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Principle Lecturer. RIBA.
Live Projects Network – Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK

Session: EDBKN – European DesignBuild Knowledge Network – dbXchange platform presentation, 1st June 2016, 17:00

Jane Anderson graduated from the Mackintosh School of Architecture followed by University College Dublin. She runs OB1 LIVE, a programme of live projects for local communities and designed by students at the Oxford Brookes School of Architecture. Recent collaborations include projects with The National Trust, Oxfordshire City Council and Archeox, a community archaeology group.
In 2012 she co-founded Live Projects Network with Colin Priest. Live Projects Network is an online resource to connect academics, students, researchers and community partners involved in live projects. The network aims are to promote the use of live projects in education, share best practice, encourage dialogue and also contribute to the establishment of a theoretical basis for the study of live projects.
Jane’s research into live projects can be found here.


DI, Architect
Centre for Sociology, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, AT

Session Moderation: Learning through making, 1st June 2016, 14:00

Ian Banerjee is lecturer and researcher at the Centre for Sociology, Vienna University of Technology. He wrote his Master’s thesis on the planning principles of the city of Curitiba – known as the ‘ecological capital’ of Brazil. He then travelled for five years across the world in search of stories of urban innovation while working as a journalist and consultant for the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) and German satellite TV (3Sat). He joined the Centre for Sociology (ISRA) at TU Wien in 2008. Besides teaching, he worked here in a consortium to conceptualize the National Spatial Strategy for the Sultanate of Oman.
His main academic interest revolves around the global issues of urbanization. Since 2010 he has been researching – for his doctoral thesis – the inter-linkages between new educational practices, societal learning and urbanism. He calls this emerging field of practice and research “Educational Urbanism”. He is currently involved with setting up an urban ‘Learning Lab’ in a mid sized city of Austria.

Alessandra BASILE

Founding member of archintorno NPO, Naples, IT


Alessandra Basile (born in Naples - Italy, 1981), took her Bachelor’s degree in Architecture at Federico II  University of Naples. In 2005 she founded archintorno, a non profit organization for social architecture. For archintorno, she coordinates DesignBuild Studio projects in Italy and abroad and organizes social and cultural projects, with the aim to enhance public goods and neighborhoods in the marginal districts of Naples (Le Scalze and Mercato Meraviglia).
As a freelance architect and researcher, she regularly collaborates with universities, research institutes and architectural firms. She has experience in Mexico, Spain, Portugal and Italy, working on several topics, such as self-construction and sustainable architecture with natural material and low-tech.

Bryan BELL

Associate Professor at the College of Design, NC State University, US
Founder of NPO Design Corps

Session Introductory lecture and moderation: Public interest design: collective action and social engagement in architectural education, 2nd June 2016, 9:30

Bell founded the non-profit organization Design Corps in 1991 "to provide the benefits of design for the 98% without architects.” Bell’s current work includes Public Interest Design and the Social Economic Environmental Design (SEED) which Bell co-founded. This work was supported by the FAIA Latrobe Prize and through a Harvard Loeb Fellowship. Bell has published three books in the field, organizes the Public Interest Design Institute and the Structures for Inclusion conference series. He was awarded a National AIA Award and was a National Design Award Finalist. His work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale and the Smithsonian National Design Museum. He holds degrees from Princeton and Yale and has been a visiting studio professor at the Auburn Rural Studio in its early years, directing twelve design/build projects there. Bell currently is an Associate Professor at the College of Design, NC State University.


BA (Hons.) Dip. (Hons) Landscape Architecture
Department for Landscape Construction, Technische Universität Berlin, DE 
CoCoon-Studio, Habitat Unit

Session: PLATFORM PRESENTATION: dbXchange.eu, 1st June 2016, 17:00

Simon Colwill studied landscape architecture at the University of Greenwich in London before moving to Germany in 1995 where he worked as a freelancer with a focus on landscape design, detailing and design competitions. Since 2004 he has been a teaching and research assistant at the Department of Landscape Construction at the Technische Universität in Berlin supervising many studio projects, DesignBuild studios and seminars in the landscape architecture bachelor and master's program.
He has been a member of CoCoon–contextual construction since 2007 running interdisciplinary DesignBuild studios and developing the DesignBuild Platform www.dbXchange.eu. From 2010 he has also been offering DesignBuild Projects independently within the landscape architecture program. He has managed and assisted DesignBuild projects in Mexico, Bolivia, Egypt and Germany.
His research activities focus on learning from the development of built landscapes through time. 


