Abigail Chang (US)
Curator of Associated Project Certain Kind of Life

Adjunct Assistant Professor at UIC and contributor to the Chicago Architecture Biennial Make New History with Norman Kelley. Her degree from Harvard has resulted in awards from the Takenaka Fellowship and the Clifton Webb Fine Arts Scholarship. Abigail has worked in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Basel, and Tokyo for landscape architecture and architecture firms including Herzog & de Meuron and SO – IL. 

Participant on the exhibitions What is Ornament? and Natural Beauty

The studio aDVVT is the new name under which Jan De Vylder, Inge Vinck and Jo Taillieu will further share their mutual appreciation, interest and previous realized work, already long before each one of them sometimes in collaboration with each other, steadily developed and realised a certain variety of projects. The point of departure for aDVVT is to embrace not only design but also the making.

Agata Siemionow (PL)
Curator of Associated Project Certain Kind of Life

Architect and educator, she usually works by her own but has worked within different regions such as Belgium, Italy, Israel, Switzerland, the Netherlands and America. Her built work includes single and multifamily houses and interior renovations. Her designs have received recognitions such as prizes and publications. Siemionow work was exhibited in Venice Biennale 2016, Berlin, Moscow and Warsaw.

Amale Andraos (LB)
Jury Lifetime Achievement Award

Dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Andraos e the cofounder of WORKac, a New York-­based firm that focuses on architectural projects that reinvent the relationship between urban and natural environments. Researcher on climate change and its impact on architecture, she serves on the board of the Architectural League of New York and the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture International Advisory Committee. Andraos is a member of the faculty steering committee for the Columbia Global Centers, Middle East.

Ambra Fabi (IT)
Ambra Fabi curator of the exhibition What is Ornament?

Ambra Fabi is an architect and co-founder of Piovenafabi studio, with Giovanni Piovene. Graduated from the University of Mendrisio, she worked at Peter Zumthor’s atelier and freelancer in Milan. She’ has been assistant professor at the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio and has been teaching at KU leuven and IED Cagliari. She currently teaches at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture at Marne-la-Vallée in Paris.

Ana Dana Beroš (HR)
Jury Début Award

Architect, curator and editor based in Zagreb, Croatia. In her artistic practice she explores contested borderscapes using art as a weapon to deconstruct the hegemonic image of the world and to construct spaces for insights of the excluded, and the ‘other’.Her curatorial research project “Intermundia” received a Special Mention at the XIV Venice Architecture Biennale, in 2014.

Ana Moural (PT)
Curator of Associated Project Artificial Realities

Architect and PhD student at Norwegian University of Life Sciences (MNBU), Oslo Norway. Moural’s research focuses on virtual reality and other visual media as tools to enhance public participation in landscape planning and design.

Anette Kreutzberg (DK)
Curator of Associated Project Artificial Realities

Teaching Associate Professor at the Institute of Architecture and Design at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture (KADK). Kreutzberg’s activities are focusing on the digital representation of architectural concepts, with a special interest in the Nordic daylight phenomena. Her research involves immersive VR, 360 video, animation and interactive media.

Ania Jaworska (PL)
Participant on the exhibition What is Ornament?

 She is an architect, designer and educator. Jaworska holds a master’s degree in architecture from Cracow University of Technology in Poland as well as the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan, USA. Her work was presented at architectural events, from Venice Biennale, Chicago Architectural Biennale, as well as at MOMA, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Graham Foundation, amongst others.

Anna Ramos Sanz (ES)
Jury Début Award

Director of Fundació Mies van der Rohe. She studied architecture at ETSAB-UPC and TUDelft, and Advanced Studies of the doctoral programme in Architectural Building, Restoration and Renovation. Currently, she is an Associate professor at ETSAB-UPC and international lecturer. She ran her studio in Barcelona (2000-16) and was assistant dean at ETSAB-UPC (2014-16) and President of Young Architects’ Association of Catalonia, AJAC (2005-08).

Anna Rosellini (IT)
Jury Universities Award

Associate professor at the University of Bologna. She carries out her research in the field of history of contemporary architecture directed at architecture from the post-war period until today, the relationship between architecture and art, and between form and matter. Author of publications devoted to architecture and art, she has participated in national and international research projects and she collaborates with the Ecole d’Architecture de la Ville & des Territoires in Paris-est.

Archivio Architetto Cesare Leonardi (IT)
Participant on the exhibition What is Ornament?

This association was founded in 2010 to protect and promote the work of the italian architect Cesare Leonardi (Modena, 1935). It is led by Andrea Cavani, Giulio Orsini and Veronica Bastai. Besides the cataloguing of the fund, it fosters the debate on architecture, landscape, design and photography through exhibitions, editorial projects and public programmes.

Ariana Marques da Silva (PT)
Curator of Associated Project Building 101

Leader of the the design development of collective housing and urban planning projects at Mário Martins Atelier, she worked together with Joana Varajão and Sara Neves at the organization on the Re-Act Urban Festival in Porto. She graduated from FAUP in 2013.

Armin Linke (IT)
Participant on the exhibition What is Ornament?

Born in Milan and living in Berlin. He is an artist who works with film and photography combining these different media to blur the border between fiction and reality. He is currently working on a continuous archive of human activities and very diverse natural and artificial landscapes. Linke works in collaboration with other authors, ranging from artists, designers, architects, historians and curators, narratives are procured on multiple levels.

Assemble (UK)
Participant on the exhibition What is Ornament?

Assemble é um colectivo multidisciplinar que concilia arquitectura, design e arte.
Fundado em 2010 para empreender um único projeto auto-construído, o atelier tem-se dedicado à concepção diversificada, através de um método de trabalho democrático e cooperativo, o colectivo que tem recebido vários prémios tem desenvolvido projectos de arquitectura, a par de iniciativas de cariz social e trabalho de pesquisa de diferentes escalas.

Atelier 2A+P/A (IT)
Participant on the exhibition What is Ornament?

Established by Gianfranco Bombaci and Matteo Costanzo, they are an architectural office based in Rome. They work on architectural, urban and landscape design with a particular interest in the nature and condition of the contemporary city. Besides being awarded in several design competitions, they regularly participate in conferences and symposia worldwide. 2A+P/A work is published in a variety of international books and magazines.

Atelier 51N4E (BE)
Participant on the exhibition What is Ornament?

Led by Johan Anrys and Freek Persyn, 51N4E is an international Brussels-based practice, founded in 2000, that aspires to contribute through means of design to social and urban transformation. They use the tools of architecture and design to construct dialogue settings around each project and generate knowledge along with all the parties involved, thus increasing collective intelligence and creating projects with a broader impact on society.

Bast (FR)
Shortlist Début

Bureau Architectures Sans Titre (BAST) was founded in Toulouse in 2013. Since then, an anonymous approach and a proactive research posture has been adopted to experiment with the diverse potentialities of each project. At each step of the design, solutions are found and contiguously questioned in an iterative way. Bast’ projects don’t follow a formal method, but instead develop in an evolutionary process that defines the identity of the french office.

Baukuh (IT)
Participant on the exhibition What is Ornament?

Baukuh is composed by Paolo Carpi, Silvia Lupi, Vittorio Pizzigoni, Giacomo Summa, Pier Paolo Tamburelli and Andrea Zanderigo. Founded in 2004, they are based in Milan and Genova. Working without a hierarchical structure or a stylistic dogma, they produce architecture out of a rational and explicit design process. Their process is based on a critical understanding of the architecture of the past. 

BeL (DE)
Participant on the exhibition What is Ornament?

Anne-Julchen Bernhardt and Jörg Leeser established their office around 2000 in Cologne (Germany). Understanding architecture as a critical practice,BeL Sozietät für Architektur is occupied with projects on every terrestrial scale, working in each one between the trivial and the sublime.

Bernard Tschumi (US)
Participant on the exhibition What is Ornament?

He is an architect based in New York and Paris. First known as a theorist, Tschumi exhibited and published The Manhattan Transcripts and wrote Architecture and Disjunction, a series of theoretical essays. His major built works include the Parc de la Villette France, the Acropolis Museum, and Le Fresnoy Center for the Contemporary Arts. A retrospective exhibition of his work debuted at the Pompidou Centre in 2014 and travelled to Basel and Shanghai.

