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Takaharu Tezuka

Architect, President of Tezuka Architects, Professor of Tokyo City University

1964 Born in Tokyo, Japan
1987 B. Arch., Musashi Institute of Technology
1990 M. Arch., University of Pennsylvania
1990-1994 Richard Rogers Partnership Ltd.
1994 Founded Tezuka Architects with Yui Tezuka
1996-2008 Associate Professor, Musahi Institute of Technology
2009- Professor, Tokyo City University

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Awards
The Best of All, OECD/CELE 4th Compendium of Exemplary Educational Facilities (2011, Fuji Kindergarten)
Prize of Architectural Institute of Japan for Design (2008, Fuji Kindergarten)
Japan Institute of Architects Award (2008, Fuji Kindergarten) (2015, Sora no Mori Clinic)
AR Award 2004, the Architectural Review (Echigo-matsunoyama Museum of Natural Science)
Good Design Gold Prize (1997, Soejima Hospital) (2013, Asahi Kindergarten)
Global Award for Sustainable Architecture 2017, UNESCO
Moriyama RAIC International Prize 2017 (Fuji Kindergarten), Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC)
BCS Prize (2018, Sora no Mori Clinic), Japan Federation of Construction Contractors
World Architecture Festival 2018, School Completed Buildings Winner (Muku Nursery School)

Exhibitions
2004 Venice Biennale of Architecture
2013 Carnegie International
2018 Venice Biennale of Architecture “Freespace”

Publications
Takaharu + Yui Tezuka Architecture Catalogue 1-3. TOTO Publishing
Takaharu + Yui Tezuka NOSTALGIC FUTURE ERINNERTE ZUKUNFT, Jovis, 2009.
Tezuka Architects: The Yellow Book, Edited by Thomas Sherman & Greg Logan, Jovis, 2016

TED.com The best kindergarten you’ve ever seen”
https://www.ted.com/talks/takaharu_tezuka_the_best_kindergarten_you_ve_ever_seen

Thomas Mical

Professor, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, Jindal Global University, India

Thomas Mical has been teaching and researching globally on modern and hypermodern theories of architecture and urbanism over a long career in diverse international architecture programs. He has an M.Arch. from Harvard GSD on sci-fi urbanism and a Ph.D. from Georgia Tech in architectural theory, philosophy, and art history. He has taught 50 design studios and has been a tenured professor in the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. He has held fellowships at the Architectural Association (UK), London School of Economics (UK), and DAAD and Fulbright (Germany).

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His research in architectural theory examines how concepts are formed, transformed, and disperse into architecture and the wider sensorium. His design research examines the range of meanings and senses forming the complexity of conceived, perceived, and lived spaces. In Delhi he will be researching with global partners aspects of urban prototyping for high-density urbanism and how this can transform everyday life. His recurring theoretical sources include Felix Guattari and Henri Lefebvre. His recent PhD students have examined topics including Spatial Alterity in Beirut, Decolonizing Textile Design in Mexico, and Cognitive Capitalism in Chicago.

Education

PhD. Architectural Theory, Georgia Institute of Technology.
M.Sc. Architectural Theory, Georgia Institute of Technology.
M. Arch., Harvard University GSD.
B.Des.Hons Architecture, University of Florida.

Teaching and Research Interests

History of Modern Architecture and Urbanism, Contemporary Theory in Architecture, Media-Philosophy, Recombinant Urbanism, Critical Theory and Continental Philosophy, Qualitative Research Methods

Lucija AŽMAN Momirski

Associate Professor, Arch., Faculty of Architecture at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Born in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Lučka Ažman Momirski received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Ljubljana’s Faculty of Architecture in 1986, followed by a master’s degree in 1993 and PhD in 2004. As a registered architect since 1988, she has been a professor of architecture and urban design since 2010 as well as the chair for technology, computer design, and (urban) management at the Faculty of Architecture since 2012.

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She served as vice dean of science and research at the faculty from 2005 to 2007, has been a visiting assistant professor at the Graz University of Technology and a visiting professor at the University of Zagreb, and has taught in Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Liechtenstein, Turkey, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. In addition to her teaching, she has received several first prizes and awards in national and international architectural and urban design competitions, led a number of international research and professional projects, published articles and books in Slovenia and abroad, held numerous international conferences and workshops, edited several publications, and prepared more than twenty exhibitions.

Assunta Pelliccio

Architect, Assistant Professor, Representation and Survey of Architecture, University of Cassino and in Southern Lazio, Italy

Assunta Pelliccio, degree in Architecture (110 cum laude) at the University of Naples “Federico II”; PhD in civil and mechanical engineering and post-doctorate in representation and survey of architecture. She is currently assistant professor of representation and survey of Architecture at the University of Cassino and in southern Lazio and visiting professor in Conservation and Design at the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice.

