Dewi Brunet

Freelance artist - DewiOrigami

Dewi Brunet is a trained urban planner and an autodidact when it comes to the arts of paper. For 10 years he interprets the traditional and modern folding techniques in his own way.

With the creations that he exposes, the lectures and workshops that he gives and the crafts that he sells, he manages to make connections between origami, design, mathematics, botany, fashion and architecture.

Convinced of the innovative potential of folding, Dewi loves to share his knowledge. To him it’s the best way to teach himself how to take things even further and find new applications for his talent.

Mariano Dallago

NABA Milano / Studio Fotografico Mariano Dallago

Free lance photographer since 1989, he has always been operating in the field of architecture and artworks reproduction. He collaborates with Italian Artistic Heritage, national and local trusts for artistic heritage cataloguing, and with several publishers (Allemandi, Gribaudo, Panini, Nicolodi) for the publication of art-books. He works for the Chamber of Deputies in Rome, with the European Council in Brussels, and for the Superior Regional Ethnography of Sardinia carries a personal project. He enjoys to keep different teaching workshops and experimenting with photography in various forms such as installations.

Since 2008 he teaches photography at NABA (New Academy of Fine Arts) in Milan.

All works are on the website:

Eric de Leeuw

ArtEZ University of the Arts; Architecture and Interior architecture / DLVZ/ studio

Eric de Leeuw, studied Interior Architecture and Architecture at the University of Architecture, Amsterdam where he graduated cum laude in 1996.

He worked at Mecanoo Architects and in 1997 he founded DAAD. In 2005 he founded DLVZ/ studio together with Ingrid van Zanten. DLVZ/ is an interdisciplinary studio that has realised projects in almost every domain of spatial design. DLVZ/ invests many effort in research in order to enlarge the knowledge of the discipline.

In 2001 Eric de Leeuw started tutoring at many different schools i.e. the Universities of Architecture in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Arnhem and Groningen. And at the University of the Arts, Int. architecture, in Zwolle. Currently he holds a position as head and tutor at ArtEZ University of the Arts, department of Interior Architecture.

Dries De Roeck

Dries De Roeck currently leads all things research at Studio Dott, where he is currently pursuing his PhD. The central topic of his research is to understand how technology can be used as design material for the creation of meaningful products for people. As a result of this, Dries launched the IOT Ideation Cards, which support creative teams in the idea generation and definition of internet-of-things products and services.

In recent years, Dries co-organised and spoke at several academic and industry centered human centered design events (CHI Belgium, Humans&Things, ThingsCon, NordiCHI).

Alexandra Deschamps Sonsino


Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino is an interaction designer, product designer, entrepreneur based in London.

She was named 1st in a list of 100 Internet of Things Influencers (Postscapes, 2016), 2nd in Top 100 Internet of Things Thought Leaders (Onalytica, 2014) and in the Top 100 Influencial Tech Women on Twitter (Business Insider, 2014).

She is the founder of the Good Night Lamp, connected lamps for your global friends and family.

She is also the Director of designswarm a strategic consultancy focusing on the internet of things. Some of her clients include BBC R&D, P&G, British Gas, EDF R&D and Nominet, British Telecom and others.

She was co-founder and CEO of Tinker London, a smart product design studio. Tinker was the first distributor of the Arduino platform in the UK.

She has been running the London Internet of Things meetup since 2011, the second largest meetup on that topic in the world.

She is part of the Mozilla Leadership Network Advisory Group on the board of the Virt-EU project and an advisor to many startups.

Jef Driesen

DRDH Architects

Jef studied at UAntwerpen and currently works for DRDH in London.

Nina Haarsaker

NTNU. Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Faculty of Architecture and Design. Department of Architecture and Technology. TRANSark. Making is Thinking

Nina Haarsaker graduated as architect in 2001, after philosophy studies and several years abroad studying architecture in Madrid, Delft and Lund. Her professional experience is both from working on different large scale school and dwelling projects at Arkiplan AS, and several years with partner in TiPi Architecture: the last project seen at Since 2002 she has been working part-time as assistance professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Fine Arts, NTNU teaching both basic and master courses. NIna has been course Coordinator for first year students at the Master program in Architecture since 2013. Last year encouraging ADSL workshop was held together with Johanna Gullberg: “Making is thinking/ …so one thing led to another”.

