeltaLab.
SESSIONS AND POSTERS
Naime Esra Akin, Beykent University, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Department of Architecture
Naime Esra Akin is Ass. Prof. of Architecture at Beykent University. She has a PhD from Gazi University and M.Arch from Middle East Technical University. She has done research and design projects, prizes from architectural design contests, articles published in international magazines. She organised scientific exhibitions and workshops internationally. Akin’s research focuses on issues of Architectural Design, Architectural Mapping, Architectural Education, Spatial Reading and Mapping.
Duaa al Maani, Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University
Duaa al Maani is a PhD candidate at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University. She is interested in educational research within design-based subjects with a particular focus on independent learning. She is researching learning independence and other hidden perspectives in the design studio, primarily through reconstructing students’ lived experience during their first year at architecture school. She has presented research papers at various international conferences within and outside the UK during the past two years.
F. Pınar Arabacıoğlu, Yıldız Technical University – YTU
Born in 1976 in Karlsruhe, Germany, Pınar Arabacıoğlu has graduated from Sankt Georg Austrian Girls' High School. She completed her undergraduate studies in Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University and got her master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Yıldız Technical University Architectural Design Program. She has been a faculty member in Yıldız Technical University Department of Architecture since 2001. Starting with her education she has been both a participant and part of the organization board in various national and international workshops. She took part as a designer in numerous national architectural competitions, where she received several awards. She has held various administrative positions in YTU Faculty of Architecture. She continues her studies in fields such as Architectural Education, Historical Environment-Design Relationship, Socio-cultural Themes in Architectural Design, Infographic Design.
Ozan Avci, MEF University Faculty of Arts Design and Architecture
B.Sc, M.Sc and Phd from ITU Faculty of Architecture Department of Architecture and Fulbrighter at PennDesign between 2013-14. Between 2005-17, he worked as a research assistant at ITU. Since 2017, he has been working as an Assistant Prof. at MEF University FADA Department of Architecture. His research interests are body-space-time relations, bodily experience, sensation, representation theories and methods and the interaction between fashion design and architecture.
Ayse Zeynep Aydemir, MEF University Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture
Zeynep Aydemir is an assistant professor of architecture with a research practice on architectural design learning. She received her BArch (2008) and MSc in Architectural Design (2011) degrees from Istanbul Technical University. She completed her jointly supervised PhD entitled ‘Experiments, Practices and Positions in Architectural Design Studios’ at KU Leuven and ITU in 2017. Currently, she teaches at MEF University Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture.
Simon Beeson, Arts University Bournemouth
Simon Beeson studied at the University of Manchester, Hull School of Architecture and the University of Minnesota. He has practiced as an architect, public artist and educator. In 2007 he established the BA(Hons)Architecture course at Arts University Bournemouth, where he is currently Course Leader. He was a Research Fellow at the Henry Moore Institute (Leeds, 2002-3), Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop (2018). and at Stiftung Hans Arp and Sophie Taeuber-Arp (Berlin, 2019). He is current a candidate for PhD Architecture by Design at the University of Edinburgh.
Dag Boutsen & Carl Bourgeois, Faculty of Architecture KU Leuven
Dag Boutsen, dean and Carl Bourgeois, vicedean education of the Faculty of Architecture KU Leuven, are both architects. Together, they work hard on facing the crucial challenges that face schools of architecture and architects today. Especially in university contexts. They try to define what the Faculty of Architecture (°2013) is all about.
Teresa Calix, Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto
Teresa Calix is an architect and assistant professor at FAUP, where she is the coordinator of the study profile Dynamics and Urban Forms of the PhD Programme in Architecture and the coordinator of the course Projecto 5 – urban design studio – of the Integrated Master in architecture. She is also the coordinator of the research group Morphologies and Dynamics of the Territory of the Centre for Studies in Architecture and Urbanism. She is FAUP’s Vice-Dean.
