Jury

Built space

Diana Dina

Diana is a qualified architect and a Certified Passivhaus Designer. In 2011 Diana received a Distinction for her MSc in Environmental Design at the Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources, UCL. Before that, she had worked in Bucharest, Romania, in a number of high profile local practices and became increasingly interested in sustainable design and traditional building techniques, especially timber frame construction. Subsequently Diana worked with bere: architects in London where she became Associate Director and was involved in a number of low energy and Passive House/ EnerPHit projects, as well as Building Performance Evaluation studies. During the last 5 years Diana worked as Senior Project architect with Gluckman Smith in West London where she worked on a large number of design-led low energy new build and retrofits, including the Font House project (Leicestershire) which won a RIBA regional award, Conservation award, and also the RIBA regional Project Architect Award 2018. In 2019 Diana was a Sustainability consultant in the judging panel for RIBA Awards – London East. Currently Diana is leading the sustainability and regenerative design strategy at Haworth Tompkins architects in London, balancing practical in-house support/training, external advocacy and independent research.

Maja Lalić

Maja Lalić is a Serbian architect and expert in gender equality and climate change. Described by The New York Times as Belgrade's "most cutting-edge homegrown architect", Lalic is also the founder and creative director of cultural organization Mikser and its signature projects, Mikser House and Mikser Festival fostering creative and local communities and their contribution to sustainable development and social innovation. As an urban designer educated at GSAPP, Columbia University in New York, Maja advocates for participatory urban practices and nature-based solutions in cities. She is frequently collaborating with United Nations agencies on projects connecting social inclusion with actions against climate change and circular economy. She is the initiator of the regional talent platform Young Balkan Designers, an activist of the international initiative Blue Green Solutions and a co-founder of Women Architects Association in Serbia. Under Maja’s leadership, Mikser’s community center Refugee Aid Miksaliste received European Citizenship Award 2016 for Social Campaign of the Year by European Civic Forum, as well as Contribution to Europe Award by European Movement International.

Matevž Čelik

Matevž Čelik is an architect, writer, editor, researcher and cultural manager working in the fields of architecture and design. He is director of MAO, Museum of Architecture and Design in Ljubljana, which under his leadership grew into a flagship national institution with international reach. He considers the understanding of new, hybrid roles of public cultural institutions as crucial for their management in the future. As developer of new cultural models in architecture and design, he co-founded Trajekt, the Institute for Spatial Culture in Ljubljana and Future Architecture, a pan-European platform for exchange and networking between architectural institutions and emerging talents. Matevz Celik stands behind the repositioning of BIO Ljubljana, the oldest design biennial in Europe, which has been transformed from a standard design exhibition into a live experiment to explore the potentials of design to instigate positive change. He has designed a Center for Creativity project with which MAO took on a new role of facilitator in the Slovenian creative sector.

Péter Klobusovszki

Architect, contributed to the design of several public buildings, interior designs and competitions as the owner of Klobusovszki Arhitecture Ltd. He won several architectural prizes in Hungary and Piranesi Award Mention abroad. He has been working as a full-time university lecturer and presently as an associate professor at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Department of Public Building Design. He got his doctoral degree in 2008. He is the author of several theoretical articles, book chapters. His interest focuses especially on contemporary Swiss-German architecture, and the relationship between public architecture, public space and public sphere. Photo courtesy of Ákos Polgárdi.

Vlad Sebastian Rusu

Architect, with a professional interest divided between researching and designing architecture and urbanism. His projects cover a wide range of programs and preoccupations, from architecture and restoration projects, to urban planning and urban design, his professional activity receiving recognition and award, both nationally and internationally. In parallel with the activity within his design office, he works as a university lecturer at the Cluj Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, where he is head of the Urbasim Department.

Interior space

Diana Dina

Is an architect, experienced in exhibition design, cultural events, restoration and architectural design, three times Mies van der Rohe Contemporary Architecture Awards nominee. He’s a founding member and partner of Studio Kim Bucșa Diaconu (SKBD) and Lundi Et Demi architecture studios, and has been practicing independently since 2012, leading a young and dynamic team. Attila Kim has studied architecture at the Technic University of Cluj Napoca, and has had study grants in Slovakia, the United States of America and the Netherlands. Attila Kim is the Romanian Commissioner at the Venice Biennale, 2016 and present editions. In 2019 Diana was a Sustainability consultant in the judging panel for RIBA Awards – London East. Currently Diana is leading the sustainability and regenerative design strategy at Haworth Tompkins architects in London, balancing practical in-house support/training, external advocacy and independent research.