Bonell + Dòriga (ES)
Shortlist Début Award

The studio was founded by Laura Bonell and Daniel López-Dòriga in Barcelona in 2014, working on projects at different scales: from small private commissions to public building competitions. Their work has been published in different media, along their career. Bonell+Dòriga have been writing regularly about architecture and public space and in 2016 they have launched the platform A Series of Rooms, an extensive and multidisciplinary study about the spaces of domestic architecture.

Bruther (DE)
Participant on the exhibition Inner Space

Founded in 2007 by Stéphanie Bru and Alexandre Theriot, Bruther works in the fields of architecture, research, education, urbanism and landscape.Their build projects suggest a delicate balance between strategy and form, rigor and freedom, specific and generic, immediacy and evolutivity. Considering the programme in its future, their projects stand for open infrastructures that fit an abundance of context possibilities and a wide malleability of uses.

Carolyn Steel (UK)
Speaker Talk, Talk, Talk: Conference Taking the Country’s Side

Arquitecta, professora e escritora sediada em Londres, Carolyn Steel estudou na Universidade de Cambridge. Desde então tem leccionado e dirigido cadeiras de projecto nas Universidades de Cambridge, Metropolitana de Londres e Wageningen. Foi quem fundou o estúdio do Programa da Escola de Economia e Ciência Política de Londres. Steel tem-se dedicado ao pensamento da reacção entre gastronomia e a cidade e o seu livro Cidade Esfomeada: Como é que a comida molda as nossas vidas (2008) ganhou reconhecimento internacional e o seu conceito de “sitopia” (sítio da comida) é reconhecido de uma forma alargada na comunidade de arquitectos e alimentação.


Caruso St John Architects (UK)
Participant on the exhibition What is Ornament?

Working between London and Zurich, with built work throughout Europe, Caruso St John Architects undertakes projects that range in scale from major urban developments, cultural projects and interventions in historic settings. Alongside its cultural work, the practice has assembled a portfolio of projects that intervene in a city’s fabric.

Christ & Gantenbein (CH)
Participant on the exhibition What is Ornament?

Founded in 1998 in Basel by Emanuel Christ and Christoph Gantenbein, the studio staff is around 60 architects. Their award-winning large-scale renovations and extensions of the Swiss National Museum in Zurich and the Kunstmuseum Basel cemented their position as builders of cultural space. Interested in the sustainability of form, through their landmark projects they mix ancient and modern in beguiling ways. Their haptic approach challenges materials, using them in a sensitive yet versatile manner.

Claudia Mion (IT)
Assistant Curator of the exhibition Economy of Means

Architect, editor and co-founder of the french publishing house Cosa Mentale. Graduated from the University of Venice, Mion has had several professional experiences in different fields connected to architecture, from collaborating with the architecture photographer Hélène Binet in London, to working at Studio Mumbai in India and with Silvia Gmür Reto Gmür Architekten in Basel. Since 2018, she is an assistant professor at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture at Marne-la-Vallée in Paris.

Claudia Taborda (PT)
Jury Lifetime Achievement Award

Landscape architect, curator and senior lecturer in Landscape Architecture in the School of Design at the Queensland University of Technology. She studied at University of Évora and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Her research interest centres broadly on the landscape project and its relation to architecture. She worked in Europe, North America and China as landscape architecture, curator and Director of Serralves Park in Oporto.

Colin Moorcraft (UK)
Participant on the exhibition and conference Taking the Country’s Side

Since the 70s, Colin Moorcraft has been writing on environmental issues, and their technological and design implications. Author of “Must the Seas Die”, he was guest editor in 1972 of special edition of Architectural Design (AD) dedicated to the theme of that year’s RIBA conference “Designing for Survival”.

Comunal (MX)
Shortlist Début Award

Founded in 2015 in Mexico City by Mariana Ordóñez Grajales. In 2017 the architect Jesica Amescua Carrera, joins the team. The studio believes in architecture not as an object but rather a participatory social process, alive and open, that allows villagers to express their ideas, needs and aspirations, always placing them at the center of projects. They combine architecture and engineering for the technological innovation of construction systems with regional materials and the conservation of vernacular typologies, resulting from the exchange of knowledge among residents, specialists and technicians.

Costanza Zeni (IT)
Curatorial assistant What is Ornament?

Constanza Zeni is an Italian architect who graduated in 2018 at the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio. After worked for one year with the Chilean office Plan Común, she studied at Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne (EPFL). She’s currently working with the office Piovenefabi in Brussels.

Cristina Goberna (ES)
Participant on the exhibition What is Ornament?

Cristina Goberna is an architect founding director of Epic Architecture and Fake Industries Architectural Agonism. In addition, she’s also an academic (The Cooper Union, MIT, GSAPP, Sydney UTS) a PhD candidate in Philosophy, Art and Critical Thought at the European Graduate School (Saas-Fee, Switzerland), in Architecture at the ETSAB (Barcelona, Spain). Cristina is also taking part of a fellow programme NEW INK at the New Museum in New York.

Dafni Retzepi (GR)
Curator of Associated Project False Space

Architect since 2017, she has worked in Greece, Chile and Switzerland. Currently, she works at HEAD-Geneve and Arimna, as independent, focusing in the fields of architectural research, theory and representation. Retzepi was assistant at studio ALICE and at L’Atelier Magazine white studying and was awarded with the Best of EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) and excellence for her dissertation research.

Daniel De León Languré (MX)
Curator of the Associated Project Boxing Boxes

Founding partner of Diseño Espacial, an architectural firm in Mexico City, Languré studied at Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He’s a teacher at Universities in Mexico City and Santiago do Chile and collaborator of the winning project of the FONCA 2016 grant from the Mexican government 2016 of the Diseño Espacial office together with Carlos Ortega Arámburo.

David Holmgren (AU)
Speaker Talk, Talk, Talk

David Holmgren is best known as the co-originator of the permaculture concept following the publication of “Permaculture One” (1978), being globally recognised as a leading ecological thinker, teacher, writer and speaker that promotes permaculture as a realistic, attractive and powerful alternative to dependent consumerism. Key publications include Permaculture: Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustainability (2002), Future Scenarios: How Communities Can Adapt To Peak Oil and Climate Change (2009) and RetroSuburbia: the downshifter’s guide to a resilient future (2018).

David Leech Architects (UK)
Participant on the exhibition What is Ornament?

After working at several European offices including Herzog de Meuron, Caruso St John architects and 6a architects in London, dePaor and Grafton architects in Dublin, David Leech established his own practice. The office is interested in exploring the idea of a richly economic architecture. David teaches architecture at the London Metropolitan University, and has been published widely including in the italian magazines Domus and Casabella, the Architectural Review and the Architects Journal from London, and Architecture Ireland.

Denise Scott Brown (ZM/US)
Lifetime Achievement Award

Architect, planner, writer, educator, and principal of atelier Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates in Philadelphia. She taught at Berkeley, Yale, Harvard, Philadelphia and Los Angeles universities, becoming known in urban and campus planning. Her projects and ideas have influenced designers and thinkers worldwide. Scott Brown has received several awards throughout her career, beginning in 1979, with National Association of Schools of Art Citation, from Moore College of Art, to Jane Drew Prize for Women in Architecture, in 2017, and, most recently, the Lisbon Architecture Triennale Lifetime Achievement Award. Alongside her late husband, she developed important projects and her contribution to architecture was also recognized with thirteen honorary degrees, among the many essays, articles and publications. From her selected articles and publications, Learning from Las Vegas is still a crucial reference.

Dhooge & Meganck Architecture (BE)
Participant on the exhibition What is Ornament?

Dhooge and Meganck Architecture was founded in 2015 but their expertise goes much further back in time, when they met at Ghent University in 2000. David worked at the TV Stéphane Beel – Xaveer De Geyter and at Stéphane Beel Architects (SBA). Saar first worked at Prof. Dr .Ir.- Arch. Firmin Mees, where she actively participated in the reconversion of the Thermal Power Station to the Student House of the Ghent University and the Museum Center Tour of Flanders.

Dirk van den Heuvel (NL)
Curator of Associated Project Art on Display

Co-founder and head of the Jaap Bakema Study Centre at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam, Van Den Heuvel researches on the intersections of architecture, welfare state planning and modernity. With an expertise on post-war modern architecture and planning, Dirk is also an Associated Professor at TU Delft. He is a editorial member of VLC Arquitectura from Valencia University, editor of OASE (Dutch Journal for Architecture) and a regular writer. His last book, from 2018, is “Jaap Bakema and the Open Society”. He was part of Venice Biennale 2014, as the curator of the Dutch national pavilion.