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She has been a member of some European projects, such as the Erasmus + program: RE-BUILT (Strategic Partnership 2018 “Rehabilitation of the built environment in the context of smart cities and sustainable development concepts for knowledge transfer and lifelong learning) and thinkMOTION (Mechanism Digital and Equipment Biblioteca Europeana). She has been a member of some national projects such as CARTIS_CART (Structural and structural characterization of urban areas developed by the Interuniversity Consortium ReLUIS and Department of National Protection) and PRIN (research projects of the Italian Ministry). She has been scientific manager of the Agreements with the Municipality of Rocca D’evandro, San Pietro Infine, Villa Santa Lucia, etc., for the study and survey of the historic building heritage. Member of the Scientific Committee of the International Multiconference DREAM Silesian 2019 and the Fourth edition of Metroarcheo (International Conference of metrology for archaeology and cultural heritage), IEEE 2018.
Member of the International Scientific Board Journal “Architecture Civil Engineering Environment” ACEE. published by the Silesian University of Technology-ISSN: 1899-0142. Editor of Springer publication. Reviewer for IGI Global Hershey, Pennsylvania (USA); RA – Restauro Archeologico (Firenze University Press); Nexus Journal; Springer Journal; etc..
She has participated in numerous national and international conferences as chair and speaker.
The main topics of the research are:
The use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for small historical towns and the buildings;
The History of Cassino town and its urban development before and after the war. Its relationship with the Abbey of Montecassino.
The small historic towns date back to the middle age
The survey of post-industrial sites in Southern Lazio and Silesian Region.
The interdisciplinary research, related to the use of digital tools such as mechatronic hybrid rover equipped with sensors for the survey of areas inaccessible to humans and to remotely control the survey process.
The analysis of natural phenomena such as wind and solar exposure on the historic buildings
Digital photogrammetric survey by drone of cultural heritage.
The use of BIM tool for the enhancement of historic buildings.
She is authors of more than 70 national and international publications.

Eva M. Alvarez Isidro

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Associate Professor, Architectural Projects Department, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

1963 Born in S/C de La Palma, Canary Islands (Spain)
1991 Architect, Final Project with Excelent
1991 Founder of carlos gomez+eva alvarez arquitectes
2016 PhD on Women in Architecture. 1975, 2015. Cum Laude
2019 IAWA Milka Bliznakov Research Prize

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She has served as the Vice Dean for International Affairs at the School of Architecture at Universitat Politècnica de València (2014–2016) and has chaired AULAhna agreement between hna (insurance group) and UPV (2014–2019). Since 1995, she has been teaching Studio courses at UPV and she has taught at Leibniz University in Hannover, Architectural Association in London and Virginia Tech in US, TU Berlin, BOKU Vienna, Sapienza Universitá di Roma and IUAV in Venice. Together with Carlos Gómez, she has designed different buildings, among them Massanassa Auditorium and Massanassa Town Hall, and more recently, the office is dedicated to incorporate gender perspective into planning in cities like Castelló, Valencia or Benissa. This work has been awarded by Generalitat Valenciana in 2017. Now, together with Carlos Gómez, she is writing a Guide to incorporate gender approach into planning in Comunitat Valenciana. She has participated in 2nd Canary Islands Biennal in 2009 and she has lectured and written extensively on gender mainstreaming and feminism in architecture and urbanism. Together with Carlos Gómez, she has also participated in international exhibition ‘On Stage! On Women and Men in Landscape, Architecture and Planning’ in Hannover (2011), Valencia (2012) and Vienna (2014). In 2018, also together with Carlos Gómez, she was invited to participate in 2018 Venice Biennale Spain Pavilion Meeting on Architecture with the event ‘free[LEARNING]space’.

CARLOS J. GÓMEZ ALFONSO

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Associate Professor, Architectural Projects Department, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

1965 Born in Catarroja, Valencia (Spain)
1991 Architect, Final Project with Honors
1991 Founder of carlos gomez+eva alvarez arquitectes
2016 PhD on School buildings in Valencia. Cum Laude
2019 IAWA Milka Bliznakov Research Prize

