Team

Core team

Michael Shamiyeh helps students, researchers, and decision makers define the framework for innovation and change, design and communicate visions, and build the innovation capabilities, systems, and structures that are right for organizations.

DOM is currently undergoing severe changes: The former research center is becoming an independent academic department with its own master programs (Executive MBA and MBA), which will provide cutting edge education in the field of management, technology, and design.
In the course of repositioning DOM several positions will be open soon.

Lorenz Esterman is an international recognized artist. Estermann finds his motifs and themes while engaged in photographic research, which takes him to the suburbs and industrial zones in Central and Eastern Europe with their many different structures and architectural styles.

Wolfgang Hauer studied art drawing at the Vancouver Film School, the Artcenter College of Design and Illustration and at the University of Art & Industrial Design. He holds courses for drawing and illustration at the Adult-Education-Center Linz, at the University of Art & Industrial Design Linz and at the University campus02 Graz.

Präsident and Professor University of Arts and Design
Advisory Board

Director Ars Electronica Center
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Director Ars Electronica Center/ Future Lab
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Visiting Faculty and Research Partners

Marko Ahtisaari is Director of Design Strategy at Nokia, a world leader in mobile communications. Prior to this role Ahtisaari worked in the Insight & Foresight, Corporate Strategy unit at Nokia where he was responsible for identifying and driving new growth opportunities based on user experience.

Dr. Ernst Balla wurde 1973 in Linz geboren und studierte Wirtschaftswissenschaften an der Johannes-Kepler-Universität Linz. Seine Freude an der Entwicklung von und mit Menschen lebte Ernst Balla über 10 Jahre lang als Trainer selbständig aus, bevor er zweieinhalb Jahre lang für die Personalentwicklung aller 27 Landeskliniken der NÖ Landeskliniken-Holding mit 18.500 Mitarbeitern zuständig war.

Robert M. Bauer is professor of Organization and Innovation at Johannes Kepler University, Linz. His research focuses on the management of innovation processes and the enhancement of industrial creativity — including the potential and risk in integrating management with art and design. Dr.

Florian Boehm is a research assistant at the Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics of the Berlin University of Technology (TU Berlin). His current work focuses on knowledge engineering and integration in aviation processes and aeronautical systems. Mr. Boehm studied architecture and aeronautical engineering and graduated with a Dipl.-Ing.

1953 in Ludwigshafen geboren. Abitur am dortigen Max-Planck-Gymnasium. Studierte in Mannheim, Heidelberg und Berlin Philosophie, Germanistik, Anglistik und Religionswissenschaften. Doktorarbeit über die Ästhetik Adornos bei dem Religionsphilosophen Jacob Taubes. Habilitation über "Philosophischen Extremismus zwischen den Weltkriegen". Bis zum Tod von Taubes dessen Assistent.

Ole Bouman is editor of Archis International and www.archis.org. He is event designer, writer and curator in architecture, art and design. Recent booksinclude Time Wars, 2003, a revaluation of the time dimension in our society.He was curator of Manifesta 3 in Ljubljana, 2000. He is head of the currentseries of 'rsvp events' in collaboration with AMO, to be held in 9 globalcities.


2000 Dipl.Ing. Arch. University Kaiserlautern; diploma thesis: “Formfindung durch diskrete Systeme”. 1998-2000 collaboration with av1 architekten; As-plan assistant at the CAAD ETH Zurich.

Andrew Bullen has spent his working life moving between creative disciplines, cultures and societies: From working for the Brecht family and university teaching in East Berlin in the 80s to directing Content & Strategy for the pioneering Europe Online in the 90s in Luxembourg.

Bill Buxton is a designer and a researcher concerned with human aspects of technology. His work reflects a particular interest in the use of technology to support creative activities such as design, film making and music. Buxton's research specialties include technologies, techniques and theories of input to computers, technology mediated human-human collaboration, and ubiquitous computing.

Simonetta Carbonaro is Consumer Psychologist and Expert for Innovation Management and Strategic Design. She is professor of Humanistic Marketing and Design Management at the University of Borås in Sweden. There she is building a competence center for new marketing strategies for saturated markets and is doing research in consumer behavior and social und cultural changes in our global society.