Eduardo Corales (CL)
Curator of Associated Project Domestic Essays

Architect since 2009, Corales works and lives in Lisbon since 2017, where he leads the project Powerpoint, a register and survey of portuguese large damns, alongside with EDP Foundation and Autónoma University. Besides his architecture practice and his focus  in the intersections between art, architecture and industry, he was a teacher at UNIACC Architecture School Studio.

Effimia Giannopoulou (GR)
Curator of Associated Project Artificial Realities

As a freelance architect with an artistic background, she has collaborated on several projects, competitions and exhibitions connected to the relevance of biological paradigms with architectural design. Currently Giannopoulou works as Research Affiliate & Visiting Professor at the Institute for Biodigital Architecture & Genetics, (iBAG) and University of Catalunia. She studied architecture in Barcelona, Thessaloniki and Porto.

Enrique Walker (CL)
Jury Lifetime Achievement Award

Architect with several editorial projects for specialized magazines. He was also a teacher at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, and directed the Master of Science programme in Advanced Architectural Design. Enrique has taught at Princeton University, Barcelona Institute of Architecture, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Pratt Institute, and Chile University.

Éric Lapierre (FR)
Chief Curator
Eric Lápierre, chief-curator of the 5th edition os Lisbon Architecture Triennale and curator of the exhibition Economy of Means

Éric Lapierre is an architect and theorist of the discipline. Founder and director of Éric Lapierre Experience (ELEx) – with works widely recognized, not only for his projects but also his critical essays. Éric Lapierre teaches at the National School of Architecture of Marne-la-Vallée (Paris), at the Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne and was a guest lecturer at the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio, University of Montréal (UdM), Université du Québec à Montréal ) and KU Leuven in Ghent.
He is the author of “Identification d’une ville – Architectures de Paris”, 2002; Guide d’architecture de Paris 1900-2008, 2008; Le Point du Jour A Concrete Architecture, 2011; Architecture of The Real, 2004, and If the form scompare, its radice is eternal, 2017, among others.

Eugeni Bach (ES)
Jury Universities Award

Co-Founder of Anna & Eugeni Bach / Bach Arquitectes. His interests spread across four activities: professional, teaching, research and cultural activity. His projects range from object and interior design, through housing and public buildings to urban design. He has been awarded Internationally with FAD Award 2014, Nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Awards 2015, he has been Finalist at the Spanish Architecture and Urbanism Biennial 2018. Bach has recently exhibited his work in the Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. He is an associate Professor at ETSAB UPC and ETSALS URL in Barcelona, where he is based.

F.A.T. – Forum for Architecture Theory (CH)

A platform for debate established in 2018 by Marco Zelli and Fabio Don. It aims to promote theoretical consciousness and criticism amongst students and practicing architects. Marco and Fabio are Italian architects based in Zürich, Switzerland, where each has its own practice.
The collective participates in the co-creation of the activities programme of Triennale 2019 as one of the emerging creatives selected from the Future Architecture Platform.

Fabrizio Gallanti (CA)
Curator of Associated Project Fogo Island

He lives and works in Montreal and was the founder of the research studio Fig-Projects. Gallanti taught architecture design and architectural theory at Pontificia of Chile, Diego Portales University and Milan Polytechnic and has written for international magazines such as A+U, Domus, San Rocco, Clog, Harvard Design Magazine and The Journal of Architectural Education. He’s currently course lecturer at the School of Architecture of McGill University, Montreal.

Fala Atelier (PT)
Participant on the exhibition What is Ornament?

Fala consider themselves as a naïve architecture practice. Founded in 2013 and based in Porto, it is led by Filipe Magalhães, Ana Luisa Soares and Ahmed Belkhodja. They has taught and lectured at various universities and institutions throughout the world, and its work has been exhibited and published extensively. 

Fernanda Fragateiro (PT)
Participant on the exhibition What is Ornament?

With a multifaceted work, Fernanda Fragateiro is a portuguese artist that explores space in its various meanings and phenomenological manifestations, whether they are architectural, sculptural, or private and public commissions. Her work varies in scale and supports used, through a minimalist aesthetics of form, color and texture.

Fosbury Architecture (IT)
Participant on the exhibition What is Ornament?

Fosbury Architecture (FA) is an Italian collective of architectural design and research based in Milan and Rotterdam, founded in 2013. They engage in a wide range of projects, from urban strategies to domestic environments, from independent fanzines to labyrinths. F.A’s work was awarded in several competitions and they will be presented at the 1st Biennale d’architecture et de paysage Versailles and at the Triennale di Milano, as curators of the Urban Center pavilion in 2019.

Fosco Lucarelli (IT)
Fosco Lucarelli curator of the exhibition Inner Space

Fosco Lucarelli is an architect, professor, and curator. He is currently based in Paris where he has co-founded the practice Microcities and the website Socks-studio. He teaches design studios and theory courses at the EAVT, in Paris and at the EPFL in Lausanne. He was 2017-18 D.A.Garofalo fellow at the UIC School of Architecture in Chicago; he was the recipient of a grant from the Graham Foundation and was a fellow at the American Academy in Rome. Together with his partner Mariabruna Fabrizi, he has been guest curator at the 2016 Lisbon Architecture Biennale. Currently, he is a member of the curatorial team for the Lisbon Triennale 2019. His works have been awarded and exhibited in New York, Paris, Rome, Orléans, Seoul, Chicago.

Francelle Cane (FR)
Curator of Associated Project Hidden Dimensions

Architect currently living and working in Brussels. Cane directs her research around metropolitan development processes. Through a thesis and upcoming published essays about Tirana, she reports on an isolated observation of the form and aesthetics of the political, commercial and social city. Her other projects are mainly oriented towards curatorial practice in architecture.

Francesca Torzo (IT)
Participant on the exhibition What is Ornament?

Francesca Torzo studied in Delft, Barcelona, Mendrisio and Venezia, starting her own office in Genova in 2008. Since 2017 she’s a teacher at Bergen School of Architecture and a lecturer at a number of universities and cultural institutions. In 2018 she participated at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale – Freespace – and was appointed Chairman of MVSF in Gent.

Francesco Marullo (IT)
Curator of Associated Project Certain Kind of Life

Architect and educator at Berlage Center, TU Delft, and the Rotterdam Architecture Academy he worked with the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, DOGMA, and the Roma Tre University. He is a founding member of the research collective The City as a Project, the think tank Behemoth Press, and Matteo Mannini Architects. Marullo’s work has been internationally exhibited and featured in various architectural publications, and in 2018 he was the coauthor of the book Tehran: Life within Walls.

Francisco Moura Veiga (PT)
Curator of the Associated Project Alvalade Revisited

Portuguese architect based in Basel, he’s the founder and editor of CARTHA Magazine and of Publishing in Architecture, an online archive and series of temporary installations focusing on the relation between publishing and architecture. Francisco is principal of A Forschung and teaching assistant at the ETH Zürich.

Franco Raggi (IT)
Participant on the exhibition What is Ornament?

Graduated as an architect in Milan Politecnico (1969), Franco Raggi worked in architectural magazines as editor in Casabella, and editor in chief of MODO design magazine. Besides, he has a large experience in curatorship with at IDZ (Italian Radical Design) in 1972, Milan Triennale, Venice Biennale between 1973-1981. Raggi works as architect and designer for several companies, focusing in different areas such as designing furniture, lighting projects and installations. Raggi is also teaching Interior Design at ISIA – Istituto Statale di Livello Universitario, in Florence. His works are exhibited in Milan Triennale Design Museum, FRAC Centre Orleans, Centre Pompidou and Moma. He was one of the directors of Ornamento e Delitto, exhibited during Triennale 2019 as a world premiere restoration.

Gaëtan Amossé (FR)
Participant on the exhibition Agriculture and Architecture

Upon graduating from the ENSACF (École Nationale Supérieure d’architecture de Clermont-Ferrand) with a degree in architecture and from the EAVT (École d’Architecture de la Ville et du Territoire, Paris-Est), he has recently launched himself as illustrator, in collaboration with architects, researchers and as independent artist. He regards the hand-drawings as his main communication, sharing and creation tool. He’s the author of the timeline that represents the history of agriculture and architecture.

