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Aljoša Dekleva

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Aljoša Dekleva, born in 1972, has graduated from Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. In 1998 he started in partnership his first architectural practice winning several local competitions. In 2002 he received Master degree in Architecture with Distinction from Architectural Association, School of Architecture, London. At the AA he co-founded an international architectural network RAMTV. Their master thesis on mass-customisation in housing Negotiate my boundary! was published first by AA Publications, London and later by Birkhauser, Basel. In 2003, together with Tina Gregorič, they have set up dekleva gregoric architects, based in Ljubljana. In 2014 they were both leading the research…

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Andrija Rusan

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He graduated from the Faculty of Architecture in Zagreb in 1980, where he worked until 1984 as the associate assistant. He has been working as a free-lance architect and the head of his own atelier Rusan arhitektura since 1986. He participated at iba (Internationale Bauaustellung) in Berlin in 1987 as the author of the exhibition Zagreb, ah Zagreb. He is the author of the exhibition Oris Outline of Ideas. He is one of the authors of the exhibition Continuity of Modernity – Fragments of Croatian Architecture from Modernism to 2010. Together with Vedran Mimica and Maroje Mrduljaš he is the…

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Bernard Khoury

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Bernard Khoury studied architecture at the Rhode Island school of Design (BFA 1990 / B.Arch 1991). He received a Masters in Architectural Studies from Harvard University (M.Arch 1993). In 2001, he was awarded by the municipality of Rome the honorable mention of the Borromini Prize given to architects under fourty years of age. In 2004, he was awarded the Architecture + Award. He is the co-founder of the Arab Center for Architecture. He was a visiting professor at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, L’Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris and the American University of Beirut. He has lectured and exhibited…

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Martino Stierli

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Martino Stierli is The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art, a role he assumed in March 2015. Mr. Stierli oversees the wide-ranging program of special exhibitions, installations, and acquisitions of the Department of Architecture and Design. As the Swiss National Science Foundation Professor at the University of Zurich’s Institute of Art History, Mr. Stierli focused his research on architecture and media. His project The Architecture of Hedonism: Three Villas in the Island of Capri was included in the 14th Architecture Biennale in Venice. He has organized and co-curated exhibitions on a variety of topics,…

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Jan Knikker

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Jan Knikker (Bad Soden Ts 1972) joined MVRDV in 2008, starting his career as a journalist he then shaped the public image of OMA for nearly a decade. As Partner at MVRDV, Jan leads the Business Development and Public Relations efforts, forming a client oriented, fast and strategic department which now also includes a strong visualisation team.  He has been working on many publications and exhibitions, one of his latest publications was the book MVRDV Buildings. MVRDV is rapidly expanding into new markets and focuses on solutions for global issues through its architecture and urbanism. Jan also lectures internationally, writes for various…

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Jack Self

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Jack Self (1987) is an architect and writer based in London. He is Director of the REAL foundation and curator of the 2016 British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. His writing has appeared in Architectural Design, The Guardian, New Philosopher, 032c and Dezeen, as well as elsewhere (see press). Jack’s first book was Real Estates: Life Without Debt (Bedford Press 2014), now in its second printing. He is Contributing Editor for the Architectural Review, where he has worked in a number of capacities since 2009. As an editor for Strelka Press (2011-13) he developed the first print-on-demand books on architecture. Jack founded Fulcrum, a free weekly “pursuing architecture and the…

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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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