Dipl.-Ing. Univ. Architekt
Bauen für Orangefarm e.V. – University of Applied Sciences, Munich, DE


Markus Dobmeier, architect, is the chairman of the nonprofit association Bauen für Orange Farm which was founded 2007 to facilitate DesignBuild projects focusing on social development in southern Africa. As an assistant professor for architectural design and building construction, he has directed the first DesignBuild projects at the Technical University Munich. He teaches currently at the Department of Architecture at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich where he initiated studio mzamba. Since the development of the master plan for the 2010 newly founded Ithuba School in Mzamba, South Africa, he involves architecture students in the construction of the local school village.


Ass. Prof. DI Dr. techn.
design.build studio – Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, AT

Session: Public interest design – Collective action and social engagement through architectural education, 2nd June 2016, 9:30

Peter Fattinger (born 1972 in Linz, Austria) took his degree in architecture at the Vienna University of Technology. In 2000 he founded the design.build studio at the Institute of Architecture and Design at Vienna University of Technology. Together with his students he has been carrying out DesignBuild projects, ranging from temporary installations in urban public space to permanent buildings for social institutions, located in Austria, South Africa and Indonesia.
In 2011 he concluded his PhD in architecture on the topic: “Design-Build-Studio. Conditions, Processes and Potentials of Design-Build-Projects in Architectural Education”.
Additional to teaching he is working together with Veronika Orso at the intersection of architecture, art and design. As Fattinger Orso Architektur they realize public art installations, cultural productions and urban interventions.


Professor, Studio Director
Rural Studio – Auburn University, US

Key-Note Lecture, 1st June 2016, 19:00

Andrew Freear, from Yorkshire, England, is the Wiatt Professor at Auburn University Rural Studio. After the untimely death of Samuel Mockbee, he became the Director of the Studio in 2002.
For seventeen years Freear has lived in the small rural community of Newbern, West Alabama where his main role, aside from directing Rural Studio is project advisor to fifth-year undergraduate students: designing and building charity homes and community projects to improve local conditions.
Freear has designed Rural Studio exhibits in Chicago, Cincinnati, Vienna, Barcelona, 2002 Whitney Biennial, the 2005 Sao Paulo Biennal, the 2008 Venice Biennale and most recently at the V&A in London, and at MOMA NYC. He lectures about Rural Studio across the United States and Europe. In contrast he is a member of the Newbern Volunteer Fire Department in Newbern.
In 2006 Freear was honored with The Ralph Erskine Award, from Sweden, which aspires to promote urban planning and architecture which is functional, economical and beautiful, and which is to the advantage of underprivileged and deprived groups in any society. In 2014  he co-authored “Rural Studio at Twenty: Designing and Building in Hale County”, with  Elena Barthel, Andrea Oppenheimer Dean and Timothy Hursley. Most recently he was awarded the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture for 2016

Alexander HAGNER

since 2015 Visiting Professor at the Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, AT

Session: Public interest design: collective action ans social engagement in architectural education, 2nd June 2016, 9:30