Galaad Van Daele (BE)
Curator of Associated Project Hidden Dimensions

He worked on atelier 51N4E in Brussels, from 2014 to 2018,  on urban and architectural projects, as well as various exhibitions and publications and teaches at ETH Zurich, as a part of Studio An Fonteyne. His dissertation, from ENSAPLV in 2016, was entitled The Landscape as Battlefield, and proposes a critical reflection on space as an aesthetical construct under iconographic influence, with which he initiated an ongoing research trajectory mixing theory with spatial practice.

Gianni Braghieri (IT)
Participant on the exhibition What is Ornament?

Gianni Braghieri is Emeritus professor and has founded, in 1999, the Architecture’s School at University of Bologna. He has been professor at Princeton University and at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. His work has been exhibited at main architectural events: Biennale of Venice (1979-1991-1992), Triennale of Milan (1973-1981) and MOMA of New York (2008-2009). The last main project built in Milan is the waste water treatment plant (1986-2002-2009). In 2007 has been edited a complete monography of his works, shown in Ravenna, Villa Nazionale at Stra (Venice), Palermo, Napoli, Cesena, Firenze, Reggio Calabria and Bogotà (Colombia). Currently, Gianni Braghieri’s work is displayed Centre Pompidou, MoMa, CCA Montreal and DAM. Together with Franco Raggi, he directed the film Ornamento e Delitto, which had its restoration world premiere for the Triennale 2019.

Giovanna Borasi (IT)
Speaker Talk, Talk, Talk: Conference Inner Space

Architect, editor, and curator. She joined the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) in 2005 as Curator for Contemporary Architecture, and in 2014 she was appointed Chief Curator. Since 2006 she’s been exhibiting and publishing works, including What About Happiness on the Building Site? (2017). Her research is focused on contemporary architecture discourse, with a particular attention to alternative ways of practicing and evaluating architecture and how environmental, political, and social issues influence today’s urbanism and built environment.

Giovanni Piovene (IT)
Giovanni Piovene Curator of the exhibition What is Ornament?

Giovanni Piovene graduated in Architecture in Venice and founded, with Ambra Fabi, the studio Piovenefabi. In 2007, he co-founded the Salottobuono office and in 2010 co-founded San Rocco magazine and commissioned the book and the exhibition “Book of Copies” (2014). He has been teaching assistant at the Accademia di Architettura de Mendrisio and a member of the FORM unit at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). He currently teaches at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture in Marne-la-Vallée in Paris.

gru.a (BR)
Shortlist Début Award

An office based in Rio de Janeiro, since 2013, that develops projects and works of various scales and natures, with special interest in the intersection between the fields of architecture and visual arts. Parallel to the office practice, the partners of gru.a are dedicated to academic research and teaching activities. The brazilian collective has developed projects and works, ranging from cultural centers, to artistic installations, theaters, exhibitions, residences, health institutions, interventions in protected goods, among others.

Guillem Pons Ros (BE)
Curator of Associated Project Hidden Dimensions

He has worked for Rahola-Vidal arquitectes and JPAM in Barcelona, Andrew Phillips architects in London, and currently collaborates with 51N4E in Brussels. Guillem was teaching assistant in Bartlett School of Architecture, and was visiting critic at the Architectural Association in London and the KU Leuven. From 2013 to 2018 he co-directed, with Carme de Cara, the office Palma Oficina. 

Guillermo Fernández-Abascal (ES)
Participant on the exhibition What is Ornament?

He is an architect and lecturer at UTS Sydney and co-director of GFA2 and GFA. Operating in Sydney, Australia and Santander, Spain, his recent work destabilises the dichotomy between research and buildings through diagrams, stories, exhibitions, films, prototypes, housing, and public buildings across the globe.

H Arquitectes (ES)
Participant on the exhibition What is Ornament?

The Catalan office conceives architectural project as a collective process that stems from the dialogue and debate between the different players. and they build strategies with the ability to respond integrally and in a coordinated manner to the complexity of each particular case. H Arquitectes have been invited as lecturers around Europe and America and their works have been recognized with several awards and also selected to be part of exhibitions abroad.

Ioanna Symeonidou (GR)
Curator of Associated Project Artificial Realities

Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture of the University of Thessaly, Greece, in the thematic area of Architectural Design with Digital Media. Symeonidou is specialized in digital media for design and manufacturing.

Jacques Lucan (FR)
Speaker Talk, Talk, Talk

Jacques Lucan is an architect, architectural critic and historian. Honorarium professor at the EPF Lausanne and at the  Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de la Ville et des Territoires de Paris-Est. With Odile Seyler, he has an architectural practice and has realized several buildings, in particular in Paris and Geneva. He had recently published Composition, non-composition. Architecture et théories, XIXe – XXe siècles (PPUR, Lausanne, 2009), with an American translation (Routledge, New York, 2012), and in preparation a Chinese translation (Tongji University, Shanghai), Précisions sur un état présent de l’architecture (PPUR, Lausanne, 2015), with a Corean translation (Spacetime, Séoul, 2019).

Javier F. Contreras (ES)
Curator of Associated Project False Space

Javier F. Contreras is a Spanish architect, critic and dean of the Department of Interior Architecture at HEAD-Genève. He studied architecture at the Madrid School of Architecture (ETSAM). In 2015 he was finalist in the 10th arquia/tesis competition with his PhD thesis The Miralles Projection: Thinking and Representation in the Architecture of Enric Miralles. Contreras has lectured on architectural design at different institutions. His critical essays have been published in different specialised media, including Massilia Annuaire des Études Corbuséennes, Perspectives in Metropolitan Research, Princeton 306090, CIRCO, Drawing Matter, Bitácora, ZARCH, RA Revista de Arquitectura.

Javier Toro Blum (CL)
Curator of Associated Project Domestic Essays

His work explores the visual perception and phenomenology of space and its subsequent cultural and psychological implications. With a bachelor in Fine Arts from Pontificia of Chile and a master in sculpture in the Royal College of London, he has been awarded with the Land Securities Award for his thesis. Blum’s work is part of both public collection of the Royal College and the Chilean Government and private collections in Chile, Germany, United Kingdom and Peru.

Jean-Benoit Vétillard (FR)
Participant on the exhibition What is Ornament?

He founded his studio in 2014, developing a series of projects manifesting different scales of art, scenography and architecture. Jean-Benoit Vétillard is now teaching at the École d’Architecture de la Ville et des Territoires de Paris-Est. Besides his work in the studio, he has been a guest speaker at several conferences in Italy and France and his projects have been published in specialist magazines.

Jimmy Carter (AU)
Curator of Associated Project Certain Kind of Life

Architect and writer, he co-founded, an organization aimed at promoting critical architectural discussion in Melbourne. He works with with several groups, spanning from architectural curation, film, and audio exploration. Carter was distinguished with the Schiff Foundation Critical Architectural Writing Fellowship by the Art Institute of Chicago in 2017 and was published in journals and featured in the 2017 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism. 

Jo Taillieu (BE)
Speaker Talk, Talk, Talk

Jo Taillieu is among others a manager and teaches design, but first and foremost he’s an architect, leading the office Jo Taillieu architecten since 2004 after working with different international architecture studios. The practice evolved in 2009 to a collaboration with Jan De Vylder and Inge Vinck, with whom he has been leading the office architecten de vylder vinck taillieu for ten years. In 2018 ‘dvvt’ won the Silver Lion for Promising Young Participant at the 16th Biennale of Venice and was one of the five finalists for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2019. Since 2019 Taillieu shifted the main focus to jo Taillieu architecten again, next to the joint projects at ‘advvt’.

Joana Varajão (PT)
Curator of Associated Project Building 101

Graduated from FAUP in 2013, she has co-developed editorial and research programmes such as the Porto Urban Festival Re-Act and Battle of Ideas International Events. Joana worked with Rebelo de Andrade from 2015 to 2018, collaborating on the House 3000 (the first zero-energy house built in Portugal) and co-editing the studio’s first monograph.

