Author

Dunne & Raby

Design office

studio@dunneandraby.co.uk

http://www.dunneandraby.co.uk

Dunne and Raby is an office founded in 1994 by Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby currently based in New York. It uses design as a medium to stimulate discussion and debate amongst designers, industry and the public about the social, cultural and ethical implications of existing and emerging technologies.

ZUS

Architecture office

office@zus.cc

http://www.zus.cc

The duo Van Boxel and Koreman and their office ZUS are working on solicited and unsolicited design and research in the field of architecture, urbanism and landscape design. With a strong belief that an architect has to claim a strong position in the public debate on the future of our cities, van Boxel and Koreman see a large share of their pro-active work as urban politics.

The Unobvious Ways of City Making

09.2016

AM: ZUS is not a typical architecture practice; you are strongly involved in a theoretical...

Cristina Ampatzidou

Cristina Ampatzidou

Researcher

cristina@amateurcities.com

http://www.cristina-ampatzidou.com

Cristina Ampatzidou is a researcher and writer with a background in Architecture and Urbanism and a founder of Amateur Cities. Currently pursuing her PhD at the University of Groningen on the topic of gaming and urban complexity, Cristina is also a regular contributor to urbanism and architecture magazines and a collaborator of the Architecture Film Festival of Rotterdam.

No happy endings

06.2017

CA: You have an artistic background but you are currently involved in diverse activities...

Technology, Creativity and the future of Cities

03.2017

CA: What is the Ars Electronica Futurelab, and what does working there look like? CL: I think it...

Towards Collective Subjectivity

12.2016

CA: Can you say something about yourself? What is your background? AF: My name is Alex Foti. I am...

Play and Imagination Against Debt

12.2016

CA: Could you introduce yourselves and tell us something about your work and interests? CT:...

The Price of Surveillance

12.2016

CA: Could you introduce yourselves – what do you do and what are your main interests? ER:...

The Unobvious Ways of City Making

09.2016

AM: ZUS is not a typical architecture practice; you are strongly involved in a theoretical...

Walking across Actual Territories

05.2016

CA: Can you briefly explain what your practice is about? LR: I am one of the founders of Stalker,...

No one owns the beach: On time and public space on and offline

09.2015

AM: Could you tell us something about your latest projects? DH: Recently I have been thinking a...

Fewer Regulations, More Open Source and a Broader View

02.2015

CA: Mark, you created OSCity – a free online platform that combines cutting-edge...

On Amateurs

10.2014

That’s why today we would like to stand in defence of the first meaning of the word. We would...

Aristide Antonas

Architect

antonasoffice@gmail.com

http://www.aristideantonas.com/

Aristide Antonas the Greek architect and writer, currently based in Athens and Berlin, had a PhD in philosophy before being principal in the Antonas office. His literary works are published in Greek. His theater scripts are performed in French and in German.

Landscape with crane rooms and keg apartments

08.2016

What does it mean to live together or in isolation and what extent of isolation renders a common...

Kolar Aparna

Georgrapher

k.kolaraparna@fm.ru.nl

Kolar Aparna has a background in the performing arts and human geography, and is currently working as a PhD researcher at the Nijmegen Center for Border Research (NCBR), Radboud University, NL.

Lost Cities and Losing oneself in the City

06.2016

The ambition to welcome newcomers within spaces of hos(ti)pitality such as camps, asylum and...

Nurul Azlan

Architect

nurulazreen@gmail.com

Nurul Azlan is a PhD Candidate at the Chair of Design as Politics, TU Delft, where she is working on her dissertation; Seditious Spaces: Protest in Postcolonial Kuala Lumpur. Nurul is interested in the power structure that shapes and governs public space in postcolonial societies, and how social media plays a role in redistributing that power.

Bersih 4: Street Protests as a Form of City Making

10.2016

In the same way that power is represented through the urban form, the occupation of iconic...

