OLA SÖDERSTRÖM is a professor of human geography at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
His research on urban development, urban forms, and urban living draws on visual studies, postcolonialism and science & technology studies. His recent research projects have analyzed the global mobility of urban forms and policies, the relations between urban living and psychosis and the provincialisation of smart cities in India and South Africa.
He is also involved in science and research funding policies. He regularly contributes to public debates on these different issues in newspapers, blogs, radio and TV interventions. Ola has been an editor of several significant books – 'Re-shaping Cities: How Global Mobility Transforms Architecture and Urban Form' (2009, Routledge), 'Critical Mobilities' (2013, Routledge), 'Cities in Relations: Trajectories of Urban Development in Hanoi and Ouagadougou' (2014, Wiley-Blackwell) and others.
The open-access publications can be read and downloaded here: https://unine.academia.edu/OlaSöderström
OLA SÖDERSTRÖMprofessor of human geography, researcher and editor, based in Geneva
AGNESE LĀCEsenior policy analyst in the areas of migration and integration at PROVIDUS, based in Latvia
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
MENEESHA KELLAY (MODERATOR)curator of Festival Programmes at the 'V&A Museum' in London
JAMES TAYLOR-FOSTER (MODERATOR)is a Stockholm based writer, curator, editor, designer and broadcaster
IVAN SERGEJEVNarva chief city architect, technology enthusiast and TEDx speaker
KEITI KLJAVINurbanist, operator of the 'Linnalabor' and editor of Estonian Urbanists’ Review
MARKUS SCHAEFERpartner and architect of Zürich based office 'Hosoya Schaefer Architects'
DANIEL UREY (MODERATOR)the head of LABLAB research and design laboratory, based in Stockholm, Sweden
SILLE PIHLAKarchitect and co-founder of PART, PhD fellow at EAA, based in Tallinn
JUSTINIEN TRIBILLONco-founder and editor of Migrant Journal, researcher, based in London
MIKE EMMERIKurbanist and partner at Crimson Historians and Urbanists, based in Amsterdam
KIRSTEN RITCHIEconsulting project director and principal at GENSLER, based in San Francisco
IRENE STRACUZZIgraphic designer and researcher, based in Eindhoven
IGNACIO G. GALÁNarchitect, editor and historian, Ph.D., based in New York
DAINIS BERZINSChairman of the UPB Management Board, based in Latvia
IEVA ILVESadviser to the President of Latvia for Information and Digital Policy
PETER LANG (MODERATOR)architecture theorist, operating between Scandinavia and Italy
JONAS ŽUKAUSKASarchitect based in Vilnius
INDREK ALLMANNEstonian architect and partner at Pluss Architects