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Doreen Bernath is an architect and a theorist across disciplines of design, technology, philosophy, visual art and cultures. She is a founding partner of SpaceMedia Int. Doreen completed her PhD at AA London with the award of RIBA LKE Ozolins Scholarship. The thesis went on to be one of the fourfinalists for 2011 RIBA President’s Research Award for Outstanding Thesis. She studied BA and MA at University of Cambridge, then for many years practiced professionally in London, Shanghai and Taipei. Since 2006, she taught extensively and participated in research projects in universities across UK, Germany, Costa Rica, China and Taiwan. Her publications explore specialized topics ranging from representation, digital media to transcultural studies. She was an editor of Scroope 13, the architectural journal of the University of Cambridge. Her articles and research output have appeared in Time+Architecture magazine in China, Dialogue magazine in Taiwan, in the research journal of the Asia Centre at the London School of Economics, the Architectural Association Fulcrum, and in Revistarquis, the architectural journal of the University of Costa Rica. She is currently teaching history and theory in Diploma and DRL at Architectural Association School of Architecture、UCL Bartlett and LEED University. Doreen is the director and co-founder of DEZACT.

Ping-Hsiang Chen is currently working as a senior computational designer at Mamou-Mani Architects. He specializes in parametric design, multi-media communication and digital fabrication in architecture. Ping Hsiang Chen completed his RIBA Part 1 and Part 2 at AA School of Architecture and a master degree in Architecture and Digital Media at the University of Westminster. He has worked as architecture and computational designer on a wide range of projects in KPF, ShaGa studio and A+T Partners  in London. He has contributed to journals and conferences such as Smart Geometry (2013) and London Build Conference (2016), and has given several talks on the topic of advanced computation in architecture and digital fabrication in both Taiwan and UK. He has taught at Shih Chien University in Taiwan, the AA Visiting School in Israel, Dorset and with the Digital Prototyping Lab at the AA. He is currently a computational course tutor at the Bartlett school of architecture in University College of London, and a parametric design consultant at SimplyRhino. He has trained companies such as Foster+Partners, Gillespies, CHAM, Forpeople, ASTHEIMER and more across urban, architecture and product design. His architecture and art works have been showcased and exhibited internationally at UCI Gallery (USA); Light in Alingsås (Sweden); Cheers Exhibition / P3 exhibition / SG2013 (UK ); Modern Body Festival 2016(NL).

Akshay is an architect based out of Boston.  His design work is based in research and development into computational design methods situated in issues of performance, social engagement and urban futures. Akshay has worked in the US, UK and in INDIA where he was a Project Architect at the award winning Architron Group  and led their design research cell (AG+DR). He has contributed to a number of research journals, magazines and books on these subjects. His work has been exhibited internationally, at forums and institutions such as UIA World Architecture Congress, London Design Festival, ACADIA, eCAADe, AA, Bartlett, Harvard University, UT  Austin, Shih Chein University amongst others. Akshay has experience working with a diverse mix of organizations including architecture and design consulting firms, art practices, academic research institutions as well as civil society groups on a projects for government, corporate and non profit sector. He is a TATA scholar (2012) and a Urban Habitats Forum Fellow (2009). Akshay is an alumni of  Harvard University Graduate School of Design(US), Architectural Association (UK) and Sushant School of Art & Architecture (India). He is also the founding member of DEZACT.

Key Collaborators



Clive Eveleigh is director of design at WWarc.Taipei.Heis the founder of ZERo-studio, an architectural practicewhich recently reoriented its focusfrom a design company to a research platform to address the new transitional environment caused by the need for the built environment to adapt to the new reality.He has been teaching 4th and 5thyear . Architecture at Shih Chien University Taipei since 2007.He learnt sustainable architecture under the recent Canadian Gold medal winner Peter Busby at Busby Perkins and Will in Vancouver and is a member of the Canadian Green Building Council since 2005. He has a vast amount of professional experience having completed projects in all sectors in the UK, Canada, Taipei and China. His teaching focuses on issues of sustainability and new technology, crossing all disciplines from adaptive art, fashion, and the environment, seeking to identify issues that may challenge society, solving them creatively.

Sushant Verma (M.Arch. Em.Tech. – AA London, B.Arch. SSAA New Delhi, MCoA India) is an architect & computational designer, currently leading research organization rat[LAB] – Research in Architecture & Technology. Former architect at Zaha Hadid Architects, London & a Sr. Editor at Arch2O, he has held teaching positions at a number of universities internationally & is involved in education for computation & parametric design. He is the founder of rat[LAB] EDUCATION, which is an independent initiative to spread the idea of computation in design profession & education in India. Recipient of MAK Schindler Award from Vienna / Los Angeles and a finalist for AIA Emerging Leaders Fellowship from Chicago, his work is widely published and exhibited in London, Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo, San Francisco, Taipei & New Delhi, among other places. In 2015, he was acknowledged for his works among 5 architects in New Delhi for ’20 under 35’ Exhibition at Alliance Francaise de Delhi.

Travis Chen is an enthusiastic maker who has strong interests in both hand and digital crafts. His hobbit led him to develop a wide range of tools and machines such as 3D printer and desktop CNC to enhance the ability of making. His works have been showcased in the events such as Maker Faire, Taipei. His experience working in prototyping lab such as Futureward, the largest fabrication lab in Taiwan, has consolidated his vision on a wider application of fabrication process. He has worked as a lead technical consultant at Richbot3D. Travis is also a regular speaker and participant in most maker events in Taiwan. The topics he talked ranges from how 3D printing technology is changing the mode of production to future education. He is holding an economic degree from Chinese Culture University, Taiwan. Travis has led the Additive Manufacturing Machine Principle Workshop during the Extra Fabrica Taipei Workshop in 2015 and was an assistant tutor at Discrete Expression workshop at National United University in 2017. He is currently the DEZACT workshop coordinator and manager in Taiwan.


Peng is Architect and Structural Engineer based in London. Founder of P-Lab Studio.Peng graduated at AA school of Architecture RIBA Part2 and has his second Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering. He has the degree of Architecture and Civil Engineering that have equipped him with various skills of designing, computing, 3D printing, digital fabrication and structural analysis. He has taught Architecture Design Studio as TA in University of Nottingham,UK. He is working for Mamou-mani Architects and has also worked for Arata Isozaki & Associates.




Wen-Shin Wang, DEZACT Taiwan representative

Andrew Lu, DEZACT Taiwan logistic coordinator

Alice Chen, DEZACT Taiwan marketing manager

Sheng-Han Lin, DEZACT Taiwan technical assistant

Howard Chen, DEZACT Taiwan technical assistant

Claire Chao, DEZACT Taiwan coordinator