Alexander Hagner (born 1963 in Germany) absolved a carpentry apprenticeship bevor studying architecture at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna – first at the master class of Johannes Spalt and later on at the master class of Wolf D. Prix, where he graduated in 1995. 
In 1999 together with Ulrike Schartner he founded gaupenraub+/- as an open office for architecture, design and urban strategies dealing mostly with very specific topics. Since 2002 Hagner is working selfengaged on alternative architecture projects for homeless people for example such as the emergency overnight accommodation VinziRast 2004, the flat share shelter VinziRast-WG 2010, the VinziRast-mittendrin 2013 – a house for homless and students living an working together and currently gaupenraub+/- is realising the very low-threshold housing project VinziDorf Wien for homless people together with voluntary workers. 
Parallel Hagner is teaching since 2000 at differend austrian architecture and design schools and since 2015 as visiting professor at the TU Vienna on the project HOMEnotSHELTER where currently he and his students are constructing a prototyp for the refugee appartment VinziRast HOME. In April 2016 they started together with NGO caritas the design build process for housing students and refugees together in an empty office space in Vienna. 


Ass.Prof. Mag.art. Dr.phil.

Institut für Kunst und Gestaltung 1, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna – AT

Lecture: Vienna University of Technology – collective projects for and with refugees

Karin Harather (born 1960 in Eschenau, Austria) is Associate Professor at the Institute of Art and Design 1 at the Vienna University of Technology. She took her degrees at the  Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (MFA) and at the University of Applied Arts Vienna (PHD). As an artist, cultural scientist, university teacher and mother of four children she is actively engaged in research and education at the interface of art and architecture for many years. In her research she is emphasizing artistic practice and transdisciplinary research (purposive and every-day-aesthetics, learning by doing, public art and 1:1-interventions).

Karin Harather and Renate Stuefer are the initiators of “Displaced” – a participatory action research and students project creating spatial and social qualities in Vienna’s largest refugee residence (since 2015). 



Dipl. Ing. Arch.
CoCoon-Studio, Habitat Unit, Technische Universität Berlin,  Berlin, DE

Session: PLATFORM PRESENTATION: dbXchange.com EDBKN – European DesignBuild Knowledge Network, 1st June 2016, 17:00

Ursula Hartig holds a Master in Architecture (Diplom Ingenieur) from the TU Berlin. Since 1987 she has worked as collaborator and project manager in different architecture offices, such as Augustin und Frank and Jörg Pampe, among others. Since 2000 Hartig has been lecturer for undergraduate courses in design and construction and was project manager of TU Berlin‘s DesignBuild-Studio „Praktikumsseminar Mexiko“ and a DesignBuild-Studio in Afghanistan. Since 2004 Hartig has been working as Research Fellow and Assistant Professor at the TU Berlin, where she founded CoCoon- sector for contextual construction, www.cocoon-studio.de an academic sector for teaching, research and practice in an intercultural and interdisciplinary context focusing on vernacular, contextual and sustainable architecture.

The CoCoon team, including Architect Nina Pawlicki and Landscape Architect Simon Colwill, run DesignBuild Studios mainly in Mexico and Germany. Since 2013 CoCoon coordinates the EDBKN (European DesignBiuld Knowledge Network) Research Project at the Habitat Unit, TU Berlin, developing the European DesignBuild Platform dbXchange: http:// www.dbXchange.eu

Bernadette HEIERMANN

Architect, ass. Prof.
Design.develop.build RWTH Aachen University, DE

Session: Learning through Making, 1st June 2016, 14:00

Bernadette Heiermann studied architecture at RWTH Aachen, at the Academy of Arts, Düsseldorf and La Sapienza, Rome. Since 1995 she has been teaching at different architecture schools in Germany. In 2005 she co-founded the design.develop.build studio at RWTH Aachen University. Since then several self-build projects in the educational sector have been realized in South Africa together with students and local organizations. Main principles are the use of local traditional and low cost materials and the development and improvement of innovative strategies using these materials in combination with contemporary construction methods.

The focus of he studio work is currently changing on to projects in the region of Aachen.

Additional to teaching at University, she is leading together with Severin Heiermann the architecture studio HEIERMANN ARCHITEKTEN, Köln.


