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Malkit Shoshan

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Malkit Shoshan is the founding director of the Foundation for Achieving Seamless Territory (FAST), an Amsterdam- and New York-based think-tank that develops projects at the intersection of architecture, urban planning, and human rights. She is the author and mapmaker of the award-winning book “Atlas of Conflict: Israel-Palestine” (Uitgeverij 010, 2010), and co-author of the book “Village. One Land Two Systems and Platform Paradise” (Damiani Editore, 2014). Her additional publications include “Zoo, or the letter Z, just after Zionism” (NAiM, 2012), “Drone – Unmanned: Architecture and Security Series” (dpr-barcelona, 2016-2018), the journal “Spaces of Conflict” for Footprint, TU Delft Architecture Theory…

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Donika Luzhnica

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Donika Luzhnica, born in 1991 in Suhareka, is an architect based in Zurich and Prishtina. She is currently holding a position as a design architect at CH Architekten in Zurich. In 2018 she obtained the Master Degree from the Technical University in Graz and her Master’s Thesis – “Gërmia center for contemporary creation. Reimagine the relationship between the city, its past and art”- was nominated at GAD Awards and won the third Prize. During her studies, she has been working as a research and student assistant at the KOEN Insitute at TU Graz and has as well collected experiences working…

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Doreen Adengo

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Doreen Adengo, a registered architect in the United States and Uganda based in Kampala, has taught at The New School and Pratt Institute in New York, Uganda Martyrs University, and at the University of Johannesburg’s Graduate School of Architecture. Much of Doreen’s work is focused on communicating the value of design in African cities. In a context where non-designers often build their own homes and other structures, she believes that it’s critical to make the case that architects and urban planners can improve people’s everyday lives, helping cities develop sustainably. Adengo Architecture is a firm that is grounded in research…

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Hossein Rezai

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Dr. Rezai is an engineer, a design visionary and an educator. One of the initiators of the concept of “fusion engineering”, he is the first and only engineer to receive the coveted title of “Designer of the Year” from the President of Singapore. He is very passionate about the process of advanced computational design, and a holistic approach to architecture + structure + environment. Dr Rezai’s high- profile contributions to industry discourse include his involvement on the 13th cycle Aga Khan Award for Architecture’s Master Jury in 2016, as a jury member for the Singapore President’s Design Award (2017 –…

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Tomà Berlanda

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Tomà Berlanda is Professor of Architecture at the School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics at the University of Cape Town. His research interests focus on the implications that can be drawn from a non-stereotypical reading of the African city and the practice of architecture in non-Western urban settings and landscapes. He has co-founded asa studio and astudio.space, two practices that have produced internationally recognised design work. His collaborative projects are the result of an engagement with the role of quality design for underprivileged communities, an include school buildings, early childhood development centres, and health facilities. He is the author of…

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Alessio Rosati

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Alessio Rosati (1971) was born in Rome where he studied architecture. After working for some of the main Italian cultural institutions, in 2010 he started his collaboration with MAXXI, The National Musem of 21st Century Arts where he curated exhibitions and events, edited publications, headed the Research Department and is currently Head of Institutional Projects. He is regularly invited as guest lecturer and critic by north American architecture schools such as Cornell, Pratt, and Waterloo. About the lecture / September/25/2020 18:30 CET You Have To Pay For The Public Life. Sometimes. A story by Alessio Rosati featuring Zaha Hadid and Patrik…

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Armina Pilav

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Dr. Armina Pilav is feminist, architect, researcher and lecturer at the Department of Landscape Architecture, The University of Sheffield. She received the Marie Curie Individual Fellowship for her Un-war Space research (2016-2018) developed at the Faculty of Architecture and Built Environment – TU Delft. Armina research, practice and teaching intersects and focuses on politics of re-presentation and re-production of physical, mediated space, bodily experiences in extreme conditions of the war destruction or other disaster condition. Armina uses cross-media tools, psychospatiality and radical observations to explore ecologies of transformations of rivers, land and related natural forms, architectures and society during and after…

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Arba Baxhaku

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Arba Baxhaku completed her PhD dissertation at the University of Florence. Her thesis ‘Suspended Identities – Interpretations on the transfiguration of the Architectural landscape of Tirana after the fall of the communist regime’, presents a project for the recovery of housing built in series during the communist regime in Albania. Arba’s work is defined by a constant conversation between theoretical research and design practices: RE-WRITING or how to interpret the existing architecture as a dialogue between the past and modernity. Her projects have in common the path of re-building fragments of formal worlds that seem to link together, in an extraordinary affinity and…

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James Shen

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James Shen is Principal at People’s Architecture Office. He received his Master of Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Product Design from California State University, Long Beach. Shen has been a Loeb Fellow at Harvard, a Senior Research Fellow at the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies and an Innovation Fellow at MIT’s China Future City Lab. He has taught at MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning and Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. People’s Architecture Office (PAO) is an international practice with offices based in Beijing and Boston. Founded in 2010 by James…

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Boštjan Bugarič

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Dr. Boštjan Bugarič is an architect, researcher and editor. He leads KUD C3, a collective for spatial research of contemporary urban trends. In 2011 he was awarded with the Golden Cube Award for the project Public city. As an artist in residence by the Ministry of Culture of Republic in Slovenia was in London (2016) and in New York (2012). In 2014 he collaborated at a community recuperation project in Mexico City within Casa Imelda and UAM University. For the University of Primorska in Koper he coordinated the accreditation and established the Faculty of Built Environment (2008-13), where he took a position of the acting dean (2011 – 2013). In…

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