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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.
Anne-Laure Franchette is an artist, who investigates the role of cultural fantasies and the role of the unfamiliar in the ways cultures are shaped and consumed. Materials, their intended use and the stereotypes they carry are also a constant source of her interest and she is especially interested in categorisations, cycles of production and misappropriation. Her current artistic research looks at the systems of meaning that have been impressed upon nature, flora, and seeds throughout eras of imperialism, colonialism, and globalization, the common perceptions and representations of nature as being « neutral », « passive » and « decorative ». Particularly interested in sociocultural anthropology, urban research, underground artistic networks and the micro-economy of art, she has also been collecting a rich documentation about alternative art scenes, off spaces and self publishing. Following this compilation of data, she designs tools and events that enable the general public to be more aware of these practices. Since arriving in Zürich in 2013, she has initiated the ZURICH ART SPACE GUIDE and VOLUMES, Independent Art Publishing Fair
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. With Alison Vogelaar, he has recently co-edited "Changing representations of nature and cities: the 1960s-1970s and their legacies", Routledge, 2018.
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.
Cora Piantoni is an artist, photographer and filmmaker, working with oral history and re-enactment. She is interested in political situations and their effect on people’s everyday life, on survival strategies and resistance movements. Recent bodies of work have explored collective cooperative working in Gdansk and pirate radio in Genova in the 1970s. She pursues an ongoing interest in the past and present imaginaries of European port cities through a focus on industrial memories and experiences. Cora graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich and the University of Art and Design, Zurich where she lives and works. She has exhibited her work in solo and group shows internationally, in Poland, Czech Republic, Sweden, Germany, Holland and Switzerland. In 2004 she was awarded the Bavarian State Sponsorship Award for Photography and in 2010 the HWP-Grant by the Bavarian Ministry for Research and Art and was as artist in residence in Klenova/CZ, Dresden and at WYSPA, Gdansk.
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.