(*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.
“Preliminary Course: From Bauhaus to Silicon Valley”
The Bauhaus sought a synthesis of knowledge in which the various forms of knowledge—technical, scientific, emotional, creative—are interconnected. This concept of knowledge was combined with a new pedagogy to emancipate the people, release their potential, and lead to the creation of a “new man.”
- Anh-Linh Ngo
- Armen Avanessian
(*1973) Philosopher, literary theorist, and political theorist. From 2007 to 2014 he taught at the Freie Universität Berlin, held fellowships in the German departments of Columbia University and Yale University, and was visiting professor at various art academies in Europe and the US. In Berlin, he is editor at large at Merve Verlag, and since this fall has been in charge of the theory program at the Volksbühne. He is co-founder of the research platform Spekulative Poetik and the Bureau of Cultural Strategies. He lives in Berlin.
- Bernd Scherer
(*1955) Director of the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin. The philosopher and author of several publications on aesthetics and international cultural exchange served as director of the Goethe Institute Mexico from 1999 to 2004, and subsequently as director of the Arts Department for the Goethe Institute Head Office in Munich. Previously, Scherer headed the Department of Humanities and Culture at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt and served as its deputy director. Since 2011 he has been an honorary professor at the Institute for European Ethnology at Humboldt University of Berlin.
- Brave New Alps
(*2005, Bianca Elzenbaumer and Fabio Franz) Brave New Alps produce design projects that engage people in discussing and reconfiguring the politics of social and environmental issues. By combining design research methods with critical pedagogy, community economies, and DIY making, they produce spaces for collective learning and making, publications, and urban interventions. Their long-term, practice-led research COMUNfARE is based in the Italian Alps and explores how designers can contribute to create commons. They live near Rovereto, Sud Tyrol.
- 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.
- Claudia Mareis
(*1974) Designer and cultural scientist with a specialization in design studies and design research. Since 2013 she has been director of the Institute of Experimental Design and Media Cultures at the Academy of Art and Design Basel and founder of its Critical Media Lab. She is a principal investigator of the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) of Iconic Criticism at the University of Basel and the Cluster of Excellence Image Knowledge Gestaltung at the Humboldt University of Berlin. Her current book project deals with the history and practice of creativity and ideation techniques in the 20th century.
- Denisa Kera
(*1974) Philosopher and designer who experiments with various creative strategies of public engagement in science and technology, including the Ethereum blockchain platform, Open Science Hardware, tarot cards, consumer genomics, and food. She is recognized for her ethnographic work on hackerspaces and makerspaces. She was an assistant professor at the National University of Singapore, visiting assistant professor at the Arizona State University, and currently teaches in the Future Design program at Prague College. She lives in Tel Aviv.
- Fred Turner
Harry and Norman Chandler Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication at Stanford University. He is the author of the books The Democratic Surround: Multimedia and American Liberalism from World War II to the Psychedelic Sixties (2013); From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism (2006); and Echoes of Combat: The Vietnam War in American Memory (1996; 2001). Before taking up his position at Stanford, he taught communication at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He also worked as a journalist for ten years.
- Georg Vrachliotis
(1977) is Professor of Architectural Theory and director of the architecture collection (saai) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). He is co-editor/co-author of the books Complexity. Design Strategy and World View (2008), Simulation. Presentation Technique and Cognitive Method (2009), Code: Between Operation and Narration (2011), Geregelte Verhältnisse. Architektur und technisches Denken in der Epoche der Kybernetik/Architecture and Technical Thinking in the Age of Cybernetics (2009), Structuralism Reloaded. Rule-Based Design in Architecture and Urbanism (2011), Fritz Haller. Architekt und Forscher (2015), and curator of the exhibition Frei Otto. Thinking by Modeling at ZKM | Center for Art and Media (2016/17). He is member of the advisory board of ARCH+ and lives in Frankfurt am Main.
- Henrike Rabe
Founding partner at ARCHIEXP Studio for Interdisciplinary Space Research and Design and a PhD researcher at the Interdisciplinary Laboratory at the Humboldt University of Berlin. She investigates architectures of knowledge such as collaborative spaces, laboratories, and media labs. From 2009 to 2012 she was a senior architect at Kazuhiro Kojima + Kazuko Akamatsu / CAt in Tokyo, where she was responsible for three successful competition entries (e.g. the Nagareyama School, Japan) and for a realized exhibition pavilion at the Yokohama Triennale 2011. Before that she worked as an architect at Brisac Gonzalez Architects in London. She lives in Berlin.
- 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.
