London workshop members
Mahbubul Aman, currently works as a Regeneration Project Manager leading on the GLA awarded funding to transform the Whitechapel High Street. This includes developing the street markets strategy, supporting business in the locality, promoting the area and ensuring Whitechapel becomes a world class centre for Life Sciences. Mahbub is also a resident of Whitechapel.
Stefano Faiella was born and raised in Rome to and Italian father and Scottish mother, Stefano moved to Glasgow where he studied Building Design Engineering and Integrated Building Design at Strathclyde University between 1998 and 2004. A qualified architect since 2005, he is a Director and founding member of Threesixty Architecture (http://360architecture.com/). His currently involved in a number of projects with a particular focus on city centre retail & leisure as well as Residential and Masterplanning projects.
Des Fitzgerald is a lecturer in sociology at Cardiff University, and have wide-ranging interests in the psychological and brain sciences. Among my active research projects, I am working on the history and present of the ‘restless city,’ and am currently co-investigator on an ESRC-funded project, ‘Mental Health, Migration and the Mega-City.’
Maria Herrera qualified and practiced as an architect in Mexico City. She obtained a scholarship to undertake the “City Design and Social Science” masters programme at LSE in 2010-2011. Since 2012, Maria has been working as a Project Officer in the Environmental Enhancement team within the City of London, and is responsible for delivering a range of public realm improvement initiatives of differing scales and scope.
James Knowles is Professor of Renaissance Literature and Culture. Member of curatorial team for Royalist Refugees (Rubenshuis, Antwerp, 2006), historical consultant to English Heritage on re-display of Bolsover Castle (2014). He has written on space, site-specific performances, and literary culture in London, the English Midlands, Scotland, and the Welsh borders, circa 1600-1660. Currently working on royal progresses 1603-49 and on mining and literary culture in Derbyshire in the 1620s and 1630s.
Raymond Lucas is Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Head of Architecture at the University of Manchester. He has a background in architecture and anthropology, having completed his PhD under the supervision of Tim Ingold at the University of Aberdeen. His thesis ‘Towards a theory of notation as a thinking tool’ established a longstanding research interest in drawing, notation, diagramming, mapping and other inscriptive practices. Lucas worked on several postdoctoral fellowships, including ‘Inflecting Space’ (with Richard Coyne, Peter Nelson & Martin Parker) & ‘Cultures of Legibility’ (with Stephen Cairns and William Mackaness) at the University of Edinburgh. Lucas also worked on ‘Multimodal Representation of Urban Space’ (with Ombretta Romice, Wolfgang Sonne & Gordon Mair) at the University of Strathclyde. These projects all involved mapping and sensory environments including the design of a Sensory Notation system and hosting of an international conference on Sensory Urbanism at the University of Strathclyde. Recent research projects include graphic anthropologies of Namdaemun Market in Seoul and Sanja Matsuri festival in Tokyo. In addition to a wide range of journal papers and book chapters, Lucas is working on two monographs: Drawing Parallels for Ashgate, about axonometric drawings; and Anthropology for Architects for Bloomsbury, discussing anthropological theory alongside building typologies. Lucas has also written a textbook for Laurence King due to be published in January 2016: Research Methods for Architecture.
Kate McLean is an artist, designer and collector of ‘smells’ who explores how the urban smellscape can be represented for individual and shared communication. Her practice-based research of ‘smellmapping’ focuses on human perception of smell information in urban smellscapes around the world investigating how this invisible and ephemeral olfactory information might be experienced. She is Senior Lecturer of Graphic Design at Canterbury Christ Church University and a PhD Candidate in Information Experience Design at the Royal College of Art, London @katemclean sensorymaps.com
Chris Miele is an architectural historian and chartered town planner, who works on large-scale regeneration projects, including tall buildings, that are transforming the way central London appears and functions. He is a senior and owning partner at Montagu Evans LLP, a development consultancy employing more 240 people and based in central London. Dr Miele is a recognised industry expert and his specialisms include advising architects and developers on the integration of new development in established areas, particularly historic ones. He was a principal author of the London View Management Framework, the planning guidance document which the Greater London Authority uses to assess 27 strategic views in the capital, and he is instructed regularly as an independent expert witness at planning inquiries dealing with heritage and visual impact. As a leader in his field, Chris has been instrumental in devising accepted best practice for ‘townscape and visual impact assessment’, a discipline within Environmental Impact Assessment. TVIA uses quantitative and qualitative analysis to assess the effects of new development of human perception of places. His working methods include research into popular image making, public consultations, interviews, sophisticated verified computer modelling and ambient noise profiling.
