Jeroen van Ameijde is a Unit Master at the Architectural Association and partner and director at Urban Systems, responsible for the management, research and design direction of the office. Jeroen has been teaching at the Architectural Association in London since 2010 as Unit Master of Intermediate Unit 6 which investigates the critical application of innovative digital design and construction processes within dense urban contexts. He has taught workshops in many universities and institutions worldwide, including with AA Visiting Schools in London, Tel Aviv, Singapore, Sao Paulo, Johannesburg and Chengdu. He is the director of the ‘MakeLab’ Visiting School and has published and lectured about digital design and fabrication worldwide. Jeroen received a Master of Science degree in Architecture and Building Technologies from the Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands. He is a chartered member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and is a registered architect in The Netherlands (SBA) and the UK (ARB).
Before founding Urban Systems, Jeroen has worked for more than ten years as design architect and project architect in several innovative and award-winning international offices in The Netherlands, London, New York and Hong Kong. With Contemporary Architecture Practice in New York he has worked as design architect on several high profile projects such as the Reebok flagship store in Shanghai and the PS1 competition proposal for the MoMA in New York, as well as several publications including the book ‘Catalytic Formations’ and articles published in several leading architectural journals. In Hong Kong he worked with RAD (formerly OMA-Asia) as project architect on several projects including the Taj Hotel in Noida, India, the Shangri-La hotel in Xiamen, China, and the Starcenter University Library in Jeonju, South Korea.
Luis Rodil-Fernández (1977, Asturias, Spain) is an artist, researcher, teacher and hacker that taught himself computer programming by cracking computer games as a child. Luis studied computer science in the University of Oviedo but dropped out to work as a software developer while living in England and The Netherlands. Later returned to academia to earn a BA with Honours at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and a Masters in Music from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. His work is concerned with the impact that technologies have on cognition and the human body with particular emphasis in movement and embodied interfaces. Through performances, installations and social games, his work proposes a critical approach to human-computer interactions rooted in movement. He is part of the Qualified Self project an international research-creation programme that aims at exploring the expressive potential of the new wave of biosensing technologies that are marketed under the moniker of Quantified Self. He is co-founder of Algo Research Systems, a platform for researchers, curators and artists that investigate how the increasing automation of society alters the social order, creates mythical narratives around technologies and subjects the human to systematic automatisms.
Satoru Sugihara is a principal and founder at the computational design firm ATLV founded in 2012. Prior to starting his firm, he worked as a computational designer at Morphosis Architects for five years engaging in large scale construction projects,competition projects and research projects. He also worked at DR_D and Greg Lynn FORMas an architectural designer, and at International Media Research Foundation in Tokyoas a researcher in media art and interaction design. He is currently a faculty member at SCI-Arc teaching computational design seminars. He also taught computational design workshop atUniversity of California Los Angeles, AA Visiting School Bilbao, theUniversity of British Columbia, EcoleNationaleSuperieured’Architecture Paris-Malaquais, Woodbury University and Tokyo University of the Arts. Satoru Sugihara received the M.S. in computer science from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2001 and theM.Arch. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2006. He was the recipient of Best Paper Award in ACADIA conference 2014. He had his solo exhibition “Agent-Based Computational Design” at AA[n+1] gallery in Paris in 2015. He also publishes open source computational design software iGeo to contribute to the computational design industry and education by sharing what he developed for his computational practice of complex geometry modeling, performance optimization and geometry rationalization and dynamic agent simulation.
Mike Rijnierse is an artist known for his large scale site specific installations, where the audience gets incorporated into the context of the work. In 2005 he developed the 16 channel sound installation PAN which stretched out along a 170 meter path inside of the sculpture garden of the Kröller-Müller Museum for the opening of Kijk Uit!/Attention! by Krijn Giezen. In 2008 Mike received the BNG Project Price for the work LUMOKINESE, a kinetic light installation based on the interplay of light and color in its architectural context, which was shown in various places including the Transmediale in Berlin. The research on light and color in architectural context is an ongoing theme in the work of the artist. Apart from installations, he develops music theater as a member of the Rosa Ensemble, a contemporary music theater collective which operates more as a band than as a theater group. In which Mike is part of the whole development and performance on stage. His installations and performances are instruments in which dialogue and interaction are developed for sensory investigation, as a platform for interdisciplinary research. The relation of space and time or the geography and the perception of the observer are used as parameters for development of the muse. As a docent at Interaction Design department of ArtEZ Art Academy, Arnhem (NL) since 2009, Mike developed the course Design of Instruments. The course is focused on the development of new design tools and instruments. Mike Rijnierse was involved in the founding and the development of project and workspaces such as De Vloek, Scheveningen and DCR, The Hague. Today he is based at Quartair, Contemporary Artist Initiatives in The Hague, where he runs a studio together with Ludmila Rodrigues and is as part of the Quartair collective responsible for management and programming of the project space of Quartair. Graduated at the Interfaculty Image and Sound (today ArtScience Interfaculty) at the Royal Academy of Art and the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague (2001). Currently studying at MSc Media Technology, Leiden University (NL).
