PHILIPPE REKACEWICZ is a geographer, cartographer and information designer. After earning his degree in geography from the University of Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne), he worked at Le Monde diplomatique from 1988 to 2014. Between 1996 and 2008, he headed in parallel the cartographic department of GRID-Arendal in Norway, a delocalized office of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).
He is a specialist in geopolitics and international relations. His interests include questions relating to migration, refugees, forced displacement of populations, and borders. He is keenly interested in the relationships between cartography, art, science, and politics. Since 2006, he has participated in cartographic-artistic projects in a number of European countries. He is also conducting research into 'experimental cartography'.
PHILIPPE REKACEWICZgeographer, cartographer and information designer based in Oslo
AGNESE LĀCEsenior policy analyst in the areas of migration and integration at PROVIDUS, based in Latvia
OLA SÖDERSTRÖMprofessor of human geography, researcher and editor, based in Geneva
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
PETER LANG (MODERATOR)architecture theorist, operating between the North and South
IEVA ILVESadviser to the President of Latvia for Information and Digital Policy
DAINIS BERZINSChairman of the UPB Management Board, based in Latvia
JONAS ŽUKAUSKASarchitect based in Vilnius