#1 Stijn Rybels
Stijn Rybels is an architect and urban planner. He is currently assisting in the design studios of the master in urbanism and spatial planning at the faculty of design sciences where he challenges students to think outside of the box when it comes to the use of our infrastructures. He seeks for relationships between mobility and urban development and is currently preparing a PhD on integrated urban mobility systems. Since 2015 he is an active member of the research group for urban development. His research tries to provide insights into the (spatial) factors that influence active mobility. As a convinced cyclist (for all trip purposes) he tries to motivate others to make the modal shift as well.
Workshop: (t)Active Routes
#2 Oliver Froome-Lewis & Penélope Plaza
Oliver Froome-Lewis engages the everyday in Endurance Walking, Mapping and Map-Making in London, he has created 'propositional' maps and events for Olympic Legacy in London's East End, The London Design Museum, and The London Festival of Architecture. His research addresses mapping tactics that draw parallels between design research, experimental fiction and current practices in Fine Art. (See https://oliverfroome-lewis.com)
Penélope Plaza is an urban artivist, architect and researcher. She is co-founder of CollectiVoX, a small not-for-profit design practice that co-creates interventions in public space as catalyst for positive social change. Penelope's research intersects petrocultures, public art, interventions in public space and creative practice.(See https://penelope-plaza.carbonmade.com/)
#3 Sabrina Morreale & Lorenzo Perri
Lemonot is a duo based in London - co-founded by Sabrina Morreale and Lorenzo Perri - educators and spatial practitioners, they operate between architecture and performative arts, used as devices to detect, celebrate and trigger the spontaneous theatre of everyday life. Currently, Sabrina is teaching in the Foundation Course at the Architectural Association in London and Lorenzo is teaching at the University of the Applied Arts in Vienna. Together, they’re Programme Heads of the AA Visiting School El Alto (Bolivia), they have taught in Cambridge, at the AA Summer School and at INDA in Bangkok. Their academic research focuses on contemporary forms of conviviality – as a trigger for unconventional spatial languages, between geometrical abstraction and material figurativism.
Workshop: The confessional booth: renewing spatial contracts of Luchtbal
#4 Fabian Tobias Reiner & Sven Högger
Fabian Tobias Reiner (*1994) is an Austrian architect and architectural theorist educated at ETH Zurich and the AA London. Work experience he gained with Leth & Gori, Denmark and camponovo baumgartner architekten, Switzerland. He performs as a regular guest critic in theory and history studies at the AA, is a periodic writer for the Architectural Institute Vorarlberg and published the book ‘Architectural Comfort’.
Sven Högger (*1992) is a Swiss architect and photographer graduated from ETH Zurich. He has taught subjects ranging from Interior Architecture and Structural Design to Landscape Architecture both at ETH Zurich and HEAD Geneva. Sven has worked with offices in Rotterdam, Zurich and Geneva and is a founding member of the Swiss collective la–clique.
Workshop: CITY HIJACK
#5 Alexandra Sonnemans & Caterina Viguera
rotative studio is the collaboration between architects Alexandra Sonnemans (Rotterdam) and Caterina Viguera (Zürich). The explorative and experimental working method of rotative studio is characterized by a continuous interplay of design, research and dialogue. The studio combines working on architectural commissions with self-initiated multidisciplinary projects, in which new and critical approaches towards architectural research and design are developed and expressed. rotative studio’s work has been exhibited at a.o. LFA (‘20), Architecture Week Barcelona ('18) and New Generations Festival (‘20-’21). They gained academic experience at the RavB (‘20), TU Delft (‘21), IDW Antwerp (‘20,’21) and i2a (‘20,’21). In ‘20, rotative studio was nominated for the ARC20 Young Talent Award.
Workshop: Path of Play
#6 Willem Coenen & Aline Veelaert
Willem Coenen, architect, founded Atelier Scheldeman in 2017: an architecture atelier focussing on sculptural architecture, experimenting from small to large scale. Designing and building are melting together. Every project searches for new relevant collaborations, resulting in collective work.
Atelier Aline Veelaert is a furniture atelier which balances between restorations and design from an interest for detail and crafts with a background in architecture and wood restauration. The IDW workshop will be a continuation of a research called karkas where Willem and Aline teamed up to analyse production processes and their cut offs.