Joaquim Moreno (PT)
Jury Début Award

Architect and teacher at ISCTE (Portugal) and Architectural Association (UK. He studied at FAUP, ETSAB and a holds a doctorate from Princeton University. He already worked as a curator for exhibitions such as Venice Architecture Biennale and Garagem Sul – CCB, and works as a regular contributor for Architects Newspaper. As a result of his curatorship and editorial work in architecture, he published the book “The University is Now on Air” in 2018.

Joëlle Zask (FR)
Speaker Talk, Talk, Talk

Joëlle Zask is a professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Aix-Marseille. Expert in social philosophy, she studies the conditions of a shared democratic culture. In addition to articles she is the author of several books, the most recent of which are La démocratie aux champs (Ed. la Découverte, 2016), Quand la place devient publique (Le Bord de l’eau, 2018) and Quand la forêt brûle (Ed Premier Parallèle, 2019).

Júlio Gotor Valcarél (ES)

Architect graduated from ETSAM (Madrid) in 2017, Gotor has worked in Tokyo, Madrid and Basel. In 2018, his work has been exhibited at the Palazzo Mora in a collateral event during Venice Biennale, and at Bienal Española de Arquitectura. He was one of the winners of the Young Talent Architecture Award by the Mies van der Rohe foundation in 2018.
He’s a participant of Triennale 2019 in the co-creation of the activities programme as one of the emerging creatives selected from the Future Architecture Platform.

Kensuke Koike (JP)
Participant on the exhibition What is Ornament?

Kensuke Koike is a Japanese visual artist, who began his art studies in Venice (Italy) first attending the Academy of Fine Arts and then the IUAV University also in of Venice. Koike incorporates many ways of expression: painting, sculpture, collage; installations and video art. He has exhibited widely including more recently at the A plus A Gallery (Venice), Postmasters Gallery (New York), Rossana Ciocca Gallery (Milan), IMA gallery (Tokyo), Yancey Richardson Gallery (New York), Design Museum (London), Asama International Photo Festival (Tokyo) and Museum of Art (Guangdong).

Kersten Geers (BE)
Speaker Talk, Talk, Talk

Kersten Geers graduated in Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Ghent, Belgium and at the Escuela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura in Madrid, Spain. He worked with Maxwan Architects and Urbanists and with Neutelings Riedijk Architects in Rotterdam. Kersten Geers was professor at the University of Ghent, and visiting professor at Columbia University, NYC, and the Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio, and is currently teaching at the EPFL, Lausanne and Harvard Graduate School of Design. He is a founding member of the architecture magazine San Rocco.


Kingston School of Art (UK)
Participant on the exhibition What is Ornament?

Architecture at Kingston School of Art has a clear position within United Kingdom architectural education. The design studio which Smith & Taylor have taught there since 2010 investigates classicism and its potential as a living language of architecture. The Studio engages in this way of thinking not through nostalgia or sentimentality, but with criticality.

Klodiana Millona (AL)

Architect and researcher from Albania currently based in Rotterdam, working both within architecture and its refusal. She holds an MA in Interior Architecture from the Royal Academy of Arts of the Hague and as well a study in electroacoustic music at the Royal Conservatoire, Institute of Sonology. Millona engages in researching, writing, building, curating and composing.
She participates in the co-creation of the activities programme of Triennale 2019 as one of the emerging creatives selected from the Future Architecture Platform.

Kuehn Malvezzi (DE)
Participant on the exhibition What is Ornament?

Founded in 2001 by Simona Malvezzi, Wilfried Kuehn and Johannes Kuehn in Berlin, their focus ranges from public spaces, to museums and exhibitions, as architects, designers and curators. They did the architectural design for Documenta 11, the Friedrich Christian Flick Collection in the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum for Contemporary Art in Berlin, and the Julia Stoschek Collection in Dusseldorf. The firm has designed the reorganization of a number of contemporary and historical art collections, for several museums.

Kulttuurisauna (FI)
Participant on the exhibition What is Ornament?

Kulttuurisauna is a public sauna on the Merihaka waterfront, in central Helsinki. The public bath  supports an independent architecture education programme: the New Academy. It operates in the form of open lectures, publications and projects in collaboration with universities, NGOs and other institutions.

Kunlé Adeyemi (NG)
Jury Lifetime Achievement Award

Architect, designer and urban researcher. Founder of NLÉ – an architecture, design and urbanism practice founded in 2010, in Nigeria. Adeyemi aimed to promote diversity and coexistence between humanity and the environment. Award winner of the Silver Lion Prize from Venice Architecture Biennale in 2016, he also leads regular academic research and design programmes at various institutions, from Harvard, to Columbia and Cornell. Urban solutions, rural environments and climate change are some of the main topics of his ongoing research.

L’Auc (FR)
Participant on the exhibition Economy of Means

Djamel Klouche, Caroline Poulin and François Decoster are architects and urbanists, cofounders of l’AUC, a Paris based architecture and urbanism office. Djamel Klouche teaches at Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Versailles and François Decoster at National University of Singapore. The studio was part of the Greater Paris consultation on the future of the Parisian Region (2008) and regularly curates exhibitions, including “Stim Métropoles Millionnaires” for “Agora” in 2010 in Bordeaux, “Mediterranea” for the 14th Venice International Architecture Biennale in 2014 and most recently “Augures” for the first Biennale of Ile-de-France (BAP!) in 2019.

Lacol (ES)
Shortlist Début Award

A cooperative of architects who work in Barcelona, toward social transformation and urban movements, using architecture as a tool to intervene critically in the environments that are closest to them. Lacol root their activity in a horizontal system of labor, acting alongside society with justice and solidarity in mind, transforming the city through the active participation and action of the people who live in it.

Lanza (MX)
Shortlist Début Award

Founded in 2015 by Isabel Abascal and Alessandro Arienzo. LANZA has been nominated for the 2016 Ibero-American Architecture Biennial Award and the Mies Crown Hall Award for Emerging Architects, IIT Chicago 2016. The atelier also received an Honorable Mention in the Competition for the El Eco Museum Pavilion 2016 and is one of the winners of the Architectural League Prize 2017.
Their 1st solo show took place at Museum of Modern Art of San Francisco, in 2018.

Laurent Esmilaire (FR)
Laurent Esmilaire curator of the exhibition Natural Beauty

Laurent Esmilaire has been working at Éric Lapierre Experience since 2011 and has been an assistant professor at the Architecture School of la Ville et des Territoires de Marne-la-Vallée since 2014. Graduated in Architecture since 2009, he works as a coordinator of several projects since 2011, specialized in design and construction.

Lawrence Weiner (US)

Lawrence Weiner’s texts have appeared in all sorts of places over the last five decades, and although he sees himself as a sculptor rather than a conceptualist, he is among the trailblazers of the 1960s to present art as language. While Weiner’s works exist only as language and can be displayed in any form, he is closely involved in manifestations, detailing the size of the font, the surface texture and placement of the paint or vinyl letters and indeed often inventing new fonts.

Leonor Antunes (PT)
Commissioned artist for the artwork of the Lifetime Achievement Award

Currently living and working in Berlin, Leonor Antunes was born in Portugal and studied Fine Arts at Lisbon University and at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Kunste, Karslruhe. She’s exhibited all over the world: Mexico, United Kingdom, USA, France, Switzerland and Portugal. Furthermore, her work has been included in biennials such as Venice (2017), United Arab Emirates (2015), Berlin (2014), Fellbach (2013) and Singapore (2011). The artist seeks to understand the construction principles behind rational designs, as well as the process of abstracting reality through its reduction to geometry. Her work reflects on the functions of everyday objects, contemplating the potential of Modernist forms to be materialized as sculptures.

List (FR)
Participant on the exhibition What is Ornament?

Founded in 2012 in Paris by Ido Avissar, LIST is focused in architecture, urban planning and research. The studio develops an approach that conciliates architectural practice and research, which aims to position itself between disciplines rather than within a set framework. Their work ranges from territorial to metropolitan scale projects, architecture and landscape projects.

Lluís Alexandre (US)
Shortlist Début Award

Architect, curator and scholar, based in New York, currently doing his PhD at Princeton. He was the chief curator of the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016 together with the After Belonging Agency. He studied at Princeton, Columbia School of Architecture, ETSA Barcelona and Edinburgh College of Art. Lluís’ design work has been recognized with several prizes, including the Simon Architecture Prize 2018, the Bauwelt Prize 2019 and the FAD Prize 2017 for Architecture Theory and Criticism and His writings have appeared in architecture publications.

