Participants

Pier Vittorio Aureli is an architect, co-founder of Dogma and teacher at the Architectural Association. He is the author of The Possibility of an Absolute Architecture (2011), and The Project of Autonomy: Politics and Architecture Within and Against Architecture (2008)

Joseph Bedford is an architectural theorist, historian, curator, filmmaker and podcaster educated at Cambridge University, The Cooper Union and Princeton University. He is the founding editor of the audio architecture journal, Attention, and curator of shows at The Architecture Foundation in London and Municipal Art Society in The New York. He has written numerous articles for ARQ, Log, Pigin, and is currently completing his PhD at Princeton University.

Shumi Bose teaches histories and theories of architecture at the Architectural Association and Central St Martins College of Art and Design. She was a curatorial collaborator on Common Ground, the 13th Venice Biennale of Architecture in 2012. Shumi also holds editorial positions at Blueprint magazine and Strelka Press, is translating the works of Ernesto Nathan Rogers with Roberta Marcaccio and conducts independent research on architecture and speculative finance.

Peter Carl is Professor at London Metropolitan where he heads the PhD program in architecture. He is the author of numerous articles and the forthcoming book Architecture and The Practical Imagination: Urban Design between Economics and Ethos

Graham Harman is professor at the American University in Cairo. He is the author of twelve books including Bruno Latour: Reassembling the Political (2014), The Quadruple Object (2011) and Tool-Being: Heidegger and the Metaphysics of Objects (2002). He is the editor of the Speculative Realism book series at Edinburgh University Press and co-editor of the New Metaphysics book series at Open Humanities Press.

Lorens Holm is professor at Dundee University and author of numerous articles on Jacques Lacan and including “What Lacan said re: architecture” and “Vignettes of Death: Architecture and the Death Drive” and the book Brunelleschi, Lacan, Le Corbusier: Architecture, Space and the Construction of Subjectivity (Routledge, 2010)

Jonathan Hale is an architect and Associate Professor & Reader in Architectural Theory at the University of Nottingham. He is the Course Director for the interdisciplinary MA in Architecture and Critical Theory. He is the author of Merleau-Ponty for Architects (Routledge 2013)

Patrick Lynch is principle of Patrick Lynch architects. He is author of several book chapters including: ‘The Theatricality of the Baroque City – The Zwinger and Dresden,’ in The Theatricality of the Baroque City (Verlag Dr. Muller, 2011) and “Topography, Topology, Type and Archetype,” in Thinking Practice (Black Dog, 2007)

Reinhold Martin is Associate Professor of Architecture in the GSAPP, Columbia University, where he directs the Temple Hoyne Buell Center. He co-founder of the journal Grey Room and author of The Organizational Complex: Architecture, Media, and Corporate Space (MIT Press, 2003), and Utopia’s Ghost: Architecture and Postmodernism, Again (Minnesota, 2010)

Chantal Mouffe is one of the world’s leading political theorists, and director of the Centre for the Study of Democracy at the University of Westminster. She is the author of Hegemony and Socialist Strategy, (1985) and most recently Agonistics: Thinking The World Politically (2013), On the Political (2005) and The Return of the Political (1993)

Peg Rawes is professor at University College London and author of Irigaray for Architects (Routledge, 2007); Space, Geometry and Aesthetics: through Kant and towards Deleuze (Pallgrave Macmillan, 2008); and Architectural Relational Ecologies (Routledge July 2013)

Jessica Reynolds is a director of vPPR Architects, which designs residential and cultural projects inspired by art practice and historical precedent, winning a RIBA Regional Award in 2014. She teaches at the Architectural Association. She was educated at Cambridge University and Princeton University, and holds an M.Phil. from Cambridge University in the History and Philosophy of Architecture. She was an editor of Cambridge University Press Journal, arq, and has published articles in Architecture Today, arq, AArchitecture and other journals.

Umberto Bellardi Ricci teaches on the Foundation Course at the Architectural Association and is Director of the AA Visiting School in Las Pozas, Mexico. Currently he runs his design studio in London, which ranges from residential projects to product design. Prior to completing his Diploma at the AA, he holds degrees in Social Anthropology and International Relations from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London and has worked in various fields such as human rights and journalism.

Adam Sharr is professor at Newcastle University and author of Heidegger’s Hut (MIT Press, 2006) and Heidegger for Architects (Routledge, 2007). He is the series editor for Routledges Thinkers for Architects series and editor of Architecture Research Quarterly

Ines Weizman is a London-based architect and theorist, teaching at London Metropolitan University. She researches and publishes on the ideological spectacles and urban historiography of Soviet-era architecture and is the author of Architecture and the Paradox of Dissidence (2013)

Sarah Whiting is Dean of Rice University School of Architecture. She is a partner in WW architects in Houston. She is the series editor of POINT, the polemical series of manifesto books and author of many seminal essays. Her forthcoming book is Superblock Urbanism: Chicago’s Elastic Grid