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Daniel Cosentino

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Daniel Cosentino (b.1974 – NJ, USA) is a multimedia artist and faculty at the RIT/A.U.K (American University in Kosovo) via the Rochester Institute of Technology’s Global Programs. Cosentino draws upon his interest in Philosophy in making artworks that incorporate performance, sculpture, video, design and imaging. Cosentino holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from Rutgers University and a Master of Fine Arts in Photography/Imaging Arts from RIT. In recent years Cosentino has worked with collaborators in Kosovo, Serbia, Italy, Greece, Albania, Macedonia, Egypt and the United States to produce several exhibitions and symposiums. Community Design Prishtina (CDP) at RIT/A.U.K…

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Klodeta Krasniqi

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Klodeta is a spatial planner, with a bachelor’s degree in Architecture at the University of Prishtina, Kosovo and a master’s degree in Urban Planning and Policy Design at Politecnico di Milano, Italy. She is a PhD candidate at the Technical University of Vienna, Austria with the research topic on “Ethnicities in Space; Reshaping boundaries in Ex-Yugoslavian post-conflict countries”, which looks at crucial issues with regard to interethnic relations in the Balkan region from the spatial planning perspective. Since 2012, she has been working in UN-Habitat Kosovo, in support of Kosovo municipalities for making better cities together with the community. UN-Habitat…

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Bardhyl Rama

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Bardhyl Rama, Int’l Assoc AIA (1976), graduated from Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering, University of Prishtina. Has been working for International organizations for over 15 years. In his studio, he has done a lot of designs to include: individual residential buildings, multistory apartment buildings, sport centers/swimming pools, war memorials, restaurants, small commercial buildings etc. He is member of several professional organizations: AIA-American Institute of Architects & AIA Europe Chapter, ASCE, NIBS, IAPMO, APWA, CIBSE YEPG (Steering Committee member – Eastern Europe Regional Officer). Participated in several AIA Conferences such as: Hamburg, Lyon, London, Paris, and Milan. Currently serving as…

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Jose Mateus

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Born in Castelo Branco in 1963, has graduated in Architecture from the Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa (FAUTL) in 1986.Together with Nuno Mateus, founded in 1991 ARX Portugal Arquitectos.Currently President of the Director’s Board of Lisbon Architecture Triennale, was also Executive Director of the events Trienal 2007 and Trienal 2010.Currently a member of Babel’s Editorial Board.Was President of the Southern Regional Assembly of the Ordem Arquitectos, as well as Vice President of the Direction of the same Regional Section between 2005-2007. Guest professor at the Instituto Superior Técnico, in Lisbon, he was teacher at the Escola Técnica…

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Sir Peter Cook

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Sir Peter Cook RA is one of the most renowned architects of our time. He was a founder of Archigram and was knighted in 2007 by the Queen for his services to architecture and teaching. He is also a Royal Academician and a Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of the French Republic. His achievements with Archigram were recognised by the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2004, when the group was awarded the Royal Gold Medal. Sir Peter Cook studied at the renowned AA School of Architecture where he lectured for many years he later headed the Bartlett…

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Farrokh Darakhshani

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Director of the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architecture Farrokh Derakhshani is Director of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. He has been associated with the Award since 1982, where his work has brought him into contact with architects, builders, and planners throughout the world.  He travels extensively in Muslim countries, and has organised and participated in numerous international seminars and colloquia dealing with contemporary built environments. He has collaborated on a large variety of publications and exhibitions on architecture, and has been involved in organising professional workshops and international architectural competitions. He lectures widely and has served as a…

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Emre Arolat

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After graduating in 1986 from the MSU Faculty of Architecture in Istanbul; he worked with Metcalf & Associates in Washington D.C. between 1986-87. From there, between 1987-2004 he worked as an associate designer with Şaziment and Neşet Arolat and later founded Emre Arolat Architects (EAA) with Gonca Paşolar in 2004. His projects with EAA have won many national and international awards, including the 2005 Mies van der Rohe Award for European Architecture (Highly Commended), in 2006 the AR Awards for Emerging Architecture (Highly Commended), in 2010 the Cityscape Dubai Awards, in 2011 the MIPIM AR Future Projects Awards, in 2011…

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Pippo Ciorra

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Architect, critic, full professor of design and theory at the School of Architecture of Ascoli Piceno, University of Camerino. Coordinator of the “Villard d’Honnecourt” international PHD program. Member of CICA (Committee of International Critics of Architecture); advicer for the MVDR prize and for the “Medaglia dell’architettura italiana” (Medal of Italian Architecture). Since 1981 contributor to the cultural pages of “Il Manifesto” and other national newspapers and radio stations. Member of the editorial board of “Casabella”, “Gomorra”, “Parametro”. Author of a number of books, text, publications on architects, museums, urban issues: among them Ludovico Quaroni, Peter Eisenman, (per Electa) Young Italian Architects (Birkhauser), Nuova architettura…

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Gezim Paçarizi

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Born in 1964 in Kosovo, Gezim studied architecture in Prishtina and Geneva University where he graduated in 1993. Gezim is one of the few architects of the post war Kosovo that have managed to overcome the difficult situation of the Kosovo environment. The cornerstone of his aesthetic include simplicity of form, thoughtful space planning and a desire to reveal the nature of the material, all of which contrast with an environment that often defaults to chaos and banality. Gezim currently heads his architecture studio based in Geneva PHARC and is the Curator to the Kosovo’s Pavilion at this years Architecture…

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Haris Piplas & Daniel Schwartz

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Urban-Think Tank – D-ARCH, ETH Zurich is an interdisciplinary design practice dedicated to high-level research and design on a variety of subjects, concerned with contemporary architecture and urbanism. The philosophy of U-TT is to deliver innovative yet practical solutions through the combined skills of architects, civil engineers, environmental planners, landscape architects, and communication specialists. In 1993, Alfredo Brillembourg founded U-TT in Caracas, Venezuela, and in 1998, Hubert Klumpner joined as co-director. Since 2007, Brillembourg and Klumpner have taught at Columbia University, where they founded the Sustainable Living Urban Model Laboratory (S.L.U.M. Lab), and since 2010, they hold the Chair for…

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