Maja Lalić

Maja Lalić is a Serbian architect and expert in gender equality and climate change. Described by The New York Times as Belgrade's "most cutting-edge homegrown architect", Lalic is also the founder and creative director of cultural organisation Mikser and its signature projects, Mikser House and Mikser Festival fostering creative and local communities and their contribution to sustainable development and social innovation. As an urban designer educated at GSAPP, Columbia University in New York, Maja advocates for participatory urban practices and nature-based solutions in cities. She is frequently collaborating with United Nations agencies on projects connecting social inclusion with actions against climate change and circular economy. She is the initiator of the regional talent platform Young Balkan Designers, an activist of the international initiative Blue Green Solutions and a co-founder of Women Architects Association in Serbia. Under Maja’s leadership, Mikser’s community center Refugee Aid Miksaliste received European Citizenship Award 2016 for Social Campaign of the Year by European Civic Forum, as well as Contribution to Europe Award by European Movement International.

Matevž Čelik

Matevž Čelik is an architect, writer, editor, researcher and cultural manager working in the fields of architecture and design. He is director of MAO, Museum of Architecture and Design in Ljubljana, which under his leadership grew into a flagship national institution with international reach. He considers the understanding of new, hybrid roles of public cultural institutions as crucial for their management in the future. As developer of new cultural models in architecture and design, he co-founded Trajekt, the Institute for Spatial Culture in Ljubljana and Future Architecture, a pan-European platform for exchange and networking between architectural institutions and emerging talents. Matevz Celik stands behind the repositioning of BIO Ljubljana, the oldest design biennial in Europe, which has been transformed from a standard design exhibition into a live experiment to explore the potentials of design to instigate positive change. He has designed a Center for Creativity project with which MAO took on a new role of facilitator in the Slovenian creative sector.

Péter Klobusovszki

Architect, contributed to the design of several public buildings, interior designs and competitions as the owner of Klobusovszki Arhitecture Ltd. He won several architectural prizes in Hungary and Piranesi Award Mention abroad. He has been working as a full-time university lecturer and presently as an associate professor at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Department of Public Building Design. He got his doctoral degree in 2008. He is the author of several theoretical articles, book chapters. His interest focuses especially on contemporary Swiss-German architecture, and the relationship between public architecture, public space and public sphere. Photo courtesy of Ákos Polgárdi.

Vlad Sebastian Rusu

Architect, with a professional interest divided between researching and designing architecture and urbanism. His projects cover a wide range of programs and preoccupations, from architecture and restoration projects, to urban planning and urban design, his professional activity receiving recognition and award, both nationally and internationally. In parallel with the activity within his design office, he works as a university lecturer at the Cluj Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, where he is head of the Urbasim Department.

Public space

Diana Dina

Diana is a qualified architect and a Certified Passivhaus Designer. In 2011 Diana received a Distinction for her MSc in Environmental Design at the Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources, UCL. Before that, she had worked in Bucharest, Romania, in a number of high profile local practices and became increasingly interested in sustainable design and traditional building techniques, especially timber frame construction. Subsequently Diana worked with bere: architects in London where she became Associate Director and was involved in a number of low energy and Passive House/ EnerPHit projects, as well as Building Performance Evaluation studies. During the last 5 years Diana worked as Senior Project architect with Gluckman Smith in West London where she worked on a large number of design-led low energy new build and retrofits, including the Font House project (Leicestershire) which won a RIBA regional award, Conservation award, and also the RIBA regional Project Architect Award 2018. In 2019 Diana was a Sustainability consultant in the judging panel for RIBA Awards – London East. Currently Diana is leading the sustainability and regenerative design strategy at Haworth Tompkins architects in London, balancing practical in-house support/training, external advocacy and independent research.