Richard Barnes

Richard Barnes

Photographer

richard@richardbarnes.net

http://www.richardbarnes.net

Work by New York-based Photographer Richard Barnes, which has been shown in solo exhibitions worldwide, can be found in numerous public and private collections. Barnes has lectured extensively, served as adjunct professor/visiting artist at the San Francisco Art Institute and has taught at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco.
A recent exhibition, State of Exception, is a collaboration between Barnes, anthropologist Jason DeLeon and curator Amanda Krugliak. The installation consists of video, photography and found artifacts left behind by migrants crossing the Arizona/Mexico border.

State of Exception, 2012

06.2016

The objects left behind in the desert by undocumented migrants on their journey to the U.S. are...

Yto Barrada

Artist

galerie@sfeir-semler.com

http://www.ytobarrada.com/

Yto Barrada was born in Paris in 1971 and grew up in Tangier, Morocco. She studied history and political science at the Sorbonne and photography in New York. Her work — ranging across photographs, films, publications, installations and sculptures — engages with the peculiar situation of her hometown Tangier. Barrada is the founding director of Cinémathèque de Tanger and a member of the Arab Image Foundation, Beyrouth.

Vacant Lot, 2001

08.2016

When a development plan for an empty plot of land is being drawn, the plot enters a state of limbo...

Steyn Bergs

Art Critic

steyn.bergs@gmail.com

Steyn Bergs is an art critic and a researcher currently working as the co-editor-in-chief of Kunstlicht, Journal for Visual Art, Visual Culture, and Architecture. He is conducting his PhD research on commodification, value and reproduction in digital artworks at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He previously worked as media and research coordinator for Casco – Office for Art, Design and Theory, and has written for Metropolis M, Stedelijk Museum’s Global Collaborations platform, and Open!, among others.

Play and Imagination Against Debt

12.2016

CA: Could you introduce yourselves and tell us something about your work and interests? CT:...

James Brown

James Brown

Digital Rhetoric

jamesjbrownjr@gmail.com

http://www.jamesjbrownjr.net/

James J. Brown, Jr. is Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Digital Studies Center at Rutgers University-Camden. His research focuses on digital rhetoric and software studies. His forthcoming book, ‘Ethical Programs: Hospitality and the Rhetorics of Software’ (University of Michigan Press) examines the ethical and rhetorical underpinnings of networked software environments.

Cage Free?

07.2015

Just a few years ago co-working spaces were a novelty but now they have woven themselves into...

larisa bulibasa

Larisa Bulibasa

Architect

larisa.b11@gmail.com

http://larisabulibasa.tumblr.com

Larisa Bulibasa gained her Masters in Architecture with Distinction, in 2015 from Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. Her work explores a revival of the labyrinth concept and the possibility of an architecture that is simultaneously a narrative and a physical experience.

Matthieu Cherubini

Matthieu Cherubini

Designer

mchrbn@gmail.com

http://mchrbn.net/

Matthieu Cherubini is currently a PhD candidate at the Design Interactions Department of Royal College of Art. His research by design project examines the moral implications of artificial agents on our everyday lives, both today and in the near future. His work has been exhibited and presented internationally including Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne, Resonate, Lift China and FACT Gallery.

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Xavier Delory

Photographer

info@xavierdelory.be

http://www.xavierdelory.be/

Xavier Delory is a conceptual photographer with a focus on architecture. He studied Interior Architecture, Computer Graphics / 3D and Photography. Currently, his photographic work explores the urban landscape in mutation and the drifts of modern man. He has exhibited his work on numerous occasions throughout Belgium, France, Spain, Turkey and elsewhere.

In a state of decay, 2014

04.2016

Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye embodied the modernist utopia of the Machine for Living. The...

Davide Tommaso Ferrando

Architecture Critic

davide@zeroundicipiu.it

http://www.zeroundicipiu.it

Davide Tommaso Ferrando is an architecture critic, editor, curator and educator, exploring the intersections between architecture, city and media. He is founder and editor of the independent architecture webzine 011+. Adjunct professor at Politecnico di Torino, ETSA Madrid and Università di Ferrara, his writings are published in international magazines and in collective books. In 2016, he is scientific consultant for the section Meeting the Commons of the exhibition Taking Care. Designing for the Common Good / Italian Pavilion at the XV Venice Architecture Biennale.