Juan Palop-Casado is architect and urban planner. He received a Master in Design Studies at Harvard University, where he was part of the research group Project on The City, led by Rem Koolhass. Palop-Casado teaches at the School of Architecture of Las Palmas (Canary Islands).

Arnab Chatterjee graduated with an honours degree in Chemistry from Oriel College, University of Oxford in 2000. Between 2000 and 2004, he worked for Professor John Foord, in the Oxford Centre for Surface Science, developing novel semiconductors for use in electrochemical applications.

Fred Collopy,   Professor of Cognitive Science Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University received his PhD in decision sciences from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has done extensive research in forecasting, design and visual programming.

Prof. Dr. Louise Connell heads the Embodied Cognition Lab in the School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Manchester.  She has an interdisciplinary background in cognitive science, experimental psychology and computer science.  Her research concentrates on investigating the nature of mental representations using a variety of behavioural techniques.

Born 1946 in Essen, Germany . Since 1992 Professor of Sociology at the "Justus-Liebig-Universitaet "in Giessen, Germany. 1989 - 1997 Director of the "Institut fuer Sozialforschung" in Frankfurt. Doctorate at the University of Bielefeld in April 1973. Habilitation at the University of Bielefeld in April 1978.

Ellen Dunham-Jones is Director of the Architecture Program at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. She is an award-winning architect and frequent author on both contemporary architectural theory and contemporary urban development patterns.

Associate Member of Faculty of Goldsmith College, London; cultural theorist and lecturer at the FH Hagenberg. Graduated in Science of Communication and Politics at the University of Vienna. Several research stays in the USA (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University) and U.K. (University of Birmingham and Open University at Milton Keynes).

born in 1969, studied architecture at the University of Technology in Prishtina (Kosova), from where he received a master’s degree in 1996. Since 1997, he has held the position of research assistant at the Department of Computer Aided Planning and Architecture, Vienna University of Technology.

Privatdozent Dr. Christian Enzinger geboren am 22 Mai 1973. Leiter der wissenschaftlichen Arbeitsgruppe “Neuronale Plastizität und Reparatur” an der Universitätsklinik für Neurologie Graz. 1991-1998 Studium der Medizin, Graz.

Prof. Dr. Elena Esposito teaches Sociology of Communication at the University of Modena-Reggio Emilia. She published many works on the theory of social systems, media theory and sociology of financial markets. Among them The Future of Futures.

Graduated in sociology, economics, political science and philosophy from thr Freie Universität Berlin1975; doctorate 1979.

Andreas Fink ist assoziierter Universitätsprofessor und Leiter der Taskforce für Funktionelle Magnetresonanztomographie (fMRT) am Institut für Psychologie der Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz.

Gerald Fliegel is Senior Vice President “Research and Development” – Business Administrator Siemens VAI Technologies GmbH. Born 1961 in Salzburg, he began studying at the Technical University of Graz in 1979 and graduated there in the field of Mechanical Engineering in 1984.

Prof. Dr. Steven W. Floyd is a Professor at the McIntire School of Commerce and the Frank S. Kaulback, Jr., Endowed Professor at the University of Virginia. Prior to coming to the McIntire School he held positions as a Chaired Professor and Director at the Institute of Management, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and the Robert A.

Georg Franck is professor of computer-aided architecture and planning at the Vienna University of Technology. He studied philosophy, economics and architecture. Holding a doctorate in economics, he became a practising architect and town-planner in 1974. In addition, he was active in software development and produced a planning information system that has been marketed since 1991.

Thomas Frank is editor of The Baffler magazine and author of One Market Under God (2000), The Conquest of Cool (1997), and the forthcoming What's the Matter With Kansas? He was born in Kansas City, currently lives in Washington, DC, and has a PhD in history from the University of Chicago.