Lodovica Guarnieri (NL)

Freelance researcher and designer, Guarnieri explores the connections between culture, history and politics through installations, performances and texts. She was a researcher and assistant curator for the exhibition The Way Beyond Art at Van Abbemuseum and research assistant for Manifesta 12. She is currently a postgraduate researcher at the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths University of London.
She is part of Triennale 2019 in the co-creation of the activities programme as one of the emerging creatives selected from the Future Architecture Platform.

Participant on the exhibition What is Ornament?

An architectural office based in Barcelona and New York which has developed a wide range of projects, from housing blocks or urban planning to furniture or exhibition design. MAIO members have been in charge of the spanish magazine Quaderns d’Arquitectura i Urbanisme (2011-16), and currently teach at Columbia, the Architectural Association and the School of Architecture of Barcelona. From MOMA of New York to the Royal Academy of London and the Guggenheim Bilbao their projects have been exhibited in several museums. MAIO is runed by Maria Charneco, Alfredo Lérida, Guillermo López and Anna Puigjaner, who recently has been awarded with the Wheelwright Prize, Harvard.

Marco Balesteros (PT)
Marco Balesteros

Holds a master’s degree in Design and Typography from Werkplaats Typografie, ArtEZ Institute of Arts, Arnhem, Holland, 2009 and a post-graduation in Design and Visual Arts from the Jan Van Eyck Academy, Maastricht, Holland. Invited Professor at ESAD-CR and Professor/Curator at DELLI (Design Lusófona Lisboa). Graphic Designer and Editor, he founded studio Letra, which gathers a large spectrum of formats and mediums, and regularly collaborates with artists, choreographers, curators, architects, photographers and scientists. Balesteros is responsible for editorial and educational projects on Publishing and Education for Arts.

Maria Piedad Aguilar (CL)
Curator of Associated Project Domestic Essays

Piedad has worked the last eight years around fashion, ranging from fashion design to retail, research and textile developments. She studied Fine Arts in Pontificia of Chile and her master degree in fashion is from the Goldsmiths University of London. Since 2017, she’s focused in the areas of fashion research and thesis supervisor at Universidad Andres Bello, in Chile.

Mariabruna Fabrizi (IT)
Mariabruna Fabrizi curator of the exhibition Inner Space

Mariabruna Fabrizi is an architect, professor, and curator. She is currently based in Paris where she has co-founded the practice Microcities and the website Socks-studio. She taught design studios and theory courses at EAVT, in Paris and at the EPFL in Lausanne. Currently, she is head of the Architectural Drawing and Representation Department at the EAVT, in Paris. Together with her partner Fosco Lucarelli, she has been guest curator at the 2016 Lisbon Architecture Biennale. Currently, she is a member of the curatorial team for the Lisbon Triennale 2019. Her works have been awarded and exhibited in New York, Paris, Rome, Orléans, Seoul, Chicago.

Martin Etienne (FR)
Participant on the exhibition Agriculture and Architecture

After working for ten years as an architect, Martin Etienne decided to devote himself entirely to drawing and illustration. Since 2010, he’s working as freelance illustrator for many offices in architecture, urban planning and landscape design. He also works as a cartoonist for French magazines and newspapers.

Martina Bjorn (SE)
Participant on the exhibition What is Ornament?

Martina Bjorn is a photographer and creative director. Born in Sweden and educated in Paris, where she graduated from the academy of fine arts; architecture in 2008. She is now based in Brussels where she lives. Martina’s body of work, spans from fashion houses, artists, art & design institutions, magazines, and architectural firms on, of varying medium & scale. She seeks to create elegant and understated images uses the abstract and reduced language.

Mathieu Calame (FR)
Participant of the exhibition Agriculture and Architecture

Agricultural engineer and Director of the Charles Léopold Mayer Foundation for the Progress of Humankind. For this institution, he converted his rural estate from the Ferme de la Bergerie (Val d’Oise-France) to sustainable management. In this capacity, he was also President of the Technical Institute of Organic Agriculture (ITAB) for three years. His research gave rise to Understanding agroecology: origins, principles and policies, referred to in the exhibition, which questions the coverage of agroecology as a common term for a more environmentally friendly alternative model.

Matilde Cassani (IT)
Speaker Talk, Talk, Talk

Architect that deals with the spatial implications of cultural pluralism in the contemporary Western city. Moving on the border between architecture, installation and event design, her works have been showcased in many cultural institutions, art galleries and were published in several magazines. Cassani was part of Venice Biennale in 2010 and 2012, Milan Architecture Triennale (2013), Oslo Triennale (2016) and Manifesta 12 (2018). She’s a teacher at Politecnico di Milano and at the Architectural Association in London.

Matilde Girão (PT)
Curator of Associated Project Alvalade Revisited

Architect graduated from the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio, Switzerland. Collaborated with architecture offices and architecture publications, had taken part as member of the editorial board of CARTHA Magazine and O Espelho. In the beginning of 2015 founded Girão Lima Architects with her partner, Ricardo Lima.

Matt Mullican (US/DE)
Participant on the exhibition What is Ornament?

The starting point for Matt Mullican’s work is a search area were the traditional aesthetics manifestly cease to apply. His work has been developed between distinct fields, subjectivity and objectivity, the sign and its meaning and, in particular, between the culturally demarcated spheres of art and architecture.

Michiel Riedijk (NL)
Speaker Talk, Talk, Talk

Architect with a master from the Technical University in Delft in 1989. He established the Rotterdam based office Neutelings Riedijk Architects with Willem Jan Neutelings in 1992. Michiel Riedijk is regularly invited for lectures at universities, cultural institutions and symposiums. The work of Neutelings Riedijk Architects has been acclaimed by numerous publications, awards and exhibitions. In 2018 the office published the book “Ornament and Identity”.

Momoyo Kaijima (JP)
Jury Lifetime Achievement Award

Architect and founder of Atelier Bow-Wow with Yoshiharu Tsukamoto. Kaijima studied at the Faculty of Domestic Science at Japan Women’s University, the Tokyo Institute of Technology, and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. She has been professor in institutions such as School of the University of Tsukuba, ETHZ, Harvard, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Delft University of Technology and Columbia University. In 2018 she is the curator of Japan Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. While engaging in design projects for houses, public buildings and station plazas, she has conducted numerous investigations of the city through architecture and published several books.

Monadnock (NL)
Participant on the exhibition What is Ornament?

Based in Rotterdam, this architecture practice engaged with urbanism, architecture and interior design. They work on contemporary buildings, focused on key themes such as contemporaneity and tradition, convention and banality, constructive logic and illusionary representation; aiming for merging beauty, efficiency and the dissemination of architectural knowledge.

Monika Szewczyk (PL)
Curator of Associated Project Fogo Island

Involved in projects exhibited in the National Museum of Photography in Shkodër, the Arts Club of Chicago and published by David Khan-Giordano and at the 10th issue of the Athens-based magazine South as a State of Mind. She curated Documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the David Logan Center for the Arts and the Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam. Monica was a teacher at Emily Carr University in Vancouver, Piet Zwart, Institute in Rotterdam, Bergen Academy of Art and Design and the University of Chicago.

Moulding Matters (IT)
Participant on the exhibition What is Ornament?

A collective of artists, artisans, historians, architects, and model makers. Traveling from Singapore, San Francisco, United Kingdom, the Netherlands and local Naples, Italy, they develop an understanding of the worldwide approach to architectural mouldings, each providing their interpretations and insight into their Napolitans investigations.

Nancy Diniz (PT)
Curator of Associated Project Artificial Realities

Director of the Masters in Biodesign at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, UK and co-founder of Augmented Architectures and bioMATTERS, New York. Nancy’s research and practice operates in-between the human body and architectural scale and engage topics pertaining to biotechnology, computational design, interactive design and data visualization.

Norman Kelley (US)
Shortlist Début Award

Founded by Carrie Norman and Thomas Kelley, in 2012, the studio works between New Orleans and Chicago, re-examining architecture and design’s relationship. The practice of this North-American studio has been published in several specialized magazines and their clients ranges from Aesop to Architectural League of New York and some learning reference institutions. Norman Kelley has contributed work to the 14th Venice Architecture Biennial in 2014 and the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial in 2015.

Onsitestudio (IT)
Participant on the exhibition What is Ornament?

