Professor and environmental artist working at the intersection of art, science, and technology.
Professor at UCL. Her work focuses on the intersections of postcolonial urbanism, smart cities, regional futures and gendered citizenship in the global south.
International expert in design studies and transition design, and Research Director of the Design Innovation Research Centre at UTS
Architecture and art researcher, curator, and an Associate Professor at São Paulo State University (FAUUSP).
Associate Professor of Design at the Institute of Design and expert on the social consequences of design & technology.
Dr. Agnieszka Olszewska-Guizzo is President and founder of NeuroLandscape. She has a Ph.D. in Landscape Architecture and Urban Ecology from the University of Porto (Portugal) and is a researcher at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at the National University of Singapore.
Professor of public innovation at Utrecht University
Professor of Urban Design and Associate Dean at the University of Plymouth
MFA Alexander Roidl is a designer and media researcher, with a background in graphic and interaction design, fine art and programming. His research investigates the diverse implications of human-computer interaction with a focus on the creative use of software.
Senior Lecturer at LMU Munich
A designer, thinker and conceptualizer for things creative, provocative and challenging, Amit traversed into promoting design and architecture by establishing the first Indian design gallery- vis a vis, in 1997. vis a vis curated highly acclaimed architecture and design events.
Architect and Associate Professor at the School of Architecture at UFMG, Brazil
Dr. Anae Sobhani is an assistant professor in the Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning at Utrecht University
Andreas Weber is an Assistant Professor of Science, Technology and Culture at the University of Twente. His research focusses on the history of science, the history of natural history collecting, and digital natural heritage
Andrew Vande Moere
Professor in design informatics at the Department of Architecture, KU Leuven (Belgium)
Ann Sussman is a trained architect, Boston Architectural College (BAC), co-author of the groundbreaking study Cognitive Architecture (2015) and co-founder of TheHapi.org.
Anna is a curator, podcaster and researcher interested in the convergence of audiovisual arts and digital technology, working at THE CATALYSTS, a Berlin-based boutique agency for innovative and creative players working at the intersection of Digital Technologies and Film, Immersive Media, Design, Music and Sound.
Anouk Geenen is a PhD candidate within the Human Centred Design group at the University of Twente. In her doctoral research, Anouk explores how design approaches can support ethical reflection.
Arnold Jan Quanjer
MSc in Media Technology from the University of Leiden and has extensive experience as a UX designer in a commercial and governmental setting. He works as a lecturer and researcher at The Hague University of Applied Sciences.
PhD researcher at the Urban Futures Studio and the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development
Astrid Piber, Partner and Senior Architect at UNStudio, graduated from the Technical University Vienna in 1997 and received her MS in AAD from Columbia University New York in 1999
Ava Fatah gen Schieck
Associate Professor in Media Architecture and Urban Digital Interaction, and the director of the MPhil/PhD Program ‘Architectural Space and Computation’, at UCL
Director of Cityscapes Foundation and coordinator at Marineterrein Living Art Lab
Founder of the Foundation for Public Code
Dr. Benjamin Seibel is Director of the CityLAB Berlin.
Bonnie Shaw brings 20+ years at the forefront of emerging technologies, community powered innovation and experience design to her role as Co-founder & Chief Strategy Officer at Place Intelligence.
Director of the Urban Technology program at University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Clémentine is responsible for KEA’s communications and has been managing communication and dissemination activities of EU-funded projects from elaborating strategies to actual implementation and coordination
Corelia is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Media and Culture Studies.
With a background in architecture and urbanism, her research and practice focus on the affordances of new media, particularly games, for sustainable urban futures.
Director of Strategic Design at Vinnova, the Swedish government’s innovation agency
Daniel Latorre is a product management leader & co-founder of the Digital Placemaking Institute. His Wise City practice offers product consulting, capacity building & policy advice for local leaders of all kinds seeking to make wiser decisions about technology & cities
Dave Colangelo is an artist, educator, and researcher based in Toronto, Canada. He is a founding member of Public Visualization Studio.
Davide Ruzzon is professor of architecture at the University of Venice (IUAV), co-founder of the master Neuroscience Applied to Architectural Design and member of the Academy of Neuro-Architecture, actively involved in the Architecture Biennale in Venice. Davide also works as an architect at Lombardini22 in Milan.