Jenhwang Ho graduated from multiple disciplines with BA Sociology NTU, MArch Architecture THU, and MA Landscape Urbanism AA, and is a licensed architect in Taiwan with many occasions of participating and managing realized projects in his previous working experience in Taipei (Shu Chang, Arctangent) and London (Zaha). He is currently a full time assistant professor teaching in Graduate Institute Architecture, NCTU. Jenhwang Ho’s teaching focuses on integrated spatial strategies, architecture/ urban design, and design methodologies. He emphasizes the themes of adaptive, morphogenetic, and parametric design on the basis of sustainable and ecological frameworks, and experimentation and exploration in each research design process. He had played an important role in conducting the contemporary paradigm shift in Architecture Department, NTUT during 2009-2014 as a full time tutor, in which parametric media and morphogenetic thinking were introduced as visionary tools for design research and development. Jenhwang take the role of architect as “Agent” of dealing with conditions and resources. He is recently engaged in projects of creating events to generate dialogues between government and local communities for further urban regeneration policy making, as well as introducing emerging concepts in the school and actions in the streets to provoking social effect of art works in the urban field.
Ludmila Rodrigues was born in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil, 1979). As a child she used to draw and to dance. As a teenager she wanted to become a filmmaker. In 2006 she graduated in Architecture and Urban Planning at UFRJ (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro). In 2013 she completed a second bachelor in the Artscience Interfaculty, KABK/Koncon (Royal Academy of Art / Royal Conservatory) in The Hague, The Netherlands. Since then Ludmila works as an independent artist and designer freelancer. Fascinated by the dynamics of physical processes, proprioception and collective-social experiences, she creates situations, spaces and devices to engage the audience in a physical action. Currently with an atelier at Quartair, Ludmila shares an artistic initiative with partner Mike Rijnierse. Together they research and perform since 2011.Ludmila is also part of CLOUD, platform & studio for dance & movement in The Hague. In a collaboration with various choreographers, she organizes the dance evenings of CLOUD Club.
Manuel Jiménez García is currently Course Master of Research Cluster 4 at the MArch Graduate Architectural Design (GAD) and Unit Master of MArch Unit 19, both at The Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL)(London); he is also curator of the Bartlett Computational Plexus and Programme Director at the Architectural Association’s Visiting School in Madrid (AAVSM). He has taught and run workshops at Architectural Association’s Design Research Laboratory (AADRL) (London), Polytechnic University of Architecture (Madrid), European University Madrid and L’École Spéciale d’Architecture (Paris). Manuel graduated in Architecture from the European University of Madrid, he holds a masters in Architecture + Urbanism (AADRL) from Architectural Association and a masters in Design and Computer modeling from CICE new technologies professional school. He has worked as an architect for the offices of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Minimaforms, Amid(cero9) and Naja & deOstos, participating actively in multiple international recognised projects. Manuel Jimenez is a registered Architect at the ARB Architects Registration Board. He is the co-founder of Ctrl+M and madMdesign, an architecture practice based in London. His work has been featured widely in Acadia 2012 (San Francisco), Royal Academy Summer Exhibition (London), X Bienal Española de Arquitectura (Spain), and Rethinking the Human in Technology Driven Architecture 2011 (Crete).