Architekt (AKH), Dipl-Ing. Arch. TU Darmstadt. 1995-1996 Artist in Residence, Städel, Institut for New Media, Frankfurt. Since 1996 own office. 1996-2000 collaboration with ABB Architekten. 1996-1999 scientific assistant TU Darmstadt, FG CAD (Architecture). 1999/2000 Visiting professor at the University Gesamthochschule Kassel, FG Darstellende Geometrie/CAD.

Daniela Freudenthaler is product and business developer at LIMAK Austrian Business School and responsible for the overall field of „Creativity and Innovation“. Prior to this role Freudenthaler worked as a research assistant at the Institute of Marketing, Johannes Kepler University Linz and Copenhagen Business School.

Architect (sia, Rheinland-Pfalz), 1997 Dipl-Ing. Arch. University of Kaiserslautern. 1997 cooperation with the architectural office De Fries in Kaiserslautern; architecture price Rheinland-Pfalz. 1997-2000 scientific assistant at the University of Kaiserslautern Department ARUBI, Chair CPE, research-project "media-experimental design”. 1997-1999 architectural competitions.

Jamshid Gharajedaghi, Managing Partner of INTERACT, has more than thirty-five years of experience with the development & practice of systems methodology in designing business architecture, learning and control systems. His work has taken him into corporations and government agencies around the world for both private and public concerns.

1965-1963 Studium der Kunstgeschichte an der Universität Wien
Dissertation: Otto Wagner 1882

Danach Katalog zur Sonderausstellung im Historischen Museum der Stadt Wien: 
„Otto Wagner , Das Werk des Architekten“

 

David Griesbach is Senior Consultant of the Strategic Knowledge Group (SKGROUP) in Zurich and writes his dissertation in the context of RISE Management Research and in cooperation with the Swiss Institute for small and middle-sized companies of the University St. Gallen. The topic of his dissertation is „Strategic Agility: Managing the Balance between Continuity and Change“.

Alejandro Gutierrez is an Associate Director at Arup Urban Design leading a range urban development projects globally. The projects take place in Dongtan Eco City-Shanghai, Wanzhuang Eco City-Beijing and Port Regeneration Strategy-Copenhagen.

Born in 1971. Since 1995, Cyrill Gutsch has been working as an independent creative concept developer for strategy and design for major international companies. From 1995 until 1997, he realised several art projects in co-operation with the performance artist Flatz in Munich.

Thomas Held is the first managing director of Avenir Suisse, a think tank for economic and social issues, which commenced its operations on January 1, 2001.

Cheryl is the founding Chair of the new MFA Program, Design for Social Innovation at SVA in New York, Board Chair of PopTech, a laboratory for disruptive innovation focused on technology and social change, and founder of Heller Communication Design.

Martin Herrndorf (1981) started his studies as an oikos PhD Fellow in February 2008. His research focus is on sustainable business innovations in the consumption arena in developing countries, combining a strategic management perspective with an analysis of their development contribution.

Urs Hirschberg is professor for representation of architecture and new media at Graz University of Technology. He received his Diploma in Architecture from ETH Zurich. In 1993 he joined the chair for Architecture and CAAD of Prof. Gerhard Schmitt at ETH Zurich.

Matthias Hollwich is co-founder of etekt and has worked as an architect in several internationally recognized architecture and urban design firms, including: OMA in Rotterdam, Netherlands; Eisenman Architects in New York; and Diller+Scofidio in New York City.

Prof. Dr. Michael Hutter ist seit 2008 Direktor der Abteilung „Kulturelle Quellen von Neuheit“ am Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB) sowie Forschungsprofessor am Institut für Soziologie der Technischen Universität Berlin. Nach Studien der Mathematik und Wirtschaft in München und den U.S.A. promovierte er 1976 und habilitierte sich 1986 in München.

JEFFREY INABA and Peter Zellner are the co-founders of VALDES, an institution dedicated to the cultural promotion of low-density urban areas, or for lack of a better word, what have until now been called ‘suburbs.’ From 2000-2003 he was a principal of AMO, the research consulting office based in New York and Rotterdam founded by the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas.

Sociologist whose area of expertise is territorial, urban architectural and touristic analysis and planning. Until 1990, he was chairman of the Benidorm Advisory Council and simultaneously directed work on the city’s master zoning plan.