Kristina Careva, Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb
Assist. prof. Kristina Careva PhD MArch graduated in 2002 and defended her PhD dissertation “Architectural model of space for interdisciplinary research in art and technology” in 2012. She teaches at the Faculty of Architecture in Zagreb after working in architectural offices in Croatia and Finland. The focus of her interest are interdisciplinary action and participatory methods in design as one of the social sustainability insurers. She leads “City Acupuncture” initiative from 2009.
Adéla Chmelová, The Faculty of Architecture, Czech Technical University in Prague
Attained master degree at FA CTU in Prague (module Garden and Landscape Architecture) between 2012-2018. Enrolled in doctoral studies since 2018 at FA CTU (tutor Vladimír Sitta). Since 2018 she is a Research Assistant in the studio of Vladimír Sitta (Terragram) at the FA CTU in Prague. She completed her internship by Rehwaldt Landschaftsarchitekten Dresden in 2017 and since 2018 cooporates with Rehwaldt.
Alessandra Como, University of Salerno
Alessandra Como is Associate Professor in Architectural and Urban Design. She studied in Naples at the university “Federico II”, where she also received a PhD in Architectural Design with a thesis dealing with the relationship between ruin and design in the work of Sir John Soane. She has worked several years at Francesco Venezia studio (Naples), then on her own and with other colleagues. She began her university career in the UK and the USA where she has taught design studio courses and history and theory courses at various architectural schools – Washington State University (U.S.A.), Architectural Association (London), Manchester School of Architecture (U.K.) - before returning to Italy at the University of Salerno. Architecture in her teaching, research, and also design work, is seen as an interpretative act, a work of manipulation, construction of narratives, and re-design.
Barbara Coppetti, Polytechnic of Milan, Department of Architecture and Urban Studies
She is Assistant Professor in Architecture and Urban Design at the Department of Architecture and Urban Studies at the Polytechnic of Milan, Professor of Architectural Design Studio 1 + Advanced Architectural Design Studio in the Master in Sustainable Architecture and Landscape Design. She develops her research on the topics of the project of open and public spaces and buildings with specific attention to architecture of the soil. She’s Scientific Responsible of the research "A Shared School. For a culture of happiness" winning the 2017 New Generation Call, for the fight against child educational poverty; an interdisciplinary project of a teaching model for the Public School that provides for the renewal of learning spaces. She coordinated the program "Re-forming Milan. Design experiments for neglected and decayed spaces and building"; she’s scientific director of the "Industry in the park - Architecture Energy Landscape", a research program commissioned by the holding Terni Research. She is member of the research group involved in the Ministry funded, PRIN Re-Cycle Italy on the regeneration of industrials and marginal areas. She has worked as a professional consulting for the City of Milan at the Strategic Projects Sector. She’s curator of several exhibitions, author of books, essays and articles published in specialized magazines.
Giovanni Corbellini, Politecnico di Torino
Giovanni Corbellini (1959), architect, PhD, critic of contemporary architecture. He taught in Venice, Ferrara, Milan, Trieste and is currently Full professor of architectural design at the Polytecnhic of Turin. His latest books are Ex libris. 16 keywords of contemporary architecture (2018), Telling Spaces (2018), Recycled Theory: Illustrated Dictionary (with Sara Marini, 2016), Dr. Corbellini’s Pills ( 2016), Bioreboot. The architecture of R&Sie(n) (2009).
Paula Craft-Pegg, University of Portsmouth
Paula Craft-Pegg is a Principal Lecturer, Course Leader and Architect teaching at the University of Portsmouth. Her teaching and research reflect her experience and interest in collaborative and cross-discipline design, pedagogy, and design sociology. The inseparable relationship between landscape and architecture is explored through her professional practice at craft:pegg, research, and studios using cultural, historical, and topographic concepts to design and support ecologically and economically sustainable places. Paula also teaches professional practice as an integrated design tool - enabling, supporting, and creating successful design projects through practice.