Alles ist Kontext

05.2016

Iconic buildings come to define cities’ skylines, contribute to their branding, and...

Fernando Ferreira

Architect

fernando.p.silva.ferreira@gmail.com

http://www.fernandopferreira.com/

Fernando P Ferreira is a reseArch(itect), based in Porto (Portugal), whose research is simultaneously practical and theoretical and explores the interaction between art/urban research, media representation and anticipatory design strategies, towards the experimentation of phenomenological ar(t)chitectural practices & tools, focused in learning how to see, interpret, represent and interact with the existing relationships, dynamics and specificities present in-between contemporary places, people and time. Currently, Ferreira is an invited assistant at Urban Laboratory in School of Architecture at University of Minho, where he develops an on-going research around alternative representation methodologies and critical strategies for urban/rural Portuguese territories. Additionally, Ferreira is a member of Space Transcribers, a network and a platform for territorial representation and speculation, focused in site-specific actions such as workshops, walks and exhibitions.

Barbican on Solitude: a Story of Walking

04.2017

Walking is a verb that describes the body’s movement traversing a specific surface.  It is...

Alex Foti

Activist

alex.foti@gmail.com

http://milanox.eu/

Alex Foti is an Italian activist. He works on precarity, urban ecology and radical ideas of Europe. He was active in the EuroMayDay network and wrote Anarchy in the EU: pink, black, green movements in the Great Recession (2009). He also co-authored the “Middlesex Declaration of the European Precariat” in 2005 and the “Act 4 Radical Europe” manifesto in 2007.

Towards Collective Subjectivity

12.2016

CA: Can you say something about yourself? What is your background? AF: My name is Alex Foti. I am...

Edwin Gardner

Edwin Gardner

Architect

hello@edwingardner.nl

http://edwingardner.com/

Edwin Gardner is co-founder of Monnik, Office for New Romantic Politics. Together with partner Christiaan Fruneaux he engages artistic, speculative and academic research. They are committed to an inclusive and sustainable future.

Hack the City!

05.2015

In the developed world the ‘city of the future’ is no longer a dream that lingers just...

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Max Haiven

Cultural Theorist

mhaiven@nscad.ca

http://maxhaiven.com/

Max Haiven is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Art History and Critical Studies at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Canada. He is author of Crises of Imagination, Crises of Power (2014), The Radical Imagination (with Alex Khasnabish, 2014) and Cultures of Financialization (2014).

The Four Faces of Financialization: Cities as a Site of Struggle

02.2016

I define financialization as the growing power and influence of the finance capital, one...

Femke Herregraven

Artist

fherregraven@gmail.com

http://femkeherregraven.net

Femke Herregraven is a visual artist based in Amsterdam. She investigates what new material bases, geographies, and value systems contemporary financial technologies and infrastructures carve out. Through installations, photographs, videos, games and drawings she tries to melt financial systems, technologies and infrastructures back into a material condition, back into our sight, back into our human experience.

Liquid Citizenship, 2015

07.2016

There are many reasons to question the form and the idea of citizenship today. On the one hand...

Scott Hocking

Artist

scotthocking@gmail.com

http://scotthocking.com

Scott Hocking is a site-specific installation artist and photographer based in Detroit. His projects often utilize found materials and abandoned locations, and focus on ideas of transformation, mythology, chance, and nature. His artwork has been exhibited internationally, including the Detroit Institute of Arts, MCA Chicago, Mattress Factory Museum, Van Abbemuseum, Kunst-Werke Institute, and Kunsthalle Wien. He is represented by Susanne Hilberry Gallery, Detroit.

Ziggurat, East, Summer, 2008

10.2016

courtesy of the artist and Susanne Hilberry Gallery Vacant spaces are often considered...

