Symposium Biennial 2018: Lecturers
Theoretician of art and aesthetics. He currently directs the La Panacée contemporary art center in Montpellier. Until 2015 he was director of l'École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris. Co-founder, and from 1999 to 2006 co-director, of the Palais de Tokyo, Paris. Founder and director of Documents sur l'art (1992-2000) and correspondent in Paris for Flash art (1987-1995). He was Gulbenkian curator of contemporary art in Tate Britain, London (2007-2010), being responsible in 2009 for the Tate Triennial.
Architect, Founding Partner of Gehl Architects, and Professor emeritus The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture. He has published several books, including the most recent “How to Study Public Life”. As part of Gehl Architects, he has collaborated on projects for the cities of Copenhagen, London, Melbourne, Sydney, Riga, Amman, New York and Moscow, among others. Honorary fellow of the Architects Institutes in Denmark, England, Scotland, USA and Canada. Awarded with the ”Sir Patrick Abercrombie Prize for exemplary contributions to Town Planning” by The International Union of Architects as well as honorary doctor degrees from Universities in Edinburgh, Halifax, Varna and Toronto.
Special Envoy for International Water Affairs at Kingdom of the Netherlands, Principal of Rebuild by Design and he was Senior Advisor to the former US Presidential Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task. He was both Acting Director General of Spatial Planning and Water Affairs and Director National Spatial Planning for the Netherlands. Member of the International Advisory Board for the City of Rotterdam. He was Curator for the 5th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam 2012 ‘Making City’ and initiated the research program Design and Politics, the connecting chair at the TU Delft and is chief editor for the series of publications with nai010 Publishers, called ‘Design and Politics’.
Nina-Marie E. Lister
MCIP, RPP. Graduate program director and associate professor in the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Ryerson University, Toronto. Founding principal of the PLANDFORM studio, she also founded and directs the Ecological Design Lab at Ryerson University. Member of the Ryerson Urban Water Centre. Awarded Honourary Membership in the American Society of Landscape Architects.She is co-editor of Projective Ecologies and The Ecosystem Approach: Complexity, Uncertainty, and Managing for Sustainability, and author of more than 40 professional practice and scholarly publications.
Sociologist, Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics and former Professor of Humanities at New York University. He is currently a Senior Fellow of the Center on Capitalism and Society at Columbia University. He has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Royal Society of Literature. He is the founding director of the New York Institute for the Humanities. In 2018 New Year Honours, Sennett was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).
PhD Architect in Landscape Architecture by Tsinghua University and Landscape Architecture Department Director in the same university in Beijing, China. He is responsible of the major part of national parks planning and protection in China, such as Kekexili Reserve of Qinghai. He is member of the Chinese Society of Landscape Architecture and has teached landscape architecture at Tsinghua since 1991 since today.