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Rainer Mutsch lecture at KAF18

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EN/ Rainer studied Furniture Design at the Denmarks Design Skole Copenhagen, Product Design at the University of Arts Berlin and completed his degree in Industrial Design (Prof. Paolo Piva) at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Rainer Mutsch then worked as senior designer for Werner Aisslinger in Berlin for several years before opening his own design studio with a focus on product design in Vienna in 2008. Deeply committed to creating design with purpose and always having his notepad and a pen at hand, his open-minded approach allows Rainer Mutsch to invite an element of play into his work. Living…

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Eliza Hoxha lecture at KAF18

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EN/ Eliza Hoxha Curator of the Kosovo Pavilion Venice Biennale 2018 Was born in 1974 in Mitrovica/Kosovo and lives in Prishtina. She is a well known public figure in Kosovo, active in the fields of art, music, photography, architecture and urbanism. Because of her work she was awarded from Kosovo Association of Architects for “Education and Promotion of Architecture” for her writings on urban matters. She was also awarded from Kosovo Women Network for promoting girl and women rights in Kosovo. She is the author of the book “City and Love” an urban diary about Prishtina. She completed her architecture…

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LERA SAMOVICH, FALA ATELIER

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EN/ Lera Samovich (Novokuznetsk, 1991) graduated in architecture at the Moscow School of Architecture after having also studied at the Moscow Architectural Institute; worked with Alexander Brodsky, Evgeny Asse and Nowadays Office in Moscow. Currently engaged in the postgraduate research on Alvaro Siza at the Faculdade de Arquitectura do Porto. Joined fala atelier in 2016 after doing her first internship there in 2014. Fala is a naïve architecture practice based in oporto, led by Filipe Magalhães, Ana Luisa Soares and Ahmed Belkhodja. established in 2013, the atelier works with methodic optimism on a wide range of projects, from territories to…

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Sandra Youkhana and Luke Caspar Pearson

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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 for (young) architects in…

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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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