Soon Min Hong

Architect

soonmin.hong@network.rca.ac.uk

Soon Min Hong finished the Bachelor of Architecture in Kyungpook National University, South Korea in 2011, and graduated from Royal College of Art in 2015. He is now a MPhil/Phd student at Royal College of art, and a project manager in Luminous Action Organisation (LAON), an NGO based in Bangkok, Thailand. His research interests in risk resilience, risk adaptation, flood-proof architecture, and humane architecture.

Risk Theme Park, 2015

08.2016

Playgrounds are terribly dangerous places. As a child, you might fall down, scratch your...

David Horvitz

David Horvitz

Artist

hikarusaru@gmail.com

http://www.davidhorvitz.com/

David Horvitz is an American artist who uses art books, photography, performance art, and mail art as mediums for his work. He is known for his work in the virtual sphere. Horvitz is due to be included in MoMA’s New Photographer Exhibition.

No one owns the beach: On time and public space on and offline

09.2015

AM: Could you tell us something about your latest projects? DH: Recently I have been thinking a...

IAAC Introductory Studio - G1 of 2015/16

Design Studio

lili.tayefi@iaac.net

http://

Students: Peter Geelmuyden Magnus, Utsav Mathur, Tobias Deeg, Martin Hristov, Rana Abdulmajeed, Nour Mezher, Jean Sebastian Munera, Lili Tayefi
Faculty: Edouard Cabay, Rodrigo Aguirre
With help from: Angel Muñoz, Pablo Barquin, Carmen Aquilar Wedge, Ramin Shambayati

Active Public Space, Plaça de les Glòries

06.2017

Our relationship with machines in the digitized space is usually rather inconspicuous. All...

La Jetée

Designers

hello@lajetee.info

http://lajetee.info/

La Jetée is the collaboration of Paolo Patelli and Giuditta Vendrame. Looking at the intersections of space and society, they manipulate research, design and art practices into forms and discourses. Paolo is an architect and a researcher. He engages with forms and formations, geography and media, aesthetics and politics. Giuditta Vendrame is a designer and researcher. She explores the intersections of design, art practice, and legal systems, questioning the opaque nature of the latter through different media.

Friction Atlas, 2014-ongoing

04.2017

Everyday, citizens perform, on public surfaces, synchronised routines of elaborate moves....

James Kerr - scorpion dagger

James Kerr

Artist

jamesscorpiondagger@gmail.com

http://www.scorpiondagger.com/

James Kerr (b. 1978) hopes to convey his vision of the world around him, through animation and digital collage. With is work, which has been featured on numerous blogs and news sites – such as The Creators Project, Sploid, The Huffington Post, and Wired, Kerr explores the often mundane and, at times, bizarre parts of modern life. He has been exhibiting in numerous galleries throughout the world and since 2012, he has been concentrating on his animated GIF project Scorpion Dagger.

Crap Tag, 2014

09.2015

Raphael Kim

bio-designer

raphael@biohackanddesign.com

https://biohackanddesign.com/

Raphael Kim is a bio-designer and researcher who uses molecular biology as design material, process and narrative outcomes. A graduate and a visiting lecturer from Design Interactions at the Royal College of Art, and currently undertaking PhD at Media and Arts Technology, Queen Mary University London. Interests lie in DIY biology, micro-organisms, and the social and cultural implications of biotechnology, narrated through speculation and hands-on experimentation.

Karolina Kowalska

Artist

karolina.kowalska.studio@gmail.com

http://www.karolinakowalska.pl

Karolina Kowalska (1978) studied Graphic Design at the Krakow Academy of Fine Arts, and Animation at Hogeschool Gent. She was an Artist-in-residence at Forum Stadtpark Graz, and at Location One in New York City.
Since 2009, she has been a participant of Artist Pension Trust/Berlin. Her recent works have focused on photography and installation. Her installations employ a combination of media, and are often presented in a public space.

