Conversations and Essays on Culture and Death
How do we see the posthumous
The issue that gradually transformed into a zine and ended being longer than the new testament.
Juhani Pallasmaa is an architect and professor who runs his architectural office in Helsinki. He was the pioneer on the introduction of phenomenological principles in architecture. He has written extensively on the links between architecture, cinematography, neuroscience and education. Among Pallasmaa’s many books on architectural theory is “The Eyes of the Skin - Architecture and the Senses”, a book that has become a classic of contemporary discourse. He has held many positions, including professor and dean of Helsinki University of Technology; director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture; and rector of the Institute of Design in Helsinki.
Daniel Canogar received an M.A. from NYU making photography his earliest medium of choice, but soon he started exploring the possibilities of the projected image and installation art. He has exhibited in Reina Sofia Contemporary Art Museum, Madrid; Hamburger Bahnhof Museum, Berlin; American Museum of Natural History, New York, to name a few. ‘Other Geologies’ series ‘is a meditation on mass consumption and visual excess. Other issues, such as the electronic baroque and the erasure of memory, are also explored’.
Linda Zhang is an artist, registered architect, drone pilot (advanced operations) and educator. Her research areas include memory, cultural heritage, and identity as they are indexically embodied through emergent technologies, matter, and material processes. She has received her M.Arch from Harvard GSD and prior to founding Studio Pararaum, she worked for Studio Olafur Eliasson / Studio Other Spaces (Berlin), Barkow Leibinger (Berlin), Christian Kerez (Zurich) and other. Her work has been exhibited internationally in Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, and the United States, including MIT Media Lab, Milan Architecture Design, Expo, Harvard University and others.
Nikolas Ettel is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Hong Kong, where he teaches 24 Frames: Communicating Ideas through Film and coordinates the Faculty of Architecture Interdisciplinary Courses. Previously, he has taught design and theory courses in Macau, Shanghai, and Tokyo. His current Doctoral Study of Technical Sciences at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna focuses on the interdisciplinary fields of film, philosophy, and architecture. This includes Asia’s back alleys, Language-games, and 360-degree films.
Rahman Badalov is a Doctor of Philosophy,writer and an educator. He is the author of several books and more than 400 academic and journal articles on culture and sociology. As a leading researcher, currently works at the department of the theory of consciousness at the institute of Philosophy, Sociology and Law of The National Academy of Sciences. He is engaged in both scientific and journalistic activities and over the years he taught such courses as history of philosophy, foundations of philosophy, aesthetics, cultural studies, history of world culture, ancient civilization, Western civilization, cinema theory. He is currently working on the problems of the humanities in the system of modern science in Azerbaijan, the relationship between Enlightenment and Modernization in the third world countries, and also continues to deal with the problems of Azerbaijani culture.
Ibrahim Al-Marashi is an Associate Professor of history at California State University San Marcos. He is both a US and UK national, and obtained his doctorate from the University of Oxford, completing a thesis on the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. He is co-author of Iraq’s Armed Forces: An Analytical History (Routledge, 2008), The Modern History of Iraq (Routledge 2016), and A Concise History of the Middle East (Routledge 2018). He regularly serves as a visiting professor at IE University.
Michaela Büsse Is a design researcher, curator and editor. She has an interdisciplinary background in design, media and urban studies and obtained post-graduate degrees in Zurich and Moscow. Michaela is a PhD candidate at the European Centre for Art, Design and Media based Research (ECAM) as well as a junior researcher at the Institute for Experimental Design. She regularly lectures on critical design studies, is part of the editorial board at “Migrant Journal” and runs a joint practice together with Konstantin Mitrokhov.
Aydan Hasanova graduated with a BA in Graphic Design and Art Direction from NABA Milano. She is a freelance designer and illustrator, curious about art, cinema, psychology, sociology and semiotics. In her recent and ongoing illustration series “Self Reflected”, she narrates concepts of memory, identity and detachments.
Gioia Sawaya is an architect from Lebanon. She holds a B.Arch from NDU, Lebanon and a Masters in “Strategic Design of Spaces” from IE, Spain. Gioia’s research methodology focuses on the role of theory in relation to the design process, examining the possibilities that challenge the rethinking of architecture in a novel way. Currently, her research interests look into the intersections between design and sociology, going beyond the traditional boundaries into the shifts that are transforming the way people live today.
Misha Frantsuzov is an architect, designer, and an amateur filmmaker with a background in fine arts. He holds a BArch degree from IE School of Architecture & Design from where he graduated with distinction. Misha has developed a strong fascination with film, architectural theory, speculative and avant-garde practices and has worked in studios all around the world, from an artist’s atelier in Moscow to architecture firms in Paris and New York. He has also participated in short film screenings and has featured in photography and art exhibitions in Madrid and Hong Kong. Currently, his work focuses on exploration and synthesis of spatiovisual arts while actively practicing architecture.
Ujal Gorchu is a research fellow in IE School of Architecture and Design from where he graduated with a BA in Architecture. He has worked in several architectural studios like Mola Architecten (Berlin), Yeni Memar (Baku) and magazines like The Plan (Bologna) and Dom Interyer Magazine (Kiyev). He has also been involved in a series of public projects in his homecountry -Azerbaijan along the years creating Sabahin Memarlari -a union for local architecture students- in 2017. His primary interest lies in the potential of interdisciplinary narratives for the public discourses of architecture, indetity, sexuality and political science. He is the founder of multidisciplinary platform “Pigeontales” since 2018.
Lorenzo Uribe is currently an architecture student at IE University, he was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia and has been shaped by many encounters, ideas, and acquaintances. He is interested in the possibilities of the built environment, in its capacity to merge stories and stone. He likes beautiful things.
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