Marjan van Aubel

Marjan van Aubel is an award-winning innovative solar designer practice that brings solar energy into daily life. Designing for a positive future through combining the fields of sustainability, design and technology. Her studio is creating lasting change through solar design, integrating solar power seamlessly into our environments such as in buildings and objects. With the goal to make solar power more accessible for everyone. Most notable works are Sunne, Current Table, Power Plant and the roof of the Netherlands Pavilion at the World Expo 2020 in Dubai. Marjan has collaborated with global brands such as Cos, Timberland, Swarovski with the aim of accelerating global energy transition to solar. Graduating from the Royal College of Art (Design Products MA) in 2012 and the Rietveld Academy DesignLAB (BA) in 2009.

Territorial Agency

Territorial Agency is an independent organisation that innovatively promotes and works for sustainable territorial transformations. Territorial Agency is engaged to strengthen the capacity of local and international communities in comprehensive spatial transformation management. Territorial Agency’s projects channel available spatial resources towards the development of their full potential. Territorial Agency works for the establishment of instruments and methods to ensure higher architectural and urban quality in contemporary territories.
Territorial Agency’s work builds on wide stakeholder networks. It combines analysis, projects, advocacy and action. The activities of Territorial Agency are grounded in extensive territorial analysis. Focus is on complex representations of the transformations of the physical structures of contemporary inhabited territories. Territorial Agency works on comprehensive projects for the strengthening of regional performance and in the organisation of seminars, workshops, exhibitions and public events as a process of building capacity to innovate.

Charlotte Malterre-Barthes

Charlotte Malterre-Barthes is Assistant Professor of Urban Design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Principal of the urban design agency OMNIBUS, she holds a PhD from ETH Zurich on the political economy of commodities on the built environment. She co-authored among other books Eileen Gray: A House under the Sun (Nobrow), Some Haunted Spaces in Singapore (Edition Patrick Frey), Migrant Marseille and Housing Cairo: The Informal Response (Ruby Press), and recently started the initiative ‘A Global Moratorium on New Construction.’ She is a founding member of the Parity Group and Parity Front, networks dedicated to improving equity in architecture.


Hanna Fastrich recently completed her BA in Architecture at the Architectural Association and is based in London, Berlin and Munich. She is a member of AAction, a student-led project at the Architectural Association committed to bringing about the necessary pedagogical and cultural shift in architectural education in order to effectively work towards climate justice. Furthermore, she is co-founder and editor of Tropos.
Ye Jin Lee is an architectural designer based between London, Seoul, and Los Angeles. She is an co-founder and editor of Tropos and cofounder of AAction. While working as an architectural designer, her independent research questions the overlapping boundaries between architecture, art, science, ecology, and systems. Ye Jin holds a Diploma of Architecture and Masters of Architecture from the Architectural Association (2020).
As active members of AAction, Ye Jin and Hanna started Tropos, an ongoing investigative publication dedicated to rethinking notions and meanings of architecture in the Anthropocene. Transcending the boundary between academia and practice, Tropos aims for cross disciplinary conversations where art, science, history, and technology allow us a higher sensitivity to our environment.

Galaad Van Daele

Galaad Van Daele is an architect, teaching design at ETH Zurich where he is also a doctoral candidate, as well as one of the editors of architecture and art magazine Accattone. His research interests focus on spatial objects challenging the constructed boundaries dissociating nature from culture. He observes them transversally, tapping into philosophy, anthropology, archaeology, political theory but also geology or mineralogy to outline alternative modes of thinking about spatial productions, and possible ways to reconcile the human with the planetary. His research projects have explored artificial topographies around the Mediterranean, questions of extractivism and nature politics, and have focused more recently on the way architectural aesthetics could help convey a revised contemporary discourse on mineral matter.

Sven Pfeiffer

Sven Pfeiffer is an architect in Berlin and teaches at the chair for digital design, planning, and construction at Hochschule Bochum since 2020. His research, teaching and architectural work focuses on design and production paradigms for a architecture in a post-digital age. Sven studied architecture in Hamburg, Miami, and at the Städelschule Frankfurt. From 2015-2017 he was head of the department for Digital Architecture Production at the TU Berlin and from 2017-2019 visiting professor at the University of the Arts Berlin.

Kerstin Müller

Kerstin Müller is an architect and member of the management of Baubüro in situ ag. She is the managing director of Zirkular GmbH, a consultancy for circular economy and reuse in the construction sector. In 2020, she was elected Co-President of cirkla, the Swiss Association for Reuse in Construction. She represents the German Chamber of Architects, both in the climate advisory board in the city of Lörrach and in the strategy group “Climate Energy Sustainability”.

Marianne Mueller

studied, taught and researched at the Architectural Association. She was an AA Unit Master, curated the AA Concrete Geometries Research Cluster and has led AA Visiting Schools in Berlin and Stuttgart for the past decade. With ex-AA Unit Master Olaf Kneer, she directs Casper Mueller Kneer Architects, an architecture studio based in London, Berlin and Seoul, with a particular reputation for its focus on materials. Marianne was Guest Professor at the Technical University in Berlin and now heads the Chair of Architectural Design and Building Typology at the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design.

Chrissie Muhr

studied architecture at the University of Stuttgart. She has worked on a wide range of projects in collaboration with practices such as IGMA institute at the University of Stuttgart, the Arch+ magazine and features in Berlin, the architect Arno Brandlhuber+, Walther Koenig publishers and Vitra. As a Senior Researcher and Creative Director she led the Vitra Foresight Research or the Vitra Typecasting exhibition at La Pelota during the 2018 Salone del Mobile. Her transdisciplinary approach questions and explores architecture through content and form: a continuous research process and creative practice.


Christopher Pierce

Christopher Pierce is an educator, writer, curator, designer and creative advisor specialising in global networks. He lectures internationally on education, research and practice. Christopher completed his architecture studies at Virginia Tech and gained a PhD in architectural history at the University of Edinburgh. He has more than twenty-five years of higher education teaching, management and leadership experience in both the public and private sector. A member of the AA’s Senior Management Team he led the AA’s successful application to the UK Privy Council for Taught Degree Awarding Powers. He is also Head of the AA Visiting School and an Experimental Programme Unit Master. He has published widely on 17th- and 18th-century engravings (the subject of his PhD) and critiques that cover a disparate range of contemporary architects and buildings. His essays have been published in books and journals worldwide. As a curator, he organised the first exhibition on the Dutch architectural photographer Iwan Baan and most recently a touring retrospective (and edited monograph) on the Catalan architectural ceramicist Toni Cumella. His creative practice, CaP, presented their collaborative work with Noma (Copenhagen) at WIRED2015 and reached the final two for the design of Noma 2.0. His recent collaboration with Maaemo (Oslo) precipitated publication (with AHO) of Provocations for the Munchmuseet Oslo.