Delfina Fantini van Ditmar
Delfina Fantini van Ditmar is a design researcher and lecturer at the Royal College of Art, Design Products + Futures Programme. Delfina is a transdisciplinary researcher, whose work focuses on the tensions between ‘smartness’, design, society, architecture and the environment
Dirk van Weelden
Dirk van Weelden studied philosophy and debuted as a literary author in 1987 together with Martin Bril. His solo debut was Tegenwoordigheid van geest (1989). Seven novels and six books with essays and stories followed. In 2022 his next novel Als je dit leest will be available
Dorothy Di Stefano
Dorothy Di Stefano leads a collective of experiential artists who create large-scale, site-specific, digital immersive experiences
Dymphie Braun is an experienced programme maker, curator and strategist driven by the mission to use creativity as a tool for new ideas and solutions for contemporary issues.
Egbert Fransen is the founder of Pakhuis de Zwijger.
Ektor Ntourakos is a visual artist and urban geographer based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Elnaz Ghazi is actively working as professor (Docente a Contratto) at Master of Neuroesthetics in department of Medicine and Surgery ( Medical Systems) at Tor Vergata University of Rome in Italy.
Assistant professor at the Utrecht University School of Governance
Dr. Euiyoung Kim is Assistant Professor of Design for Dynamic Stability and Chief Research of People in Transit(PiT)/Mobility at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering at TU Delft
Federica Cefis Colombo
Federica is an architect, urban planner, and artist who researches urban innovations from a socio-technical perspective. Exploring the values of the relationship between human and technology, she designs environments for innovation to happen and she uses artistic expression to entice ethical reflections
Federica Sofia Zambeletti
Federica Sofia Zambeletti is an architect and researcher. She is the co-founder of Koozarch, an experimental digital platform researching the potential of the Architectural Imaginary and the power of the un-built.
Associate Director at UNStudio
Head of Studies, Faculty and PhD Supervisor at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia’s Advanced Architecture Group
Marius Hoggenmueller is a Ph.D. candidate in the Design Lab at The University of Sydney. His work focuses on prototyping and probing urban interactions with robots and autonomous systems, thereby applying Research through Design methods and Media Architecture principles.
Michael A. Arbib
Michael A. Arbib is University Professor Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, Biological Sciences, and Psychology at the University of Southern California.
Professor of Spatial Urban Transformation at the Faculty of Technology at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
Francesco Degl’Innocenti is an architectural researcher with a past in advertising and engineering.
Senior Researcher at AUAS and Head of Program at the Master Digital Design
Director of Experimentalista, a new type of nomadic and creative office specialized in cities
Rector of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
George Mazari is an artist who is currently studying at the Studio for Immediate Spaces, Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam
Chief Technology Officer of the City of Amsterdam
Interaction designer and researcher at realitylab.at
Senior Researcher and projectleader at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. Gideon is also a professor of Innovation & Urban Green Spaces at Aeres University of Applied Sciences and an associate fellow at the Centre for Econics and Ecosystem Management.
Dr Glenda Amayo Caldwell is an Associate Professor in Architecture, and the Academic Lead Research in the School of Architecture and Built Environment, Faculty of Engineering at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia
Harko van den Hende
Harko van den Hende is a programme manager at the Centre of Expertise Urban Governance & Social Innovation and since 2018 involved in the Healthy Urban Living Lab Bajeskwartier
Associate Professor, Technical University Delft and Leader Robotic Building
Associate Professor of Design at UNSW Art & Design in Sydney
Indira van ‘t Klooster
Director Arcam, editor in chief at A10 new European Architecture Coop
Lab director at Cities of Things Lab TU Delft, innovation director INFO, chairman ThingsCon
Jason Bruges is a genre-bending artist and designer, based in London. He is internationally renowned as a pioneer of…
Jeroen Boomgaard is Professor of Art&Public Space at Gerrit Rietveld Academie. He is a member of the Stadscuratorium of the city of Amsterdam and of the city of Leiden
Jeroen Junte (1967) is a freelance journalist, curator and researcher in design and architecture. He is chief editor of the on- and offline platform Designdigger.nl. He is also a regular contributor to the Volkskrant and Bouwwereld. For nine years he organizes his own quarterly program, Design Digger, at Pakhuis de Zwijger.
Dr Jordan Lacey is an Australian Research Council fellow and senior lecturer across RMIT University’s School of Design and School of Art. He specialises in artistic research and soundscape design
Jörgen Tjon A Fong
After graduating from the Amsterdam Theater School, Jörgen Tjon started his company A Fong Urban Myth. Under the artistic direction of Tjon A Fong, Urban Myth makes music theater performances, organizes debates and produces performances as the house company of International Theater Amsterdam
Jos van Leeuwen
Professor of Civic Technology since May 2019. In the ‘90s he studied Building Information Technology at Eindhoven University of Technology. Two important subjects in his research are online deliberation and dialogues through speech interfaces in public spaces.