An unexpected breakdown of the advertising market, 2011

04.2016

A contemporary horror vacui is occupying every available surface of our cities. Times Square...

Giuseppe Licari by Michael Pinsky

Giuseppe Licari

Artist

gspp.licari@gmail.com

http://www.giuseppelicari.com

Giuseppe Licari is a Rotterdam-based Sicilian artist, exhibiting internationally. Assigning to the audience a central role and using sculpture, installations, and photography, his work explores the socio-economical, cultural and political practices that intervene on and alter contemporary natural landscapes.

Wild Gold, 2014

11.2015

Nature is violently ostracized from the city. Parks are meant to substitute our need for...

Christopher Lindinger

Director Ars Electronica Future Lab

christopher.lindinger@aec.at

http://www.aec.at/futurelab/en/team/christopher-lindinger/

Christopher Lindinger is director of research and innovations in the Ars Electronica Futurelab. Beside this he also is active as a innovation strategy consultant for companies and governmental organizations, and teaches at several universities.

Technology, Creativity and the future of Cities

03.2017

CA: What is the Ars Electronica Futurelab, and what does working there look like? CL: I think it...

Dillon Marsh

Dillon Marsh

Artist

dillon@dillonmarsh.com

http://www.dillonmarsh.com

I was born in Cape Town in 1981 and I continue to live there today. I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art from the University of Stellenbosch and during the course of my studies I was drawn to photography and I’ve remained passionate about it ever since.

Ania Molenda

Ania Molenda

Curator

ania@amateurcities.com

http://www.aniamolenda.com

Ania Molenda is an independent Rotterdam-based architecture researcher / curator and founder of Amateur Cities. Her work focuses on the socio-cultural dimension of spatial practices and innovation in contemporary urban environments.

Towards Collective Subjectivity

12.2016

CA: Can you say something about yourself? What is your background? AF: My name is Alex Foti. I am...

Play and Imagination Against Debt

12.2016

CA: Could you introduce yourselves and tell us something about your work and interests? CT:...

The Price of Surveillance

12.2016

CA: Could you introduce yourselves – what do you do and what are your main interests? ER:...

The Unobvious Ways of City Making

09.2016

AM: ZUS is not a typical architecture practice; you are strongly involved in a theoretical...

Walking across Actual Territories

05.2016

CA: Can you briefly explain what your practice is about? LR: I am one of the founders of Stalker,...

No one owns the beach: On time and public space on and offline

09.2015

AM: Could you tell us something about your latest projects? DH: Recently I have been thinking a...

Fewer Regulations, More Open Source and a Broader View

02.2015

CA: Mark, you created OSCity – a free online platform that combines cutting-edge...

On Amateurs

10.2014

That’s why today we would like to stand in defence of the first meaning of the word. We would...

Peder Norby

Peder Norrby

Software Engineer

peder.norrby@gmail.com

http://trapcode.com

Peder Norrby is a software engineer with an MSc on Computer Science and Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden and leader of the Stockholm–based computer technology research and development company Trapcode AB, since 2001. His work spans art and software development.

Chryso Onisiforou

Chryso Onisiforou

Architect

onisiforou@gmail.com

http://www.xo-a.net

Chryso Onisiforou (xο) is a practicing architect and designer. Born and raised in Cyprus, Onisiforou studied Environmental Design and Architecture in the United States (NDSU) and in the Netherlands (TU Delft). She began her career by working for Vardastudio (Cyprus) before joining RCR architects (Spain) and later NLÉ (the Netherlands). She is currently an independent architect in Cyprus while simultaneously writes for various architectural platforms such as A.I.D (Architecture in Development) and Backstage-Architecture. Chryso is also involved in various community design workshops.

This is not an Urban Plot

12.2014

Inevitably, architecture, as a discipline that spans across the public-private field, is in...