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Has served as the Vice Dean for students’ affairs at Architectural Projects department (2004–2012) and since 2017, he is responsible for UPV Campus Buildings at Universitat Politècnica de València. Since 1992, he has been teaching Studio courses at UPV and he has taught at Virginia Tech in US, TU Graz, RWTH Aachen, Sapienza Universitá di Roma y IUAV in Venice. Together with Eva Alvarez, he has designed different buildings among them Massanassa Auditorium and Massanassa Town Hall and more recently, the office is dedicated to incorporate gender perspective into planning in cities like Castelló, Valencia or Benissa. This work has been awarded by Generalitat Valenciana in 2017. Currently, together with Eva Alvarez, he is writing a Guide to incorporate gender approach into planning in Comunitat Valenciana. He is also interested in photography and he has participated in 2nd Canary Islands Biennal in 2009 and he has been finalist is Premio Fundamentos in photography by COAM in 2010. He has lectured and written extensively on school buildings in Spain and on gender mainstreaming into architecture and urbanism. Together with Eva Alvarez, he has also participated in international exhibition ‘On Stage! On Women and Men in Landscape, Architecture and Planning’ in Hannover (2011), Valencia (2012) and Vienna (2014). In 2018, also together with Eva Alvarez, he was invited to participate in 2018 Venice Biennale Spain Pavilion Meeting on Architecture with the event ‘free[LEARNING]space’.

Carola Hein

Professor, Head of History of Architecture and Urban Planning Chair at Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Carola Hein has published widely in the field of architectural, urban and planning history and has tied historical analysis to contemporary development. Among other major grants, she received a Guggenheim Fellowship to pursue research on The Global Architecture of Oil, an Alexander von Humboldt fellowship to investigate large-scale urban transformation in Hamburg in international context between 1842 and 2008, and a Volkswagen Foundation grant for a mixed method digital humanities project ArchMediaL. Her current research interests include the transmission of architectural and urban ideas, focusing specifically on port cities and the global architecture of oil. She has curated Oildam: Rotterdam in the oil era 1862-2016 at Museum Rotterdam.

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She serves as IPHS Editor for Planning Perspectives and as Asia book review editor for Journal of Urban History. Her books include: Adaptive Strategies for Water Heritage (2020), The Routledge Planning History Handbook (2018), Uzō Nishiyama, Reflections on Urban, Regional and National Space (2017), History, Urbanism, Resilience, Proceedings of the 2016 IPHS conference (2016), Port Cities: Dynamic Landscapes and Global Networks (2011), Brussels: Perspectives on a European Capital (2007), European Brussels. Whose capital? Whose city? (2006), The Capital of Europe. Architecture and Urban Planning for the European Union (2004), Rebuilding Urban Japan after 1945 (2003), and Cities, Autonomy and Decentralisation in Japan. (2006), Hauptstadt Berlin 1957-58 (1991). She has also published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, books, and magazines.

Tessa Matteini

Associate professor in Landscape Architecture, University of Florence, Italy

Tessa Matteini is an architect, landscape architect and Ph.D. in Landscape Architecture. Currently is an Associate professor at the Department of Architecture, she taught Landscape Architecture since 2007 at the University of Perugia, Florence, Venice and Bologna.
From June 2017, she is the Director of UNISCAPE, the European network supporting the principles of the European Landscape Convention.
From 2018 she is a member of the Academic Board of Ph.D. programme in Sustainability and innovation for the design. From 2019 she is a coordinator of the post-graduate Landscape Architecture Master at the University of Florence.

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As a registered member of AIAPP (Italian Association of Landscape Architect within IFLA Europe) she has been working since 1997 as a professional in landscape architecture, specialized in design and active/inventive conservation of historical sites and gardens; planning, design and management of layered landscapes; archaeological site and park landscaping.
She has investigated topics in the field of landscape architecture, especially focusing on the design of historical open space systems, and archaeological landscape projects, and given lectures and seminars, as well as participated in many international congresses in the mentioned areas..
She wrote more than one hundred contributions (books, essays and articles) focusing on various landscape topics, especially planning, design and inventive conservation of historical gardens, and archaeological site landscaping.

Maciej Błaszak

Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland

Maciej Błaszak, Ph.D. Associate Professor at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Biologist, cognitive scientist, and philosopher interested in interactions between the human brain and its built environment. His main area of research is predictive and embodied cognition, ecological psychology applied to smart cities and self-actualization through directed brain’s learning. Participant of scholarships in Kiel, Germany (DAAD) and Edinburgh, Scotland (Tempus). Author and co-author of five books and many scientific papers. Counsellor for business partners and educational companies.

Paulina Grabowska

Architect, NASDRA CONSCIOUS DESIGN
Supernatural future design and research studio

Paulina Grabowska is a designer of innovations in the field of sustainable development. In her studio NAS-DRA Conscious Design she investigates Circular Economy schemes and Climate Change mitigation processes. She believes that various types of pollution are the most valuable and at the same time the least used resources on Earth. In her designs, she transforms multidisciplinary research into technologies and products. She is a lecturer at the School of Form at SWPS University. She is a licensed architect in the Netherlands and Poland. A graduate of the Delft University of Technology and the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning of the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice.