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Eric Robsky Huntley

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EN/ Eric Robsky Huntley is a Lecturer in Urban Science and Planning in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT, where they are a principal investigator with the Data + Feminism Lab. They are also currently a Visiting Lecturer in Landscape Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Their work draws on spatial data science, feminist data studies, digital geography, and data literacy to connect oppressions to the networks of exchange and expertise that produce them—a form of action research they call “mapping up.” Their work has been supported by the Urban Studies Foundation, the Antipode Foundation,…

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Perparim Rama

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EN/ Përparim Rama was born in Prishtina on January 20, 1976. His father, Kadrush Rama was a well-known Albanian painter, and his mother Nazmije Rama worked as an educator.  In 1992, when he was only 16 years old, Përparim Rama moved to Great Britain, and was granted asylum due to the aggravated political situation in his homeland.  He completed his undergraduate studies in architecture at London South Bank University from 1995 to 1998. From 2001 to 2003 he continued the second part of his studies at the Royal Institute of British Architects. Having completed his Bachelor studies, he pursued a Master DipArch degree at the University of East London….

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Joni Baboci

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EN/ Joni Baboci is an architect, planner and all-around urban enthusiast. He is the founder of Layer (https://getlayer.xyz), a spatial orchestration platform with global data coverage which empowers teams to govern through tactics and patterns while leveraging machine learning and artificial intelligence. He has previously served as the General Director of Planning and Urban Development for the City of Tirana and the director of Atelier Albania, a structure of the Albanian government dealing with national and regional strategic planning; Joni has executed planning, design & development projects at different scales at the national, regional and local levels. He consults on urbanism and…

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Jan Liesegang / raumlaborberlin

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EN/ Since 1999 raumlaborberlin works in various interdisciplinary teams on urban design, architecture, experimental building and research. Today’s partners are Francesco Apuzzo, Markus Bader, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius, Frauke Gerstenberg, Andrea Hofmann, Jan Liesegang, Christof Mayer, Florian Stirnemann, Axel Timm. Jan Liesegang was born in Cologne 1968, he studied Architecture in Berlin, Copenhagen and at the Cooper Union School of Architecture, New York. After graduating in Berlin he worked for 3 years as project architect for Sauerbruch Hutton Architects, Berlin. In 1999 he co-founded raumlaborberlin. Today raumlabor works worldwide on contemporary architecture, urbanism, art and research. From 2001-07 he has been teaching architecture and urban planning…

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Luca Molinari

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EN/ Architect, critic, curator, full professor of Theory and Architectural Design at the University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”. Editorial director of Platform Architecture and Design magazine, he collaborates as an independent author with Italian and foreign newspapers and magazines, including Corriere della Sera, La Stampa, L’Espresso, Domani, Domus, Lotus. From 1995 to 2019 he was editorial manager of the Architecture and Design for Skira publishing. He currently collaborates for Architecture and special projects with the Marsilio Group. In October 2020 Luca Molinari has been appointed scientific director of M9 Museum. In 2014 he founded his own firm Luca Molinari Studio…

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Hussam Dakkak

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EN/ Hussam Dakkak is an architect based in London. He is a partner at Studio Bound and has served as the program director of the AA Jeddah Visiting School since 2015. Hussam is an ARB registered architect holding a master’s in architecture from the Architectural Association in London. Hussam currently serves as a design and development lead for Rassmal. Hussam also serves as a consultant on a number of cultural and architectural projects with PIF and sits on the advisory board for the Royal Commission of Makkah. Hussam has lectured at LSE, Harvard University, the AA and continues his research…

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Andres Lepik

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En/ Trained as art and architecture historian at University of Augsburg he received a research fellowship 1986-1989 at Bibliotheca Hertziana (Max-Planck-Institut) in Rome for his dissertation about Architecture Models in the Renaissance. In 1994 he started as curatorial assistant at Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin, from 1996 to 2007 working as curator and head of architecture collection of Kunstbibliothek, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. From 2007 to 2010 he worked as Curator at the Architecture and Design Department of The Museum of Modern Art, New York. In 2011/12 he was Loeb-Fellow at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. Since 2012 he is Professor for…

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Niko Mcglashan

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EN/ Niko McGlashan is a researcher and educator at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, within the Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism in the School of Architecture and Planning. At the Center, he designs and develops toolkits for architects, planners, and designers to leverage data and computation in novel ways. His research crosses a myriad of scales and mediums; be it physical or ‘phygital’ architecture, real-time GIS through web design, digital fabrication, and a suite of UX/UI applications. For his Master of Architecture thesis at the University of Toronto, Niko designed a multiplayer video game that reflected on the often overlooked intersection…

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Decoding the City Workshop

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Past unfortunate events have left Prishtina with an absence of critical urban data, which has hampered any attempts at urban analysis. This has left Kosovo with the challenge of making informed decisions around urban development. While the process of data collection has traditionally been the responsibility of central government authority, new technology and workflows have created the opportunity for architects, urbanists, and end-users to circumvent a central authority and collect their own data; creating the necessary foundations to better understand the built environment and Decode the City. This workshop will introduce three novel approaches to urban data collection across several scales,…

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Leo Stuckardt

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EN/ Project Leader and Architect, Leo Stuckardt (DE), coordinates MVRDV Next, an in-house R&D group he co-founded in 2017, that focuses on experimental technologies, computational workflows, and new forms of narrative. Orchestrating collaborations with MVRDV’s design studios and developing data-driven, parametric design workflows, he helps teams to implement new design methodologies in their work, to enhance design capabilities, reducing cost, enhancing sustainability, as well as the future impact of MVRDV’s work.  With his fascination for emerging tools, software, and new media, Stuckardt – a cinefile, and musician – contributes to architectural projects from Beijing, to Mumbia, and to Amsterdam, but…

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