#7 Diego Inglez de Souza & Julien Ineichen
Diego Inglez de Souza (São Paulo, 1978) is an architect and urban planner by the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of University of São Paulo (2003), PhD in History and Architecture (FAU-USP/Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, 2014), Assistant curator of the X International Architecture Bienal of São Paulo (201), teacher of Catholic University of Pernambuco (2014-18) and fellow researcher at School of Architecture of the University of Minho (2019-22), associated with the Fishing Architecture research group. He collaborates with architects, artists and urbanist collectives such as En commun, based in Lausanne, Atelier vivo in Recife and BijaRi in São Paulo.
Julien Ineichen (Lausanne, 1978) is an architect-urbanist graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology 2007), with a PhD in architecture (2016) from ENSA-Marseille and UFRN-BR. He is an independent reflexive practitioner engaged in the topic of collaborative conception of the urban environment (see w-au.net). Active for more than 10 years in BRazil in the re-characterization of the river Capibaribe's shores in Recife, he is involved in the conception of participatory projects involving citizens in urban prototyping processes. He is co-founder of the Swiss organisation encommun.ch (2017) that supports actors of the city (citizens, associations, authorities, professionals of architecture and urbanism) in the co-production of urban spaces.
Workshop: Searching for New Babylon
#8 Inés Ballesteros & Michela Dal Brollo
In their research, Inés Ballesteros and Michela Dal Brollo create and demonstrate portable equipment as a set of transportable, practical and conceptual devices, which we name Living Equipment. They research how to generate temporary spaces that favour more heterogeneous and diverse forms of urbanism, in contrast to a tendency towards privatisation and control in public space. They are now focusing on exploring liminal places of the city of Antwerp. During 2020, Michela and Inés conducted the project titled ‘Stone soup’ with the support of Kunstenplatform PLAN B, that evolved in their current research project “Living Equipment: Portable spaces” supported by the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp and in collaboration with other institutions like WPZimmer. Michela and Inés are currently part of the organisation of Samenschool and part of the collective atelier Archipel. (Discover more on kunstenplatformplan.be and ap-arts.be)
Workshop: Living Equipment: Portable Spaces
#9 Philippe Buchs & Angélique Kuenzle
Philippe Buchs co-founded SUJETS OBJETS/ in 2020. This architectural office confronts systematically the subject of transforming the existing, adopting an approach of urban durability. Its members are actively engaged in teaching and research, activities considered as integral parts of their architectural production. Their identity oscillates between the smoothness of the free plan and the almost cold sincerity of the border.
Workshop: LOVERS JUST FOR ONE DAY
#10 Alberto Pottenghi & Mariana Sendas
Graduated in Architecture from the Milan Polytechnic in 2006, Alberto Pottenghi (Mantua, 1977) also attended the Faculty of Architecture of the QUT (Brisbane, AUS). He has collaborated with YASUI Architects and Engineers (Tokyo, JP) and with Claudio Silvestrin Architects (London, UK). From 2011 until 2018 he collaborated at the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio (CH), with Valentin Bearth, Eduardo Souto de Moura and, since 2013, with Francis Kéré, leading the Building Reality construction workshop in various sub-Saharan African countries. From 2017 he is research associate at the chair of Architectural Design and Participation, at TUM Munich (DE). In 2019 he was guest lecturer at the Advanced Design Studio: New Tools at YALE (New Haven, USA).
Graduated in Architecture from the ESAP – Escola Superior Artistica do Porto in 2006, Mariana Sendas (Porto, 1981) also attended the Milan Polytechnic (IT). She has collaborated with Menos é Mais, Aarquitectos (Porto, PT), Onsitestudio Architects and Peia Assosciati (Milan, IT). From 2011 until 2015 she collaborated at the Milan Polytechnic with Federico Bucci, Vittorio Logheu and Marco Borsotti. From 2012 to 2019 she is collaborator at the Milan Polytechnic at the chair Architectural Design In Historical Context with Eduardo Souto de Moura and João Luís Carrilho da Graça. From 2014 she is collaborator at the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio (CH), with Walter Angonese (bachelor), Cristina Guedes (master) and Francis Kéré (diploma). From 2018 to 2019 she was lecturer at the Università degli Studi di Ferrara (IT) for the degree course for Product Design.
Together, Alberto and Mariana founded MONOatelier, based in Milan and Porto since 2009. They participated as tutors in the international design workshop week 'COMMONS' in 2020, organized by Universiteit Antwerpen.
