Teddy Cruz bio
Teddy Cruz received the prestigious Rome Prize in Architecture in 1991 and in 1997 received a Master in Design Studies From Harvard’s University Graduate School of Design. In 2005, he was the first recipient of the James Stirling Memorial Lecture On The City Prize, by the Canadian Center of Architecture and the London School of Economics. In 2008 he was selected to represent the US in the Venice Architecture Biennal and was part of the important exhibition Small Scale, Big Change: New Architectures of Social Engagement at the Meseum of Modern Art in New York in 2010. In 2011, he was a recipient at the Ford Foundation Visionaries Award, the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture by the French National Museum of Architecture and was named one of the 50 Most Influential Designers in America by Fast Company Magazine. Teddy cruz in currently a professor in public culture and urbanism in the Visual Arts Department at University of California, San Diego, and the co-founder of the Center for Urban Ecologies.
Thomas Laureyssens bio
Thomas Laureyssens (1976) is artist, researcher and interaction-designer. His work, inspired on cartography and human interactions in cities, was shown by Argos, Rhizome and Z33. He is a teacher and PhD researcher in the arts (MAD-faculty, FAK – KU Leuven) on games and ludic interventions for urban space, and how they can be used to create a more social environment. He co-created MAP-it, a participatory mapping toolkit.
Massimo Ilardi bio
Massimo Ilardi is a professor in Urban Sociology in the Department of Architecture of Ascoli Piceno at Università di Camerino. He is the editor of Gomorra Magazine. He has published L’individuo in rivolta. Una riflessione sulla miseria della cittadinanza (1995), Nel territorio della strada (2002), Negli spazi vuoti della metropoli (1999), Nel territorio del consumo totale (2004), Il tramonto dei non luoghi (2007).