Dieter Dietz, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
Dieter Dietz is an Associate Professor at the School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC) and director of ALICE (Atelier de la conception de l’espace) at EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne). He was educated at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (Arch. Degree 1991) and studied architectural design with Diller/Scofidio at the Cooper Union in New York. He is currently working with the ALICE team on several pedagogical and research projects at diverse scales with laboratories inside and outside EPFL.
Anica Dragutinović, Faculty of Design Sciences, University of Antwerp
Anica Dragutinović, M.Arch, is a PhD Candidate at the University of Antwerp (Belgium). Her PhD research is focusing on evaluation and transformation of modernist housing blocks in New Belgrade. She is a research assistant and coordinator of Master Program MIAD/MID-Facade Design at OWL UAS (Germany) since 2016; and a member of the Erasmus+ project Re-use of Modernist Buildings. She obtained Master of Architecture in 2016 at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Architecture (Serbia), and Bachelor of Architecture in 2014 at the same Faculty. During the studies she was a student teaching assistant and had different internships on international level.
Miriam Dunn, School of Architecture SAUL Limerick
Miriam Dunn is an architect and lecturer in Design Studio and structures at the SAUL, School of Architecture, University of Limerick. Miriam is in private practice and is currently completing a PhD on the overlap of engineering and architecture entitled “Drawing as thinking: Structures and Design.” Miriam is also a guest tutor in UCD and TU Dublin Schools of Architecture.
James F. Eckler, Marywood University School of Architecture
James Eckler is the Director of the School of Architecture at Marywood University. He is interested in the spatial qualities of cities for their capacity to incentivize community, and dwelling. Additionally, he focuses on pedagogies for advancing this agenda in academia.
Karl Otto Ellefsen, AHO Oslo School of Architecture and Design; Central Academy of Fine Arts, CAFA Visual Arts Innovation Centre, Beijing
Karl Otto Ellefsen was a professor at The Norwegian University of Technology until 1995 and is professor in architecture and urbanism at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO). He was heading the school as Rector from 2001 – 2015. Ellefsen has taught architecture and urbanism in universities since 1984, and has headed doctoral programs and given PhD supervision since the beginning of the 1990`s. He is currently a chaired professor at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. Karl Otto Ellefsen was the president of EAAE from 2013 to 2017.
Patrick Flynn, School of Architecture TU Dublin
Patrick Flynn is an architect and educator with an interest in the environment. He teaches on the BArch and MArch programmes and holds an MA in education. He has served on the Board of Architectural Education in the RIAI. His professional experience includes working in New York and Dublin. He has chaired visiting boards to UCD, SAUL and CCAE schools of architecture on behalf of the RIAI.
Ed Frith, Arts University Bournemouth (AUB)
Architect, Moving Architecture and Course Leader for M.Arch (ARB/RIBA Part2) at Arts University Bournemouth (AUB). EASA participant organiser 1982-1986.
Julie Gwilliam, Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University
Dr Julie Gwilliam (MA, BArch, MSc, PhD, FHEA) is College Dean for Postgraduate Studies at Cardiff University and Senior lecturer in the Welsh School of Architecture.
Her main interests lie in the transition of architectural and associated built environment professional practice towards a sustainable future. As such she is interested in the social production of buildings, collaborative practices, the investigation of professional working practices in the delivery of built environment sustainability. She also has a long term interest in the role of education and continuing professional development in the delivery sustainable development including in the study and teaching of environmental design and sustainability as applied to the built environment.
Harriet Harriss, Royal College of Art
Dr. Harriet Harriss (RIBA, PFHEA) is a qualified architect, a Reader in Architectural Education and leads the Post-Graduate Research programme in Architecture at the Royal College of Art in London. Her teaching, research and writing focus upon pioneering new pedagogic models for design education (as captured in Radical Pedagogies: Architectural Education & the British Tradition) and for widening participation in architecture to ensure it remains as diverse as the society it seeks to serve (a subject she interrogates in her book, A Gendered Profession).