Horsthuis uses math and infinite geometric patterns to create mind-bending films that take our imagination on a journey. In a fractal reality, Horsthuis is much like a director or photographer in which he is operating in a world that already exists and it is up to him to search for the right fractal angle.
Justin Hollander, PhD, FAICP is a Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University. Among others, he co-authored the groundbreaking study Cognitive Architecture (2015)
Juan Carlos Carvajal Bermúdez
PhD candidate at the Bauhaus University Weimar.
Karolina M. Zielinska-Dabkowska
Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Architecture, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Professor Smart Cities and Communities in the School of Art, Design and Architecture at University of Plymouth
At school Kay was in doubt if he was to go to art school or study physics. Architecture proved to be a perfect combination of these interests. And more, as an architect you are caught up in the middle of society, and that attracted him as well. The most inspiring aspect of working as an architect for him is the opportunity to work with people from all kinds of disciplines.
Koert van Mensvoort
Dr. Van Mensvoort (1974) is an artist and philosopher best known for his work on the philosophical concept of Next Nature, which revolves around the idea that our technological environment has become so complex, omnipresent and autonomous that it is best perceived as a nature of its own. Van Mensvoort is director of the Next Nature Network.
Kwan is a software engineer with a multidisciplinary background. She tinkers with emerging technology and develops various digital tools. As an…
Lars van Vianen
Meta-designer and Founding Director of Scape Agency
Loes Bogers works as a researcher at the Visual Methodologies Collective and senior lecturer at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, where she is building a learning community around critical making and research through design
Lubi Thomas is an experienced curator working across digital/new media and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) creative fields.
Educator, Social Entrepreneur and Public Space Activist
Lecturer, Researcher and Artist
Luke Pearson & Sandra Youkhana
You+Pea is the architectural design studio of Sandra Youkhana and Luke Caspar Pearson
Maarten Hajer is distinguished professor of Urban Futures at the Geosciences Faculty of Utrecht University and director of the small unit for experimental work, the Urban Futures Studio
Mandy Woelkens (The Hague, 1989) is a presenter, podcast maker and managing editor at Cosmopolitan Magazine
Marcel Schreuder is co-founder and managing partner of Springtime (1995), a design agency based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands known for its work in urban mobility
Marcus Foth is Professor of Urban Informatics in the QUT Design Lab, Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology. He is also an Honorary Professor in the School of Communication and Culture at Aarhus University, Denmark, and was a 2019 Visiting Professor in the School of Design, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Business developer and Liaison Germany for Creative Holland
Marieke van Doorninck
Deputy mayor for Sustainability and Spatial Development for the City of Amsterdam
Marjolijn Ruyg, senior lecturer of the Learning Community Urban Interaction Design of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences presents the publication ‘Towards Media Architecture, educating the next generation of urban interaction designers around the world’
Professor of Land Use Planning in the department of Built Environment at the Aalto University
Founder of Waag and De Digitale Stad
Marta is a doctor in architecture, researcher and curator specialized in the relationship and integration between design and digital production technologies
Architectural Entrepreneur in Positive Impact for Urban Developments and Founding Partner Space and Matter
Martijn de Waal
Professor at the research group of Civic Interaction Design at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
Martin Koplin is founding Director of the M2C Institute for Applied Media Technology and Culture at the University of Applied Sciences Bremen, Germany
Professor of Interaction Design and Director of the Urban Interfaces group at the University of Sydney Design Lab
An accomplished senior manager and strategic leader, Matt has a two decade track record enabling multi-disciplinary businesses, venues and precincts to achieve unique cultural and commercial outcomes.
Dr. Mary Dellenbaugh-Losse is an urban researcher, consultant, and author focusing on social inclusion, participation and gender.