Director of The Jim Vlock Building Project at the Yale School of Architecture, New Haven, CT, US

Session: Hands On Education – Beyond The Institution, 2nd June 2016, 14:30

Adam Hopfner (born 1971 in Massachusetts, USA) earned a Bachelors Degree in Philosophy and Classics at Bowdoin College, then his Masters Degree in Architecture at Yale School of Architecture in 1999. He has been teaching at Yale since 2002, as a lecturer in Building Technology, as a Design Critic in undergraduate and graduate studios, and as the Director of the Building Project in the graduate program. Each year for the Building Project, he has guided some 50 first year graduate students to design and construct a one or two family dwelling on vacant lots in economically distressed neighborhoods throughout the city of New Haven for various non-profit housing organizations. Outside of the academy, Adam is the founder and principal of Hopfner Studios, an architectural practice and design build firm based in New Haven.  

Michael HUGHES

Professor + Head of Department
American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE 

Lecture: Constructing Curriculum in the Arabian Desert
Session: Learning Through Making, 1st June 2016, 14:00

Michael Hughes is a Professor in the Department of Architecture at the American University of Sharjah and co-principal of Catovic Hughes Design.  He attended the University of Virginia, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Princeton University where he obtained his Master of Architecture. Professor Hughes’ research, teaching and creative activities involve a combination of design, community outreach, tectonics and material exploration.  These interests inform a pedagogical agenda focused on an integrated approach to architectural education that emphasizes hands-on learning, sustainable practices, and civic responsibility. His built work has been recognized with eight A.I.A. Design Awards and five awards from the American Collegiate Schools of Architecture.  In addition, Prof. Hughes’ work has been published in professional journals such as Architectural Record, Progressive Architecture, Dwell Magazine, and the Journal of Architectural Education. 


Vienna, AT

Session: Learning Through Making, 1st June 2016, 14:00

David Kraler (born 1985 in Lienz, Austria) has studied Architecture from 2005 to 2015 at Vienna University of Technology.
Together with Christoph Lachberger he has spent three years working on his diploma-project: the construction of a rural Healthcare-Centre in Mondikolok, South Sudan. In their work they have focused mainly on the potential of local resources like natural material, local workshops, know-how and building tradition of the Kuku-people. As there was done profound preliminary basic research and proper documentation of the whole building process, the outcome was published in the book “Mondikolok 1:1 – Bau einer Gesundheitseinrichtung im Südsudan”(ISBN –978-3-900265-30-4, German) in 2015.


Professor of Art and Education at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, AT
Curator, cultural theorist, urban researcher and writer

Session: Hands on education – beyond the institution, 2nd June 2016, 14:30

2016 guest teaching at the Postindustrial Design Program at the University of Thessaly in Volos;
2014 City of Vienna Visiting Professor at the Vienna University of Technology;
Visiting Scholar at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montréal in 2012;
Visiting Curator at the Hongkong Community Museum Project in 2011.

Recent curatorial works include On the Art of Housekeeping and Budgeting in the 21st Century, curated together with Regina Bittner and presented at Bauhaus Dessau.
Hands-On Urbanism 1850-2012, The Right to Green which was shown at the Architecture Centre Vienna, the Museum for Contemporary Art Leipzig, the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale and at Moravská Gallery Brno 2016-2017, Suzanne Lacy’s International Dinner Party in Feminist Curatorial Thought which was shown at ZHdK Zurich University of the Arts in 2015 and Mapping the Everyday. Neighborhood Claims for the Future which was shown at Simon Fraser Gallery in 2011-2012.

Her 2015 essay Growing the Seeds of Change was included in Jordan Geiger’s volume Entr'Acte, Performing Publics, Pervasive Media, and Architecture. She co-edited the 2012 volume Hands-On Urbanism. The Right to Green and the 2013 volume Women's:Museum. Curatorial Politics in Feminism, Education, History, and Art. 