Tereza Haumerová, Prague Academy of Arts Architecture and Design
Studying architecture at the Academy of Arts Architecture and Design in Prague. Currently completing an internship in an architectural office in Basel. Became a part of the EASA network after first year of architectural studies. EASA National Contact for Slovakia between the years 2015 - 2018 and promoting unconventional education possibilities of EASA among students in Slovakia. In summer 2018, assisted in the organisation process of Never-Never school, a summer school using a narrative scenario making method about utopias in the context of the postsocialist district in Košice. In August 2019 taking part of Retek Art Colony with the theme of „Shape Shift“ as a tutor of the workshop Teatro Scenario.
Alan Hooper, Mackintosh School of Architecture, The Glasgow School of Art
Alan Hooper, a qualified architect and educator has been a programme leader and senior lecturer at the Mackintosh School of Architecture since 2008. In 2010 Alan became a member of Architecture and Design Scotland’s Design Forum and in 2013 was appointed as visiting Professor to Guangzhou University. Alan represented Scotland at the 2014 Venice Biennale. Alan’s research interests include pedagogy, urban geology and the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
Neslihan İmamoğlu, Yıldız Technical University – YTU
Neslihan graduated from the department of architecture at Yeditepe University in 2012. She continues her post-graduate studies in the architectural design program at the Yıldız Technical University. She has been working on physical environment and design perception under the umbrella of TAG Platform since 2012. She has been undertaking the role of an editor, publication coordinator and content developer at architectural publications, workshops, and events initiated by Binat Communication and Consultancy, since 2013. She took part in architectural competitions as jury member, jury secretary and part of the organization board.
Arda Inceoğlu, MEF University Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture
Arda Inceoğlu is the founding Dean of MEF University Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture. He received his BArch (1989) from Istanbul Technical University and MArch degree from NCSU College of Design. Taught architectural design studios and architectural theory courses at ITU between 1992–2013 and at NCSU College of Design between 2001-2002 and 2013-2014. He has been involved in the practice of architecture with several completed works and awarded architectural and urban design projects.
Krunoslav Ivanišin, Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb
Krunoslav Ivanišin holds a diploma from the University of Zagreb and doctorate in architecture from the University of Ljubljana. He is partner in IVANIŠIN. KABASHI. ARHITEKTI, and assistant professor at the Chair for Architectural Design, Af Zagreb. He won prizes in architectural competitions, constructed buildings of different scales, and exhibited internationally. He taught architecture at the ETH Zürich, BIArch Barcelona and TU Graz, and published books and magazines for relevant international publishers.
Gro Lauvland, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Gro Lauvland received her architectural degree from The Oslo School of Architecture (AHO) in 1988. She is a practising architect and since 1990 she has also worked in the field of research and development alongside to teaching. Her research interest includes architectural philosophy and aesthetics. After completing her master’s degree in urbanism at AHO, she wrote her Ph.D. thesis on Christian Norberg-Schulz´s theory of place, Work and Conditions. Christian Norberg-Schulz´s theory of place seen from the perspective of a philosophy of architecture. (Verk and vilkår. Christian Norberg-Schulz´ stedsteori i et arkitekturfilosofisk perspektiv.) Besides practicing as an architect and writer, she is now working as an assistant professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim. Lauvland is a member of the Norwegian Non-fiction Writers and Translators Association (NFF).
Rene Lisac, Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb
Assist. prof. Rene Lisac PhD MArch works at the Faculty of Architecture in Zagreb. He was a head of Zagreb Society of Architects, where he leads “City Acupuncture” initiative. Together with his PhD thesis “Guidelines system for sustainable campus planning”, his research interests are focused on sustainable planning, participatory planning methods, “quadruple helix” processes, planning of public spaces, sustainable strategies, traditional and contemporary construction in mountain areas.
Wolfgang List, Institute of Construction and Design Principles, Graz University of Technology
Wolfgang List is a founding member of the architecture practice MOSTLIKELY. He held workshops and lectures at the Escuela Taller de Bogotá, the New Design University in St. Pölten, the Vienna University of Technology and the Tongji University in Shanghai. He published the books “most likely design”, “4.3. - 23.3. Team Wien” and “Demolished Modified Endangered”. Since 2016 Wolfgang List teaches and researches at the Institute of Construction and Design Principles at Graz University of Technology.
