Carme Pinós set up her own studio in 1991 after winning international recognition for her work with Enric Miralles. Since then, she has worked on numerous projects ranging from urban refurbishments and public works to furniture design. 


Australian-born architect, filmmaker and performer Liam Young is the founder of the urban futures think tank Tomorrow’s Thoughts Today as well as the award-winning nomadic workshop Unknown Fields Division.

In a design world often dominated by globally recognisable branded celebrities, the London-based creative collective Assemble actively resists the historical cliche of the lone genius.



Saskia Sassen is a world renowned sociologist, urban thinker and keen observer of the interplay of economics and society.

Nicholas Lobo Brennan is co-founder of London-based Apparata Architects with Astrid Smitham. Apparata Architects design and construct buildings, furniture and books: tools for everyday life that open up unknown possibilities.

Tokyo-based architect Ryue Nishizawa is the director of Office of Ryue Nishizawa as well as the co-founder of SANAA, and the youngest ever recipient of the Pritzker Prize.




David Gianotten is the managing partner-architect of influential architecture firm OMA.


Marisa Yiu is writer, curator and architect and founding partner of ESKYIU, a multi-disciplinary architecture studio based in Hong Kong whose work integrates culture, community, art and technology.

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Rory Hyde is Curator of Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.


Mimi Zeiger is a Los Angeles-based critic, editor, and curator.


Dan Hill is an Associate Director at Arup, the global design and engineering firm. 


Minsuk Cho is an architect and founder of Seoul-based firm Mass Studies.




Emma is the executive director of Open House Melbourne, and like the organisation, she champions the city of Melbourne through its built environment. 

David Neustein is co-director of Other Architects, Associate of the UTS Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building, and resident architectural critic for Australian politics, society and culture journal The Monthly


Sam Redston is executive director of MPavilion.



Andrew Mackenzie is a Director of URO Publications: an independent Australian publisher of books on architecture and design. For over a decade Uro has published award winning monographs, historical surveys, collected essays and limited editions.