Rush Pleasnuk

Artist

rush_gas@yahoo.com

http://www.genii-loci.com

Rush Pleansuk or Gaspard became an artist from his architectural and design journey. His childhood and joys in the jungle push him to express his memory through art in the concrete urban context. The artist sees himself living in a time that’s a fusion of the past (background), present (reality) and future (dream).

Memory 02, 2014

09.2016

Places often play an important role in shaping our memories. In a similar but reverse logic,...

Chiara Quinzii

Architect

chiara.quinzii@gmail.com

http://quinziiterna.tumblr.com

Chiara Quinzii (Milan, 1979) graduated from Milan Polytechnic in 2004 with the thesis project ‘Milan Apart’. Before founding Quinzii Terna Architecture in 2012, together with Diego Terna, she worked for Boeri Studio and MVRDV. She teaches at the Milan Polytechnic and collaborates with architectural magazines, online (Arch’it, PressTletter) and printed (C3 Magazine), where she publishes essays and photographs.

An Old Way of Living, Yet Innovative

01.2015

The Construction of a Community It seems that in this context, dominated by mass production of...

Tobias Revell

Tobias Revell

Designer

tobias@tobiasrevell.com

http://www.tobiasrevell.com/

Tobias Revell is a designer and artist from London whose work looks critically at contemporary and future technopolitics. He is Course Director for Information and Interface Design and tutor in Interaction Design Arts at London College of Communication and a founding member of research consultancy Strange Telemetry. He is undertaking a PhD in the Design Department at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Seizing the means of rendering

08.2016

Images of ‘the’ future hold a powerful grasp over the things we orient towards as we...

Continuous Monuments and Imaginable Alternatives

01.2015

It seems that the belief that this data has the potential to reshape and perfect the world might...

Skid Robot

Artist

pr@skid-robot.com

http://www.skid-robot.com

Skid Robot is a guerrilla artist, born and raised in Los Angeles. His Living Art project is an artistic movement that seeks to solve the social issue of homelessness through the power of art and design.

Rosa Rogina

Architect

rosa.rogina@hotmail.com

http://www.rosarogina.co.uk/

Rosa is as an architect, publication and exhibition designer with an MA in Architecture from the Royal College of Art. After practicing at MVRDV, Grimshaw and Farshid Moussavi Architecture, she is currently working for the London Festival of Architecture: a city-wide architectural celebration of that will this year host over 350 events around the theme of ‘Community’. Her personal interest lies in the intersection of architecture and politics.

Call to Action – On How the Political Potential of Architecture can Give Power to a Marginalized Community

07.2016

Is architecture only a passive reflectionof current political matters or can it formulate...

Arthur Roing Baer

Designer

arthur@roingbaer.com

http://roingbaer.com/

Arthur Röing Baer is a designer and writer. His work includes Commune, a distributed ownership model for urban logistical infrastructures, and Quicksand, a lecture series on the possibility of politicality within contemporary design. He holds a Bachelor in Visual communication from the Beckmans College of Design in Stockholm and a Masters in Design from the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam.

The Price of Surveillance

12.2016

CA: Could you introduce yourselves – what do you do and what are your main interests? ER:...

Lorenzo Romito

Architect

stalkerlab@osservatorionomade.net

http://www.osservatorionomade.net/

Founding member of Stalker, since 1995, ON/Osservatorio Nomade, since 2001, Primaveraromana, since 2009 and Stalker Walking School, since 2011. Graduate in Architecture at La Sapienza University, Rome (1997) “Prix de Rome, architecte” at the Accademia di Francia – Villa Medici. Active researcher in between art, architecture, urban, social and environmental studies. Producing performances, publications, exhibitions and conferences worldwide.

Walking across Actual Territories

05.2016

CA: Can you briefly explain what your practice is about? LR: I am one of the founders of Stalker,...