Laura P. Lupi, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
Laura P. Lupi has been teaching architectural design for 4 years in the realm of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) within the ALICE laboratory, where she is currently pursuing research on pedagogical innovation and excellence in teaching architecture at undergraduate and graduate levels. She holds an International PhD in Project Design -informed by Prof. Philip Ursprung- since February 2016. Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship holder, she was Guest Researcher at the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio (AAM) in 2013-2014, where she had studied with Peter Zumthor in 2002-2003.
Alessandro Massarente, Department of Architecture, University of Ferrara
Architect, PhD, Associate Professor at the University of Ferrara. He is teaching since 1992 at the Faculty of Architecture of Ferrara. PhD in “Methodology problems in architectural design”, he was a university researcher since 1999 in Architectural and urban Design at the First Faculty of Architecture at the Politecnico of Turin and since 2004 at the Faculty of Architecture of Ferrara. Author or editor of more than two hundred articles, essays and books on design tools and methods, in particular dedicated to the relation between historical urban lanscape and contemporary architecture.
Jo Meers, University of Antwerp, Faculty of Design Sciences, Department of Architecture
Until 2013 Jo is partner of Planners, a company for landscape, urban design and architecture that designed public projects that try to add value to the local (un)built space and community. The common thread in his approach at the department of Architecture is to broaden the horizon and reference framework of the students. He teaches Exploration of the Praxis, is co-curator of the International Design Week and as Erasmus coordinator he unfolds a highly inclusive approach to internationalization.
Fidel A. Meraz, University of the West of England, Bristol
Senior Lecturer in Architecture with an established career in teaching architecture. He has participated in the planning, validation and pedagogical direction of architectural and design programmes, and served as external examiner. He is Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. His research focuses on philosophical approaches to relationships between spatiality, temporality and the architectural place, as well as on issues of collective memory, heritage conservation and cultural identity.
Heidi Merrild, Aarhus School of Architecture
Teaching Associate Professor, Architect at MEGA
Architect, having 15 years of experience from architectural offices in Denmark, doing project rollout from concept to implementation and project management. Work experience within; passive house concept PHPP, sustainability, energy design and Life cycle assessments in buildings from detailing to more overall building concepts. Heidi has completed a Master in Energy and Green Architecture, MEGA from Aarhus school of Architecture, certifications as DGNB and Cradle to Cradle consultant. Teaching experience for almost 5 years within the field of sustainable Architecture.
Francisca Mesquita, Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto
Francisca Mesquita holds a Master of Architecture from FAUP with the thesis entitled “Knowing how to do architecture: from didactics to practice in a parallel between Porto and Oslo” — the result of the combined experiences both at FAUP and at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. Despite having worked in many different areas, her current field of study is primarily the phenomenology of space and the paradigm of the education of architects.
Sarah Mills, The Leeds School of Architecture
Sarah Mills is Head of Subject, Architecture and Landscape at Leeds Beckett University and Head of Leeds School of Architecture. She co-directs the MArch Studio 'Cinematic Commons' whose work has been exhibited internationally and jointly founded Group Ginger an architecture and design group, winners of the Building Design Journal's Best Small Practice Award, 2018. Sarah's research reconsiders future models for interdisciplinary practice and the relationship between architecture and film in challenging urban conditions.
Aleksandra Milovanović, Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade
Aleksandra Milovanović, M.Arch, is a PhD Candidate at the University of Belgrade - Faculty of Architecture. Her PhD research is focusing on redefining of architectural programming perspectives in design and planning process. She is involved as Research Trainee in the national scientific project financed by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Serbia. She is also engaged as a teaching associate in architectural design and urban planning courses at the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Architecture.
