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Sandra Youkhana & Luke Caspar Pearson | You+Pea

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You+Pea is the architectural design practice of Sandra Youkhana and Luke Caspar Pearson. Sandra works in practice, collaborating with a diverse range of Architects and designers, and has been an Architectural Research Assistant at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. She has taught on both MArch and Urban Design programmes at the Bartlett. Luke is a Lecturer in Architecture at the Bartlett, where he is currently finishing a UCL funded PhD on videogames and architecture. Luke is also the tutor of Bartlett Architecture Unit 4, co-founder of the Drawing Futures conference and curator of the REALMS symposium. Together…

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Michael Jakob

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Michael Jakob is Professor in History and Theory of Landscape at hepia (Geneva) and Professor of Comparative Literature (Chair) at Grenoble University. He is a Visiting Professor at BIARCH, Barcelona and has taught in the past at several Swiss, Italian, French, American and Spanish universities. His teaching and research focus on landscape theory, aesthetics, the history of vertigo, contemporary theories of perception and the poetics of architecture. He is the founder and head of COMPAR(A)ISON, an International Journal of Comparative Literature, the chief editor of «di monte in monte», a series of books on mountain culture (Edizioni Tarara’, Verbania), and…

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Adrian Lahoud

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Adrian Lahoud is Dean of the School of Architecture at the Royal College of Art which now for the 4th year in a row is named as the world best Arts & Design school in the world by the QS World University Ranking. Prior to his current role at RCA, he was Director of the MA at the Centre for Research Architecture Goldsmiths University and a research fellow in the Forensic Architecture ERC project, Studio master in the Projective Cities MPhil in Architecture and Urban Design at the Architectural Association and Director of the MArch Urban Design, Bartlett UCL. Drawing…

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Indira van ‘t Klooster

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Indira van ’t Klooster (NL) is the founding editor-in-chief and chair of A10 new European architecture Cooperative, which is the continuation of A10 magazine (which she headed between 2012 and 2016). She is the author of Reactivate! Innovators of Dutch architecture (Trancity, 2013) and Forty and Famous, 10 interviews with young European architects (Amilcar Publishers, 2016). In 2017 she and Pakhuis De Zwijger started Architecture Now, a bi-monthly talkshow on today’s architecture in The Netherlands. She also works for Architectuur Lokaal, a Dutch foundation that promotes good clientship in architecture. She has been part of many juries of (national) awards…

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Hashim Sarkis

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Hashim Sarkis was appointed Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning in January of 2015. Prior to that he was at Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) as the The Aga Khan Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism. In addition to professorships at Harvard University and MIT, Dean Sarkis has held numerous visiting appointments around the world including the American University of Beirut and the Metropolis Program in Barcelona. In addition to his academic work, Dean Sarkis is principal architect in the Cambridge and Beirut based firm, Hashim Sarkis Studios, founded in 1998. His architectural and planning projects…

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Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss

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Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss is an architect and author based in New York. Harvard trained, he is interested in the relationship between art, architecture and society. He was heading research at Herzog & de Meuron and now is the principal of NAO. He is frequent visiting professor at Harvard, Cornell, Penn and Columbia universities. Weiss published three books related to the Balkan region: 1. Almost Architecture (Akademie Solitude, Stuttgart), 2. Socialist Architecture: The Vanishing Act (JRP Ringier, Zuerich) and Socialist Architecture: The Reapearing Act (The Green Box, Berlin). He is a contributing editor to Cabinet magazine. In 2015 he co-curated exhibition…

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Ibai Rigby

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Ibai Rigby is an architect and critic of architecture and urban design based in Austin, Texas. He is currently editor at the newborn digital platform urbanNext.net. Trained in Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Geneva and the Universidat Politècnica de Catalunya, he has worked as an architect for several practices in Spain and Switzerland. Later, he worked as a Conservation Architect for the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, promoting the conservation and re-use of buildings and public spaces in historic cities as well as exemplary architecture projects in the Muslim World in ways that can spur social, economic…

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Rand Eppich

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Rand Eppich is a practicing architect, researcher and teacher whose current work focuses on the role of architectural conservation for economic and community development. He recently completed the conservation of Othello´s Tower and the Monastery of Agios Panteleimonas in Cyprus for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Partnership for the Future. His current work also includes the condition assessment and future intervention strategies for the National Library of Kosovo with the Kosovo Architectural Foundation and the Getty Foundation. He recently returned from Makli, Sindh where he was working on the development of a master plan for this World Heritage property. He…

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Hanif Kara

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Hanif Kara is a practicing structural engineer and Professor in Practice of Architectural Technology at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. His particular “design-led” approach and interest in innovative form, sustainable construction and complex analysis methods have allowed him to work on pioneering projects, and under his leadership the practice has won over 250 design awards including the RIBA Stirling Prize for the Peckham Library, London, in 2000, and for the Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge, in 2012, as well as the RIBA Lubetkin Prize for the UK Pavilion at Shanghai Expo in 2010. Hanif was on the steering committee…

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Simon Battisti

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Simon Battisti is an architect and teacher based in Tirana, Albania. His work focuses on alternative, critical approaches to development in spatial planning. Through teaching and independent research, he studies the nexus between tourism planning, migration, infrastructure, and self-management in coastal southern Albania. In 2016, he was curator of “I Have Left You the Mountain,” the Albanian Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale, which used singing to articulate ways in which patterns of departure have affected Albanian cities and towns for the past five centuries. He is the founding editor of Very Vary Veri, a journal about architecture and urbanism…

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