EDITORS & AUTHORS
Daniela Konrad, born in 1972, lives and works in Berlin, Germany. In 1999 she graduated in Architecture and Urban Design from the Technische Universität Karlsruhe. She has received a DAAD scholarship and earned a Master of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2000. Since then she has been engaged in a series of teaching and research activities at the University of Illinois at Chicago and at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, among others. She has worked for various practices, e.g., Allmann Sattler Wappner Architekten, Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP (Chicago), and Mattes -Sekiguchi-Partner Architekten. In 2008 she co-founded Büro KL. She is currently working as a Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin (Assistant Professor) of architectural design at the Technische Universität Berlin. In 2007 she initiated, together with her colleague Jason Danziger, the experimental symposium "ARCHITECTURE reTURNS to POP."
Jason Danziger, born in 1970, lives and works in Berlin, Germany. He studied sculpture and photography at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, earning a Bachelor's Degree, Magna Cum Laude, in 1992. He earned a Master of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1998. Jason has worked professionally in New York City for Davis Brody Bond and in Athens, Greece for Atelier 66/Suzana & Dimitris Antonakakis, among others. Jason founded thinkbuild architecture in 1999. He taught graduate-level design studios at the Technische Universität Berlin as a Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (Assistant Professor) of architectural design from 2000-2007, and has also taught as a Visiting Professor or Lecturer at a variety of international institutions. Today, he holds a position as a research fellow at ADIP, TU Berlin.
Sandra Bartoli, born in 1967 in the Dolomites, lives and works in Berlin, Germany. She has an education in architecture and landscape architecture. Co-founder of Terraform with Andreas Ziegeler in 2000, she is now running with Silvan Linden the Büro für Konstruktivismus, which deliberately constructs the universe from its location, right across the Potsdamer Platz. Among their projects are the magazine Die Planung /A Terv (as co-publishers and -editors, 2007), the five-storey wall drawing in the Institute of Vehicle Concepts in the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Stuttgart, the installation Wormholes in the group exhibition Domain of the Great Bear in the Kunstraum München (2006), the workshop for the Master Plan 2010/2100 of the strip mining of Hambach (2007), and the publication Kristalle (AdBK Nürnberg Ed., Disko series, 2007). She is currently exploring wormhole-theory in the conversion of a warehouse into the new space of the art gallery "carlier I gebauer" in Berlin.
Valery Didelon, born in 1972, lives and works in Paris, France. He is a professor, critic and historian in the field of architecture and urban studies. He trained as an architect in France and in the Netherlands in the 1990s, and then studied art history at the Sorbonne, University of Paris. He is now completing his doctoral thesis about the book Learning from Las Vegas by Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown and Steven Izenour. Since 2001 he has been teaching architecture and theory, and is now at the Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Architecture de Nantes. He writes for various architecture magazines: D'architectures, AMC, A+, Faces, Casabella, etc., and is founder of the new review Criticat.
Pedro Gadanho, born in 1968, lives in Lisbon, Portugal and divides his activity between architecture, criticism, curating and teaching. He uses projects, exhibitions or writing to produce critical thinking on the relations between architecture and contemporary culture. He has an MA in Art & Architecture, and a PHD in architecture and mass-media, and currently teaches Theory at the Faculty of Architecture of the Universidade do Porto. He contributes for A10 and Blue Design magazines. Between 2000 and 2003, he was one of the chief curators of Experimenta Design, the Lisbon Biennial. Among other exhibitions, he curated Post-Rotterdam, for the European Culture Capital Porto 2001, Space Invaders, for the British Council, Metaflux, the Portuguese representation at the 2004 Architecture Venice Biennale, and, most recently, Pancho Guedes, An Alternative Modernist, for the Swiss Architecture Museum, in Basel. His designs include the Ellipse Foundation in Lisbon, and the Orange House in Carreca
lassen Markov, born in 1980 in Sofia, Bulgaria, currently lives in Stuttgart, Germany. He studied architecture at the Universität Stuttgart and earned his degree in 2006. From 2006-2007 he worked as a Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (Assistant Professor) at the chair of Professor Dr. phil. Gerd de Bruyn, Institut Grundlagen moderner Architektur und Entwerfen (IGMA) at the Universität Stuttgart, and he has also taught at the Architectural Association in London, lassen is co-editor of the book 5 Codes: Architektur, Paranoia und Risiko in Zeiten des Terrors. Today he concentrates on project management in Sofia, Bulgaria, and holds a fellowship from the Akademie Schloss Solitude.
Riklef Rambow, born in 1964, currently lives in Berlin, Germany. In 1992 he graduated in Psychology at the Universität Bielefeld and in 1999 he earned a Dr. phil. nat. from the Universität Frankfurt with a thesis on "Expert-Layperson-Communication in Architecture." Between 1992 and 2001 he taught Educational Psychology at the Universities of Frankfurt/Main and Münster/Westfalen. Since 2001 he has been teaching Architectural Theory and Architectural Psychology at the Brandenburg Technische Universität (BTU) Cottbus, currently with the status of a guest professor. His research is mainly concerned with the perception, communication and everyday use of architecture. He is also a partner in PSY:PLAN Institute for Architectural and Environmental Psychology, a consulting practice in Berlin.
Student Authors / Seminar Participants and Diploma Students
The international group of student authors is composed of (listed in alphabetical order): Kalina Aleksandrova (Bulgaria), Andreas Bengtsson (Sweden), Carlos Gor Gomez (Spain), Martin Hartwig (Germany), Julie Hoffmann (Luxemburg), Anna Hyyppä (Finland), Valle Medina Ibanez (Spain), Will Loft (Australia), Marta Onofre (Portugal), Sybille Paulsen (Germany), Ben Reynolds (Australia), Anna von Roeder (Germany), Karen Rose (Germany), Hege I.R. Schjonhaug (Norway), Berta Sola Sanchez (Spain), and Giulia Tubelli (Italy)
Our diploma students authors are Kai Magnus Bergmann and Uta Böcker (Germany), who by now have successfully earned degrees in Architecture at the TU Berlin, and are currently working as architects in Berlin and in London.