• Anh-Linh Ngo

    (*1974) is an architect, author, co-publisher and editor-in-chief of ARCH+, and co-founder of projekt bauhaus. From 2010 to 2016, he was part of the advisory board of the ifa – Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations, for which he developed the traveling exhibition Post-Oil City in 2009.
    He has curated the discussion platform ARCH+ features since 2010. In 2006, he initiated The Making of Your Magazines, which was presented alongside ARCH+ in the journals project at documenta 12.

  • Anne-Julchen Bernhardt

    Professor of architectural typology at RWTH Aachen University. Her work focuses on research into the infrastructure and architecture of migration processes in Germany and on design-build projects in South Africa and Germany. Together with Jörg Leeser principal of the office BeL Sozietät für Architektur in Cologne.

  • Aristide Antonas

    works in the fields of philosophy, art, literature, and architecture, and his publications range from literature and theater scripts to essays. His work has been featured at the Istanbul Design Biennial, the Venice and São Paulo Architecture Biennales, Display Prague, the New Museum in New York, Basel’s Swiss Architecture Museum, and at the Vorarlberger Architektur Institut in Austria. In 2015 he won the ArchMarathon prize. He has also been nominated for the Mies Van der Rohe Award (2009) and the Iakοv Chernikov Prize (2011). Currently he directs the Master’s Program on Architectural Design at the University of Thessaly, Greece. He has been a visiting tutor at The Bartlett, UCL, and a visiting professor of literature at FU Berlin.

  • BeL

    was founded in 2000 by Anne-Julchen Bernhardt (born in 1971) and Jörg Leeser (born in 1967). Its work has been recognized with major prizes like the Kunstpreis Baukunst (Art Award in Architecture) given by the Akademie der Künste Berlin. In 2016, before the backdrop of the current housing crisis, BeL will be expanding their self-build system “Grundbau und Siedler” to a city scale. The system was presented in their contribution to the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, titled Neubau. Bernhardt is a professor of building design at the RWTH Aachen, while Leeser teaches at the Peter Behrens School of Arts in Dusseldorf.

  • Christian Benimana

    holds a bachelor’s degree from the School of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP) of Tongji University and worked with LongiLat Architecture and Research in Shanghai prior to joining MASS in 2010, where he was a Global Health Corps fellow in 2011. He currently heads the implementation of the African Design Centre, a field-based apprenticeship to train top design talent on the continent in impact-based methods, in addition to being chairman of the Education Board of the East African Institute of Architects. Benimana has been involved with design/build projects, development initiatives, and operational and administration leadership. He has also taught at the architecture department of the former Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST).

  • Christian Hiller

    is a media scholar, curator, and writer. In addition to his work for the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (2014–2016), the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation (2009–2014), and the Hochschule für bildende Kunst Hamburg (2010–2013), he has headed exhibition projects shown in venues like MMCA Seoul, HOK Oslo, MNBA Santiago de Chile, SESC São Paulo, and the Venice Architecture Biennale. He researches and publishes about urbanism, architecture, design, art, performance, film, media, and their societal intersections.

  • Ethel Baraona Pohl

    (born 1970) is a critic, writer, and curator. She is co-founder, with César Reyes Nájera, of dpr-barcelona, an architectural research practice and independent publishing house. Their research and theoretical work has ties with leading publications in architectural discourse, including their work on the editorial team of Quaderns d’arquitectura i urbanisme, and as Archis advisors for Volume magazine, among others. She was associate curator for the exhibition Adhocracy, in 2012, co-curator of the third Think Space program with the theme “Money,” and recently curated the exhibition Adhocracy ATHENS at the Onassis Cultural Center in 2015.

  • Hans Peter Hahn

    is a professor of anthropology at Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt am Main. His work focuses on material culture, consumption, and migration. In addition to cooperative projects with international museums, he conducts research on consumer goods and mobile phones in West Africa. His publications range from essays on economic issues to essays about bicycles, plastic sandals, mobile phones, and other everyday goods. He wrote the book Materielle Kultur: Eine Einführung (2005) and co-edited the Handbuch Materielle Kultur (2014). He is spokesman for the DFG research training group “Wert und Äquivalent” (GRK 1576) and is a member of the academic advisory council for the Humboldt-Forum in Berlin.

  • Ina Kerner

    is a political scientist who focuses on political theory and an associate member of the Center for Transdisciplinary Gender Studies at Humboldt Universität (HU) in Berlin. From 2009 to 2016, she was a junior professor of diversity politics at the HU, while also conducting fellowships and guest professorships at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, the Research Network on Interdependent Inequalities in Latin America at the Freie Universität Berlin, Goldsmiths University College of London, the Universidade de Brasília, and the Quaid-i-Azam University in Islamabad.

