Ranulph Glanville is Professor Emeritus of Architecture and Cybernetics at UCL, London; Visiting Professor of Research, Innovation Design Engineering, RCA, London; Professor of Architecture, University of Newcastle, Australia; Senior Professor of Research Design, KU Leuven – LUCA, Brussels and Gent; Course Designer for Research, Hong Kong Design Institute; and Principal of CybernEthics Research. He is president of the American Society for Cybernetics and has published in excess of 350 academic publications. He has a diploma in architecture from the Architectural Association, London; a PhD in Cybernetics and a second PhD in Human Learning from Brunel University, which also awarded him a DSc in Cybernetics and Design in recognition of his work. He is an architect, composer and artist as well as a cybernetician. http://www.univie.ac.at/constructivism/people/glanville/
Jüri Soolep is a Guest-Professor at Umeå School of Architecture. He has been the Rector of the Nordic Academy of Architecture; dean and professor of the Faculty of Architecture in the Estonian Academy of Arts; a member of the Professors Council for the international doctoral school Villard d´Honnecourt. He received his Doctorate from Portsmouth University in 2001. Jüri Soolep has lectured in the universities of Tartu, Oulu, Porto, Cork, Portsmouth, Liverpool, and Hosei /Tokyo. Currently he is an external examiner at the University of Portsmouth and the University of Lichtenstein. Jüri Soolep is also a partner in the architectural office AB Medium. His current fields of interest include studies in representations of architectural phenomena, and the archetypal structures and political meanings of the built world.
Marcelo Stamm is RMIT Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Dean Research (Acting) in the School of Architecture & Design. He is philosopher of creativity and innovation who studied in Munich and Oxford and brings over two decades of work in the area of philosophical constellation research and topological research on boundaries and cognitive horizons and how to leverage or transgress them to the contemporary study of creativity. While Head of the School of Philosophy at UTas (University of Tasmania), Marcelo Stamm became Chief Investigator of two ARC grants in the year 2007 simultaneously. In 2010 he was appointed to the Australian Innovation Research Centre as Director of the AIRC’s ‘Creativity Research Project’. In his RMIT position since 2012 he aims to foster the University’s role as an emerging global leader in creativity and design research.
Veronika Valk is an architect who studied at the Estonian Academy of Arts (EE) and Rhode Island School of Design (US), she is currently finishing her PhD at the RMIT University School of Architecture in Melbourne (AU). She has constructed both public and private buildings, designed interiors and landscapes, won some 30 prizes at various competitions as well as published a number of critical essays on architecture and urbanism since 2004. She works as an architect in her practice Zizi&Yoyo and as head of research at the Estonian Academy of Arts Faculty of Architecture. She is the laureate of Young Architect Award 2012. She is concurrently an editor of architecture, design and urbanism pages at Estonia’s main cultural weekly Sirp and monthly Müürileht. She represents the Estonian Academy of Arts Faculty of Architecture at the ADAPT-r consortium, further info on ADAPT-r project can be found at www.adapt-r.eu.
Renee Puusepp is a practitioner and academic of computational architecture. He works as a researcher at the Estonian Academy of Arts and runs a London-based SliderStudio. Renee finished his formal training and started professional career as an architect in Estonia, then completed a MSc in Computing and Design as well as a PhD in Architecture at the University of East London. His academic thoughts can be followed on http://reneepuusepp.com and his professional work on http://sliderstudio.co.uk.