Maja Lalić

Maja Lalić is a Serbian architect and expert in gender equality and climate change. Described by The New York Times as Belgrade's "most cutting-edge homegrown architect", Lalic is also the founder and creative director of cultural organisation Mikser and its signature projects, Mikser House and Mikser Festival fostering creative and local communities and their contribution to sustainable development and social innovation. As an urban designer educated at GSAPP, Columbia University in New York, Maja advocates for participatory urban practices and nature-based solutions in cities. She is frequently collaborating with United Nations agencies on projects connecting social inclusion with actions against climate change and circular economy. She is the initiator of the regional talent platform Young Balkan Designers, an activist of the international initiative Blue Green Solutions and a co-founder of Women Architects Association in Serbia. Under Maja’s leadership, Mikser’s community center Refugee Aid Miksaliste received European Citizenship Award 2016 for Social Campaign of the Year by European Civic Forum, as well as Contribution to Europe Award by European Movement International.

Matevž Čelik

Matevž Čelik is an architect, writer, editor, researcher and cultural manager working in the fields of architecture and design. He is director of MAO, Museum of Architecture and Design in Ljubljana, which under his leadership grew into a flagship national institution with international reach. He considers the understanding of new, hybrid roles of public cultural institutions as crucial for their management in the future. As developer of new cultural models in architecture and design, he co-founded Trajekt, the Institute for Spatial Culture in Ljubljana and Future Architecture, a pan-European platform for exchange and networking between architectural institutions and emerging talents. Matevz Celik stands behind the repositioning of BIO Ljubljana, the oldest design biennial in Europe, which has been transformed from a standard design exhibition into a live experiment to explore the potentials of design to instigate positive change. He has designed a Center for Creativity project with which MAO took on a new role of facilitator in the Slovenian creative sector.

Péter Klobusovszki

Architect, contributed to the design of several public buildings, interior designs and competitions as the owner of Klobusovszki Arhitecture Ltd. He won several architectural prizes in Hungary and Piranesi Award Mention abroad. He has been working as a full-time university lecturer and presently as an associate professor at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Department of Public Building Design. He got his doctoral degree in 2008. He is the author of several theoretical articles, book chapters. His interest focuses especially on contemporary Swiss-German architecture, and the relationship between public architecture, public space and public sphere. Photo courtesy of Ákos Polgárdi.

Vlad Sebastian Rusu

Architect, with a professional interest divided between researching and designing architecture and urbanism. His projects cover a wide range of programs and preoccupations, from architecture and restoration projects, to urban planning and urban design, his professional activity receiving recognition and award, both nationally and internationally. In parallel with the activity within his design office, he works as a university lecturer at the Cluj Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, where he is head of the Urbasim Department.

Graduation projects

Diana Dina

Diana is a qualified architect and a Certified Passivhaus Designer. In 2011 Diana received a Distinction for her MSc in Environmental Design at the Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources, UCL. Before that, she had worked in Bucharest, Romania, in a number of high profile local practices and became increasingly interested in sustainable design and traditional building techniques, especially timber frame construction. Subsequently Diana worked with bere: architects in London where she became Associate Director and was involved in a number of low energy and Passive House/ EnerPHit projects, as well as Building Performance Evaluation studies. During the last 5 years Diana worked as Senior Project architect with Gluckman Smith in West London where she worked on a large number of design-led low energy new build and retrofits, including the Font House project (Leicestershire) which won a RIBA regional award, Conservation award, and also the RIBA regional Project Architect Award 2018. In 2019 Diana was a Sustainability consultant in the judging panel for RIBA Awards – London East. Currently Diana is leading the sustainability and regenerative design strategy at Haworth Tompkins architects in London, balancing practical in-house support/training, external advocacy and independent research.

Maja Lalić

Maja Lalić is a Serbian architect and expert in gender equality and climate change. Described by The New York Times as Belgrade's "most cutting-edge homegrown architect", Lalic is also the founder and creative director of cultural organisation Mikser and its signature projects, Mikser House and Mikser Festival fostering creative and local communities and their contribution to sustainable development and social innovation. As an urban designer educated at GSAPP, Columbia University in New York, Maja advocates for participatory urban practices and nature-based solutions in cities. She is frequently collaborating with United Nations agencies on projects connecting social inclusion with actions against climate change and circular economy. She is the initiator of the regional talent platform Young Balkan Designers, an activist of the international initiative Blue Green Solutions and a co-founder of Women Architects Association in Serbia. Under Maja’s leadership, Mikser’s community center Refugee Aid Miksaliste received European Citizenship Award 2016 for Social Campaign of the Year by European Civic Forum, as well as Contribution to Europe Award by European Movement International.