Hiroshi Ishii's research focuses upon the design of seamless interfaces between humans, digital information, and the physical environment. Hiroshi Ishii joined the MIT Media Laboratory as an Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences in October 1995.

Kari Jormakka
is O. Univ. Professor for architecture theory at the TU Vienna; previously, he has taught at the Bauhaus University in Weimar, the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Ohio State University and the TU Tampere . He he studied architecture and philosophy in Finland and holds a Ph. D. and a Habilitation in architectural theory and history.

Albin Kälin, born in 1957 is former president of Rohner Textil AG and president of EPEA (Environmental Protection Encouragement Agency). He is a Swiss pioneer in the field of Sustainable Development and claims an integrated management, balancing economic, ecologic and social aspects.

Born 1947 in Spittal/Drau. He studied German language and literature, music science (teaching profession), as well as political science, journalism and information theory (doctorate). He is culture theorist and time historian. Starting from 1981 he has thought at the Institute for newer history and contemporary history (Neuere Geschichte und Zeitgeschichte) at the JK University of Linz.

Dennis Kaspori is an architect and a founding member of The Maze Corporation, an office for research and design on issues related to the urban condition, public space and housing.

Michael Kieslinger is founder and CEO of Fluidtime Ltd., a company focusing on the communication of dynamic time information. He was Associate Professor at the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea in Italy from 2001 until 2004 responsible for the Service Design unit.

Jeffrey Kipnis is professor of architectural design and theory at the Knowlton School of Architecture of The Ohio State University. His writings on art and architecture have appeared in such publications as El Croquis, Art Forum, Assemblage, and his books include Choral Works: The Eisenman-Derrida collaboration, Perfect Acts of Architecture, and The Glass House.

Roswitha Königswieser studied social sciences and depth psychology, attended the Academy of Arts and is trained in group dynamics. She has been doing pioneer work for years in order to establish systemic consulting in business.

Dr. Bernhard Krusche, Studies in cultural science, psychology, and philosophy, two years of field research in Ghana/West Africa. Senior teacher in group dynamics at the Austrian Society for Group Dynamics and Organizational Consulting (ÖGGO). Founder and managing director of osb Tübingen GmbH.

Christian Kühn was born in Vienna in 1962. He studied architecture at TU Vienna (Dipl.Ing) and at ETH Zurich (Dr.sc.tech.). He is assistant professor at the department for Building Theory and Design at TU Vienna. He has been board member of the Austrian Society for Architecture since 1995 and is chairman of the Austrian Architectural Foundation since 2000.

Sanford Kwinter is a New York based writer and editor with a background in comparative literature. He is associate professor at the School of Architecture at Rice University, and cofounder of Zone Books, with Jonathan Crary and Bruce Mau, which includes the journal Zone, a serial publication of philosophy and contemporary culture.

Born in Chicago, Lash took a Bsc as an psychology from the University of Michigan and MA in sociology from Northwestern University. He received his PhD from the London School of Economics (1980). Lash began his teaching career at Lancaster University.

Liane Lefaivre, historian, critic, curator and theoretician of architecture is the Chair of Architectural History and Theory at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.

Christopher Lindinger studierte Informatik an der Johannes Kepler Universität Linz und Kulturmanagement in Salzburg. Er arbeitete als Wissenschaftler im Bereich der Supercomputer-Visualisierung in Chicago und freiberuflich für die Computerspiele-Industrie.
Aufgrund seiner Aktivitäten im Bereich neuer Technologien, digitaler Kultur und Kunst ist er seit 1997 mit der Ars Electronica verbunden.

Lipstadt was educated at the London School of Economics, Université de Paris I, and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in art and cultural history and anthropology. She has been at the MIT School of Architecture and Planning since 1997, as a Visiting Associate Professor and a Research Affiliate.

is an intermedia artist investigating consciousness, new media and emergent architectures. He has exhibited and conducted collaborative workshops and performances internationally, and is developing ongoing projects in Italy, Germany, Mexico and the United States (principally with D. Frogheri, O.Hess and T.Lopez Winkler).

Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries are directors of the design office MVRDV. He was educated at the RHSTL Boskoop (1978/83) as a landscape architect. In 1984 he started to study at the Technical University of Delft, department of Architecture and Urban Planning. Here he graduated both as an architect and as an urban planner in 1990 with honorable mention.

Dr. Manuela Macedonia is currently engaged in the setup of Neuro Information Systems (NeuroIS), a novel field of study at the Johannes Kepler University Linz. NeuroIS  research studies the development and use of information and communication technologies in organizations and society paired with knowledge from cognitive neuroscience.

1952, 2nd July born in Vienna (Austria); 1970-1975 Studied philosophy, musicology and pedagogy at the University of Vienna; 1976 Doctorate (with a thesis on the philosophy of music); 1984 University Lecturing Qualification (Habilitation) in philosophy (with a postdoctoral thesis on the metaphors of death); 1976-1987 University Assistant, and from 1984 University Lecturer for philosophy at the I

Bettina Maisch, holds a degree in electronic business as well as a degree in social and business communication from the University of the Arts in Berlin, Germany.

Martina Mara ist Medienpsychologin und beschäftigt sich nach mehrjähriger Tätigkeit als Print- und Rundfunkjournalistin seit 2008 mit angewandter Technologie- und Sozialforschung, zuerst im Design Research Department des Wiener Studios Eoos sowie am Institute of Design Research Vienna.

Dr Kamil Michlewski is a Senior Consultant at The Value Engineers – a strategic brand consultancy based in UK. He is an account manager and works with a number of blue-chip clients on issue ranging from global consumer segmentation to brand strategy. Kamil previously worked as a senior strategy lecturer at Newcastle Business School.

Markus Miessen (*1978) is an architect, writer and researcher migrating between Berlin, London, Cambridge (MA) and the Middle East. In 2002, he set up Studio Miessen, a collaborative agency for spatial practice and cultural analysis, and in 2007 was founding partner of the Berlin-based architectural practice nOffice.

Co-founder of IDEO, a consulting firm dedicated to the user-centered design of products, services and environments. Bill founded his design firm in London in 1969, and added a second office in Palo Alto in 1979 in California's Silicon Valley. He designed the first laptop computer, the GRiD Compass, and pioneered Interaction Design as a discipline to be an integral part of product development.

Marco began his career in commerce at age seven when he launched his first business Blackberries Inc. Marco has since worked at Nike's World headquarters as a Global Footwear Product Line Manager prior to joining Nike’s European Headquarters in The Netherlands.

Paul Clemens Murschetz (Habilitation, Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt; Ph.D., Vienna School of Economics and Business Administration; MSc., London School of Economics and Political Science) lectures media & innovation management, strategic communications and organizational design at various higher and executive education institutions.

Architect (BDA), 1990 Dipl-Ing. Arch. with summa cum laude at University of RWTH Aachen. 1986-1989 undergraduate planning group Artecta/ Aachen. 1989 Schinkelpreis with Artecta. 1990 Foundation of ASTOC Architects & Planners in Cologne with Peter Berner and Oliver Hall in collaboration with Kees Christiaanse / Rotterdam. 1997 Lecturer at FH Bochum. 1998 Lecturer at FH Cologne.

Professor Dr. Christa Neuper was born in 1958. She took her Dr. Phil. degree in Psychology at the University of Graz in 1984. After some years at home with her family, she began her research and teaching career in 1990 at the Graz University of Technology.

Architect Kas Oosterhuis and visual artist Ilona Lénárd are directors of their multidisciplinary design office ONL, practicing the fusion of art, architecture and technique on a digital platform. He is currently Professor at Delft University of Technology, where he has initiated the Hyperbody Research Group focusing on Emotive and Transactive Architecture.

Studied economics at the University of Business and Management (Vienna) and a the Johannes Kepler University of Linz. 1976 - 1981: Assistant professor at the University of Klagenfurt (institute for the economics and sociology of education). He received his doctor degree (1981) and his habilitation (1993) at the University of Linz.

