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Arber Sadiki

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Arber Sadiki graduated at the Faculty of Architecture, Polytechnic University of Tirana. He holds a PhD degree from University of Belgrade with the focus at modernism in Pristina from 1945 until 1990. From 2001, together with Gezim Sadiku (G + A Architects), is active as a practising architect realising numerous buildings, mostly, in Kosovo, Serbia and Switzerland.  He was assistant curator of Kosovo Pavilion at “14 La Biennale di Venezia”, and nominator at 2016 and 2019 cycle of Aga Khan Award for Architecture, Geneva. He was member of the MoMA team for preparing the exhibition and publication “Toward a Concrete Utopia:…

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Raza Ali Dada

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Raza Ali Dada is a managing partner at Nayyar Ali Dada & Associates, a leading Architectural firm in Pakistan and recipient of numerous awards including the Aga Khan Award for Architecture and the Arcasia Gold Medal. After an extensive design experience in New York, he now practices in Pakistan. As a supporter of eco-conscious practices and a responsible citizen of Lahore, he has been actively raising awareness of sustainable and localized design concepts. Other than being a shadow-industrial designer, having authored custom objects such as award winning furniture and lighting, he is a visiting faculty at the Beaconhouse National University and a member…

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Heba Khalil

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Prof. Dr. Heba Allah Essam E. Khalil is a professor of sustainable urbanism at Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University and the Senior Coordinator of the Architectural Engineering and Technology AET program at Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University with 20 years of academic and professional experience. She teaches and conducts research in community development, informal areas, urban climate, and integrated urban systems with several publications including books and journal papers. She has built several international research partnerships focusing on urban metabolism and improving urban micro-climate in highly dense cities through material flow analysis, simulation, and participatory action research….

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Jora Kasapi

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Jora, is a young practicing architect based in Tirana, graduated in Architecture and Sustainability from KU Leuven, Sint-lucas Gent. She has been working and exploring different orientations in architecture and her expertise has developed and focused on urban research, Interior design, industrial (furniture) and sustainable design. She is an activist and recently a big supporter and practitioner of Open Source culture and platforms. She is the initiator of the multidisciplinary projects combining Open knowledge and Open Source culture with Cultural heritage, like ‘The Albanian House’ and  ‘PreservingTirana.city’, also nominated as the winning proposal from Albania for Smart Cities and urban…

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Skye Duncan

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Skye Duncan is the Director of the Global Designing Cities Initiative (GDCI) at the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO). Skye and her team produced the award-winning Global Street Design Guide and its recent supplement, Designing Streets for Kids. In support of these global resources, GDCI provides ongoing technical assistance to cities around the world on safe and sustainable street design and mobility. Skye is an urban designer with over 15 years of experience in architecture, urban design, and planning, and was recognized as one of TUMI’s Remarkable Women in Transportation in 2019. She has worked as a Senior Urban Designer at the New…

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Aziza Chaouni

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Aziza Chaouni is the principal of Aziza Chaouni Projects (ACP) based in Fez, Morocco and Toronto, Canada. Aziza was born and raised in Fez, Morocco. She is trained both as a structural engineer and as an architect, with 14 years working experience in Morocco France, and the USA.  Aziza graduated Cum Laude from Columbia University and with Distinction from Harvard Graduate School of Design. Her work has won several top design Awards and Recognitions including the Holcim Gold Award for Sustainable Construction in 2009, and has been published and exhibited widely.  Aziza is also an Associate Professor at the Daniels…

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Architects Climate Action Network

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ACAN is a voluntary network of individuals from within architecture and its related built environment professions taking critical action to transform our industry in the face of the climate and ecological crises. ACAN exists to address the way our built environment is made, operated and renewed in response to the climate emergency. As a network of individuals, we channel personal energy, expertise and action towards a common goal – the systemic change of our profession and the construction industry as a whole. We see this as a matter of urgency. Our mission is to mobilise a new movement of professional…

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UrbanaArchitettura

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UrbanaArchitettura are a collective of architects, teachers and researchers with an interest in the relation between architecture and the city via the formation, reformation, and de-structuring of institutions. We have taught at the AA, the RCA, Central Saint Martins, the Leeds School of Architecture, the Cass, the University of Cagliari, Anglia Ruskin University, and Universidad Católica del Norte. Our work and writings are published on AA Files, Domus, OASE, MONU, San Rocco, and the Funambulist. Sabrina is Marie S. Curie Fellow at KULeuven with the research project ‘Territories of Incarceration’. Sabrina and Paolo Emilio direct Casting Castaways, a Visiting School…

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Renzo Sgolacchia

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Renzo Sgolacchia is an architect and urban researcher based in Rotterdam and PhD fellow at IUAV, University of Venice.In 2020 with the project Learning from Films, he became fellow of the Future Architecture, a European platform that connects architecture institutions and emerging creatives. He graduated cum laude from the Faculty of Architecture of Roma Tre University in 2010. His graduate thesis, developed at TU Delft within the MSC Public Building, dealt with a housing project of a compact block in the city centre of Havana, Cuba. In 2012 he participated at the Istanbul Design Biennial with the exhibition Re-reading Giancarlo De Carlo, based on a collective…

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Goda Verikaite

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Goda is a spatial designer from Lithuania, currently based in The Netherlands. After graduating from the master of interior architecture at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague, she has been working in several architecture and urban research studios. Next to this, she is part of an experimental collective-platform for architecture and arts called No Purpose, which seeks for process-orientated, ephemeral, spatial experiments with a DIY approach. Also for several years she has been collaborating with TAAT (theatre as architecture, architecture as theatre) collective that operates as a performative spatial practice in between the fields of architecture, performance and artistic research.  In…

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