Iva Muraj, Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb
Iva Muraj, Dipl.Eng.Arch., Ph.D., Associate Professor, graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Zagreb in 1996 where she began her career in 2000 as a junior researcher and assistant in the Department of Architectural Technology and Building Science. In 2004 she received her M.Sc. degree with her thesis on 'Modern Architecture in the Work of Egon Steinmann' and her Ph.D. in 2009 with her dissertation entitled 'Historical Buildings in Contemporary Usage'.
Ana Nikezić, Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade
Ana Nikezić is an associate professor and Vice Dean for Education and Research at the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Architecture. She holds a PhD in Architecture (2006) with more than 20 years of teaching experience in the area of Architectural and Urban design and over 14 years of experience in research projects. Since 2010 she is a member and mentor for the elaborations of doctoral thesis. She has had more than 30 papers published in monographies, magazines, journals and conference proceedings of international importance. She was also a member of the organizing and science committee for a number of national and international conferences. She also participated in a great amount of international and national workshops. She is particularly interested in connecting of the theoretical and the practical dimension of designing and architecture in general. Particular academic attention has been brought to the subject of relations between architecture and nature, architecture and urban culture, as well as to the subject of socially responsible architectural education based on an interdisciplinary approach.
Maureen O’Connor, CIT Crawford College of Art & Design
Maureen O’Connor works as a painter and as tutor with the First Year Team at CCAD. Her practice embraces how thought and feeling can be fractured and edited constantly, using painting methods that improvise to explore a disruptive syntax of pictorial composition. She holds a DIP FA (with Distinction) and MA Fine Art. Painting Fellow at LSAD, Visiting Lecturer NCAD, External Examiner at CCAM, Galway and Year Tutor 2 nd , 3 rd and 4 th Year Fine Art at CCAD. VAI membership.
Sarah O’Dwyer, Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University
Ms. Sarah O’Dwyer (BSc, BArch, MArchSc, MRIAI) is a practicing architect and programme lead of the “Environmental Design of Buildings” DL MSc in the Welsh School of Architecture. O’Dwyer’s research interests include sustainable design process studies and the evaluation of the sustainability of buildings, particularly at early stage design. She has previously investigated these topics through a funded MArchSC and previously published research. She is currently pursuing a PhD exploring this topic, with a particular focus on the transitioning of architectural design education to incorporate sustainable design excellence, on the role of education in the delivery of sustainable design excellence in the built environment.
Claus Peder Pedersen, Aarhus School of Architecture
Claus Peder Pedersen is Ass. Prof. and head of the joint PhD School of the Aarhus School of Architecture (AAA) and Design School Kolding. He has been head of research at AAA. His research focuses on architectural design methodologies and creative processes with interest in representation and digital design tools. He is active in promoting practice- and design-driven research as part of the of CA²RE network and the ADAPT-r ITN. He is educated as an architect and holds a PhD in architecture from AAA.
Christopher Platt, Mackintosh School of Architecture, The Glasgow School of Art
Professor Christopher Platt is Chair of Architecture at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow and founding director of studioKAP architects. His interests cross the fields of architecture, architectural thinking and architectural education. He has taught extensively internationally and recently chaired the Evaluation Panel for the Research & Development Units of the area “Architecture and Urbanism” for the Portuguese Research Funding Agency FCT.
Mark Price, School of Architecture UCD
Mark Price is an architect and university tutor working in Dublin and Belfast. He has been a board member of Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts. He has contributed to various conservation and affordable housing campaigns, such as the Save Moore Street and Irish Glass Bottle Housing campaigns. He co-organised with Patrick Flynn the symposium What Are Crits For? which was held in TU Dublin in 2016.
Zorana Protić, Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb
Author developed professionally through several collaborations and realisations and received numerous awards by participating in forty architectural competitions. In her PhD architectural research, she focused on abstinence approach and potentials of minimal interventions and demolition on the examples of spatial practices. Through education work she developed a particular interest in possible alternative approaches to spatial production.