Euan Mills is a qualified Urban Designer with 15 years experience. He has been providing design advice to the Mayor of London for the last 4 years and has contributed to a number of policy documents including the Mayors Housing SPG, Town Centres SPG and a number of Opportunity Area Frameworks. He is currently leading the research the Mayors Design Advisory Group on how policy impacts on urban form.
Caroline Pembroke is an Urban Designer working with the Whitechapel Vision Delivery Team, Borough of Tower Hamlets. She is assisting with urban design matters as part of the Whitechapel Vision Delivery Team, including developing briefs and guiding design schemes for Whitechapel’s public realm and major developments. Caroline has experience working on regeneration projects in London and in Australia.
Philip Price is a Senior Business Analyst, development and Renewal, Borough of Tower Hamlets. Philip has an postgraduate academic background upon Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and over ten years of experience working as a consultant across numerous services within the Local Authority (LA) field. Previous core work incorporated aspects of project management operations combined with Business Analysis to re-engineer how each service process their deliverables from the back office to the front line, this work has been endorsed by International and National Awards. Recent work is focused around operational research concepts by abstracting actual real world actions through System Dynamic (SD) models to explore large scale policy options within future thinking and scenario generation through simulations.
Alex Rhys-Taylor is a sociologist and deputy director of the Centre for Urban and Community Research at Goldsmiths. His research looks at the relationship between sensory experiences in urban and social formations in the city. His recent publications include reflections of jellied eels and class disgust, mangoes and multiculture and the role of smell-scapes in the production of local senses of place. He has a book due out next year with Bloomsbury looking at the relationship between urban food cultures and processes of social formation. He lectures in the Sociology Department at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Ben Townsend is Head of Exhibitions at Squint/Opera. Squint/Opera is an international creative studio that produce experiences that bridge the digital and the physical. Recent projects include multiple exhibits for the Victoria & Albert Museum, London including: Hollywood Costume, Horst: Photographer of Style and The Glamour of Italian Fashion. We have completed an animated Discovery Wall for Weill Cornell Medical College, New York and collaborated with artist Wolfgang Buttress to create a series of experiences in the UK Pavilion EXPO 2015, Milan.
Carolina Vasilikou, holds a PhD in Sustainable Architecture from the School of Architecture (KSA) at the University of Kent, Carolina works as an Associate Lecturer at KSA and collaborates as Research Fellow with the Architecture et Climat Research Laboratory at Université Catholique de Louvain on the project Sensory Comfort and Climate (UCL-WBI). From October 2015, she conducts research on Sensory Navigation in a Heritage City, funded by the Communities & Culture Network + (EPSRC). Carolina has developed the methodology of thermal walks, as a way to understand how microclimate and urban morphology influence pedestrians’ perception of comfort.
Cologne workshop members
Carlos Delclos works at the Center for Contemporary Culture of Barcelona and collaborates with the Health Inequalities Research Group at Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) in Barcelona. He received his PhD in Sociology from the UPF and his research interests include social stratification, urban studies, migration, demography and social change. His work has appeared in such media outlets as Cadena SER, Radio Nacional de España, ElDiario.es and Open Democracy, among others.
Stefano Faiella was born and raised in Rome to an Italian father and Scottish mother, Stefano moved to Glasgow where he studied Building Design Engineering and Integrated Building Design at Strathclyde University between 1998 and 2004. A qualified architect since 2005, he is a Director and founding member of Threesixty Architecture (http://360architecture.com/). He is currently involved in a number of projects with a particular focus on city centre retail & leisure as well as Residential and Masterplanning projects.