Onsitestudio is an architectural practice founded in Milan in 2006 headed by Angelo Lunati and Giancarlo Floridi, both professors of architectural design at the Politecnico di Milano. Among the most relevant projects of the office, the Duca d’Aosta Hotel (2015), the Pirelli Learning Center (2016) and the Brussels Hotel Palace (2018). Onsitestudio believes in the tight relation between academic research and professional activity, combining an experimental dimension with an accurate control of design process.

Ortalli Verrier (IT)
Participant on the exhibition What is Ornament?

Ortalli Verrier is an architectural office founded by Gaëlle Verrier and Giacomo Ortalli. Since then, the office work has developed in the fields of architecture, urban research and design. Both of them are teaching at the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio and at Politecnico in Milano and worked at Peter Zumthor’s atelier.

Pablo Baquero (CO)
Curator of Associated Project Artificial Realities

Architect, Artist and Computational Designer, her main interest is innovative modeling systems related to emergence and biological procedures in teaching and research fields and on how natural systems and computer simulations areas are conducted to improve architecture of the future. He worked as a teacher (TU Delft, Barcelona and Pratt Institute) and on consulting for several Architecture New York Offices, on Emerging Systems using Advanced Fabrication Technologies. Living between Barcelona and Greece, Baquero studied in ESARQ, Columbia, Cooper Union and Bogota.

Patrícia Barbas (PT)
Jury Universities Award

Architect established in Lisbon. Graduated in architecture at FAUTL, Lisbon and Co-Founder of Barbas Lopes Atelier, she collaborated with Aires Mateus, João Pedro Falcão de Campos, Gonçalo Byrne, Promontorio Architects (Salvador da Bahia, Brazil) and Atelier Pedro Dias. Patrícia was guest Professor at Carleton University (Ottawa, USA) and jury member of FAD Awards 2016. During her career, she built projects for several exhibitions and, in 2018, was part of the Chicago Biennial.

Penelope Curtis (UK)
Co-curator of the Associated Project Art on Display

She is the Director of the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum and was previously Director of Tate Britain where she oversaw the Caruso St John Millbank project. Penelope Curtis has written on modern architecture, including the work of Chamberlin, Powell and Bon, and Patio & Pavilion (Ridinghouse/Getty 2007) and is the co-curator of Art on Display at the Gulbenkian.

Philipp Schaerer (CH)
Participant on the exhibition What is Ornament?

Swiss architect and visual artist. Since 2014, Schaerer is visiting professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL). His work has been object of multiple publications and exhibitions and being represented in several collections, among others in the MoMA New York, the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the ZKM in Karlsruhe.

Point Supreme (GR)
Speaker Talk, Talk, Talk

Founded in 2008 in Rotterdam, the studio was created by Marianna Rentzou and Konstantinos Pantazis, after working in cities such as London, Brussels and Tokyo. Back in Athens, were they dedicate their work to research, architecture, urbanism, landscape and urban design, the duo were featured in a publication called “Athens Projects”. According to the Greek newspaper LIFO they’re among the 20 most influential personalities in Greece and were included in the Wallpaper* magazine’s Architects Directory.

Priya Khanchandani (UK)
Priya Khanchandani (UK)

Writer and researcher, editor of Icon Magazine, she was the Curator of the India Pavilion at London Design Biennale 2018. Previously she worked as Head of Arts Programmes for India at the British Council as well as at the Victoria and Albert Museum as lead of the Design Fund for contemporary acquisitions.

Ricardo Lima (PT)
Curator of Associated Project Alvalade Revisited

 Architect graduated from Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa. Collaborated with a number of architecture offices and architecture publications, being part of the Jornal dos Arquitectos editorial team (2009-11) and of the editorial board of the O Espelho. Ricardo was a teaching assistant of the Directed Studies Abroad Lisbon 2015 of Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism da Carleton University, Ottawa.

Richard Venlet (AU)
Participant of What is Ornament?

The work of Brussels-based artist Richard Venlet combines sculpture, exhibition design and
architecture. He has produced numerous projects that form composite and circuitous environments, redirecting the viewer in altered spatial configurations, making him see his surroundings anew and become part of it. As an artist who deliberately intervenes with the exhibition space, Venlet reaches further into architectural production through regular collaborations with artists, architects, curators and art-institutes.

Roberto Gardiani (IT)
Speaker Talk, Talk, Talk: Conference Economy of Means

Architect and historian, he looks at the history of architecture through the lens of construction. He is the author of seminal works about Le Corbusier, Rem Koolhaas, Auguste Perret and Renaissance in Europe, besides being a regular writer in several books about the history of concrete. He teaches in the EPFL – Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne.

Roberto Zancan (IT)
Curator of Associated Project False Space

Professor of History and Theory of Architecture at HEAD-Geneve, he has been professor at UQAM University of Montreal. Deputy editor at Domus magazine, Zancan is also head curator of Be Open Foundation and associate researcher at UNESCO Chair in Conservation and Regeneration of Urban Heritage of Iuav University in Venice. He presented his research abou spaces of terrorism in Italy at Venice Biennale 2014. Along with Elena Pirazzoli, he wrote the book Corrispondenze. Teorie e storie dal landscape.

Robin Collyer (CA)
Speaker Talk, Talk, Talk

Born in London in 1949, Robin Collyer lives in Canada since 1956. He’s been working with photography, sculpture and public works and his first solo exhibition was in 1971. Over the past two decades, his work in photography and three-dimensional assemblages have responded to a world which has moved from analogue to digital.

Sam Jacob (UK)
Speaker Talk, Talk, Talk

Sam Jacob is principal of Sam Jacob Studio for architecture and design, a practice whose work spans scales and disciplines from urban design through architecture, design, art and curatorial projects. Professor of Architecture at University of Illinois at Chicago and Visiting Professor at Yale School of Architecture, he was co-curator of the British Pavilion in Venice (2014). Columnist and critic for the online platform Dezeen and Art Review as well as contributing editor for Icon magazine. He was founding director of FAT Architecture, a London based practice developing a critical thought about architecture and relationship to history and ornament.

Sara Eloy (PT)
Curator of Associated Project Artificial Realities

Assistant Professor at Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL) and Director of the Information Sciences Technologies and Architecture Research Center (ISTAR-IUL) ISTAR-IUL, Lisbon Portugal. Eloy´s research is focused on the use of digital technology during the stages of the design process. She participated with the Associate project “CLOSE to cities, CLOSER to people” to the Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2013.

Sara Neves (PT)
Curator of the Associated Project Building 101

Architect with her own studio alongside with Filipe Estrela, Sara is also the leader of project Gharaunda, where she started working between 2014 and 2016. She studied in FAUP and in FADEU (Chile) and collaborated with the photographer and urban planner Justine Graham. Between 2013 and 2014, Sara worked as co-editor-in-chief of Dédalo magazine and copy editor of Homeland News from Portugal.

Sauermartins (BR)
Shortlist Début Award

A Brazilian-based architectural studio founded by Cássio Sauer and Elisa T Martins. The studio develops projects of several scales and programmes, as an instrument able to transform realities. In collaboration with other authors and studios, they frequently obtain recognition in architecture and urban design competitions.

Sébastien Marot (FR)
Sébastien Martor curator of the exhibition Agriculture and Permaculture: Taking the Country's Side

Sébastien Marot is a philosopher and writes extensively on the genealogy of contemporary theories in architecture, urban design and landscaping.
With a Master degree in Philosophy and a PhD in History, he is a professor at École d’Architecture in Paris-Est, a guest lecturer at EPFL (Enac) and Harvard’s Graduate School of Design (in a programme about the Countryside, led by Rem Koolhaas and AMO). He’s author and editor of several books, and also collaborator in re-editions with critic reviews.
He edited Le Visiteur (from 1995 to 2002) and Marnes (since 2010) and is the author of several books such as Sub-Urbanism and the Art of Memory (AA Publications 2003), the critical re-edition The City in the City: Berlin , The Green Archipelago of Ungers and Koolhaas (Lars Müller 2013).

Sharon Johnston (US)
Jury Lifetime Achievement Award and Speaker Talk, Talk, Talk

Architect partner of Los Angeles based Johnston Marklee & Associates. Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, she also has taught at Princeton University and the University of California. Johnston has held the Cullinan Chair at Rice University and the Frank Gehry International Chair at the University of Toronto. Together with her partner Mark Lee, Sharon was the Artistic Director of the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial.