Emily Rosamond

Artist

emrosamond@gmail.com

http://www.emilyrosamond.com/

Emily Rosamond is a Canadian artist, writer and educator. She completed an Art PhD at Goldsmiths, London, in 2016, where she held a Commonwealth Scholarship. Her doctoral work focused on character as a prominent, speculative, representational logic of personhood in an era of predictive analytics. Rosamond is a lecturer in fine art theory at the Arts University Bournemouth, England. Previously, she was a lecturer in fine art at the University of Kent and an associate lecturer in fine art critical studies at Goldsmiths.

The Price of Surveillance

12.2016

CA: Could you introduce yourselves – what do you do and what are your main interests? ER:...

Martha Rosler

Artist

info@miandn.com

http://www.martharosler.net/

Brooklyn-based artist Martha Rosler works in video, photography, text, installation, and performance. Her work often addresses matters of the public sphere and landscapes of everyday life – actual and virtual – especially as they affect women. For many years Rosler has produced works on war and the national security climate, connecting life at home with the conduct of war abroad, in which her photomontage series played a critical part. In 2004 and 2008, in opposition to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, she reinstituted her now well-known series of photomontages Bringing the War Home: House Beautiful, made as a response to the war in Vietnam in the late 1960s. She has also published several books of photographs, texts, and commentary on public space, ranging from airports and roads to housing and gentrification. 

Housing is a Human Right, 1989

05.2017

Following this year’s Habitat III, it is worth remembering that “Adequate shelter...

Ania Ruminska

Anna Ruminska

Cultural Anthropologist and Architect

emsa.relacje@gmail.com

http://www.emsarelacje.pl

Anna Ruminska is a versatile activist, researcher, designer and educator engaged with problems related to public space, anthropology and culinary heritage. She is the founder of the group eMSA Inicjatywa Edukacyjna, a pioneer of architectural education in Poland, a propagator of local edible weeds (Chwastozercy), benchology theory and practise, lobbyist for pedestrian traffic, cultural, spatial, ethnobotanical and pro-social education. She is also a leader of Slow Food convivium in the region of Dolny Slask (Lower Silesia) where she comes from.

Borders, 2014

06.2015

Trebor Scholz

Scholar - Activist

scholzt@newschool.edu

http://platform.coop/

Trebor Scholz is a scholar-activist and associate professor for Culture & Media at The New School, New York City. He frequently presents on the future of work, solidarity, and the internet to scholars, lawyers, activists, designers, developers, union leaders, and policy-makers worldwide. His book Uber-Worked and Underpaid (2016) develops an analysis of the challenges posed by digital labor and introduces the concept of platform cooperativism as a way of joining the peer-to-peer and co-op movements with online labor markets while insisting on communal ownership and democratic governance. This concept is explored further in his latest co-authored book Platform Cooperativism (2016).

Towards Collective Subjectivity

12.2016

CA: Can you say something about yourself? What is your background? AF: My name is Alex Foti. I am...

Lea Schonfelder

Game Designer

lea@schoenfelder.co

As game designer and artist Schönfelder works on games in both the games industry and independently. Her artistic work often deals with questions surrounding ethics and everyday life challenges and gained international awards and recognition. Schönfelder currently works as game designer for Ustwo Games in London.

No happy endings

06.2017

CA: You have an artistic background but you are currently involved in diverse activities...

Brett Scott

Brett Scott

financial activist

b.r.scott.06@cantab.net

http://suitpossum.blogspot.co.at/

Brett Scott is the author of The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money (Pluto Press: 2013). He works on financial reform, alternative finance and economic activism, and has written for publications like New Scientist, Wired Magazine, The Guardian, Aeon and CNN.com. He tweets as @suitpossum

Bringing the Jungle to the City

11.2015

I once lived in Coffee Bay, a 260 person village on the rural Wild Coast of South Africa. It...

