Panel Members and their Research Interests


Anders Kruse Aagard

Aarhus School of Architecture

digital fabrication, materials, wood constructions, concrete, experiments

Alper Semih Alkan

TU Delft

media theory, representation, visuality, hybrid mediality/materiality, technical images, drawing

Joaquim Almeida

Universidade Lusófona do Porto

Gaizka Altuna Carterina

TU Berlin

Oya Atalay Franck

Zurich University of the Arts


Matthias Ballestrem

HCU Hamburg

space perception, architecture psychology, typology, public interiors, design teaching, design build

Fabrizia Berlingieri

Politecnico di Milano

urban architectures; design for transitions; infrastructure and urban form; contemporary architectural design theories

Anđelka Bnin-Bninski

University of Belgrade

architect engineer with specializations in theory of arts and media and architectural philosophy

educator, curator and interdisciplinary researcher

practicing architect

current research focus on critical strategies and activist tactics of architectural drawing research in practice

Manuel Bogalheiro

Universidade Lusófona do Porto

philosophy of technics, materialities of media, theory of culture, ecology

Ignacio Borrego Gómez-Pallete

TU Berlin

Practicing architect with focus on industrial and contemporary fabrication systems.

Boštjan Botas Kenda

University of Ljubljana

my research areas are visual communications in public space in relation to publishing products

Marco Bovati

Politecnico di Milano

relation between Urban and Architectural Design and the aim of sustainability

strategies for sustainable architecture and urban regeneration, with particular attention to the intermediate scale (block, district)

role of environmental features in defining the guidelines of the interventions

reuse and recycling of abandoned soils, buildings and urban tissues


Roberto Cavallo

TU Delft

architecture, urban design, interdisciplinary & multiscale approach, design-driven research, infrastructures & built environment, circularity, cross-domain perspective, experimental pedagogies, participatory processes, practice-oriented research


João Paulo Delgado

Universidade da Beira Interior

Débora Domingo-Calabuig

Universitat Politècnica de València

Her interests include the methods, means, and impact of architectural research. Her research focuses on the open design processes of the 60s and 70s architecture and urban design.

Daniel Dubowitz

Manchester School of Architecture

urbanism practice and research – collaborative urbanism: regeneration of post-industrial cities across the UK, new methods for making tomorrow’s cities, meaningful engagegement of citizens in their transformation

pedagogy research: student investigation how architecture can be on the move and activate a state of change



Lidia Gasperoni

TU Berlin

philosophy of architecture, aesthetics, media, anthropocene, fieldwork

architectural theory and philosophy with a focus on media philosophy anthropocene theories, and aesthetics

Pedro Guilherme

Universidade de Èvora

architectural competitions

research by design

drawing research

architecture's internationalization

Álvaro Siza Vieira drawings and research method


Christoph Heinemann

HCU Hamburg

Based on my proper approach on design experienced in our architectural practice ifau as well as on the design methods we develop and teach in our design studio at HCU in Hamburg, I am especially interested in a projective approach on architecture based on situative development strategies and relational practices, allowing to combine and process specific experiential knowledge and overarching societal issues.

Špela Hudnik

University of Ljubljana

Architectural Design, Sustainable Architecture, Housing, Design Research, Built Environment


Matevž Juvančič

University of Ljubljana

education of general public on the topics of sustainability, public participation, visualizations and visual communication processes, generic urban elements, sustainability of urban neighbourhoods, notions of spatial character, spatial semantics and spatial identity


Sérgio Koch

Universidade Lusófona


Thierry Lagrange

KU Leuven

design-driven research methods

act of drawing

act of looking

the drawing in relation to new spatialities

Fabio Lepratto

Politecnico di Milano

Jacopo Leveratto

Politecnico di Milano

critical spatial practices (practices of inhabitation and strategies of placemaking);

public space design (tactical interventions and re-activation projects);

post-human architecture (design for interspecies cohabitation)


Mona Mahall

HCU Hamburg

Mona Mahall works at the intersection of art and architecture, across spatial, image, sound, and text practices.

