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Vincent Fradet: Vincent is an artist and typographer based in Paris. As the animator of Urbatypo, Vincent creates site-specific textual interventions that aim to enhance our experience of urban space. Through letters and colours, his urban interventions unveil spaces to the eye of the passing beholder, who becomes an active agent of an ever evolving urban environment.

Gabriel N. Gee: is Associate Professor in Art History at Franklin University, Switzerland. He holds a PhD in contemporary art history from the University Paris X Nanterre (2008). His doctoral research focussed on aesthetics and artistic scenes in the North of England from the 1980s onwards. His study on "Art in the North of England. 1979-2008" was published by Routledge - an Ashgate book in 2017. His current research interests include 20th century British and Irish art, the changing representations and imaginaries of port cities in the second half of the 20th century, as well as interconnected global histories, with a particular interest in urban and architectural representation. 

Lori M. Gibbs  is an architectural designer and PhD candidate in Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, where she has taught design studio and history & theory courses. Her dissertation examines methods of survey documentation and drawings that craft architectural histories in a cross-cultural context between 1920-1940. Previously she taught research seminars and lecture courses in the Faculty of Architecture and Division of Landscape Architecture at the University of Hong Kong. She earned an MA in Histories and Theories of Architecture at the Architectural Association in London, and a B.Arch from Pratt Institute. She is a LEED AP and maintains a small architectural practice in New York with architect Luis Silva da Costa. 

Maria João de Matos: Maria is an architect and at LABART, Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, were she teaches. She holds a PhD in Architecture and Landscape from both Universidade da Beira Interior and Université Paris 8, a DSA postgraduate diploma in “Architecture and Urban Planning” from ENS d’Architecture de Paris - La Villette and a Master’s degree in “City, Territory and Renewal” from ISCTE, Lisbon. Maria’s main fields of interest and expertise include landscape related issues and transformation in trans-industrial cities. 

Calvin Zhiyong Liang is a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Division of Landscape Architecture at the University of Hong Kong, where he teaches and researches urban history and design theory. His currently research projects explore the dissemination of Western housing and architecture theories in Republican China. his research interests also includes on architectural and urban theory and history, Chinese urban housing, contemporary urban development in Chinese cities, community design and heritage conservation. His recent publications include an article in Time+ Architecture about the history of the New Village housing in Republican Shanghai. Calvin has also been involved in award-winning architectural, urban design and community projects in Hong Kong and China. With perspectives from both designer and historian, he has curated and participated exhibitions in China and Europe. He was Assistant Curator of Housing an Affordable City Exhibition at the 2011 Shenzhen Hong Kong Bi-City. 

Michelle L. Stefano is a Folklife Specialist (Research and Programs) at the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress (Washington, DC). She earned her BA in art history (Brown University, 2000), MA in international museum studies (Gothenburg University, Sweden, 2004) and PhD in heritage studies at the International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies at Newcastle University (UK) in 2010. From 2011-2016, Stefano worked for Maryland Traditions, the folklife program of the state of Maryland, and led the partnership between Maryland Traditions and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where she was Visiting Assistant Professor in American Studies. She co-edited the 2017 Routledge Companion to Intangible Cultural Heritage and Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage (Boydell & Brewer, 2012).

Alison Vogelaar: is an Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Studies and Associate Member of the Center for Sustainability Initiatives (CSIF) at Franklin College Switzerland. Vogelaar received a Ph.D. in Communication from the CU-Boulder where she also completed a certification program in the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research. Vogelaar’s research interests include social movements, media activism, environmentalism and sustainability in higher education.