Workshop: SOFT URBAN EDGES
#11 Adrien Meuwly, Adrien Comte & Theo de Meyer
Adrien Comte and Adrien Meuwly founded COMTE/MEUWLY which cultivates the ability to be surprised, to be fascinated by unexpected encounters and discoveries. They develop each project as a narrative, based on the reading of a new situation. What they are observing is not the grandiose, the grandiloquent, nor the sublime, but characters, scenes, objects, places: anchor points whose beauty emerges from their scrupulous assembly, from their relationship in the project. Founded in 2017 in Zurich and Geneva, Compte/Meuwly develops and constructs projects at all scales. From a series of open-plan houses to the transformation of several heritage buildings and the construction of pieces of furniture. They are participating in exhibitions and fairs such as the Milano Design Week or the Swiss --Awards, for which they have been nominated in 2019.
Theo De Meyer is an architect operating between multiple practices. Among other things, he works as a project architect for jan de vylder inge vinck architects and as an assistant at the ETH University of Zurich. Through collaborations with artist Manor Grunewald and doorzon interieur architecten, he developed his own independent and still expanding field, including scenography as well as furniture and architecture. Together with Doorzon interieur architecten, Theo froms the core of the Stand Van Zaken modular collective, creator of furniture and architecture through collaborations with specialists in various fields. Stand Van Zaken supports the creation
Workshop: Performing Devices
#12 Anđelka Bnin-Bninski
Anđelka Bnin-Bninski is an architect engineer with specializations in theory of arts and media (University of Arts, Belgrade) and architectural philosophy (ENSA Paris-La Villette, Paris). She works as educator, curator and interdisciplinary researcher, affiliated with the University of Belgrade - Faculty of Architecture and associated with laboratory Grephau in Paris. She is recipient of the French Government Scholarship (2013-14). She holds experience as practicing architect, as an author and member of design teams, she has collaborations with the independent artistic scene in Belgrade and is engaged in multiple international trans-disciplinary design-driven projects and initiatives. Her PhD thesis (2018) "The role of the architectural drawing in the dynamics of living space partition" is in domains of philosophy and theory of architectural drawing, it is based on drawing practice and architectural analysis in relation to culture and politics. Her current investigations are focused on critical strategies and activist tactics of architectural drawing research in practice. She is representative for the ARENA architectural research network, she is a member of the Advisory Board for the CA2RE+ project and partner for the RAPS project.
#15 Marine de Dardel & Lorenza Donati
Lorenza Donati holds a degree in architecture from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich, after having graduated with her Masterthesis ‘Palace Robert’ at the Studio Tom Emerson. She went on working with 6a architects (London), Ilai (Zürich) and Bruther (Paris), on several architecture competitions and building projects. Until 2018 she held a position as a teaching assistant and research fellow at the ETH Zurich with Prof. Christian Kerez and Arno Brandlhuber. Since 2020 she dedicates herself to the creation of the agency ‘ALIAS’ to develop independent and collaborative projects across the vast spectrum of architecture, research and interdisciplinary collaboration, with a particular focus on architectural narratives.
Marine de Dardel studied Architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich, qualifying in 2015 with Prof. Markus Peter. Her diploma project ‘Herodiade’ was formulated as an hommage to Mallarmé and concluded several years of research on the relation between form and content and the (re-)writing of a poetic architectural langage. She went on working with Meili, Peter (ZH/MUC) and Lütjens Padmanabhan (ZH), both participating in international competitions and the realisation of complex building projects. Since 2017 she is a project architect at Made in (ZH/GVA), notable realisations include the Gleisarena office building in Zurich, for which she developed a cutting edge glas brick façade design dealing with highly challenging geometries. Since 2018 she has taken over a position as a teaching assistant and research fellow at ETH Zurich with the Voluptas chair for Architecture and Design (Prof. Charbonnet/Heiz) alongside her architectural practice. Since 2021 she has undertaken the study of Creative Coding and Computing at the Zürich University of the Arts to extend both her technical and creative skills mastery.
Together they work on projects at the crossroads between architecture, research and creative direction, fascinated by the abundance of information and endless multiplicities of perception. Driven by contemporary situations we approach the complexity of sites through the means of multidisciplinary sources and a referential vocabulary. Our latest common project was a Workshop at ENSAP Malaquais in Paris, working with time-based medias and contemporary urban situations.