Lovorka Prpić, Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb
Graduated from Zagreb Faculty of Architecture, where teaching since 2003. Appointed assistant professor. Attended postgraduate program at Ljubljana Faculty of Architecture. Worked in joint office with M. Bernfest. Awarded at national architectural competitions, nominated for international awards (Mies van der Rohe Award, Piranesi Award), national professional awards. Exhibits internationally. Publishes articles in Oris magazine. Croatian Arch. Association magazine (ČIP) Editorial Board member 2006-08.
Jurek Prüßner, Münster School of Architecture, Fachhochschule Münster
Jurek Prüßner was born in Hamburg in 1993. He graduated from high school in 2013. From 2013 to 2017 Jurek studied architecture at the HafenCity University Hamburg. During his studies, he worked for various architectural offices and as a tutor for design. Since October 2017 he has been doing his master’s degree at the MSA. Besides his studies, Jurek is leading the Public Relations team of the faculty which consists of students and, therefore, is an example of lived student participation.
Jelena Ristić Trajković, Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade
Jelena Ristić Trajković is an architect, educator and author. She holds Ph.D. degree in Architecture within the field of Architectural Design and Contemporary Architecture (2016). She is an Assistant Professor at the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Architecture, where she is involved in architectural design and theory courses, as well as in several scientific research projects. She is the author of more than 30 scientific papers in reputed journals and publications.
Pia Runge, Münster School of Architecture, Fachhochschule Münster
Born in 1993 in Kiel, Germany. High School graduation 06/2012 in Kiel, exchange to High School in Wadena, USA. Studied at and graduated (B.A. 2017) from the Hochschule Wismar, Erasmus at Mimar Sinan Güzel Sanatlar Üniversitesi, Istanbul. Worked various jobs, among others for a fashion designer (SHISHA) and a Carpenter (Arts and Objects) as well as architecture offices in Rome (Aka project) and Freiburg (hotz+architekten). Currently studying (Master program) and working at the MSA as a tutor in the Department of Design (Prof. i. V. Marc Matzken) and as the Student Vice-Dean of the MSA (since 11/2018).
Beste Sabir, Istanbul Technical University
Beste studied Urban and Regional Planning and Architectural Design in master studies. She is a PhD candidate at ITU, living, researching and teaching as a part-time lecturer in Turkey. She is also working with mindfulness, yoga studies, trying to correlate this knowledge with urban experience and architecture field. Her field of interest involves; architectural design theories, urban utopias, multi-disciplinary design process, productive cities, education for sustainable development.
Massimo Santanicchia, Iceland University of the Arts
Massimo Santanicchia is an architect, associate professor, and program director of the school of architecture at the Iceland University of the Arts. Since his graduation in architecture from IUAV in 2000 Massimo has been working internationally in the field of architecture. Massimo holds also an MA in Housing and Urbanism from Architectural Association and a MSc in Regional and Urban Planning Studies from London School of Economics. Massimo’s current research investigates how the notion of cosmopolitan citizenship can contribute in renewing and expanding the agency of architecture.
Andreas Savvides, University of Cyprus, Department of Architecture
Andreas Savvides is a member of the faculty in the Department of Architecture at the University of Cyprus, wherein he teached Second Year Architectural Design studios and additional architectural coursework and is engaged in research-by-design. He has graduated from architecture and city planning schools in the United States and is registered as an architect and city planner.
Petronela Schredlová, Faculty of Architecture, Slovak Technical University
Studied at the Faculty of Architecture at the Slovak Technical University in Bratislava and member of EASA (European Architecture Students Assembly). Since 2016 attending annual EASA events in Lithuania, Denmark and Croatia and following discussions on future topics for these events in Madrid, Lapland and Sofia. Started to work in architecture offices during second year of studies and found it more educational than theory basis offered on faculty. After the last EASA event, moved to Croatia to Rijeka, impressed by the city and Balkan nation, working with local architects on local projects. Because of this alternative education in the best hidden school in the world obtained a clearer vision and appreciation for creativity, diversity and antidisciplinarity needed in “real” life.
