Chandler Ahrens is an assistant professor at Washington University in St. Louis as well as a co-founder of Open Source Architecture (OSA), which is an international transdisciplinary collaboration developing research and commissioned projects. His focus is on the intersection of material investigations, environmental phenomena, and computational design processes. His teaching focuses on digital fabrication studios and seminars that produce full-scale prototypes. His work with OSA is part of the collection at the Fonds Regional de Architecture (FRAC) in Orleans, France. http://www.o-s-a.com/
SIR PETER COOK
Sir Peter Cook, founder of ARCHIGRAM, former Director the Institute for Contemporary Art (London) and Bartlett School of Architecture at University College (London). He is the founder and principal of CRAB (London) and has been a pivotal figure within the global architectural world for over half a century. Peter Cook’s most recent buildings include the Graz Kunsthaus, Austria, the Vienna Business and Economics University’s Law Faculty and the Bond University Soheil Abedian School of Architecture. http://www.crab-studio.com/
ODILE DECQ, Diretor
Odile Decq is an internationally renowned French architect and landscape designer. Awarded with the Golden Lion of Architecture at the Venice Biennale in 1996, she has designed several buildings that have marked the contemporary architecture, as the MACRO, Contemporary Museum in Rome or the Administration Centre of the Banque Populaire de l’Ouest in France. Also very committed in teaching architecture for the past 20 years, she launched the Confluence Institute for Innovation and Creative Strategies in Architecture in 2014. http://www.odiledecq.com/
Aaron Sprecher has been Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture in the McGill University Faculty of Engineering since 2008. In parallel, he is co-founder and partner of Open Source Architecture, a collaborative research group that brings together international researchers in the fields of design, engineering, media research, history, and theory. He studied at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Israel and at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His research and design work focuses on the synergy between information technologies, computational languages, and digital fabrication systems, examining the way in which technology informs and generates innovative approaches to design processes. http://www.o-s-a.com/
Founder of An Architecture Towards, a studio dedicated to architectural research since 2007. Associate Professor of CONFLUENCE Institute (Lyon) and Adjunct Professor of the Ecole Urbaine at Sciences-Po (Paris). His works are in France, the United States, Belgium and Mexico. He also holds an editorial position at the European Spectator and is a regular contributor to Raison Présente and Espace Temps. Nicolas Hannequin is an alumnus of the Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture (Paris) and has served on the school’s Board of Administration.
Project manager for architectural and urban research at the Ministries of Culture and Equipment in the field of architectural and urban project. Member of the Editorial Board of the Architectural and Urban Research Papers. Responsible for numbers on the Profession of architect, City, Conception, Real and Virtual, co-leader of the number on the Pragmatic with Arnoldo Rivkin. Teacher at the School of Architecture of Versailles and at the Ecole Spéciale d'architecture. Creation of the third cycle Mutations Urbaines with Marlène Ghorayeb, Andri Gerber and then Clément Blanchet at the Special School of Architecture, under the impulse of Odile Decq. Teacher at the School of Confluence. Currently working on the links between subjectivity and the material and virtual scales of the environment.
Graduated from the Institut Supérieur des Carrières Artistiques in Paris in 1991, Céline Saraiva is an art critic and exhibition curator in the field of plastic arts and architecture. Since 2008, she teaches the analysis of contemporary architecture in various schools of architecture and pursues her activity as a journalist and critic of art and architecture (chronic architecture for Beaux-Arts Magazine and CREE, various catalogs. .). In October 2013, she founded Archip'tits, an architectural webmagazine for young audiences. Since January 2016, she joined the Dominique Perrault agency as editor for the production of a monograph devoted to the BnF.
Visiting Teachers :
New York, USA
Cap-Town , South Africa
Carl Frederick Svenstedt
Ricardo de Ostos
Franco la Cecla