Architecture Snob

Architecture Snob

Curators

hello@architecturesnob.pl

http://architecturesnob.pl

Architecture Snob is a collective of curators founded by Tomasz Malkowski and Marcin Szczelina to introduce a critical and substantive discourse into the architectural debate and to promote Polish architecture abroad. They publish their work on contemporary architecture in the magazines Art & Business, Monitor and Domus. In October 2013, they curated Poland’s biggest architecture festival the “Westival” Architecture Festival in Szczecin,with the leitmotif “Made in… national architecture?”. They realized 3 projects for the Lisbon Architecture Triennale. They conduct a cycle of lectures about critical and curatorial practices in contemporary architecture at the City Culture Institute in Gdansk. They became independent experts of the Mies van der Rohe Award 2015. Since 2014, our team joined Paulina Kałużna, architect and executive producer.

Skye Yuxi Sun

Architect

yuxi.sun@network.rca.ac.uk

http://www.rca.ac.uk/students/skye-yuxi-sun/

Skye Yuxi Sun is a designer and film maker with a background in architecture. Born in China, she has studied and worked in Wuxi, Hong Kong, Los Angeles and London. She graduated from the Royal College of Art with the thesis project ‘Treasure Island’. Her work has always maintained a balance between being critical and research-driven, and driven by materials, scales and media.

Treasure Island, 2015

03.2016

Inspired by freeports where collectors store valuable artworks without paying taxes, Skye...

Diego Terna

Architect

diego.terna@quinziiterna.com

http://diegoterna.wordpress.com

Diego Terna (Brescia, 1979) graduated as an architect from Milan Polytechnic in 2004. Before founding Quinzii Terna Architecture in 2012, together with Chiara Quinzii, he worked for Stefano Boeri and Italo Rota. He has written for C3 Magazine, Abitare, Compasses, Klat, Arch’it and has worked as an editor for several online magazines. Terna teaches at Milan Polytechnic, IUAV Venice, the University of Milan and collaborates with NABA (Milan) in the Certificate Programme for the Design of Products and Interiors. He also contributes to his own blog L’architettura Immaginata.

An Old Way of Living, Yet Innovative

01.2015

The Construction of a Community It seems that in this context, dominated by mass production of...

Cassie Thornton

Artist

cassie.thornton@gmail.com

http://feministeconomicsdepartment.com/

Cassie Thornton works under the title of the Feminist Economics Department (the FED), She uses dance, writing, visual art, hypnosis, experimental research, tours and radio to protect the unknown and reveal debt as a source of solidarity. Her work investigates and reveals the impact of governmental and economic systems on public affect, behavior, and the unconscious, with a focus on debt and security. Thornton received a MFA from California College of the Arts and a BFA from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Play and Imagination Against Debt

12.2016

CA: Could you introduce yourselves and tell us something about your work and interests? CT:...

Mark van der Net

Mark van der Net

Architect - Programmer

info@chmodarch.com

http://www.oscity.nl/

Mark van der Net (1982) studied Electrical Engineering and Architecture and Urban Planning at the Technical University of Eindhoven (TU/e). After a short period at Adjaye Associates (Berlin) and Onix Architects (Groningen) he decided to combine his interests in architecture and programming by establishing The Hermit Houses (www.hermithouses.nl), an online application for the design and production of mass customized wooden houses. Van der Net is the founder of OSCITY.NL, an online platform that overlaps datasets to produce spatial narratives.

Fewer Regulations, More Open Source and a Broader View

02.2015

CA: Mark, you created OSCity – a free online platform that combines cutting-edge...

Alberto Vanolo

Alberto Vanolo

Geographer

alberto.vanolo@unito.it

Alberto Vanolo, PhD in Spatial Planning and Local Development, is professor of Politico-Economic Geography at the University of Turin, Italy, where he teaches Cities and Globalisation and Geographies of Development. His main research interests include urban geography, globalisation studies, cultural geography. He is co-author, with Ugo Rossi, of Urban Political Geography. A Global Perspective (Sage, 2012).

Urban Branding and the Violent Ghosts of the Politics of Representation

04.2016

City branding is a relevant issue among urban policy makers. In a nutshell, it refers to the...

Smart City or The serial reproduction of an urban vision

02.2015

The game style reminds me very much of the famous Grand Theft Auto series, but with some...