JAMES TAYLOR-FOSTER is a Stockholm-based writer, editor, designer, and broadcaster working in the fields of architecture, design, e-culture, and technology. He is the curator of contemporary architecture and design at ArkDes, Sweden’s national center for architecture and design. Formerly European editor-at-large at ArchDaily, the world’s most visited architecture platform, he has practiced architecture in the UK and The Netherlands. In 2016 he co-curated the Nordic Pavilion at the 15th Biennale Architettura di Venezia and in 2018 at the 16th Biennale he participated in the central exhibition Freespace.
With bylines at Metropolis, PIN-UP, Domus, Volume, Monocle, Mousse, Disegno, and Real Review, he is also a regular voice on Monocle 24 radio. James has been a visiting critic or lecturer in architecture at the University of Cambridge, The Bartlett (UCL), University College Dublin, the Architectural Association, the CASS, the Strelka Institute, TU Delft, the Berlage Institute, and MIT. He is also on the advisory board of the Future Architecture Platform.
OLA SÖDERSTRÖMprofessor of human geography, researcher and editor, based in Geneva
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MART KALMarchitecture historian and critic, Rector of the Estonian Academy of Arts
ONA LOZURAITYTE & PETRAS ISORAfounders of 'Isora x Lozuraityte Studio for Architecture' in Vilnius
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JAMES TAYLOR-FOSTER (MODERATOR)is a Stockholm based writer, curator, editor, designer and broadcaster
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IRENE STRACUZZIgraphic designer and researcher, based in Eindhoven
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