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Vladimir Kulic

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Vladimir Kulić is an architectural historian, curator, and critic, and an Associate Professor of architectural history and theory at Florida Atlantic University. Together with Maroje Mrduljaš he authored and directed the international research project Unfinished Modernisations-Between Utopia and Pragmatism: Architecture and Urban Planning in the Former Yugoslavia and the Successor States (2010-12). He is the author of Modernism In-Between: The Mediatory Architectures of Socialist Yugoslavia (with Maroje Mrduljaš and Wolfgang Thaler, 2012) and editor of Sanctioning  Modernism: Architecture and the Making of Postwar Identities (with Monica Penick and Timothy Parker, 2014).  He is the past winner the Bruno Zevi Award for a Critical/Historical Essay in Architecture, two grants…

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Vera Seriakov & Nela Kadic

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BLOK was founded by Vienna based architects Nela Kadic, Vera Seriakov & Markus Tomaselli.
We have been working together since 2010 – still at university back then. Our professional relationship – as well as our great friendship – felt unbelievably natural and rewarding just from the beginning. We developed an own way of creating images in order to convey our thoughts and visions to a wider public. Most of their projects deal with the introduction of socially and economically sustainable processes. They try to find strategic and structural urbanistic solutions in order to gain a more balanced and fair society. Their…

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Tomaz Pipan

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Tomaž Pipan is a scholar and a practitioner. He finished his 5-year postgraduate course in architecture on the Faculty for architecture in Ljubljana. He continued his education in England where in 2008 he successfully completed his master’s degree of Landscape Urbanism at the Architectural Association, School of Architecture in London. His design research project combining industry and agriculture was awarded honours degree. In 2014 he received his PhD from London Metropolitan University. His doctoral thesis “Capacity of Industry for Civic Culture” was highly praised. It is an in-depth study of industrial models of urbanization in China and the West and…

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Alejandro Aravena

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Architect Universidad Católica de Chile, principal of Alejandro Aravena Architects, established in 1994 and, since 2006, Executive Director of ELEMENTAL, a for profit company with social interest working in projects of infrastructure, transportation, public space and housing, partnering with Universidad Catolica de Chile and COPEC, Chilean Oil Company. He has been member of the Pritzker Prize Jury since 2009. The laureates chosen during his presence in the Jury have been: Peter Zumthor (2009), SANAA Kazuyo Sejima (2010), Eduardo Souto de Moura (2011), Wang Shu (2012), Toyo Ito (2013) and Shigeru Ban (2014). He was named Honorary International Fellow of the…

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Han Tümertekin

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Han Tümertekin is a practicing architect based in Istanbul. His work include projects primarily in Turkey, as well as in Netherlands, Japan, United Kingdom, France, China, Mongolia and Kenya. Mr. Tümertekin was trained in architecture at Istanbul Technical University and graduated from the University of Istanbul. In addition to his built work, he has been teaching architecture since 1992 at several universities, such as; Harvard University Graduate School of Design; Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne; Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture, Paris. He is among the founders of the graduate programme in architecture at Bilgi University, Istanbul, where he still teaches. Mr. Tümertekin’s…

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Rok Oman

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Rok Oman graduated from the Ljubljana School of Architecture and London’s Architectural Association before establishing OFIS arhitekti with Spela Videcnik in 1996 after winning several prominent competitions, such as Maribor Football Stadium and Ljubljana City Museum. Many of their projects have been nominated for awards including the Mies van der Rohe award. In 2009 they received a Silver IOC/IAKS medal for their football stadium, in 2006 they received the European Grand Prix for Innovation Award, in 2005 their Villa Bled received an honorable mention at the Miami Biennale and in 2004 they were highly commended for their City Museum renovation…

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Hrvoje Njiric

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njiric+ arhitekti was founded by Hrvoje Njiric in 2001 and is based in Zagreb, Croatia. Hrvoje Njiric gained acknowledgement in the 90’s with projects developed by the former njiric+njiric partnership. The schemes for Europan (3 first prizes) and Slovenian projects for Baumaxx and McDonald’s were widely published and awarded. The new practice evolved from and continued the work of the former office.
njiric+ regards architecture to be much more than a physical definition of its boundaries or a formal assemblage of building materials. It’s non-physical aspects are about phenomena of contemporary society and mass culture. Apart from his private practice, Hrvoje…

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Jamie Chan

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Jamie obtained a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 1998 and went on to study in NYC’s Columbia University where she received a Master of Architecture in 2001. Jamie currently holds the position of Senior Urban Designer in the Manhattan Borough Office, NYC Department of City Planning. She works on a range of large-scale planning and design projects across Manhattan, recently shifting to focus more on privately-owned public space designs. Her projects seek to revitalize neighborhoods through high quality open space designs. A majority are concentrated in Lower Manhattan: the East River Waterfront…

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Liburn Aliu

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Liburn Aliu is the head of the Department of Planning, Construction and Environmental Protection at the Prishtina Municipality. For many years Liburn has worked as a practicing architect in numerous project planning and supervisions of different scales. He gained his Diploma in Architecture Engineering at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Prishtina University. In latter years his work focused on built heritage and he worked on the restoration of numerous protected buildings. From January 2011 till December 2013, Mr.Aliu was an elected representative at the Kosovo Parliament of the Vetvendosje movement. As part of the Committee for Agriculture, Forestry,…

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Polonca Lovšin

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KUD Obrat (Stefan Doepner, Urska Jurman, Polonca Lovsin, Apolonija Sustersic) is a non profit organisation of artists, architects and cultural activists based in Ljubljana. Their focus is production, research, presentation and education in the fields of contemporary visual art, technology based art, sound and architecture. Since their beginnings in 2006 they organise public discussions and events, make artistic interventions and write articles around issues of urban space politics and rights of the residents. They are striving for participatory processes in urban planning, they encourage self organised tactics and strategies and advocate for easier access of residents to temporary use of…

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