#16 Nina Haarsaker, Hanna Landfald Hanssen & Gro Rodne
Gro, Nina and Hanna work at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Faculty of Architecture and Design, the Department of Architecture and Technology, Centre for FORM, TRANSark and MakingIsThinking (see makingisthinking.net).
Gro Rødne is an architect and an associate professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Design, NTNU. She has recently become the IAT-department unity leader of the Center for FORM. She graduated in 1993 as an architect from the Faculty of Architecture at NTH, and continued at the Academy of Fine Arts. Gro was one of three founders of Agraff Architects (www.agraff.no), and has been a working partner, chair and member of the board (2001-2016). Gro has been course coordinator for the first year of the Master program in Architecture during six years and has been the initiator and coordinator of the master course Making is Thinking. She is developing the pilot “Making is Thinking” as a part of TRANSark (www.ntnu.edu/transark), including an experimental learning lab.
Nina Haarsaker graduated as an architect at NTNU in 2001, after studies in aesthetics – and later architecture studies in Trondheim, Madrid, Delft and Lund. Her last completed construction project was in 2014 (see sunne-hus.net). Since 2013 with a professional focus on creative methods, place and tectonics within the educational environment at the Faculty of Architecture and Design at NTNU, both leading bachelor`s, transdisciplinary workshops and master courses in Making is Thinking. Extensive experience on facilitating research by design by challenging design habits; through hands-on making and performative actions and enabling new insights and reflection on the transforming and important individual and common experiences in life.
Hanna Landfald Hanssen graduated as an architect at NTNU in May 2020. She is currently working as a research assistant at the Faculty of Architecture and Design, - mainly involved in the teaching of first year students in architecture, and also in supervision of master’s theses, workshops and book publishing projects. Her fields of interest are creative processes and methods, materials and the crossing and overlap between creative diciplines. How we as architects give form to an idea, how we communicate it, and what kind of language and tools we use to discuss and find architectural quality, are in her eyes engaging and essential questions in the field of architecture – a field that constantly alternates between the abstract and the concrete.
Workshop: CIRCULAR STATE OF FREEDOM
#17 Kitti Baracsi
Kitti Baracsi is an educator, researcher, activist, specialising in critical pedagogy, collaborative and horizontal processes, and Atlantic Fellow for Social and Economic Equity. Since 2006, she has worked on education, community work and research with marginalised communities in Hungary, Italy, Portugal and Spain. Since 2016, she has worked with NGOs and schools mainly on inequalities and urban education. She works on urbanconflicts through collective learning and creative critique with children and young people (periferias dibujadas).
She co-founded the TuTela Learning Network, a platform of marginalised activist experiences, where she did a project with Mujeres errantes, Errant Imaginaries: possible utopias which is a collective diary of imagination and inquiry into inspiring feminist practices. She furthermore collaborates in kollektiv orangotango.
Workshop: Urban legends in the making
#18 Kristina Careva & Rene Lisac
Kristina Careva, PhD, MArch and Rene Lisac, PhD, MArch are associated professors at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb. They are the authors of the City Acupuncture initiative active since 2009, primarily through interdisciplinary and participative workshops. The initiative has inspired several inclusive projects in the region and received significant international recognition of the 20th Salon of Architecture in Novi Sad, in the category of experiment in architecture. Besides integral planning with participative and interdisciplinary approach, Kristina’s field of interests are architecture and children in which she issued two manuals, while Rene’s interest lies in sustainable strategies for urban and remote areas as well as innovative methods for sustainable scenarios.
#19 Federico Taverna & Siebrent Willems
Federico Taverna and Siebrent Willems are two young architects from Italy and Belgium respectively. After studying at the University of Udine and at the University of Antwerp, they both graduated from the international master at the KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture in Brussels, within the “Urban projects, Urban cultures” program. During their studies, they took part in the exchange program at the KTH Faculty of Architecture in Stockholm, where they organized a workshop and exhibition at FärgFabriken. Their work has been featured in various publications, and since their studies they collaborated with several offices and organizations. Besides working as architects in Milan and Brussels, they are engaged with writing for architecture magazines and curating art exhibitions.
Workshop: Various Small Fires
#20 Carmen Van Maercke & Jitse Massant
Carmen Van Maercke is an ir. architect and urbanist (Ghent University, KULeuven and IUA Venice). With her graduation work, she received the BWMSTR label in 2015. She also worked for a while at Studio Paola Viganò and was active for 5.5 years at Architecture Workroom Brussels. Since 2020 she has been a partner of Fallow, a young firm for architecture and urbanism.