Sergio Martin Blas

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Michael McGarry

Queen’s University Belfast

design practice research, representation, artistic practices, spatiality in the visual arts


Ida Nilstad Pettersen

Norwegian University of Science and Technology


Maria Rita Pais

Universidade Lusófona

Ralf Pasel

TU Berlin

Claus Peder Pedersen

Aarhus School of Architecture

Claus Peder Pedersen’s research focuses on architectural design methodologies and creative processes with interest in representation and digital design tools. He is active in promoting practice- and design-driven research.

Mark Pimlott

TU Delft

public interior, representation, subjectivities, territory and interior, continuous interior

Mark Pimlott's research is primarily concerned with the public interior, as a product of, on the one hand, ideologies and their imprint on territory, the city, its institutions and subjectivities, and on the other, systems of representation consciously or unconsciously attached to those ideologies.

Gennaro Postiglione

Politecnico di Milano

interior architecture

interiors; architectural ethnography; adaptive reuse; re-housing

His research field is interiors culture, at the intersection between people, places, and practices, crossing architecture, ethnography, and material culture. The same theoretical background nourishes also his research by design activity focused on adaptive reuse of minor and neglected heritage.


Célia Quico

Universidade Lusófona


Edite Rosa

Universidade Lusófona do Porto

design project, housing and public equipment’s, urban and public space, social sustainability

The research interests are centred in the area of Architecture, in particular in the studies of modern architecture and practice of contemporary architecture.

Mia Roth-Čerina

University of Zagreb

professional, teaching and research practices are architectural education and educational spaces, as well as the public space they interact with


Sofia Salema

Universidade de Èvora

architectural research; teaching and research practices in architectural education; Álvaro Siza Vieira drawings and research method; heritage and research practices in restoration/conservation works; research practices in recognition of heritage values

Markus Schwai

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

urban design, spatial planning, small scale urban changes (intended to change behavior), participation - co-design, design driven research

Sally Stewart

The Glasgow School of Art


Ana Telles

Universidade de Èvora

active pianist

music history and analysis (20th and 21st centuries), piano music, piano performance practices

Maria Topolčanska

Academy of Fine Arts Prague

pedagogy and research on architecture, city, art, urban politics, urban commons, property, land, mass housing, housing and work, typology, urban design, urbanization history, post-state socialist urbanity, education of architects, study vs. production of knowledge in architecture, architectural thinking in research, theory of contemporary practices of architecture, architecture related curatorial and editorial practices

Manuela Triggianese

TU Delft

Manuela graduated in Architecture (in 2010) at the Faculty of Architecture Luigi Vanvitelli in Italy. She worked as post-doc research fellow (from 2016 to 2018) at Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions, as visiting researcher of UKNA program (in 2015) at the Beijing Technical University and as PhD Villard d'Honnecourt researcher (from 2011 to 2014) at Delft University of Technology. She cooperated with KAAN Architecten in Rotterdam from 2012 to 2016. Manuela is an Assistant Professor at Delft University of Technology at the Department of Architecture, section of History & Complexity.


Jo Van Den Berghe

KU Leuven

experimental architectural design

Techné and Poiesis in making architecture (the poetics of making)

innovative versions of the architectural drawing as an indispensable locus between Techné and Poiesis

design-driven research and reflective architectural practice

Esther Venrooij

KU Leuven

With a sharp focus, both in her studies and creative impulses on audio topography, she explores the way sound and movements inhabits space.

Liselotte Vroman

KU Leuven

Architectural Engineering, Urban/Rural Sociology, Communication and Media, Industrial Design, Communication Design

Boštjan Vuga

University of Ljubljana

architecture, research, education

public! porous! placed!

i am very much interested how boundaries could be employed to place a porous architectural structure onto a specific place in order to generate or enhance publicness!


Katrina Wiberg

Aarhus School of Architecture

landscape architecture and urban landscapes

climate adaptation and resilience with regard to water (rising sea levels, cloud burst, e.g.), research through designing, landscape analysis and scenarios emphasizing values-, scale and time perspectives


Tadeja Zupančič

University of Ljubljana

architecture, urban design, digital design;

research in architecture, research by design, creative practice research;

spatial identity, vulnerability, sensitive designer;

architectural education, lifelong learning in architecture, digital support to architectural design/research/education