Vienna, AT

Session: Learning Through Making, 1st June 2016, 14:00

Christoph Lachberger was born in 1985 in Gmunden, Austria. After education in interior design and carpentry he was studying Architecture and Jazz-Trombone in Vienna. He received his degree in Architecture at Vienna University of Technology in 2015 for designing and building a rural healthcare-centre in South-Sudan together with his colleague David Kraler and local people.
Still in 2015 a comprehensive documentation on the preceding design-build-process could be published under the title "Mondikolok 1:1 – Bau einer Gesundheitseinrichtung im Südsudan".
Since then he is collaborating with David Kraler in lectures and workshops and jointly developing architectural ideas and projects with a focus on DIY-strategies and social engagement.
In addition he is realizing his own projects in the field of carpentry and design.


DI, Architect
Founder of NPO Architecture without Borders Austria, Vienna, AT

Session: Hands On Education – Beyond the institution, 2nd June 2016, 14:30

Gunda Maurer, born in Transylvania / Romania, graduated in Munich, studied in Vienna. She is characterized as open-minded, curious and socially engaged architect. After a various professional experiences in different countries and continents and an additional training at Stanley Tigermann's Archeworks in Chicago, she founded the architectural firm “Maurerwerk” (2009, Vienna).
The desire to use her accumulated experience towards her believe, that one should be able to lead a dignified life regardless of one’s place of birth, induced her to establish the NPO ARCHITECTURE WITHOUT BORDERS AUSTRIA in Vienna in 2010. Through her practical approach, it is important to her, that feasibility of construction is given, local building materials and local building trade is used. Together with innovative technology and careful implementation they generate beneficial projects.


Senior fellow of Portland State University's Institute for Sustainable Solutions, Portland, Oregon, US
Director of Basic Initiative and Center for Public Interest Design
Head of Advisory Board of EDBKN

Session: Platform Presentation: dbXchange.eu – EDBKN, 1st June 2016, 17:00

Palleroni is an architect, professor, and fellow at the new Institute for Sustainable Solutions at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. He is internationally known for his social and environmental activism, providing with his students and collaborators sustainable design solutions to communities in need. In 1995 he founded BASIC Initiative, a service learning program which every year challenges students at various partner universities in the US, Latin America, Europe and Asia to engage the problems of communities traditionally underserved by the design fields.
Based on the pedagogical ideas of service learning and reflective practice, students have to date taken on the design of construction of more than 95 distinct projects in regions ranging from Southern India, Central Africa, Mexico and SE Asia to Native American communities in the US and Latin America.
Since 2013 he has been Director of the Center for Public Interest Design, the first such design research center in the US, whose mission is, in the words of its mission statement, "To investigate and promote design practices that are a catalyst for the social, economic and environmental change needed to serve the growing needs of communities both locally and worldwide." 


Technical University Berlin, DE
CoCoon / Habitat Unit

Session: Platform Presentation – dbxchange.eu, 1st June 2016, 17:00 

Nina Pawlicki (born 1983 in Regensburg, Germany) studied architecture at the Technische Universität Berlin and the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile. Since participating in a DesignBuild project in 2009 she has been a member of CoCoon – a studio for intercultural and interdisciplinary teaching, research and practice. She became a teaching and research associate at Habitat Unit, Department of Architecture, TU Berlin in 2013. 
She ran DesignBuild-projects and workshops in Mexico, Mongolia, Jordan and Berlin. With a particular interest in actor-driven processes in the design of social spaces her recent work focuses on refugees as urban actors. 

Cornelia REDEKER

Dr.-Ing., architect and urban planner
Assoc. Prof. architecture and urban design
nile-island-initiative – German University Cairo, EG

Lecture: DesignBuilding the Bridge between Academia and Action-Based Research
Session: LEARNING THROUGH MAKING, 1st June 2016, 14:30

Cornelia Redeker (1972) studied Architecture and Urbanism at the Politech Cologne, Germany and the Berlage-Institute in Rotterdam, Netherlands. She was assistant professor at the Chair for Urban Design and Regional Planning at TU Munich while developing her PhD research on the topic of Urban Flood Integration along the Rhine in an interdisciplinary research project at the TU Delft Water Research Centre. With her office CO/R Cities on Rivers Research+Development she has worked as a consultant  for urban development and upgrading projects in the flood plain of the Rhine and the Nile. Since 2012 she is associate professor for Architecture and Urban Design at the German University in Cairo focussing on the topics of landscape-based urban design strategies framed by the urgencies of water and land scarcity in Egypt. She co-founded the Nile Islands Initiative (Nil) in 2013, an interdisciplinary platform to map, protect and activate the spatial qualities of the Nile islands while facing increasing urbanization. In this context, Dahab Island in Cairo is currently serving as the main case study for action-based research including DesignBuild Studio Cairo.