Simon Boudvin (FR)
Participant on the exhibition What is Ornament?

Boudvin studied Art and Architecture in Paris. Currently teaching Landscape architecture in Edinburgh and Versailles, he doesn’t really have a permanent studio and his outdoor practice focuses on urban mutation or landscape change. He usually collects, photographs, describes found objects and shares his harvest in exhibitions and publications.

Sofia von Ellrichshausen (CL)
Jury Lifetime Achievement Award

Architect, artist, educator and founder of the chilean art and architecture studio Pezo von Ellrichshausen. She’s a teacher at Cornell University and has taught at GSD Harvard University and the Illinois Institute of Technology. Her work has been exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, the Art Institute of Chicago, the MoMA in New York, and the Venice Biennale, where she has also been the curator of the Chilean Pavilion and jury member for the International Architecture Exhibition.

Sophie Deramond (FR)
Jury Universities Award

Architect graduated at the School of Paris-Villemin in 2000. In 2002, she graduated in French Literature and Civilization at Sorbonne Nouvelle University. In 2007, she obtained her PhD from the same faculty, on the theme “Implications culturelles et structurelles de l’espace dans l’œuvre narrative de Jean Echenoz”. She is currently chief architect at Chartier Dalix office, in Paris.

Stefano Graziani (IT)
Participant on the exhibition What is Ornament?

Active at the crossroad between photography, art and architecture, Stefano Graziani contributes with an unconventional voice to the contemporary artistic discourse. His photos have been exhibited internationally at institutions such as Fondazione Prada in Milan, the Venice Architecture Biennale or the European Art Biennial Manifesta. Stefano currently teaches photography at Venice University and at Istituto Superiore para a Industrie Artistiche, in Urbino.

Studio SNCDA (BE)
Participant on the exhibition What is Ornament?

The studio works at all architectural scales with the same rigor, making possible to permanently question the practice, pushing the team out of its comfort zone and finding solutions to certain questions. Studio SNCDA surrounds itself with external experts feeding reflections developed in the various projects, such as a collaboration with the Dutch graphic designer Karel Martens.

Supervoid Architects (IT)
Shortlist Début Award

Based in Rome, Supervoid was founded in 2016 by Benjamin Gallegos, Gabilondo and Marco Provinciali. Their projects covers various scales and different territories, from Italy to United States. Currently, they are working on the redevelopment of the Tenuta della Mistica in Rome, the winning design for the Punta Spadillo lighthouse rehabilitation in Pantelleria and the project of EU Pavilion for the Architecture Biennale in Venice 2020. They’ve been published projects and essays on international magazines.

Tatiana Macedo (PT)
Invited artist Natural Beauty

Tatiana Macedo studied Fine Arts at Central St Martins College of Art & Design in London and Visual Anthropology at FCSH Universidade Nova de Lisboa. She works mainly with photography, film and installation on their expanded fields. As an artist, she was resident in Berlin and exhibited at Culturgest (Porto), Galeria Carlos Carvalho in London and Paris Photo. Her film, Seems so long ago, Nancy (2012) was shot at Tate Britain and Tate Modern, London, winning the first SAW Film Prize by the American Anthropological Association. She is the invited artist to the exhibition Natural Beauty, with photographs of European architectural exemplary works for Lisbon Triennale 2019.

Thierry Buache (CH)
Curator of Associated Project False Space

Architect since 2017, he worked in Mexico and Geneve between 2013 and 2015. Nowadays he’s research assistant at HEAD Geneve in Lausanne, and independent architect at dériaz | buache office, focusing in art, design and architecture through the platform of experimentation of the collective plans in Gevene. Buache’s master’s project was awarded with the SIA Award 2017, the B&G Engineers Award 2017 and the GCO Distinction 2018. 

Timothy Smith and Jonathan Taylor Architects (UK)
Participant on the exhibition What is Ornament?

A London-based practice which considers that it is possible to have a creative modern architecture with traditional virtues. They enjoy a reputation as one of the most interesting classical practices of their generation. They direct the only architectural degree course in Europe to teach the principles and application of the classical language of architecture, at Kingston School of Art, London.

Traumnovelle (BE)

A militant faction founded by three Belgian architects: Léone Drapeaud, Manuel León Fanjul and Johnny Leya, which uses architecture and fiction as analytical, critical and subversive tools to emphasize contemporary issues and dissect their resolutions. The collective alternates between cynicism and enthusiasm all the while advocating for critical thinking and a multi-disciplinary approach to architecture.
They participate in the co-creation of the activities programme of Triennale 2019 as one of the emerging creatives selected from the Future Architecture Platform.

Triennale Milano, Biblioteca e Archivi (IT)
Participant on the exhibition What is Ornament?

The Triennale di Milano is a design and art museum in the Parco Sempione in Milan. It is housed in the Palazzo dell’Arte. The Milan Triennale, an international exhibition of art and design, was held at the museum thirteen times between 1936 and 1996 – again in 2016.

Tristan Chadney (FR/UK)
Tristan Chadney curator of the exhibition Natural Beauty

Tristan Chadney is an architect and integrates, since 2013, the Éric Lapierre Experience studio.
He was born in Cambridge in 1988 and graduated in 2013. Since 2016 he has been an assistant professor at the Architecture School of la Ville et des Territoires de Marne-la-Vallée. As a project coordinator, his work is multidisciplinary: design, construction to the study of details.

Truwant + Rodet (CH)
Participant on the exhibition What is Ornament?

Truwant + Rodet is an office based in Basel (Switzerland), founded by Charlotte Truwant and Dries Rodet. Their projects, research and interests span between architecture, landscape urbanism, art and design. They investigate the correlation between space/landscape and the specific conditions they generate.

Urtzi Grau (ES)
Participant on the exhibition What is Ornament?

He’s an architect, director of the Master of Architecture and Masters of Research at University of Technology of Sydney, co-founder of Fake Industries Architectural Agonism (FKAA) and of Gabriel & Guillermo Fernández-Abascal (GFA). Grau graduated from the Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona in 2000, was awarded by Columbia University in 2004, and is currently completing his Ph.D. at Princeton University on the 1970’s urban renewal of Barcelona.

Valérie Mannaerts (BE)
Participant on the exhibition What is Ornament?

A sculptor as much as a painter, Valérie Mannaerts has developed a personal language characterized by her fascination with the real and the surreal, by exploring the physiognomic qualities of things, questioning the relation between organic and inorganic forms, the presence and autonomy of objects. Mannaerts creates hybrid, contradictory and precarious forms that are open to chance and formally circumscribed. Her work dwells in the borderline between image and object, in ways that are reminiscent of surrealist and, later, feminist preoccupations with material and image culture, corporeality and states of consciousness.

Véronique Patteeuw (BE)
Jury Universities Award

Maître de conference at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture et du Paysage de Lille, visiting professor at KULeuven and researcher of OMA. She lectured at Harvard, Rotterdam Study Abroad Programme, Columbia University New York, IIT Chicago and EPFL Lausanne. Patteeuw’s work focuses on the history of architectural representation and postmodern architecture. Since 2005, she is an editor of OASE, Journal for Architecture. In 2018 she co-edited The Architecture of the Architecture Magazine and Mediated Messages: Periodicals, Exhibitions and the Shaping of Postmodern Architecture.

Wouter Davidts (BE)
Curador do Projecto Associado Art on Display

Professor da Universidade de Gante em Arquitetura e Planeamento Urbano, é editor regular sobre publicações relacionadas com museus. O trabalho de Davidts vai desde Centre Pompidou ao Tate Modern, em ensaios que traduzem estes espaços de exposições em arte e arquitectura contemporânea. Dos seus últimos livros faz parte “Ligação Tripla: Ensaios em Arte, Arquitectura e o Museu”. Durante 2015, foi curador da exposição The Corner Show em Antuérpia, em conjunto com Mihnea Mircan e Philip Metten.

Yellow Office (IT)
Participant on the exhibition What is Ornament?

YellowOffice, founded in 2008 and based is in Milan, is an architectural office with a particular focus on landscape architecture and urbanism. The practice brings together several scales of design processes: from territorial strategies, public and private spaces, parks, pavilions and cemeteries to objects, videos, illustrations, maps and exhibitions.

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