SILLE PIHLAK is an architect, laureate of Young Architect Award 2017. She studied at the Southern California Institute of Architecture in the United States and graduated from the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria. She holds interior architecture bachelor and is currently a PhD fellow and junior researcher in Estonian Academy of Arts. She has constructed various scale installations, designed interiors and won several prizes at multiple architecture and planning competitions as well as published a number of critical essays on sustainable architecture and urbanism since 2015.
Believer in “inevitable sustainability of architecture”, she is one of the key initiators on urbanizing and automating timber architecture in Estonia. She founded the architectural office PART together with Siim Tuksam in 2015 and was previously trained in Morphosis Architects Los Angeles and in CoopHimmelb(l)au Vienna. She has been an editor of architecture in cultural monthly newspaper Müürileht. In 2016, she started an environmental architecture studio in Estonian Academy of Arts, and since then is a co-curator of Open Lecture Series and participant in various Government initiated Expert Groups.
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