Jitse Massant is an ir. architect and urbanist (Ghent University) and has been working at plusoffice architects as an urban designer where he mainly directs projects with visioning around transition challenges such as production in the city and climate adaption, both at masterplan level and on a more territorial scale. Jitse approaches these urban issues always from the search for an inclusive story.
Workshop: Nomadic Interference
#21 Maarten Lambrechts & Alice Babini
Maarten Lambrechts in an architect and researcher. He has worked at OMA-AMO, URA, 51N4E, and is currently working for the Research & Innovation team at archipelago architects, studying the direct impact of climate on building and people, setting up new forms of experimental engineering, and implementing sustianable design methods in large scale projects. Maarten studied architecture at the University of Antwerp and History & Critical Thinking at the AA School of Architecture. He has been a guest professor for the Fundamental course in the Ineriors Buildings Cities program at the TU Delft and has taught workshops at The Berlage, Aalto University and the University of Antwerp.
Alice Babini is an architect active in Belgium and Italy, focused on cultural infrastructures and ecology. Whether it is about large scale public spaces or a private setting, she aims to rediscuss, through design, the future naturalisation and reprogrammation of the built environment. She completed her studies and internships in Venezia (IT), London (UK), Porto (PT), Copenhagen (DK), and lastly graduated in Milano (IT) with Prof. Carles Muro Soler (GSD Harvard). Since 2016 Alice is collaborating with 51N4E (BE). In parallel to her work there, Alice has worked on the Design in Dialogue lab space for Newrope, Freek PErsyn's chair at ETH (CH) in 2019 and, in 2020, she has started her own practice with Belgian architect Raf Geysen.
Workhop: Turbo Generator
#22 Kristof Timmerman & Ine Vanoeveren
Kristof Timmerman worked for several theater companies such as CREW and Het
Toneelhuis as a designer, dramaturge, and director. In 2006 he founded the digital arts
collective STUDIO.POC. He is the chairman and coordinator of MAXlab (Royal Academy of
Fine Arts Antwerp) and is affiliated with the Immersive Lab of the AP University College.
He annually organizes the summer school 'Storytelling in Virtual Reality. An Immersive
Belgian flutist and Doctor of Musical Arts, Ine Vanoeveren, is specialized in contemporary
music performance. She performed at numerous contemporary music festivals worldwide
and won several international awards and prizes. In addition to performing, Ine is an
assistant professor in contemporary music at the Royal Conservatory of Liège and
coordinator of CREATIE (Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp). She is part of the digital arts
collective Studio POC, where she focuses on hybrid digital performances in virtual
Workshop: The virtual meantime
#23 Aleksandra Sviridova, Ann Dooms & Jouke Verlinden
Ann Dooms (Doctor of Mathematics, 2004) is a professor at the Department of Mathematics and Data Science at the VUB where she leads the Digital Mathematics (DIMA) research group. The group works on the mathematical foundations for digital data science, where Ann specializes in digital forensics and security. Among other things, she has years of expertise in image processing for digital painting and document analysis, with applications in the cultural heritage sector and industry. She was elected a member of the Young Academy and the IEEE Technical Committee in Information Forensics and Security. Ann won several prizes in science communication and has a monthly column in EOS Science and De Tijd. She is co-founder and director of the “Platform Wiskunde Vlaanderen” which aims to promote mathematics in education, research, media and industry.
Aleksandra Sviridova studied engineering and industrial design in Moscow and then completed a Master's degree in Design in Dessau. Since September 2020 she started PhD research into the phenomenon of “Demonstrators” as a communicative phenomenon in product design. She also gives lectures in the field of parametric and generative design (specifically: grasshopper).
in collaboration with Jouke Verlinden, who is professor at the Product Development department and explores the technique of Augmented Reality and digital fabrication (3D printing, robotics) for the improving (or better: "augmenting"!) human-centered design. He spent 7 years in the industry as an interaction designer and project manager before being active in academia as a researcher, and recently also as part of the Dean's office. He founded 4 field labs (Amsterdam, Delft, Utrecht, Antwerp) and published >100 scientific articles and 3 patents. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Design Research (JDR). Recently one of his works received the European Heritage Award(2020, Scanning for Syria). He also received a best paper award at ASME DETC conference (2017), while in 2016 he received the Purmundus Award for the 3D printed bicycle.
Workshop: Computer says "YES"