The success of last years edition was to the level of the invited speakers: Joshua Prince-Ramus from REX, the brain behind the epic Museum Plaza, and part of the team of the Seattle Library (watch our interview with him here, previously featured projects here), Luke Pearson, british designer working with Virgin Atlantic and Lufthansa, Michel Rojkind, the young mexican architect that is constantly evolving forms (see his works previously featured on AD), James Martin, the head consultant for legal issues for OMA, Albert Ferre, editor for the innovative publishing house Actar, among others. The diversity of their backgrounds (architecture, design, new media) make this event “boil” into architectural discussion.
For this years edition, the line up of speakers looks promising:
Shohei Shigematsu (OMA NY, watch our interview), Mikkel Frost from young practice CEBRA (watch some of their works on AD), Sissil Morseth Gromholt from PUSHAK (see their landscape friendly works previously featured on AD), Lea Pelivan + Toma Piejic from STUDIO UP (winners of this year’s Mies van der Rohe Award, Emerging Architects mention, with their Gym), Arnaud Billard from the climate engineering office TRANSSOLAR, Hans Ibelings, editor of A10 magazine, Mark Lee from Johnston&MarkLee (their interview will be soon posted on AD, you can seee their previous features here), Carmé Pinós, renowned spanish architect, and more. Check the full list of speakers here.
The good part? ArchDaily will be there! We will be participating in a round table under the theme “Legislation”, on Architecture and Media with Joseph Grima, Director for the Storefront Gallery (watch his interview here). We will also be making interviews -as usual- with the rest of the speakers and bringing you the insights on the emerging Croatian architecture scene.