Shih Wei Chieh is a media artist, e-textile prototype designer and a self-taught material researcher, graduated from Media Communication Design of Taipei Shih Chien University in 2010. He now works as a full time artist and e-textile consultant based in Taipei. He has taught e-textile, smart materials workshops to maker spaces in Taipei, Fashion Department of Shih Chien University, E-textile Summer Camp in Pillared in Paris and was also invited to Drexel University in Philadelphia for a visiting scholar project in 2016. His work has been presented in many global platforms and festivals collaboratively, such as CTM Festival Berlin, SXSW Festival Texas, Adafruit NYU, Youfab Festival Tokyo. His material practice focuses on stretchable circuits application in textile industry, printed circuits, photoelectric chemicals and laser processing related materials. He was funded for a 2 months long textile research residency and a 6 months long fair-trade collaboration with a local NGO (Bandui Lab) and Aztec groups in Mexico in 2013. Shih Wei Chieh was inspired to work with Taiwanese traditional textile communities, and he continuously uses technology to explore the relation between traditional textile technique, society and new materials.
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 also the director and co-founder of DEZACT.
Stephanie Pan is a singer, maker, performance artist and multi-instrumentalist currently based in The Hague, the Netherlands. She performs in experimental music, new music, experimental theater, and early music, specializing in extended vocal techniques and live improvisation. At the root of her work is the notion of pure communication; finding a form of contact with the audience which is stripped of social expectations and distractions, that speaks beyond the conventional and social limitations and constructs of language. A mutating combination of theater/performance art/experimental music/improvisation/controlled chaos/pop music/classical music, her work is visceral, passionate and intense, and often explores the limits of the body and voice. She has performed throughout the US and Europe, and has presented both solo and collaborative work in venues and festivals as varied as CTM Festival Berlin, Young Vic Theatre London, Amsterdamse Stadsschouwburg, Incubate Festival, Dag in De Branding, dOCUMENTA, IDFA, Beursschouwburg Brussel, and Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. She has created and performed work with a wide variety of groups/collaborators such as acclaimed rebel theatre group Belarus Free Theatre, Rosa Ensemble, De Veenfabriek, filmmaker Jeanette Groenendaal, and composers Stelios Manousakis, Trevor Weston, Barbara Ellison and Jasna Velickovic. Additionally she has co-founded several groups such as Computer Aided Breathing, a trio for voice, organ and live electronics devoted to live improvisation, and Center no Distractor, a duo for taiko and live electronics. As a Medievalist, she has recorded with Sequentia, and was a founding member of Scivias Chor and Ars Choralis Coeln. Ms. Pan received her Masters in Theatre from DasArts: Advanced Studies in the Performing Arts (AHK), and holds a BA from UC Berkeley in Music and Applied Mathematics, and a First Phase Diploma, with distinction, in Classical Singing from The Royal Conservatory, The Hague.
Ping-Hsiang Chen is an architect and computational designer specializing in parametric design, environmental simulation and multi-media communication in London. Ping Hsiang Chen completed his RIBA Part 1 and Part2 at AA school of Architecture and has a master degree in Architecture and Digital Media at the University of Westminster, London. He is the co-founder of DEZACT and founder of [IN] Morph Lab, a research based studio where he explores computational design, digital media and fabrication in architecture. With his great interests in the field of complex geometry and computing form generation has led him to contribute to research journal such as Smart Geometry. Ping-Hsiang had been working on a wide range of projects in KPF and ShaGa studio in London. He has taught computational design and design studio at Shih Chein University, Taiwan, AA visiting school, Israel. He is a workshop teaching fellow at Digital Prototyping Lab at Architectural Association School of Architecture. Ping-Hsiang Chen is also a digital farbication counsultant across UK and Taiwan. His architectural and artstic works have been showcased and exhibited internationally.
Stelios Manousakis (Crete, Greece, 1980) is a composer, performer, sound artist, and researcher. He operates across the convergence zones of art, science, and engineering / composition, performance, and installation / the rich tradition of western sonic art and ‘digital-folk’ idioms. His work is visceral yet cerebral, communicating through pure, raw experience while being complex and multilayered. His output extends from music performance – most often with live electronics – to intermedia and sound art installations, to fixed medium pieces and film music. Many of these works merge algorithmic finesse with the expressiveness of improvisation, or the immediacy of audience participation. They are often designed as emergent (eco)systems or organisms, unearthing rich and organic worlds through artistic reinventions of models from complexity science, cybernetics and biology. Manousakis’ work has been shown in festivals, venues, centers, museums and galleries across Europe, the Americas, and the Middle East. Besides his solo work, he has co-founded several music ensembles, multimedia groups, and most recently the intermedial ‘Modern Body Festival’. Manousakis studied music and linguistics in Greece, Sonology in the Netherlands, and is currently finishing a PhD in Visual and Performing Arts at the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS, University of Washington, Seattle, USA).
