Speaker Overview


ULM/GER | 26.09.2019

Kerstin Gothe

KIT, Karlsruhe, DE

Professor emeritus Kerstin Gothe is an architect and urban planner with a specific expertise on rural and peri-urban conditions. She has been Head of the Department of Regional Planning and Development of Rural Areas at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and launched several initiatives to put the topic on the agenda.

Andreas Hofer

IBA27, Stuttgart, DE

Andreas Hofer is the Director of the International Building Exhibition IBA27 StadtRegion Stuttgart. Before that he has played a major role in putting cooperative housing back on Zurich’s urban development agenda. He is a critical practitioner with thorough theoretical positions.

Georgeen Theodore

Interboro Partners, New York, US

Georgeen Theodore is co-founder of Interboro, an award-winning, Brooklyn-based firm offering inventive and inclusive design and planning services. Their participatory, place-specific approach creates consensus around complex projects ranging from open spaces to neighbourhood, city and regional plans.

Tom Holbrook

5th Studio, Cambridge and London, UK

Tom Holbrook is a founding director of 5th Studio Architecture and Urbanism, London and Professor for Architecture and Urban Design at RMIT University, Melbourne. His spatial design approach works across the fields of architecture, urban design, infrastructure and landscape.

Philipp Rode

LSE, London, UK

Dr. Philipp Rode is a researcher, consultant and advisor at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has been a driving force for the Urban Age conference, that brought together political leaders, urban practitioners, private sector representatives and academic experts in over a dozen world cities.

Jörg Schröder

Leibniz Universität, Hannover, DE

Jörg Schröder is Professor of Urban Planning at Leibniz University – an expert on peripheries and urban-rural cooperation, observing dynamic developments and changing relations outside metropolitan areas.

Leona Lynen

Haus der Statistik, Berlin, DE

Leona Lynen is an urban researcher and city maker. She is a driving force in ‘Haus der Statistik’ Berlin, a model project for co-operative, mixed-use city-making that is oriented towards the common good. Leona is an expert for co-productive urban development and civic ecosystems.

Paola Viganò

Studio Paola Viganò, Milan, IT

Paola Viganò is an influential Professor of Urbanism in Venezia and Lausanne. She has coined the term “Horizontal Metropolis” and calls for a radical shift in the understanding and conceptual framing on how to approach the challenges of global urbanization.

Christian Schmid

ETH Zürich, CH

Christian Schmid is a geographer, sociologist and urban researcher. He is Professor of Sociology at the Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich. He has taken a critical view at stereotypical understandings of global urbanization patterns and urban-rural relationships.

Thomas Auer

Transsolar, Stuttgart, DE

Thomas Auer is managing director of Transsolar, a distinguished Climate Engineering practice. He is a professor for Building Technology and Climate Responsive Design and advocates a comprehensive understanding of user comfort balanced with innovative and sustainable design strategies.

Joachim Declerck

Architecture Workroom, Brussel, BE

Joachim Declerck is co-founder of Architecture Workroom Brussels, a non-profit think-and-do-tank in architecture and urban development. He is convinced that drastic changes are needed to transform our living environments and that designers must stimulate these.