Grainne Hassett

Grainne Hassett is Senior Lecturer at the SAUL School of Architecture University of Limerick, Ireland, and has been reviewer in several architecture schools worldwide. She is founder and director of Hassett Ducatez Architects.  Her work has received the Downes Medal for Architectural Excellence, 11 prestigious architectural awards in Ireland, been nominated for the Mies Van Der Rohe prize and the UK YAYA prize, and has been exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennale amongst other featured, lectured, published, or exhibited scenarios nationally and internationally.

In August 2015 she founded The Calais Builds project, in response to the worsening humanitarian refugee crisis in Europe. By matching people, funds, sponsorship drives and our architecture/building skills the project has built some of the key community infrastructure at Calais refugee camp, such as the Women and Children's Centre, Youth Centre, Community Centre and the Vaccination centre. This is a story of architecture and building without budgets, without political will, without a future, and without hope, devoid entirely of the utopian hubris surrounding architecture, but for people.

Franziska Hederer

Graz University of Technology / Forum Stadtpark / In Your Face Architects

Franziska Hederer, born 1972 in Austria, studied Architecture in Graz /A and Delft NL, Associated Professor at University of Technology/ Graz/ Department of Spatial Design. Focus in Teaching and Research: Spatial Perception and Experimental Design. Teaching activities at KTH-Stockholm, TU-Liverpool and University of Applied Arts / Vienna Part of the artist association FORUM STADTPARK

2015 Habilitation thesis: On the oscillating boundaries of architecture_tools for spatial perception

Marnik Heijligen

As an Antwerp alumnus, Marnik Heijligen completed an academic exchange at the Technical University Of Munich (Studio Krucker Bates) which in 2014 lead to organization of a memorable lecture event, titled Away From Home by Stephen Bates (SBA, London), at his home institute and current IDW host. Graduating in 2015, he co-created the artefact publication Architecture Graduates 2015. Short after, he was invited by the University of Antwerp to co-develop an exhibition for the Flemish Architecture Institute. This lead to the expo Projecties 6 - van Verbeelding tot Stad. With a strong interest in working at different scales, he is currently involved on projects varying from objects, to interior, to buildings.

Max Höfler

Forum Stadtpark / In Your Face Architects

Max Höfler, born in 1978, is a Graz, Austria, based author, sound artist, curator and part of the artist association Forum Stadtpark and the international radio art collective radia. He is the founder of In Your Face Architects and the net art project Eigenheimgalerie GG44. He studied German literature, philosophy and history of art and did his PhD on Post-Wittgensteinian aesthetics.

Max Höfler is writing experimental texts, which are influenced by the avant-garde movements of the early 20th century. For his books he was awarded several prizes and grants.

Karoline Jacobsen Sørum

Snøhetta, Oslo

Karoline holds a master degree from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture in Copenhagen. During her studies she spent time at California College of the Arts in San Francisco, and she has practiced in both the US, and Scandinavia.

Karoline is currently employed at Snøhetta in Oslo. Here she has been focusing on conceptual design, by being involved in various competitions around the world over the past two years. Karoline has been a part of ongoing projects such as the Busan Opera House in South Korea, and is current working on the new Banque Libano Francaise Head Quarter in Beirut, Lebanon.

Nico Kimpe

Vanheede Environment Group

Nico Kimpe is project manager recycling at the Vanheede Environment Group. Vanheede offers a sustainable, efficient and economical solution in the field of waste management. They play a key role in realising the circular economy by processing each waste stream into a new raw material or energy, both in-house as in external processing sites. The entire group annually processes approximately 828 000 tonnes of waste, of which 91,20% with a useful application. Nico Kimpe participates in the “Design from Recycling” project with two recycled MPO materials (mixed polyolefines), both with and without flax fiber reinforcement, and is excited to explore new design opportunities for these materials.

Sebastian Lenders

Sebastian Lenders graduated from the UA Faculty of Architecture in 2016. In his masterthesis “The Request of the White City” he studied the turbulent history of Belgrade, Serbia, defined and designed its need for a new heteronomous metropolitan catalyst. Furthermore he was an active member in the MODULOR student council and curated the Architecture Masters Expo 2016. As of this May, he will start an internship abroad.