Isabel Finkenberger (Studio if+ . Büro für Stadtentwicklung und räumliche Transformation, Cologne) is an urban planner (Freie Stadtplanerin AKBW). She studied architecture with a specialisation in urbanism and urban planning at the Technische Universität Berlin, London Metropolitan University and the Universität Stuttgart. After work in Hamburg, Berlin, London, Stuttgart and Sydney, she has been developing projects at the crossroads of planning and research with her Cologne firm „Studio if+. Büro für Stadtentwicklung und räumliche Transformation“. She is particularly interested in developing integrative quarters in the city that link sustainability and process development. As a scholar of the Montag Stiftung Urbane Räume she developed the „KALKschmiede*“ in Köln-Kalk with two colleagues from the social sciences and architecture (2009-2010). Between 2011-2016 she was a researcher and lecturer at the Institute for Landscape Architecture at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal and, since 2009, has been lecturing at the Institute for Architecture and Urbanism of the Hochschule Biberach. Since the start of the 2015/16 theatre season she directs with Eva-Maria Baumeister the project ‘Die Stadt von der anderen Seite sehen am Schauspiel Köln’ (‘Seeing the city from a different side at the Cologne Theatre’).
Stefanie Gänger is an Assistant Professor in History at the University of Cologne. She studied European and Latin American history at the universities of Augsburg, Seville and Cambridge and received her PhD in History from the University of Cambridge. Stefanie Gänger is a historian of science and knowledge in the Andes and Mesoamerica in the late-colonial and early-Republican period. She has published widely on the history of collecting and on approaches to global history. Her books include: Relics of the Past. The Collecting and Study of pre Columbian Antiquities in Peru and Chile, 1837 –1911 (University of Oxford Press, 2014) and (with Niels Petersson & Boris Barth, eds): Globalgeschichten: Bestandsaufnahme und Perspektiven (Campus Verlag, 2014).
Angelina Göb, is a postdoctoral researcher at the Academy for Spatial Research and Planning (ARL, Hannover). She has worked as an urban planner following her degree in geography at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn. Her thesis dealt with perception and use auf mobile phones in public spaces by using a research design made up of different qualitative methods for example photography and time scheduling.
Hanna Katharina Göbel is a sociologist concerned with architecture, urban design, art, expertise and the role of the expert and DIY-creativity. She studied cultural studies, media studies at Zeppelin Universität Friedrichshafen and sociology at Goldsmith College, University of London and obtained her Ph.d in sociology from the University of Konstanz. She is currently a research fellow at the Institut für Bewegungswissenschaft (Institute for Movement Studies) at the University of Hamburg. Her publications include The Re-Use of Urban Ruins. Atmospheric Inquiries of the City (Routledge 2015) and as editor (with Sophia Prinz) Die Sinnlichkeit des Sozialen: Wahrnehmung und materielle Kultur (Transcript 2015) and (with Monika Grubbauer and Anna Richter) Designed to improve? The makings, politics and aesthetics of ‘social’ architecture and design, CITY, Special Feature 2-3/20 (forthcoming 2016).
Klaus Hardering is Director of the Cathedral Archives, Cologne and editor of the learned journal »Kölner Domblatt«. He has published widely on the history of Cologne Cathedral. The Cologne Cathedral Archives contain ca. 20.000 plans and drawing on the construction and interior fitting of the cathedral from the Middle Ages to the present, as well as the files on the completion project in the nineteenth century, including ca. 30.000 photographs, a specialist library and an art collection. The archives enable the historically informed conservation and restoration of the cathedral.
Eva Herr (Stadt Köln – Dezernat Stadtentwicklung, Planen, Bauen und Verkehr) is an urban planner. Having worked in Berlin, London and Bremen, she has been, since 2013, the personal assistant and head of office for Franz-Josef Höing, Dezernent für Stadtentwicklung, Planen, Bauen und Verkehr (Head of the Department of Urban Development, Planning, Works and Traffic) of the City of Cologne.
Werner Jung is Director of the NS- Dokumantationszentrum, Cologne. Following his degree in History, German and Phsychology and his Ph.D at the University of Cologne, Werner Jung has been a research fellow at the NS-Dokumentationszentrum since 198, before becoming director in 2002. Cologne’s National Socialism Documentation Center is now the largest regional memorial site in all of Germany for the victims of the Nazis. It was founded by a resolution passed by the Cologne city council in 1979. For many years, the centre’s activities were restricted to research and academics. In 1987, the council passed a resolution calling for “the foundation of the NS Documentation Centre of the city of Cologne,” and the centre gradually developed into the comprehensive institution it is today.
