Wassim Naghi


Wassim Naghi is President of the Architects Branch at the Order of Engineers and Architects in Tripoli, (2012 to present).
He is Professor lecturer at Lebanese University, (1998 to present) and Beirut Arab University, (2011-2014). He has been Former Chairman at the Department of Architecture at the Lebanese University, (2009-2011), he has been board member at the Federation of Lebanese Engineers, (2013-2014).
He is Member at the Federation of Arab Engineers and Board member at the businessman association in Tripoli and North He is treasurer at the Chaderji Association for Architecture and Society.
He has worked with Dar Al Handasah (Shair and Partners, Beirut/1994- 1999), involved in the restoration of the Rashid Karami International Fair, designed by Oscar Niemeyer, and with the Arabian Construction Company (Abu Dhabi/2000 -2004), involved in major construction projects, Abu Dhabi Trade center and the iconic Emirates Palace.

Zhang Li


Zhang Li (a.k.a. Li Brian Zhang / Brian Chang) (1970) (D. Eng., M. Arch.) is a Professor of Architecture/Chair of the Architecture Department in the School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, China.
He leads the design practice Atelier TeamMinus in Beijing. He is currently a board member of the Architectural Society of China and the Editor-in-Chief of the leading Chinese magazine World Architecture.
Zhang Li’s research focuses on pre-industrial oriental philosophy and its contemporary reinterpretation. Besides his teaching in China, he has been the Professor of Practice (2012) in Syracuse University and the Visiting Critic (2010) in National University of Singapore. He has also taught joint-studio projects in a number of institutions, including: GSD, Harvard; Barcelona School of Architecture, UPC; Berlage Institute; Polytechnic University of Turin.
Zhang Li got all his degrees from School of Architecture, Tsinghua University and has been a Tsao Fellow in the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University.

William Menking


William Menking is an architectural historian, writer, critic, and curator of architecture and urbanism.
He is professor of architecture, urbanism, and city planning at Pratt Institute and has lectured and taught at schools in the United States and Europe.
He has been published in numerous architectural publications, anthologies, and museum catalogues.
He has curated and organized international exhibitions on the visionary British architects Archigram, the Italian radical architects Superstudio, and contemporary English design, and he served as Commissioner of the U.S. pavilion at the 2008 Venice Biennale.
He has participated in various juries including the 2006 and 2008 New York City AIA New Practices, 2007 and 2008 San Francisco AIA Honor Awards, and the 2007 Lumen awards for lighting.

Lucy Bullivant


Lucy Bullivant PhD Hon FRIBA is a leading architecture curator, critic, author and consultant who investigates and evaluates innovative synergies in contemporary architecture and urban design between theory and practice across cultures.
She works internationally with leading museums, galleries, cultural and educational institutions, publishers, corporate and non-profit bodies, and in February 2013 founded Urbanista.org, her webzine.
Lucy teaches and lectures internationally on the history, theory and practice of urban design, and is a Built Environment Expert for Design Council Cabe.
Her book Masterplanning Futures (Routledge, 2012) won Book of the Year at the Urban Design Group Awards, 2014.
Three of her published works explore the hybrid discipline of interactive architecture and design: Responsive Environments: architecture, art and design (V&A Contemporary, 2006), 4dspace: Interactive Architecture and 4dsocial: Interactive Design (Guest Editor, (AD, 2005, 2007). In Dec 2015, Recoded City: Co-creating urban futures, on participatory placemaking, co-authored with Thomas Ermacora, is published by Routledge.
In 2015 she curated Urbanistas: women innovators in architecture, urban design and architecture for Roca London Gallery, London, and Remake: We Make for the Shenzhen Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture.

Luca Molinari


Architect, critic and associate professor of Contemporary History and Theory of Architecture at SUN (Seconda Università degli Studi, Naples) and at Cornell University College of Architecture, Art, and Planning in Rome.
He writes as independent critic for Italian and international newspapers and magazines, such as: Corriere della Sera, La Stampa, L’Espresso, AD, Platform, Domus, Lotus, Abitare, Ottagono, Il progetto, Archis, L’architecture d’aujourd’hui and A+U. Since 1995 he is editor of the architecture and design series of Skira Publisher.
Between 2005 and 2006 he’s been director of NABA School of Design (Milan) and director of NABA Interior Design master (2010-2011). In 2006 he’s been acknowledged Ernesto Nathan Rogers Award by the X Venice Architecture Biennale. Between 2001 and 2004 he has been scientific director of Triennale di Milano architecture and town planning sections and a member of Triennale scientific board. Within Triennale appointment he created and curated the first Gold Medal for Italian Architecture (2003), the first edition of Festa per l’Architettura (2004) and the conference series “Cantieri aperti” (2004-05).
Between 2007 and 2008 he’s cultural advisor for Italy at XXIII UIA World Congress Torino 2008, Transmitting Architecture.
In the last years Luca Molinari has been devoting to competition management for private and public clients, art direction and curatorship for public exhibition and events.