Matevž Čelik

Matevž Čelik is an architect, writer, editor, researcher and cultural manager working in the fields of architecture and design. He is director of MAO, Museum of Architecture and Design in Ljubljana, which under his leadership grew into a flagship national institution with international reach. He considers the understanding of new, hybrid roles of public cultural institutions as crucial for their management in the future. As developer of new cultural models in architecture and design, he co-founded Trajekt, the Institute for Spatial Culture in Ljubljana and Future Architecture, a pan-European platform for exchange and networking between architectural institutions and emerging talents. Matevz Celik stands behind the repositioning of BIO Ljubljana, the oldest design biennial in Europe, which has been transformed from a standard design exhibition into a live experiment to explore the potentials of design to instigate positive change. He has designed a Center for Creativity project with which MAO took on a new role of facilitator in the Slovenian creative sector.

Péter Klobusovszki

Architect, contributed to the design of several public buildings, interior designs and competitions as the owner of Klobusovszki Arhitecture Ltd. He won several architectural prizes in Hungary and Piranesi Award Mention abroad. He has been working as a full-time university lecturer and presently as an associate professor at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Department of Public Building Design. He got his doctoral degree in 2008. He is the author of several theoretical articles, book chapters. His interest focuses especially on contemporary Swiss-German architecture, and the relationship between public architecture, public space and public sphere. Photo courtesy of Ákos Polgárdi.

Vlad Sebastian Rusu

Architect, with a professional interest divided between researching and designing architecture and urbanism. His projects cover a wide range of programs and preoccupations, from architecture and restoration projects, to urban planning and urban design, his professional activity receiving recognition and award, both nationally and internationally. In parallel with the activity within his design office, he works as a university lecturer at the Cluj Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, where he is head of the Urbasim Department.

Initiatives / Experiments / Visions

Diana Dina

Is an architect, experienced in exhibition design, cultural events, restoration and architectural design, three times Mies van der Rohe Contemporary Architecture Awards nominee. He’s a founding member and partner of Studio Kim Bucșa Diaconu (SKBD) and Lundi Et Demi architecture studios, and has been practicing independently since 2012, leading a young and dynamic team. Attila Kim has studied architecture at the Technic University of Cluj Napoca, and has had study grants in Slovakia, the United States of America and the Netherlands. Attila Kim is the Romanian Commissioner at the Venice Biennale, 2016 and present editions. In 2019 Diana was a Sustainability consultant in the judging panel for RIBA Awards – London East. Currently Diana is leading the sustainability and regenerative design strategy at Haworth Tompkins architects in London, balancing practical in-house support/training, external advocacy and independent research.

Maja Lalić

Maja Lalić is a Serbian architect and expert in gender equality and climate change. Described by The New York Times as Belgrade's "most cutting-edge homegrown architect", Lalic is also the founder and creative director of cultural organisation Mikser and its signature projects, Mikser House and Mikser Festival fostering creative and local communities and their contribution to sustainable development and social innovation. As an urban designer educated at GSAPP, Columbia University in New York, Maja advocates for participatory urban practices and nature-based solutions in cities. She is frequently collaborating with United Nations agencies on projects connecting social inclusion with actions against climate change and circular economy. She is the initiator of the regional talent platform Young Balkan Designers, an activist of the international initiative Blue Green Solutions and a co-founder of Women Architects Association in Serbia. Under Maja’s leadership, Mikser’s community center Refugee Aid Miksaliste received European Citizenship Award 2016 for Social Campaign of the Year by European Civic Forum, as well as Contribution to Europe Award by European Movement International.

Matevž Čelik

Matevž Čelik is an architect, writer, editor, researcher and cultural manager working in the fields of architecture and design. He is director of MAO, Museum of Architecture and Design in Ljubljana, which under his leadership grew into a flagship national institution with international reach. He considers the understanding of new, hybrid roles of public cultural institutions as crucial for their management in the future. As developer of new cultural models in architecture and design, he co-founded Trajekt, the Institute for Spatial Culture in Ljubljana and Future Architecture, a pan-European platform for exchange and networking between architectural institutions and emerging talents. Matevz Celik stands behind the repositioning of BIO Ljubljana, the oldest design biennial in Europe, which has been transformed from a standard design exhibition into a live experiment to explore the potentials of design to instigate positive change. He has designed a Center for Creativity project with which MAO took on a new role of facilitator in the Slovenian creative sector.