Ahmet Sezgin, MEF University Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture
Ahmet Sezgin is the head of the interior design department at MEF University. He received his BArch (2000) from METU Faculty of Architecture and graduate degree from World Heritage Studies at Brandenburg Technical University (BTU Cottbus) in 2006. He completed his PhD studies at Art History and Visual Studies at the University of Manchester in 2012. Pursuing his Ph.D. research, his current research interests cover architectural history, geography and their relationship with political history.
Rossina Shatarova, University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Sofia
PhD student with a focus on Peripheral Phenomena in Architectural Education; Co-founded Studio Projectirane: an alternative education platform for design and architecture in
Sofia; Participated in educational programs at University of Tokyo and Architectural Association London School of Architecture; Presented lectures and papers at UACEG Sofia, TU Delft, Cork Centre for Architecture Education.
Luisa Smeragliuolo Perrotta, University of Salerno
Luisa Smeragliuolo Perrotta is an Architect and PhD at the doctoral program at the University of Salerno (Italy). She is research assistant and also involved in the teaching activities within the Program of Engineering and Architecture, as professor, for the studio design courses at the University of Salerno. She is part of the resarch group for the European Project MAC- Monterusciello Agro City. She graduated in Architectural and Urban Design at the Faculty of Architecture of SUN (2nd University of Naples, Italy) cum laudem and dignity of the press. She participated at various workshops and design competitions on the themes of urban and architectural design and landscape. She is part of the National Association of Journalists, writing on architecture.
Spyros Spyrou, University of Cyprus, Department of Architecture
Spyros Spyrou is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Architecture at the University of Cyprus, wherein he has taught Second Year Architectural Design studios for a number of years. He also teaches additional architectural coursework and is engaged in research at the University of Nicosia. He has graduated from architecture schools in the United Kingdom and he maintains an award winning design practice.
Sally Stewart, Mackintosh School of Architecture, The Glasgow School of Art
Sally Stewart is an architect and educator. She is Head of the Mackintosh School of Architecture, having been the Deputy Head since 2011, having previously been filled the posts of Head of Undergraduate Studies and Post Graduate Programme Leader. She was educated at the Mackintosh School graduating with a Master of Architecture in 1986. She was awarded a Readership by the University of Glasgow in 2014, and a Professorship in Architectural Education and Practice in June 2018. She has been active in the research into and design of environments for the elderly, designing for dementia and inclusive environments, the pedagogy of the architectural studio and creative practice research. Her recent research work considers the nature of personal practice and how that can be revealed, examined and enhanced. She still considers herself to be a student of architecture.
Teresa Tourvas, University of Cyprus, Department of Architecture
Teresa Tourvas is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Architecture at the University of Cyprus, wherein she has taught First and Second Year Architectural Design studios for a number of years. She also teaches additional architectural coursework and is engaged in research at Frederick University. She has graduated from architecture schools in the United Kingdom and the United States and maintains a highly published design practice.
Sevgi Türkkan, ITU Faculty of Architecture / IPRAUS UMR3329 Paris
PhD, architect, lecturer, studio tutor in ITU Faculty of Architecture since 2004, currently a Post-Doctoral Researcher at IPRAUS UMR3329 in Paris. Her published work dwells on architectural culture, pedagogy and authorship, including PhD titled “Making and Breaking Authorship, Potentials in Architectural Design Studio”. In parallel, she has designed and participated in workshops, summer schools and exhibitions. She was granted Fulbright Visiting Scholarship in Columbia GSAPP New York In 2009-2010.
João Pedro Xavier, Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto
João Pedro Xavier is an architect and associate professor at FAUP, where he received his degree in 1985, and his Ph.D. in 2005. Worked in Álvaro Siza's office from 1986 to 1999. At the same time, established his own practice as an architect. Member of CEAU’s research teams – Architecture: Theory, Project, History – and – Digital Fabrication Laboratory. Correspondent editor of the “Nexus Network Journal” and member of the executive board of “Resdomus”. Currently, FAUP’s Dean.