Yalenka Mariën

Fjord Paris

Yalenka Mariën is a Service and Interaction Designer at Fjord, an international service design agency with twenty-two international studios. She joined Fjord Paris after finishing her Product Development master degree in Antwerp two years ago. Her passion for service design grew during her student internships for Studio Dott and Before the Wave. Her thesis, Voxi, is a service designed for the Flemish government to support people with communication disabilities. She always strives to involve real people throughout every design project. At Fjord, Yalenka has gained experience in organizing and facilitating big co-creation sessions. As designing for social impact is close to her heart, she couldn’t resist to grasp the opportunity to host a workshop at the International Workshop week.

Pieter Martin

Yellow Window

After finishing my studies (2009) in Kortrijk as Industrial product designer I started an office as an independent designer, where we worked for a variety of small and medium sized companies and organisations (ELEVENFEET). Out of my search for design methodologies and process for our office I was asked by the University college of West Flanders to further research a study about this matter and validate this study in a business model. By 2014 I lectured design and prototyping at the same school and me and my business partner moved to other goals. Early 2015 I started working for MAXIMALdesign and made the fusion to Yellow Window in the summer of 2016 where I now pursue my present goals.

Michel Melenhorst

Hochschule Ostwestfalen Lippe, Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Architecture / FM Architecten

After his studies at Delft Technical University Michel Melenhorst worked at Wiel Arets (1991-1995) and Rem Koolhaas/OMA (1995-1999). He founded M architecture in 2000 that merged with DAAD Architects 2005 and continued 2012 as FM together with Angelika Fuchs, FM specialises on research and design especially on educational and inclusive spaces.

Since 2012 he is a Professor for Contextual Design, at the HS Ostwestfalen-Lippe in Germany he is speaker/coordinator for the Master of Integrated Architectural Design.

Melenhorst has an extensive experience in teaching and lecturing: TU Delft, KTH Stockholm, Design Academy Eindhoven, HCU Hamburg, Arhus school of Architecture, Academy of Architecture Groningen.

For Docomomo international he is active in the Workgroup education.

Stefano Mirti


Stefano Mirti is a designer and teacher based in Milan.
Degree + PhD in Architecture at Politecnico di Torino. Post-doc at Tokyo University. Lecturer at Tama Fine Art Academy (Tokyo) and then Associate Professor at Interaction Design Institute Ivrea (2001/2005). From 2007 to 2011 head of NABA design school, since 2008 in charge of the design course at Bocconi university in Milan. In the summer 2012, he was appointed as Head of all on-line activities of ABADIR Fine Arts Academy, Catania.
He is one of the founders of Cliostraat, part of the collective from 1991 to 2002. Since 2006 he is one of the partners of IdLab (responsible of all the design activities).
Since 2013, in charge of Design 1o1 MOOCs for Iversity Berlin and scientific director of Relational Design master course for Abadir. From January 2014 to December 2015 he was the responsible of Expo Milan 2015 social media team.

On Twitter and Instagram: @stefi_idlab, Stefano Mirti and Blueberries on Facebook.

Daniel Modol

Councillor of Department of Urban Architecture, Urban landscape and Heritage in Barcelona City Council
Teacher of Urban Project of Departament d’Urbanisme I Ordenacio del Territori  in ETSAB (UPC), BCN
Studio: Daniel Modol urbanism+architecture

(Lleida, 1972) Councillor for Architecture, Urban Landscape and Heritage at Barcelona City Council and the Chair of the Commission for Ecology, Urban Planning and Mobility.Graduate in architecture and urban planning from the Barcelona School of Architecture (ETSAB). Lecturer at the Barcelona School of Architecture's Department of Urban Planning and Territorial Organisation since 1998. Author of various architectural, urban-planning and public-space projects in Barcelona, which notably include the new layout for Plaça de les Glòries, the Guineueta and Encants markets and the urban redevelopment of the Selva de Mar area. He has combined his professional activities with teaching at an international level. Author of various publications dealing with Barcelona, including: La Diagonal, un procés urbà: el projecte urbà en la reforma de la ciutat and Glòries, reforma urbana i espai públic. In 2014 he was chosen among 42 up-and-coming architects worldwide and for the ArchMarathon Awards for his project: The refurbishment and extension of the Mercat de la Guineueta in Barcelona.

Pati Nuñez

Pati Nuñez Agency / Cultural Affairs Bureau

(Barcelona, 1976) Journalist, Curator and PR Consultant. She is the Director of Open House Madrid festival of architecture and CEO of PR Agency c and Intelligence Analysis Consultancy Cultural Affairs Bureau. She co-curated the exhibition "The Legacy of Coderch" and has produced someart and architecture films. Recently Pati Núñez has published the book Remembering Coderch. Pati Núñez acts as writer and cultural critic in several publications. She also teaches courses about strategy, communication and architecture.

Pati Núñez began her career as a communication consultant working withcultural institutions such as "laCaixa" Foundation or the Mies van der Rohe Foundation. Pati Núñez has worked with prestigious architects and artists and cultural institutions.

Mathijs Provoost

Aalto University School of ARTS, Design and Architecture / Thouzie

Mathijs Provoost is an Experience Designer based in Helsinki where he is an active member the IxDA community. He graduated from the University of Antwerp with an MSc in January 2014. The day after his final presentation he moved to Finland to work as a trainee Service Designer. Wanting to learn more about digital design and storytelling he started studying New Media Design and Production at Aalto University in September 2015. He lives in a sea fortress and still enjoys cycling to university and back on a daily basis, even during the Finnish winter. In 2016 he finally wrote a paper on his thesis, which got selected for the 10th Design and Emotion conference in Amsterdam.

Dries Rodet

Dries Rodet Architect / Scientific assistant studio Form EPFL

Dries Rodet (1982), studied at the « Hogeschool voor Wetenschap en Kunst » in Ghent (BE) and ESARQ in Barcelona (ES) and graduated in 2005. After his internship in Antwerp and Copenhagen, he worked 3 years as a project leader for the landscape office Bureau Bas Smets. In 2010 he moved to Switzerland to join as a project leader Pascal Flammer. From 2011 to 2013 he taught as an assistant for the studio of Jeannette Kuo at the Swiss federal institute of technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, and collaborated on the publication "the typical A-Plan". Since 2013 he is part of the studio FORM led by Kersten Geers at the EPFL, Switzerland. In 2014 he founded his own office, based in Basel where he works on competitions and commissions both in Switzerland and Belgium.

Gro Rødne

NTNU. Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Faculty of Architecture and Design. Department of Architecture and Technology. TRANSark. Making is Thinking

Gro Rødne is an architect and an associate professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Fine Arts, NTNU. Since 2015, she has been the project manager of TRANSark: She graduated as an architect from the Faculty of Architecture at NTH in 1993, and continued at the Academy of Fine Arts. Gro was one of three founders of Agraff Architects,, 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 work package “Making is Thinking” as a part of TRANSark, including an experimental learning lab

Fosca Salvi


Fosca Salvi has a background in interaction design (she completed a MA in Digital and Multimedia Communication at IUAV University of Venice). She spent several years in the Netherlands, working at various design agencies (VanBerlo and Lava Design between the others).

In 2015, she moved back to Italy. She is now working at IdLab, managing projects of different nature - some more extravagant than others - based on design, communication and social media.

She is - together with Stefano Mirti and Nuphap Aunyanuphap - in charge of storytelling 1o1 course / community.

David Schmidt

6a architects

David studied at Delft University of Technology and currently works for 6a architects in London.

Hedvig Skjerdingstad

Bergen School of Architecture

Hedvig Skjerdingstad is a Norwegian architect based in Copenhagen, where she graduated from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture. She is currently working at the studio Spacon & X, with an emphasis on spatial conversion and flexibility in urban settings.

Hedvig operates within the field of art, architecture and writing, and has recently exhibited at both The Danish Artists’ Spring and Autumn Exhibitions with works that combine text, materiality and critical reflection. She has been teaching at Bergen School of Architecture since 2014, with a focus on both analytical and intuitive approaches, as well as the combination of realistic architectonical scenarios with elaborations on poetic statements. (

Craig Soenen

Service designer at Knight Moves with a wide skill set, from co-creation workshop until the development phase and a former Devine student.

Maxime Szyf

Yellow Window

Maxime Szyf is designer since childhood. After his studies Product Development in Antwerp, he worked at Samsonite Europe (Oudenaarde Belgium) and Verhaert Design and Development (Kruibeke Belgium), before starting his own studio in 1998 in Antwerp. As creative partner at YELLOW WINDOW MAXIMALdesign, the studio is commissioned to work on products and services in very diverse categories with DESIGN THINKING as core expertise, with the user central. We combine observation and co-creation, analysis and creativity to guarantee sustainable and measurable ROI (return-on-innovation) for the challenges of a changing world.

Charlotte Truwant

Charlotte Truwant Architect / Research assistant laba EPFL

Charlotte Truwant was born in Annecy (FR) in 1980. She studied architecture at the Swiss federal institute of technology under notable professors such as Stefano Boeri, Xaveer de Geyter, Patrick Berger and Harry Gugger. She received her degree in 2006 and subsequently went to work in Copenhagen and Brussel. In 2009 she moved back to Switzerland, in Basel to work for Pascal Flammer and Miller&Maranta. Since 2014 she joined the academic chair of Prof. Harry Gugger at laba, a satellite laboratory of the EPFL situated in Basel. She is researching on spatial representation, environmental aesthetics and contextualism. In parallel she established her own practice with projects ranging from large scale urban studies, architecture competition to product design and exhibition installations.

Kristof Vaes

University of Antwerp

Kristof Vaes is assistant professor of design, addressing the human perspective of care and care technology. His research and teachings focus on design for interaction, inclusive design and product semantics.

Kris Vancoppenolle

Audi Design studio exterior - AUDI AG, Ingolstadt

After getting my MA in Productdevelopment in 2004 I decided to pursue my dream to become a cardesigner and I went to study Transportation Design at the Hochschuele Pforzheim. During my studies there I had the opportunity to do internships at Audi’s concept studio in Munich and at Renault design in Paris. After getting my degree as a MA Transportation Design in the beginning of 2007 I started working as an exterior designer at Audi. In this time I worked on several concept and production vehicles. During this period I was also working at the Seat design studio in Spain as part of an exchange program between the Audi and the Seat design studio.

Frederik Vanden Borre

University of Antwerp / Royal College of Art / Product and Transport designer at Design on Impulse

Frederik Vanden Borre is a Product and Transport designer and a member of Design on Impulse, a London based design collective. After studying at the University of Antwerp with a Master in Product Development, he completed his Masters in Vehicle Design at the Royal College of Art in 2016. His work has been displayed at the Royal Automobile Club, The Transport for London museum, in the Dongdaemun Design Plaza in South-Korea as part of the 2016 Seoul Design Week. His work has been published in magazines such as Yanko design, DESIGNweek and Engineering & Technology magazine.

He received sponsorship from the technology firm Siemens for his Final Major Project: LOOP, an autonomous public service vehicle. His research and final design received two awards: Pilkington automotive vehicle design award and The Worshipful Company of Carmen of London

Frederik’s work focuses on new ways of transport as the transportation revolution is taking place. Apart from his passion for design, he’s also a snowboard instructor, landscape sketcher and movie buff.

Stefan Vandervelden

Coming soon

Hilde Van Dyck

Hilde Van Dyck is a creative entrepreneur who not only dreams but also just does. Her initiatives: Monkeyshot, Peel, House of Innovation, Paper Plane Pilots) are all built around the same pillars: art, business, science and people.

The experience she gained here, along with the education from IDEO, Product Development & AMS and her playful enthusiasm, will inspire her workshop.

Stina Vanhoof

Service designer at Knight Moves with a passion for designing for people together with people and a former product-development student.

Camiel Van Noten

Sergison Bates Architects

Camiel studied at KULeuven and currently works at Sergison Bates in London.

Lore Veelaert

University of Antwerp - Department of Product Development - Ecoteam

Lore Veelaert is a research assistant within the ecoteam at Product Development. She is currently working on the “Design from Recycling” project in collaboration with material engineers of UGent and several companies such as Vanheede, Eco-oh! Voxdale, PiliPili, Samsonite, Recticel… Within this research project, she is working on a new methodology and a set of tools to facilitate “Recycled Material Driven Design”. From a design perspective, she does not only focus on the technical specifications of recycled materials, but she also tries to incorporate the unique user-centred aspects of these materials in order to design sustainable and innovative products and material experiences.

Quinten Vermincksel

Quinten Vermincksel works as an architect/urbanist at Hilde Vets architects. The range of this architecture practice reaches from contemporary renovation solutions within the Belgian borders to the analysis and reconstruction of sacred religious structures in the north of India. This renovation program is in collaboration with ATCHI-association (Switzerland). This organisation is dedicated to the preservation of Buddhist heritage and connects scholars specialising in the early Art and Architecture of the Himalayas. Its purpose is to contribute to the safeguard of the outstanding but endangered cultural heritage in the Himalayas.