Dr. Paul Pangaro, is a technology executive, conversation theorist, entrepreneur and teacher. He is CTO and co-founder of CyberneticLifestyles where recent clients include internet startups as well as Nokia, Samsung, Alcatel-Lucent, Intellectual Ventures, Poetry Foundation, Citigroup, Ogilvy & Mather, and Gideon Gartner.

Prof. Dr. Charles Petrie is a Senior Research Scientist working in the Stanford CS Logic Group (retired Sep 2011.) His research topics are concurrent engineering, enterprise management, and collective work.  Dr.

Teaches philosophy and cultural theory as associate professor at the University of Art and Industrial Design in Linz, Austria. He is author of German books such as “The Illusions of the Others. On the Pleasure Principle in Culture”, Frankfurt/Main: Suhrkamp, 2000; Interpassivity.

Werner Pfeffer, Dipl. Ing. - Zeremonienmeister, Künstler, Mathematiker. Spezialgebiete: Unternehmensinszenierungen. Anderssicht. Kreativität. Neues Denken. Ich begleite und unterstütze Menschen und Unternehmen, um auf einem ungewöhnlichen Weg zu außergewöhnlichen Antworten und Lösungen zu kommen.

Wilfried Posch, born in 1940; Dr.techn., habil., O.Universitätsprofessor for Urban Architecture, Spatial Planning and Housing at the University for Artistic & Industrial Design, Linz; 1996-2000, assistant rector; since then, chairman of the collegium; architect, author of expert opinions/testimony, juror and journalist; long-time staff member of the atelier of Roland Rainer and Ernst Wilhel

Holds a degree in graphic design, EINA School of Design, Barcelona; Architecture studies, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya; Studies in Business Administration, Universitat de Barcelona. He is president of the Association of Graphic Designers (ADG-FAD)and member of the association for advanced architecture Metápolis.

L E B E N S K R A F T ist der Kern um den sich der einzelne Mensch und alle Formen von Organisation bewegen. „elements consult e. U.“ leitet diesen Ansatz aus der fünf Elemente Lehre ab. Sie ist die Basis sich wechselseitig fördernder und fordernder Prozesse. Diese Betrachtungs- und Handlungsweise umfasstdie Einzelperson genauso wie Unternehmen, Organisationen und Körperschaften.

Christian Presslmayer is multi-project- and process-manager at the voestalpine Stahl Service Center in Linz since 2007. Now he is additionally responsible for Strategic Planning and Organisational Development. In the years before he was project leader at the Red Cross in Upper Austria at the department for EDV.

Ilya Prokopoff co-founded a practice at IDEO called Transformation that helps clients use the tools and methods of design to work in new ways, to address the challenges of the future, and to effect change in their organizations.

Eveline Pupeter ist CEO von emporia Telecom und zuständig für die Bereiche Unternehmensausrichtung, Strategie und Sales. Nach dem Studium der Betriebswirtschaftslehre, Sozialwirtschaft und Wirtschaftspädagogik bekleidete sie mehrere Funktionen in der international agierenden Landesverlag Gruppe. Zuletzt war sie Geschäftsführerin der Landesverlag Holding.

Dennis R. Shelden is Senior Associate at Gehry Partners, where he been responsible management and strategic direction of the firm’s computing efforts during the past five years. His efforts at Gehry’s firm have included project applications, process and software development initiatives, and R&D. In 2002, Mr. Shelden joined Jim Glymph and Mr.

Doris Rothauer studied economics and art management in Vienna. Since 1986 she works as an art curator, art manager and consultant focussing on the intersection between art & economy.

Andreas Ruby studied History of Art at University of Cologne/Germany before undertaking post-graduate studies in Theory and History of Architecture at the Ecole Spéciale d'Architecture Paris with Paul Virilio and at Columbia University New York with Bernard Tschumi. He is currently Visiting Professor for Architectural Theory at University of Kassel, Germany.

Dr. Steven Sasson Steven joined Eastman Kodak Company as an electrical engineer working in an applied research laboratory. He engaged in a number of early digital imaging projects.  Among these was the design and construction of the first digital still camera and playback system in 1975.