Michael Nagenborg is Assistant Professor for Philosophy of Technology at the University Twente (NL). His research focuses on the intersection of Philosophy of the City and Technology. He is the co-director of the Philosophy of the City Research Group
Michiel de Lange
Assistant Professor in New Media Studies at Utrecht University and co-founder of The Mobile City
Mihai is from the Amza Pellea Cinema, Rasnov, Romania. He was elected to the Board of Directors of the Romanian Ecotourism Association and participates as an expert in conferences organized by the UNESCO Regional Office in Venice
Monique van Dusseldorp
Monique van Dusseldorp is a well-known curator and moderator of seminars and conferences on creativity, innovation, and technology. Over the last 20 years, she initiated and organized a series of internationally renowned events, all with a top line of speakers
Dr Monique Mann is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and member of the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation at Deakin University. Dr Mann is an Adjunct Researcher with the Law, Science, Technology and Society Research Centre at Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Dr Mann is advancing a program of research on the intersecting topics of surveillance, algorithmic justice, police technology, and transnational online policing
Morgana is the Communications Manager at MAB20 and at the AUAS – Civic Interaction Design Research Group
Nanna Verhoeff is Professor of Screen Cultures & Society in the Department of Media and Culture Studies at Utrecht University
Niels Wouters (1984) is a designer and researcher with a particular interest in identifying architectural qualities and engagement opportunities afforded by digital media in public space. Niels is currently Head of Research for Science Gallery Melbourne, and Research Fellow in the School of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne
Olamide Udoma-Ejorh is Director at the Lagos Urban Development Initiative, an urban activist, researcher, filmmaker and writer. She is currently involved in governance and social issues within the urban environment of Lagos and is an advocate for sustainable transportation and social engagement within urban spaces
Pathway Leader on the Situated Design MA at the Master Institute of Visual Cultures at St Joost School of Art and Design, and a researcher in the Situated Art and Design group in the Centre of Applied Research for Art, Design and Technology (Caradt)
Olina Terzi is a Digital Transformation Designer and project leader at the Digital Society School in Amsterdam. Olina is a research & design professional fascinated by the intersection of cities, technologies and people. Along with her teams, she designs digital products and services for Smart Cities and the interaction of citizens, communities and local government. In the past she has worked as an architect in Amsterdam and London and in business development and community engagement for the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in New York. Throughout her experience she has designed urban solutions for African, European, Chinese and North American contexts.
At the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale Olina was part of the team awarded the Silver Lion for Pro
Peter McCoy speaks on behalf of fungi, the most overlooked and misrepresented organisms in the web of life. He is a pioneer in accessible mushroom cultivation and mycoremediation, and less-explored fields of fungal evolution and communication, and the history of fungi in human cultures
Peter van Assche
Peter became an architect after a career in experimental mathematics. He is the founder of bureau SLA, an architectural firm dedicated to a circular economy with inspiring designs
Architect and PhD researcher at the University of Amsterdam
Rachel Armstrong’s work draws together fields of architectural design, synthetic biology and smart chemistry. By developing prototypes for “living” architecture, she proposes new standards for sustainable living that radically change the impacts of human inhabitation, so our lifestyles have a net benefit on living systems
Queer organizer, researcher and critic with a focus on spatial justice, urban imaginations and radical heritage, based between Amsterdam and Cairo. He is organizer at Failed Architecture, part of the Non-fiction collective and involved in various urban social movements.
Roland Haring studied Media Technology and Design at Hagenberg University of Applied Sciences. Since 2003, he has been a member of the Ars Electronica Futurelab and one of the driving forces behind the lab’s R&D efforts. His activities include research and development in several large R&D projects with academic, artistic and commercial partners and collaborators.
Assistant Professor of Critical Design at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology, and Fellow of the Urban Futures Studio at Utrecht University
Assistant Professor at the chair Presentation Methodology Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Architect & Head of MediaArchitecture master degree program
Creator of experimental augmented reality projects, exploring how AR is going to empower us but also challenge us
Sanna Lehtinen is Research Fellow at Aalto University (FIN) with focus on urban aesthetics and philosophy of the city. She is the President of the Finnish Society for Aesthetics and the Co-director of the Philosophy of the City Research Group
Chief Experience Officer at ACMI in Melbourne
Professor in Coordination of Urban Issues and director of the Centre of Expertise Urban Governance and Social Innovation at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
Lecturer in Architecture and a Research Associate at the Graduate School of Design of Harvard University
Curator, Cultural entrepreneuer, lecturer, artistic director and co-founder of Public Art Lab
Researcher at the Situated Art & Design research-group at the Center of Expertise for Art, Design and Technology, at Avans University of Applied Sciences
Assistant professor in Urban History at the Amsterdam Centre for Urban History
Tom van Arman
Tom is an architect & urban planner that uses data as a design tool to create more social and inclusive cities. In 2010 he founded Tapp, an award winning smart city design agency enabling local governments and industries to become leaders in the bottom up digital revolution
Tom is an architect, designer, researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Senseable City Lab where his work studies the built environments social and economic aspects by employing computational techniques utilising large spatial datasets
Since 2012 Valeska has been working at Neue Kammerspiele as head of cinema programming and public relations. She is currently working on the EU-funded Project Connecting Cinemas to strengthen International cinema networks in rural regions
Vladimir Grafov is an independent artist and researcher, working at the cross-section of arts, science and technology. His current work focuses on immersive, technology-intensive artworks as augmentations of natural and urban environments. In the data-rich urban environment, the connection is sought between the locally available data, personal data and adaptation of the local experience based on a combination of both
PhD candidate on the Architectural Space and Computation programme at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL