Professor of Emerging Technology,
Martyn Dade-Robertson is a Professor of Emerging Technology at Newcastle University where he specializes in Design Computation with a special interest in emerging technologies particularly Synthetic Biology. He is the Co-Director or the Hub for Biotechnology in the Built Environment (HBBE), a new research center integrating design, biology and engineering to develop new 'living' buildings. He has degrees in Architectural Design, Architectural Computation and Synthetic Biology. He is the author of over 30 peer reviewed publications including the book: The Architecture of Information published by Routledge in 2011. He is currently the editor for the Routledge book series on Bio Design and has completed the first book Living Construction in 2020.
Academic Director of IAAC, Advanced Architecture Group Director, MAA Director, MaCT Director
Areti Markopoulou is a Greek architect, researcher and urban technologist working at the intersection between architecture and digital technologies. She is the Academic Director at IAAC in Barcelona, where she also leads the Advanced Architecture Group, a multidisciplinary research group exploring how design and science can positively impact and transform the present and future of our built spaces, the way we live and interact. Her research and practice focus on redefining the architecture of cities through an ecological and technological spectrum combining design with biotechnologies, new materials, digital fabrication and big data.
Areti is co-founder of the art/tech gallery StudioP52 and co-editor of Urban Next, a global network focused on rethinking architecture through the contemporary urban milieu. She is the project coordinator of a number of European Research funded Projects on topics including urban regeneration, circular design and construction and multidisciplinary educational models in the digital age.
Areti is the founder and is currently chairing the Responsive Cities International Symposium in Barcelona while she has served as Head Curator of international exhibitions such as Future Arena and On Site Robotics (Building Barcelona Construmat 2017-19), Print Matter (In3dustry 2016), HyperCity (Shenzhen Bi-city Biennale, 2015) and MyVeryOwnCity (World Bank, BR Barcelona, 2011). Her work has been featured in exhibitions worldwide and together with Lydia Kallipoliti she has been appointed the Head Curator for the Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2022.
Associate Professor of Fine Arts (Emerging Design Practices),
Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania
Orkan Telhan investigates critical issues in cultural, environmental and social responsibility.
Telhan's individual and collaborative work has been exhibited internationally in venues including the Istanbul Biennial (2013, 2022), Istanbul Design Biennial (2012, 2016, 2021), Milano Design Week, London Design Week, Vienna Design Week, the Armory Show 2015 Special Projects, Ars Electronica (2007, 2017), ISEA, LABoral, Archilab, Matadero Madrid, Architectural Association, the Architectural League of New York, MIT Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Walker Art Center, and the Design Museum, London.
Telhan is currently the director of Foundry Engineering at Ecovative. He is on leave from the Associate Professor of Fine Arts— Emerging Design Practices position at University of Pennsylvania, Stuart Weitzman School of Design.
Telhan holds a PhD in Design and Computation from MIT's Department of Architecture. He was part of the Sociable Media Group at the MIT Media Laboratory and a researcher at the MIT Design Laboratory. He studied Media Arts at the State University of New York at Buffalo and theories of media and representation, visual studies and Graphic Design at Bilkent University, Ankara.
Telhan was a co-founder of Biorealize.
Professor of Biohybrid Architecture, Architect
Institute of Architecture and Technology, CITA, Royal Danish Academy
Phil Ayres is an architect, researcher and educator. He holds the Chair for Biohybrid Architecture within CITA, which he joined in 2009 after a decade of teaching and research at the Bartlett, UCL. His research primarily focuses on the design and production of novel bio-hybrid architectural systems that couple technical & living complexes, together with the development of complimentary design environments. This research has been pursued in the context of the EU projects flora robotica, Fungal Architectures and the recently awarded EIC Pathfinder project, Fungateria. which is exploring the development of mycelium-based materials within an Engineered Living Materials context.
SIMONE C NIQUILLE
Simone C Niquille is a designer and researcher based in Amsterdam NL. Her practice technoflesh Studio investigates the representation of identity & the digitisation of biomass in the networked space of appearance. Her work has been exhibited internationally, most recently at HeK-Haus der Elektronischen Künste (2020), Fotomuseum Winterthur (2019), La Gaite Lyrique (2019). She has published writing in Volume Magazine, AD Architecture and e-flux. She is Chief Information Officer at Design Academy Eindhoven. In 2016 she was Research Fellow of Het Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam and is commissioned contributor to the Dutch Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. Niquille is recipient of the Pax Art Award 2020 and 2021/23 Mellon Researcher at the Canadian Center for Architecture. Currently she is investigating the architectural and bodily consequences of computer vision, researching the politics of synthetic training datasets.