Judith REITZ

University of Applied Science, Düsseldorf, DE
Design Develop Build

Session: Learning Through Making, 1st June 2016, 14:00

Judith Reitz is Professor for Design and Interior Planning at the University of Applied Science in Düsseldorf, Germany. Her teaching is focused on experimental design strategies linked to building typologies. She also is teaching Visualization as Adjunct Associate Professor at Texas A&M since 10 year. Judith Reitz has received her diploma in Architecture with honors from a collaboration between the RWTH Aachen University/ Prof. Klaus Kada and the University of Applied Arts Vienna/ Master class  Prof. Zaha Hadid. Prior to founding her own office BFRlab she has worked for Zaha Hadid Architects in London. BFR lab is working at the boundaries of architecture, design and advanced technologies. In 3 consecutive years (2013- 2015) her Design Develop Build project collaboration  Guga S’Thebe Children’s Theatre received the STO award for sustained construction, in 2015 she received the International Design Award for the Bilbliobus Multimedia.


ZRS - Ziegert | Roswag | Seiler Architekten Ingenieure

Session: PLATFORM PRESENTATION: dbXchange.com, 1st June 2016, 17:00

After training as a carpenter, Dipl.-Ing. Eike Roswag-Klinge studied Architecture at the TU Berlin. In 1998, as student assistant under Professor Dipl. Ing. Ingrid Goetz, he coordinated five building sites of the, Praktikumsseminar Mexiko‘ in Oaxaca, Mexico. From 1994 to 2006 he worked as a freelance architect. From 2006 to 2009 he was partner in "Roswag & Jankowski Architekten PartnG". From 2006 to 2007 he was teaching assistant at the TU-Berlin, Chair for Design and Building Climatology, Professor Claus Steffan. Since 2009 he is director of "Roswag Architekten" as part of "ZRS - Ziegert | Roswag | Seiler Architekten Ingenieure", where he was a co-founding partner.

Together with Anna Heringer he won the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2007 for the METI handmade School in Rudapur, Bangladesh and with ZRS the Holcim Award Gold Asia Pacific 2011 for the Tipu Sultan Merkez School in Pakistan. 2015 he received the KAIROS Preis Europäischer Kulturpreis. His office is developing and researching on healthy LowTech building systems in Europe and abroad out of earth, timber, bamboo etc.

Elias RUBIN 

buildCollective NPO for Architecture and Development, lecturer and consulent for alternative building methods

Session: Public Interest Design: the use of alternative building methods in architectural education, 2nd June 2016, 09:30

Elias Rubin (born 1982) got in contact with design-build during his architectural education at TU Vienna in 2005 and is since then working as a part time lecturer, consulent and project manager for various universities in Austria, Germany, Slowenia and Switzerland, aiming to implement alternative building methods in developing areas.

As a co-founder of buildCollective in 2010 Elias is realising infrastructural, social and educational facilities in different collaborations including universities, NGO’s, companies, volunteers and local communities.

Martin SELF

Director Hooke Park
Architectural Association School of Architecture, UK

Lecture title: Hooke Park Design + Make
Session: Learning through Making, 1st June 2016, 14:00

Martin Self (born 1974, UK) is Director of Hooke Park and Programme Co-Director of the MArch Design & Make programme based at Hooke Park, the Architectural Association’s woodland campus. Holding degrees in aerospace engineering and architecture theory he is passionate about the integration of architectural education with design and construction research. Following employment at Airbus Ltd, he worked as a consultant engineer at Ove Arup & Partners between 1996 and 2007, where he was a founding member of its Advanced Geometry Group. Projects at AGU included collaborations with architects including Alvaro Siza, OMA, UNStudio, Shigeru Ban and David Adjaye, and artists Anish Kapoor and Chris Ofili.  He has also consulted within design and artist practices including Zaha Hadid Architects and Antony Gormley Studio. He has taught students in realising design-build projects at the Architectural Association since 2005.