Rainer Kazig is a human geographer interested in public spaces, everyday aesthetics and sensory geographies and has published widely on these subjects. He obtained his Ph.D from the Technical University Munich and is currently a CNRS researcher at the research group “Ambiances – Architectures – Urbanités, CRESSON” located at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Grenoble. His current research projects are on the experience of densification of individual housing areas and on the use of urban atmospheres as a „resource“ to stimulate creative work. Rainer Kazig is co-director of the International Ambiances Network (http://www.ambiances.net/home.html) and co-editor of the Ashgate/Routledge series “Ambiances, Atmospheres and Sensory Experiences of Space”.
Tayfun Keltek is president of the council for integration of the city of Cologne (Vorsitzender des Integrationsrates der Stadt Köln) and president of the regional council for integration of the Northrhinewestphalia region (Vorsitzender des Landesintegrationsrates NRW). He studied sport sciences and taught sport in a secondary school in Köln/Deutz for 40 years.
Mario Kramp is Director of the Kölnisches Stadtmuseum. A historian and art historian by training (RWTH Aachen), he wrote his Ph.D on early gothic architecture and was a visiting scholar in Paris. Since the early 1990s he has been working as a curator, and for the department of culture of the city of Aachen. Between 2002 and 2008 he was director of the Mittelrhein-Museums Koblenz, before taking up the directorship of the Cologne City Museum in 2010. His publications include books and catalogues on medieval, as well as modern Rhenisch art history and history, on orientalism, and on cultural transfers between the Rhineland and Paris.
Sandra Kurfürst is an Assistant Professor of “Cross-cultural and Urban Communication” at the Institute of South Asian and Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Cologne as well as a member of the Global South Studies Center Cologne. She attained her PhD in Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Passau. From 2007-2008 she was a visiting scholar at the Vietnam National University Hanoi. Her research interests are urbanism, communication, and state-society relations in Southeast Asia. She has worked on the development of public spaces and public spheres in Hanoi, Vietnam (Sandra Kurfürst, 2012. Redefining Public Space in Hanoi. Places, Practices and Meaning. Zürich: LIT). Her current research focuses on urban gardening in Vietnam, Hong Kong and Indonesia as well as on Hip Hop in Vietnam.
Stefan Lewejohann is curator at the Kölnisches Stadtmuseum. He co-curated exhibitions on the city quarter of Eigelstein, on Cologne during the Thirty Years War and on Cologne’s relationship with Prussia. His books include: Stefan Lewejohann (ed.), Köln in unheiligen Zeiten. Die Stadt im Dreißigjährigen Krieg, Begleitband zur Ausstellung des Kölnischen Stadtmuseums vom 14. Juni bis 5. Oktober 2014. Köln, Böhlau Verlag, 2014 and Stefan Lewejohann und Sascha Pries (ed.), Achtung Preußen! Beziehungsstatur: Kompliziert – Köln 1815-2015. Köln 2015.
Jochen Schmauck-Langer is an author, lecturer and social worker specialising in working with the elderly and with people with dementia. He is a member of the working group on cultural participation of the NRW-Demenz-Servicezentren and of the German Association for Museum Pedagogy (Bundesverband Museumspädagogik e.V.). Since 2014 he lectures on dementia and art at the Institute for Art and Art Theory of the University of Cologne. He is the founder of dementia+art: Eine Schöne Zeit erleben – für Menschen mit und ohne Demenz.’ and runs dementia museum tours at the Kölnisches Stadtmuseum, the Museum für Angewandte Kunst and the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, http://www.dementia-und-art.de.
Arno Steffen is a German musician. Born in Cologne in 1953, he was a member in the 1970 of the bands Stellair Overdrive, Zeltinger Band (1979) and Triumvirat (1980 ). His solo singles from the period with Conny Plank include »Schlager« (1983), »Supergut, ne« and »Liebeslieder« (1984). Since 1992 he recorded several albums with the Cologne band L.S.E. In 1992 he was a founding member of the artistic initiative against racism „Arsch Huh“. He composed film music, inter alia for »Tatort«, and »Das Wunder von Lengende«, »Untergang der Pamir«, »Berlin 36.« and »Schimanski – Loverboy«. In 2014 his CB „ Hop Hop“ appeared. He has been a lecturer at the KISD Köln in Sound. He continues his work with the AG Arsch Huh. http://www.facebook.com/Arno.Steffen and http://www.Arno-Steffen.com.