Transversal Geographies, Marie Curie International Research Fellow in Geography, Royal Holloway University of London
AM Kanngieser is an award-winning geographer and sound artist, working through listening and attunement to approach the relations between people, place and ecologies. Over the past decade they have focused on experimenting with sonic methods and practices (including field recordings, radio building and training, sonic ethnographies, oral testimonies, songs, sonifications, composition, sound walks) for environmental-geographical research. These methods and their application have been developed through sound events with The Natural History Museum London, Live Art Development Agency, Sound and Music and 2 Degrees Festival/Arts Admin and been variously outlined in papers for interdisciplinary journals including South Atlantic Quarterly, WIRES Climate Change,Progress in Human Geography and Environment and Planning D amongst many others.
Since 2015, AM has been collaborating with Pacific women, queer and transgender artists, organizers and scholars through Climates of Listening, an ongoing project that amplifies movements for self-determination in relation to continuing colonization through resource extraction, environmental racism and ecological disaster. This research emphasizes the nuanced and variegated ways that communities and people understand, produce knowledge about, and collectively attend to their lived experiences of ecocide. This has included running podcast production workshops with groups in Fiji and the Marshall Islands for which an Introduction to Podcasting manual was complied with the Fijian audio producers Mere Nailatikau and Krystelle Lavaki-Danford from The Two Fishes show.
Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies—Department of Architecture
University of Buffalo
Joyce Hwang is associate professor and director of graduate studies with the Department of Architecture at UB. She is also founder of Ants of the Prairie, an office of architectural practice and research that focuses on confronting contemporary ecological conditions through creative means.
For over a decade, Hwang has been developing a series of projects that incorporate wildlife habitats into constructed environments. She is a recipient of the Exhibit Columbus University Research Design Fellowship (2020-21), the Architectural League Emerging Voices Award (2014), the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Fellowship (2013), the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Independent Project Grant (2013, 2008), and the MacDowell Fellowship (2016, 2011). Her work has been exhibited at Matadero Madrid, the Venice Architecture Biennale, and the Rotterdam International Architecture Biennale, among other venues.
Hwang’s projects and writing have been featured in publications including Curbed, Good, Praxis, Azure Magazine, Architect Magazine, Architectural Review, AV Proyectos, Bracket, MONU, Biophilic Cities Journal, Volume Magazine, and Next Nature. She is a co-organizer of the Hive City Habitat Design Competition and a co-editor of Beyond Patronage: Reconsidering Models of Practice, published by Actar. Hwang is on the Steering Committee for US Architects Declare, and serves as a Core Organizer for Dark Matter University.
Hwang is a registered architect in New York State, and has practiced professionally with offices in New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Barcelona. She received a post-professional Master of Architecture degree from Princeton University and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Cornell University, where she was awarded the Charles Goodwin Sands Memorial Bronze Medal.
Professor and Chair
University of New Mexico
Chris Cornelius is a citizen of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and Professor and Chair of the Department of Architecture at the University of New Mexico. He is the founding principal of studio:indigenous, a design practice serving Indigenous clients.
He served as a cultural consultant and design collaborator with Antoine Predock on the Indian Community School of Milwaukee (ICS). ICS won the AIA Design Excellence award from the Committee on Architecture for Education. Cornelius holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Cornelius was the Spring 2021, Louis I. Kahn Visiting Assistant Professor at Yale University. He has previously taught at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the University of Virginia.
Chris is the recipient of numerous awards and honors. Including the inaugural Miller Prize from Exhibit Columbus, a 2018 and 2022 Architect’s Newspaper Best of Design Award, and an Artist residency from the National Museum of the American Indian. Chris has been exhibited widely including the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. Studio:indigenous received a 2021 Architect’s Newspaper Best Of Practice Award – Best Small Practice, Midwest.
Chris lives and works on the ancestral lands of the Pueblo, Tiwa and Piro people.