Yu-Chih Hsiao’s recent work focus on the concept he named “Megaweaving “. Megaweaving originates from his graduation project in Cranbrook Academy of Art, while compiles extensive experiments and creative works related to “complexity” in two years. It originally starts as an architecture and design experiment, but later turns to an interdisciplinary creation focusing on social integrated mindset and place making as resources combination. After returning to Taiwan on 2008, he further develop these ideas into a comprehensive concept in project, non-profit, creative and teaching. The concept emphasizes on cultural diversity, resource maximum, waste=foods, crossing projects, and do-it-yourself urbanism. He is currently an assistant professor at the Department of Architecture at Shih Chien University, he became the department chairperson since 2012.
Clive Eveleigh is director of design at WWarc.Taipei.Heis the founder of ZERo-studio, an architectural practice which recently reoriented its focus from 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
Weihaw was born in Taiwan and had spent most of his professional career in the UK. He is a UK registered architect now based in Taiwan and Japan. His practice deals with small non-computational residential projects, and in the meantime provides technical consultation for the parametric / computational department of private architectural corporation. Weihaw had studied and worked in the UK for nearly 10 years. He was graduates from the Bartlett school, UCL, where he began regularly using rhinoscript regularly and professionally. He was conducting a rhinoscript technical workshop for the MTech, AA in 2006 and grasshopper workshops in London Metropolitan University in 2009. While he was at KPF London, he had been working on various projects which required parametric inputs on daily basis. Those projects include airport terminal, football stadium, mixed-use high rise, and private space installations.
Tivon Rice’s work critically explores representation and communication in the context of digital technologies. Both fascinated with and wary of the speed of televisual media, Rice creates systems that pair immediate materials such as light, space, and tangible forms with live and recorded sound and video. With these installations, he engages spectators and participants with direct physical situations, as well as processes that unfold over longer durations. By activating one’s awareness of color, time, and space Rice creates opportunities for dynamic, active viewing. While his practice is primarily concerned with emerging social relationships to digital technology, Rice draws heavily from art historical themes. In doing so, he examines the conditions of surrealist and minimalist attitudes in contemporary new-media arts. This practice informs recent large-scale installations, as well as images and sculptures which incorporate the particular patterns, textures, and processes inherent in digital media. Rice (b. 1978) is a 2011-12 Fulbright Scholar, and a PhD candidate at the University of Washington’s Center for Digital Art and Experimental Media, where he teaches courses in Video Art and Installation.
Shi-Yen Wu is a professional artist and assistant professor at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. He gained his Master of Fine Art from the Taipei National University of the Arts. Shi-Yen has taught architecture design and international design competition, drawing and digital fabrication at many leading academic institutions such as National United University and National Taipei University of Technology, department of architecture. He recently established the digital fabrication lab in the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology with a focus on collaborating with international academia and organizations such as AA, UCL and DEZACT (UK) to develop a new educational model in architectural construction. He is currently serving as a visiting scholar in the UK. He has previously worked as a confidential secretary of the ministry of culture in the past. He is also a curator of the Tibetan film festival in Taiwan.
Christina Dahdaleh is currently working at the Bartlett School of Architecture as a visiting Lecturer, and as an assistant tutor at the AA Visiting School Madrid and the UEMadrid MUA MArch. She is also working at MadMDesign (UK) as a member of the research team, collaborating on the development of a flexible 3d printed pavilion, as well as a series of digitally manufactured furniture pieces. Christina holds a Masters in Architecture from the Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL- London), 2015; and a first class honours in Bachelor Degree in Architecture from the Kent School of Architecture, 2012. She Christina has also previously worked in several well renowned architecture offices; RTKL (UK), Guy Holloway architects (UK), Faris and Faris Architects (Jordan) and Jaafar Toukan Architecture (Jordan). She was involved in the production and designing for international clients based in the Middle East, South East Asia and Europe. Christina’s experience also extends into the lm and theatre industry. She has worked on several feature films as a wardrobe and set design assistant, the most recent being ‘Rosewater’, a feature directed by John Stewart.
* SPACE MEDIA FESTIVAL is an unique educational research project co-planned by National Taiwan University of Science and Technology X Modern Body Festival X DEZACT