Carolina Vasilikou is an Architect and Associate Lecturer at the University of Kent teaching urban design and sustainable architecture. She holds an M.Sc. in Façade Design & Engineering from the University of Bath and a Ph.D. in Architecture from the University of Kent. Carolina currently conducts sensory research based on primary fieldwork funded by an AHRC Cultural Engagement Fellowship and EPSRC CCN+ (Sensory Navigation in Heritage Cities). Her research work focuses on thermal and sensory perception and urban comfort of pedestrians in complex urban environments. Carolina is active in people-centred and evidence-based design and research and is currently a member of the Centre for Architecture and Sustainable Environment at the University of Kent, Architecture et Climat at Université Catholique de Louvain, Working Group 5 of the EU COST Action People-Friendly Cities in a Data-Rich World Project and the Academy of Urbanism.
Eusebius Wirdeier was born in 1950 in Dormagen. He is an artist working with photography. He studied art at the Kölner Werkschulen/FH Köln, is a member of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie, and was a Lecturer for Photography in Architecture at the BUGH Wuppertal 2001–2004. The subject of his work is everyday life in Cologne and the Rhineland. His work featured in a range of exhibitions and books since 1968, inter alia „kölsch? – Heimatphotographie“, 1990; Wirdeier/Reiter “Trotzdem Alaaf! Kölner Rosenmontag 1991“, 1991; Hermann Claasen, “Kirmes UKB 1950” (designer and author), 1992; Wirdeier/Nitschmann, “Garzweiler – oder wie die Braunkohlen-Connection eine ganze Region verheizt“, 1993; Wolfgang Niedecken/Eusebius Wirdeier, „noh un noh– Texte und Bilder aus Köln“, 1996; Reprint Chargesheimer/Heinrich Böll, Unter Kranhenbäumen, 1998 (issuer); „Die Wunderkammer der Agnes Bosen – Eine Inventur“, 2000; Wenders/Niedecken/Wirdeier, „Viel Passiert“, 2004; Goldmann/Knauer/Wirdeier, „Moderne. Weltkrieg. Irrenhaus. 1900–1930 – Brüche in der Psychiatrie, Kunst und Psychiatrie”, 2014; „Ursula + Jean – Ein Fotobuch”, 2014.), http://www.eusebius-wirdeier.de.
Barcelona workshop members
Merce Amor is secretary at the charity Dialegs de Dona, a migrant women’s cooperative which provides a space for meetings and socialising. It was founded in 2013 to contribute through female intercultural dialogue to the social cohesion of the neighbourhood of el Raval and the city of Barcelona.
Albert Arias B.A. Geography. M.A. Urban Management. Currently PhD candidate in Tourism studies at the Rovira i Virgili University (Tarragona, Spain). His on-going dissertation deals with the enactment of tourism in Barcelona through the analysing of the controversy surrounding the enclosure of the Park Güell. He is particularly interested in how to incorporate hybrid relationality and non-representational approaches to urban and tourism management. He is currently the Head of the Tourism Strategic Plan of Barcelona.
Carlos Delclos – works at the Center for Contemporary Culture of Barcelona and collaborates with the Health Inequalities Research Group at Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) in Barcelona. He received his PhD in Sociology from the UPF and his research interests include social stratification, urban studies, migration, demography and social change. His work has appeared in such media outlets as Cadena SER, Radio Nacional de España, ElDiario.es and Open Democracy, among others.
Stefano Faiella was born and raised in Rome to an Italian father and a Scottish mother, Stefano moved to Glasgow where he studied Building Design Engineering and Integrated Building Design at Strathclyde University between 1998 and 2004. A qualified architect since 2005, he is a Director and founding member of Threesixty Architecture (http://360architecture.com/). His currently involved in a number of projects with a particular focus on city centre retail & leisure as well as Residential and Masterplanning projects.
Angelina Göb, is a postdoctoral researcher at the Academy for Spatial Research and Planning (ARL, Hannover). She has worked as an urban planner following her degree in geography (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn). Her thesis dealt with perception and use auf mobile phones in public spaces by using a research design made up of different qualitative methods for example photography and time scheduling.
