Andrea BörnerAndrea Börner is a researcher and lecturer at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and program coordinator of the postgraduate program Urban Strategies. She studied architecture at the Technical University Berlin, at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and at the University of Arts Berlin and graduated with distinction in 2003. In 2004 she founded nav_s with Bärbel Müller, a collaborative, navigating in the field of architecture and urban research in different cultural contexts. She is curator and author of international exhibitions. Examples include: the travelling exhibition “The Urban Environment: Mirror and Mediator of Radicalisation?” that was on show in Berlin, Beirut, Belfast and Amsterdam, 2010/11 (with Wolfgang Obermair); “Waypoints like Sharon´s Stone”, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, 2007 (nav_s abbm) and ”Vienna Intensities”, an installation for the Austrian pavilion at 10th International Biennale Venice, 2006 (nav_s abbm). Andrea Börner received the Carl Appel grant for a student realization project in Vienna, 2000, a DAAD grant for graduation projects in 2003, investigating the City of Kumasi/Ghana and the Margarethe Schütte-Lihotzky project stipend in 2006.
Bernhard SommerBernhard Sommer teaches and researches in the field of Energy Design as an Assistant Professor at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. Prior to this, he was Assistant Professor at TU Vienna´s Institute for Building Construction and Design and teacher, researcher and project manager at Hyperbody, TU Delft. He further was lecturing at the University of Lincoln, UK. He is founder and principal of Exikon arc & dev, an independent architecture practice based in Vienna. Its aim is to use latest planning technologies to integtrate engineering skills into the architectural design process. He was awarded the Arch+ Prize 2000, the MAK Schindler fellowship and the prize for Experimental Tendencies in Architecture. Bernhard Sommer chairs the committee for urbanism and sustainability of the Austrian Chamber of architects in Vienna.
Anna Gulinska, is an architect and urban designer, holding a position of project staff scientist at the IoA, researching and teaching in the framework of the joint international programs and Studio Sejima. Since 2013 she has been visiting guests critic in various institutions, and conducted several design workshops in Poland, Italy and Austria. Studied architecture at Technical College in Copenhagen and TU Cracow, concluded her studies graduating with distinction at the University of applied Arts Vienna ́s Postgraduate Program Urban Strategies, with her thesis ‘Beirut PoroCity The Body Intensities and Speculation’, on techniques of mapping physical features and social dynamic processes. She gained her professional experience at Berger+Parkkinen Architekten, contributing as to winning international competitions, and implemented modeling technique for executing nurbs-based constructions. She is co-founder of m108.net, a collaborative on digital communication strategies. Since 2004 she has been working on several large scale architectural proposals for Austrian, Spanish and Polish practices (including eg. Competence Park Salzburg, Paracelsus Bad in Salzburg, AuschwitzBirkenau State Museum, D12 aspern, adidas world of sports, Austrian Embassy in Bangkok). During her studies she was a member of the Polish Association of Architecture Students OSSA, organizing international workshops for the architecture students.Galo Moncayo is an installation artist and architect currently teaching in the Energy Design Department at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, as well as a Assistant Professor in the Experimental Architecture Department at Innsbruck University. He has exhibited throughout the United States including in New York, and in Germany, Mexico, Austria, Spain and Ecuador. Previously he was an Assistant Professor and Head of Sculpture at Indiana University, Bloomington. He has been invited as a visiting artist/ lecturer at Carnegie Mellon University, The George Washington University, among other universities in North America and in Germany, Mexico, Austria and Ecuador. Galo Moncayo received a Magister of Architecture from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna in the Zaha Hadid Master Class, a Master of Fine Arts in sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in sculpture from the Maryland Institute, College of Art in the United States.