  • Jan Wenzel

    Supervised editorially among other things the first German publication of Moholy-Nagy’s last work, “vision in motion”. In his role as a publisher in the literary medium he adopts Moholy’s view that design is not a profession, but an approach.

  • Jesko Fezer

    Professor of experimental design at the University of Fine Arts (HFBK) Hamburg and co-founder of the specialised bookstore “Pro qm”. Researches and works in diverse cooperation projects with a focus on the political and social dimensions of design.

  • Karin Wilhelm

    Professor emeritus for the history and theory of architecture and the city at the Technische Universität Braunschweig. Her work has also addressed the Bauhaus and utopian thought in modern architecture.

  • Marion von Osten

    (born in 1963) focuses on cultural production in postcolonial societies, technologies of the self, and the governance of mobility through her activities as a curator, researcher, and publisher of books and catalogues. She is currently curating the exhibition Migrant Bauhaus, which will be on world tour from 2017 to 2019. Between 2006 and 2012, she held a professorship at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, and was Professor for Artistic Practice at HGK Zurich from 1999 to 2006. She is a founding member of the Center for Post-Colonial Knowledge and Culture, Berlin, and Labor k3000 Zurich.

  • Matteo Pasquinelli

    (born 1974) is a philosopher whose work occupies the intersection of political philosophy, media theory, and cognitive sciences. He teaches as visiting professor in media theory at the University of Arts and Design, Karlsruhe. He has previously taught at the Pratt Institute in New York. The works he has edited include the anthologies Alleys of Your Mind: Augmented Intelligence and its Traumas (2015) and Algorithms of Capital (2014).

  • Nikolaus Kuhnert

    Co-publisher of the journal “ARCH+”. Has dealt since the 1970s with the utopian surplus of modernism and has not least cultivated an intensive, long-standing collaboration with theco-founder of HfG Ulm, Otl Aicher.

  • Philipp Oswalt

    (*1964) is an architect, writer, Professor of Architecture Theory and Design at the University of Kassel, as well as an associated investigator at the Humboldt University of Berlin. He worked as an editor of ARCH+ and an architect for OMA in Rotterdam. He was the lead curator of the project Shrinking Cities for the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation), and is the co-founder of Urban Catalyst and Volkspalast. From 2009 to 2014, he was director of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation. He lives in Berlin.

  • Ruben Pater

    creates visual narratives about geopolitical issues under the name Untold Stories. He initiates projects that involve investigative research, followed by visual storytelling techniques aimed at a wide audience, creating new relations between journalism and design. His work Drone Survival Guide (2013) received worldwide attention as an educational and activist tool against military drones. Research into disaster communication in times of climate change resulted in the First Dutch Flood Manual (2011). Double Standards (2012) was an installation and publication about the role of global maritime trade in Somali piracy. His first book, The Politics of Design (2016), is global guide for designers toward more responsible visual communication. He received an MA in design from the Sandberg Institute and currently teaches at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague.

  • Sabine Drewes

    as served as consultant for municipal policy and urban development and she is Head of Local Politics and Urban Development at the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung since 2007. She studied political science at Freie Universität Berlin. From 2002 to 2006, she was the editor of Kommunalpolitische Infothek. Prior to that, she was a publicity consultant for the Grüne/Alternative coalition in councils in North Rhine-Westphalia (GAR-NRW) and was a voluntary worker for the Grüne party councils in Düsseldorf and Dortmund (including a stint as “expert citizen” in the city of Dortmund’s Foreign Residents Committee). From 1994 to 1997 she worked as a freelance journalist in Berlin (where her bylines included Zitty, DeutschlandRadio, Deutsche Welle Fernsehen, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation).

  • Stephan Trüby

    (born 1970) is a professor of architecture and cultural theory at the Technical University of Munich. He studied architecture at the Architectural Association in  London. His most significant academic posts include: visiting professorship in Architecture at the Karlsruhe College of Arts and Design (2007–2009), director of the post-graduate program “Spatial Design” at the Zurich University of Arts (2009–2014), and lecturer at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University (2012–2014). He was a co-curator of the 2014 Biennale of Architecture in Venice and is a regular contributor to ARCH+ and Archithese.

  • Walter Prigge

    (born in 1946) is a sociologist and urbanist. He wrote his habilitation on urbanism and intellectual movements in the twentieth century at the Universität in Frankfurt am Main, and worked there as a lecturer and independent urban researcher. From 1996 to 2011, he worked with the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation on events, exhibitions, and books on architecture, the city, and modernism. These activities and publications covered topics like standardisation in the built culture, modernity and the savage, and the periphery and shrinking cities. He became a senior fellow at the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation in 2014.


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