Lars Frers is Professor for social sciences at University College of Southeast Norway. Frers’ research revolves around the materiality-space-motion nexus, with a special interest in how qualitative methods can give access to everyday life, social control and the senses. Frers has published a book on railway terminals, he has co-edited two volumes in the field of urban studies, a special issue of Cultural Geographies on the topic of absence in 2013, and a forthcoming special issue of Space and Culture on the limits of resistance in public space.
Mateu Hernández is the CEO of Barcelona Global. Mateu is member of the International Advisory Board of the 4th New York Strategic Plan, Secretary of the International Advisory Board of the Smart Cities Expo and Congress, regular advisor for economic development and strategic plans for cities, and is Senior Advisor of SONAR, the advanced music and technology festival. Previously, he was the CEO of the Economic Development Agency of the City of Barcelona, where he coordinated policies and programmes in Barcelona on employment, entrepreneurship, business, attracting foreign direct investment, the city’s brand, technological innovation, promotion and trading standards, city markets, and tourism. As managing director of the Economic Development Agency, he was the executive Vice President of Barcelona Activa, Mercabana, and had executive responsibilities in the 22@ innovation district.
Mateu graduated from executive programmes in Business Administration from IESE, and he also graduated in law from the University of Barcelona and has a Masters in Public and Social Policy from the Pompeu Fabra University and Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.
Stephane Laidet is responsible for sound at the Theatre of the Senses. He creates auditory landscapes and the music scores for the theatre plays. For 25 years he has toured with French, English and Spanish groups and has worked in TV (Canal+) and advertising (Martini). He has recorded 20 albums. In 2004 he meets Enrique Vargas and the Theatre of the Senses and works with the company as actor, designer of auditory landscapes, musicion or composer. He offers workshops in sensory theaters exchanges and lectures on sensory language and play poetics and the University of Girona.
Giovanna Pezzullo is an actor, scriptwriter, teacher in sensorial language and smell designer. She studied art in the Universitá Statale di Milano and gets trained as an actor at Escuela de Arte Dramático Il Piccolo de Giorgio Strehler.Since 1999 she works with the Compañía Internacional Teatro de los sentidos, directed by Enrique Vargas. She has acted, coordinated and participated in the creation of plays and olfactory landscapes of the folloing plays: El vino, La bodega de los sentidos, El eco de la sombra, Oráculos, Pequeños ejercicios para el buen morir, Filatura, El mundo al revés, Fermentación, Renacer, Heart of darkness. She coordinates the master “Imágen sensorial y poética del juego” organized byFundació Universitat de Girona y Caixa d’Eines del Teatro de los Sentidos and teaches in many European countries. She has created her own olfactory methodology which she teaches in workshops.
Teresa Perez is the Public Relations Officer of the Centro de Cultura Contemporanea. She also runs the project Alzheimerart at the CCCB.
Joan Roca i Albert (Girona, 1958) is a geographer and urban planner, and has been the director of the Barcelona City History Museum (MUHBA) since 2007. He has dedicated himself, from research and teaching, to the field of urban history. He has taught at the ICE of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and at the Barri Besòs Institut. He has been a fellow lecturer of the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst of Zürich, of the Barcelona History Seminar (Historical Archives of the City) and of the Independent Studies Program of the MACBA. He has edited the series Model Barcelona (1999-2006) and has coordinated several research projects on industrial heritage and the representation of the city. He directed Aula Barcelona (University of Barcelona) and the Urban Majorities Project 1900-2025 (Fundació Antoni Tàpies, 2006-2007). Co-author of The Future of Urban peripheries, 1994 (Barcelona City Award) and of The study of the industrial heritage of Can Ricart, 2007 (Prize Bonaplata) and coordinator of “The formation of the industrial belt of Barcelona,” “Urban expansion and Planning in Barcelona”, “The municipality of Barcelona and the fighting for the city government” and “The social articulation of contemporary Barcelona” (1995-1997). Among his recent writings, we can stand out “The arrival of the Pyrenean electricity and territorial decisions in Barcelona in 1914″ (2001); “The building dictatorship of Cambó. From the projects in 1905 to the 1914 decisions” and “Le front de mer de Barcelone. Chronique d’une transformation “(2002); “The attraction of Barcelona, migrations of the twentieth century” (2003); “Has Barcelona ever been a big industrial city?” and “The route as an art form” (2004); “A country in search of portraits” (2006), “Metropolitan Images of the New Barcelona” (2007, co-author), “Miejsce Barcelony wcywilizacji europejskiej (Barcelona in the European civilization)” and “The metropolitan kneecap of the Besòs. A long history “(2008),” The History Museum of Barcelona, portal of the city “and” the three metropolitan cycles of Barcelona “(2009); “Urban Inclusion and Public Space: Challenges in Transforming Barcelona”, “Archaeological intervention, historical speech and monumental making in Barcelona” (2010), “The risks of new urban dimension” and “Water, power and city. From history to heritage “(2011),” Barcelona in 1950 Reconstructing the Future “and” Strategies of insertion and interconnection of Barcelona as a modern metropolis “(2012).