MArch, PhD, MNAL
Professor Emeritus in International Planning Studies/ Sustainable Urban Development at the Department of Urban Design and Planning, Faculty of Architecture and Fine Art, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim,NO

Session: Hands on education – Beyond the institution, 2nd June 2016, 14:30

After a career as architect and project manager also on the international arena, Skotte returned to academia to investigate how international NGOs and GOs contributed to the recovery of poor societies ravaged by war, resulting in a much quoted PhD. He continued by investigating how private land claims, justified by the ‘sacrifice of war’, affects the urban development of Sarajevo. It turned out to follow similar urbanization patterns as before the war, thus coining the term “the Persistence of Practice”. Practice has thus become a key epistemological issue in his teaching of architecture and planning, deeply affecting the structure of his international courses in the Global South, and domestic architectural courses. He publishes nationally and internationally, primarily on architecture and recovery studies but more recently on teaching and learning. Prof. Skotte sits on advisory boards for international university programs and academic journals.

Marlene WAGNER

buildCollective NPO for Architecture and Development, part-time lecturer, AT/SA

Session: Public Interest Design: Collective action and social engagement in architectural education, 2nd June 2016, 09:30

Born 1981 in Klagenfurt, Austria Marlene Wagner completed her Architecture studies with distinction at Vienna University of Technology in 2010. Her research project on formal and non-formal space practice dealt with alternative urban- and architectural design schemes for low-income areas in South Africa. 
During her studies she could already gain practical experience working with different stakeholders implementing educational and social facilities in developing areas.
Marlene is co-founder of the NPO buildCollective for Architecture and Development – a platform for implementation and applied research on alternative building technologies, spatial strategies and collective process. Collaboration with universities, non governmental organizations, public institutions, companies, sponsors, volunteers, artists, users and local communities define process and framework for each project. Projects realized cover educational facilities, communal meeting places, infrastructure, development frameworks, art installations and programming.


Associate Professor Dipl. Ing. MNAL
NTNU Live Studio , Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NO

Session: Hands on education – Beyond the institution, 2nd June 2016, 14:30

Steffen Wellinger (born 1972)  is an architect educated in at the Universities Stuttgart, Karlsruhe and NTNU Trondheim. Since 2006 he is Associate Professor at NTNU coordinating and mentoring student-initiated projects. He is leading 2013 NTNU Live Studio which has been established as a platform for facilitating student initiated Live projects at NTNU, part of TRANSark (Center for transformative learning in architecture education). NTNU Live Studio bridges the gap between curriculum, practice, students and research in architectural education.
NTNU Live Studio received the Norwegian Education Award and NTNUs Education Award for 2015.
Steffen was awarded with NTNU award for outstanding teaching in 2010 and is as well responsible for teaching “Complex Programs” at the Department of architectural design and management.


Assoc. Prof. of Architecture and Interior Design
School of Constructed Environments, Parsons The New School, New York, US

Lecture: Making as Critical inquiry 
Session: Learning Through Making, 1st June 2016, 14:00

Alfred Zollinger is an Associate Professor of Architecture and Interior Design at Parsons School of Design. From 2010-15 He was the director of the Design Workshop, Parsons signature design and build program that works collaboratively with non-profit and governmental partners on a range of projects. He is also co-director of Matter Practice, an exhibition-design and architecture, design-build firm founded with Sandra Wheeler. Zollinger’s work is informed by his early training as a precision machinist and interest in making as a mode of critical inquiry. He studied architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and completed his post-professional studies at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. He has taught at the ETH, in Zürich, RISD, and, since 2006, at Parsons.

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