Dipl-Ing. Arch. TU Vienna; diploma thesis on the genesis of the concepts of space and time by H. Bergson and G. W. Leibnitz in Gilles Deleuze oeuvre and their impact on contemporary architectural theory. 1990-1999 Consultant CAD. Graphics. Web design. Collaborator in various architectural offices.

After completing his doctorate in Business Studies, Wolfgang Schwaiger initially held a number of management positions in several large industrial companies, where he focussed primarily on strategic corporate development and communication. He then joined the large international technology firm (VA TECH) as director of corporate strategy, communication and investor relations.

Diller + Scofidio is a collaborative, interdisciplinary studio that merges architecture, the visual arts, and the performing arts. The work of D+S takes the form of architectural projects, temporary and permanent site-specific art works, multi-media theater, electronic media, and print. They are recipients of numerous outstanding Awards.

Peter M. Senge is a senior lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Jonathan Sergison was born in 1964 and studied at Canterbury School of Art and the Architectural Association, qualifying as an architect in 1991. He previously worked for David Chipperfield and Tony Fretton prior to establishing his own practice with Stephen Bates in 1996.

Pau Solà-Morales is an architect from Barcelona, Spain, where he obtained his architecture degree in 1994, and practiced as an architect and CAD consultant in several offices, as well as on his own.

Robert Somol is an Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture and Urban Design at UCLA, and currently holds Visiting Professorships at Ohio State University and Princeton. Somol was an editorial board member and frequent contributor to ANY Magazine, and the editor of Autonomy and Ideology (Monacelli Press, 1997).

Michael Speaks completed a Ph.D. in Literature at Duke University in 1993. He is the founding editor of Polygraph, and has been the Senior Editor at ANY magazine in New York, where he was also the Series Editor for “Writing Architecture,” published by the MIT Press. He has published and lectured internationally on art, architecture, urban design and scenario planning.

Gerfried Stocker, born 1964, media artist. In 1991, he founded x-space, a team for the realization of interdisciplinary projects. In this framework numerous installations and performance projects have been carried out in the field of interaction, robotics and telecommunications.

John Thackara is Director of Doors of Perception (Doors), a sustainability design network active in Europe and India. People participate in Doors who need to imagine sustainable and engaging futures – and take design steps to realize them.

Greg Van Alstyne is Associate Professor at the Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD), and Director of Research at Strategic Innovation Lab (sLab), Toronto. He is a design educator and consultant with 20 years experience in communications and creative direction.

Roemer van Toorn (1960) is an architect, critic, photographer, and exhibition curator in the fields of architecture, urbanism, and art.

Bolko von Oetinger is the founding member of the first BCG office in Germany. Bolko von Oetinger directed the Kronberg Conferences, BCG's renowned strategy conferences for senior executives in Germany. He also served as head of BCG's worldwide marketing operations.

1976 Completed M.Arch. course at Yokohama National University. 1979 joined Arata Isozaki & Associates. 1984 Established Makoto Sei Watanabe/Architects' Office. Lecturer at the Tokyo Denki University, Housei University,Graduate School Yokohama National University.

Prof.ir. BNA BNSP BDA, Knight in the Order of the Netherlands Lion. Born 1937 in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. He studied Building Engineer at the Technical University (TU) Delft.

Stefan Wiltschnig works as PhD Fellow in the EU FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network “DESIRE - Creative Design for Innovation in Science and Technology" at Copenhagen Business School in Denmark. His research interests are in “engaged scholarship” in creative and innovative processes with a multidisciplinary approach between design, management and cognitive science.

Måns Wrange is an artist based in Stockholm who works with long-term projects in which he explores socio-political strategies for changing society.

Dr. Sonja Zillner studied Mathematics and Psychology, and did her PhD-Studies in computer science specializing in knowledge management. Since several years she is working as project leader for technology and innovation projects at Siemens AG Corporate Technology. She is cooperation partner of the Management Center X and lecturing at the Technical University of Vienna.