Albert Sales is a political scientists and sociologist. He is associate Professor at the Department of Social and Political Sciences of the Universidad Pompeu Fabra. He is an activist and researcher in the areas of poverty and inequalities. He has researched the vulneracion of human rights by transnational companies in the South East of Asia and the North of Africa. He has acted as a consultant for the Network of Homeless People in Barcelona. Currently he is supporting Barcelona Council in the design and elaboration of social intervention policies in public spaces.
Ilaria Sartori is an ethnomusicologist, sound anthropologist and culture professional. She has a bachelor’s degree in the conservation of cultural heritage and a PhD in history and the analysis of musical cultures, and is a specialist on Ethiopia and Muslim cultures. Since 2002, she has worked on researching, documenting, disseminating, conserving and evaluating cultural heritage. She collaborates with universities, cultural institutions, museums, schools, archives, libraries, festivals, artists and researchers through conferences, workshops, sonic and multimedia maps, articles, expositions and other scientific, academic, cultural and artistic activities.
Joan Subirats is professor in Political Sciences at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. His areas of research include governance, public management and the analysis of public policy, and he has also worked on social exclusion, democratic innovation and civil society. He held the chair of Principe de Asturias at the University of Georgetown 2002-2003. He was founding director of the Institute of Government and Public Policy (IGOP). He has published books about governance, public policy and democratic innovation, the internet and politics. His latest book is Decisiones Públicas. El análisis y estudio de los procesos de decisión en políticas públicas, with Bruno Dente, published by Ariel (2014).He frequently writes for Spanish media, such as El País, Público, El Diario and the Cadena SER.
Marta Tafalla holds a PhD in Philosophy and is Lecturer in Aesthetics and Art Theory at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. She is the author of Theodor W. Adorno. Una filosofía de la memoria (Herder, 2003) and editor of the anthology Los derechos de los animales (Idea Books, 2004). Her work on multisensory aesthetics has been published in international journals as Estetika, Contemporary Aesthetics, The Anatomical Record and Percepnet. She is also the author of two novels, La Biblioteca de Noé (Herder, 2006) and Nunca sabrás a qué huele Bagdad (UAB, 2010), which deals with the experience of anosmia.
Anna Terra is the Director of the Departament de Projectes Estratègics de Foment de Ciutat of Barcelona’s City Council. Foment is a private-public company set up with the objective to execute all the planning and building activities planned within the scope of transforming and revitalising the Ciutat Vella District.
Carolina Vasilikou, is an Architect and Associate Lecturer at the University of Kent teaching urban design and sustainable architecture. She holds an M.Sc. in Façade Design & Engineering from the University of Bath and a Ph.D. in Architecture from the University of Kent. Carolina currently conducts sensory research based on primary fieldwork funded by an AHRC Cultural Engagement Fellowship and EPSRC CCN+ (Sensory Navigation in Heritage Cities). Her research work focuses on thermal and sensory perception and urban comfort of pedestrians in complex urban environments. Carolina is active in people-centred and evidence-based design and research and is currently a member of the Centre for Architecture and Sustainable Environment at the University of Kent, Architecture et Climat at Université Catholique de Louvain, Working Group 5 of the EU COST Action People-Friendly Cities in a Data-Rich World Project and the Academy of Urbanism.