- Joachim Krausse
(*1943) Professor of Design Theory at the Hochschule Anhalt in Dessau since 1999, where he directs the Master’s course in Integrated Design. At the core of his research, publications, TV documentaries, and exhibitions is the demand for a technical culture and the importance of construction as an embodiment of intelligence. Parallel to his well-known studies on R. Buckminster Fuller, he participated in exhibitions like Visuelle Poesie at Situationen 60 Galerie in Berlin (1964) and Cybernetic Serendipity at ICA London (1967). He is editor at Edition Voltaire and associate editor at ARCH+.
- Joanne Pouzenc
(1981*) Architect, curator,educator, and program coordinator of projekt bauhaus. She co-curated the conference Public Space: Fights and Fictions (2016), Make City Festival (2015), and the Berlin Unlimited festival (2014) and initiated the Atelier d’Architecture Itinérant, which was featured at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2016. She currently teaches at École nationale supérieure d’architecture in Toulouse and lectures at NODE Center for Curatorial Studies. She is founder of the Campus for Collaborative Practices, member of the architecture collective ConstructLab, and lives in Berlin.
- Jussi Parikka
Professor of Technological Culture and Aesthetics at the Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, as well as the founding co-director of AMT research group. He has published several books on media archaeology such as What is Media Archaeology? (2012) as well as the media ecology trilogy Digital Contagions (2007), Insect Media (2010), and A Geology of Media (2015). Other books include the co-edited volume Writing and Unwriting (Media) Art History: Erkki Kurenniemi in 2048 (2015). He is currently co-writing a book on contemporary humanities and media labs.
- Morehshin Allahyari
(*1985) Iranian artist and activist. Her modeled, 3D-printed sculptural reconstructions of twelve ancient artifacts from Syria and Iraq destroyed by ISIS in 2015, titled Material Speculation: ISIS (2015–2016), have received widespread attention. The data required for the reconstruction were saved on a data stick together with research material – for the potentially infinite replication of the lost cultural assets. Recent exhibition participations include Mutations-Créations: Imprimer le monde at the Centre Pompidou in Paris (2017), Factory of the Sun & Missed Connections at the Julia Stoschek Collection in Düsseldorf (2016), and A World of Fragile Parts for the Victoria & Albert Museum at the Venice Architecture Biennale (2016). She lives in New York.
- Orit Halpern
Associate Professor of Interactive Design at Concordia University in Montreal. She works on histories of cybernetics, digital technologies, the human and cognitive sciences, and design. She also directs the research lab Speculative Life Cluster on speculative ethnography, fiction, design, and art. Her book Beautiful Data (2015) is a history of interactivity, data visualization, and ubiquitous computing. She is currently working on two books: the first is a history and theory of “smartness,” the second is about extreme infrastructures.
- Paloma Strelitz
(*1987) Architect and co-founder of the multidisciplinary collective Assemble, which began collaborating in 2010. In 2015, Assemble were awarded the Turner Prize for their community project Granby Four Streets, for which they renovated houses in a deprived area of Liverpool in collaboration with its inhabitants, thus preventing their demolition. Assemble is made up of 18 members, working across architecture, design, and art. In 2017, the Architekturzentrum in Vienna presented the survey show “How we build.” Strelitz lives in London.
- 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.
- Reinier de Graaf
(*1964) Architect. He joined Rem Koolhaas’s Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in 1996. In 2002 he became director of AMO, the think tank of OMA, and has overseen its increasing involvement in sustainability and energy planning. De Graaf has worked extensively in Moscow, overseeing OMA’s proposal to design the masterplan for the Skolkovo Innovation Center, the “Russian Silicon Valley.” He recently curated On Hold at the British School in Rome (2011) and Public Works: Architecture by Civil Servants at the Venice Architecture Biennale (2012). He is the author of Four Walls and a Roof, The Complex Nature of a Simple Profession (2017) and lives in Rotterdam.
- Shaina Anand
(*1975) filmmaker, artist, and co-founder of CAMP. Since 2007, the collaborative studio has dealt with the history and politics of technology, experimental video- and audio-recordings, databases and networks. They co-initiated the Pad.ma online footage archive and the Indiancine.ma database for Indian cinema, co-run the R and R community space, and curate their own film program at CAMP Rooftop. Recent exhibition participations include Skulptur Projekte Münster (2017), documenta 13 and 14 (2012, 2017) and biennales in Shanghai (2014), Gwangju (2012), and Kochi-Muziris (2012). In 2015, the major survey show As If I-V toured through Kolkata, New Delhi, and Mumbai. She lives in Mumbai.