Péter Klobusovszki

Architect, contributed to the design of several public buildings, interior designs and competitions as the owner of Klobusovszki Arhitecture Ltd. He won several architectural prizes in Hungary and Piranesi Award Mention abroad. He has been working as a full-time university lecturer and presently as an associate professor at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Department of Public Building Design. He got his doctoral degree in 2008. He is the author of several theoretical articles, book chapters. His interest focuses especially on contemporary Swiss-German architecture, and the relationship between public architecture, public space and public sphere. Photo courtesy of Ákos Polgárdi.

Vlad Sebastian Rusu

Architect, with a professional interest divided between researching and designing architecture and urbanism. His projects cover a wide range of programs and preoccupations, from architecture and restoration projects, to urban planning and urban design, his professional activity receiving recognition and award, both nationally and internationally. In parallel with the activity within his design office, he works as a university lecturer at the Cluj Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, where he is head of the Urbasim Department.

Essay

Anna Puigjaner

Anna Puigjaner is an Associate Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia GSAPP and Coordinator of the Core I Architecture Studios. Puigjaner unites theory and practice by combining academic, research, and editorial work with the professional activity of MAIO, an architectural office co-founded in Barcelona in 2012. MAIO collaborates with artists and practitioners from outside the field and has a particular interest in developing new models of collective housing. Recent projects include “110 Rooms”—a 22-unit innovative housing block in Barcelona—and a series of exhibition designs for the Milan Furniture Fair and the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, among others.

James Taylor-Foster

James Taylor-Foster is a writer, editor and curator working in the fields of architecture, design, e-culture and technology. He is the curator of contemporary architecture and design at ArkDes, Sweden’s national centre for architecture and design, in Stockholm. Trained in architecture, he was formerly editor-at-large for ArchDaily. In 2016 he co-curated the Nordic Pavilion at the 15th Biennale Architettura di Venezia and in 2018 participated in the central exhibition at the 16th. Photo courtesy of Erica Lindberg

René Boer

René Boer works as a curator, critic and researcher in the fields of architecture, urbanism, heritage and art. He is part of the Amsterdam-based Non-fiction collective, managing editor at Failed Architecture and involved in various urban social movements. He recently published 'Architecture of Appropriation' with Het Nieuwe Instituut, and curated the exhibition 'The Right to Build' at Amsterdam's Architecture Center. Current projects include the formation of a network of 'Grounded Urban Practices' with the Cairo-based Cluster studio, and 'Contemporary Commoning', a new research collaboration with among others the Rietveld Academy and Waag Society.

Photography

Laurian Ghinițoiu

Laurian Ghinițoiu uses photography as an instrument to documentate the built environment. He graduated as an architect from Iași, Romania în 2010 and in 2014 he obtained a master's degree at DIA, Dessau International Architecture, where currently he also holds seminars regarding architecture photography. After moving to Berlin in 2014 and having a year of working in an architecture studio, he turned his attention to architectural photography. His photographies have been selected as finalist in international architectural photography competitions such as Arcaid Awards (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018), Sony Awards (2016), Architecture Photography Awards (2017, 2018) and have been published in important books and magazines around the world: Architectural Review, Phaidon, Mark, Domus, A+U.

Norbert Juhász

He graduated as an architect from BME, Budapest in 2015. During his studies, he finished Camera Anima Open Academy’s photographic course, he was getting more interested in architectural photography. Since then, besides his architectural projects, he worked as an architectural photographer. He won a few awards, including the Hungarian Press Photo Competition’s 3rd prize in portrait stories category. His work has been published in numerous sites and magazines. He also teaches photography from time to time.

Relja Ivanić

Relja Ivanić is an architect by education, now an established architectural photographer. After graduating from the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade, Relja and Kosta Mijić co-founded Super Prostor (www.superprostor.com), a platform for contemporary architecture in Serbia and SEE region. Apart from photographing for the most prominent architects in Serbia and the region, Relja also worked with many sound names such as Microsoft, Price Waterhouse Cooper, Prostoria, Porcelanosa, Museum of contemporary arts in Belgrade and many other institutions and architectural associations.