An architect and engineer by training, Carlo Ratti practices in Italy and teaches at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he directs the Senseable City Lab.
Carmelo Zappulla is a PhD architect and founding partner of Barcelona based External Reference Architects. The firm is active in design and research in the fields of sensorial spaces, interior design, architecture, and landscape design.
Winy Maas is an architect, urban designer and landscape architect and one of the co-founding directors of the globally operating architecture and urban planning firm MVRDV, based in Rotterdam, Netherlands, known for projects such as the Expo 2000, the vision for greater Paris, Grand Paris Plus Petit, and more recently the Market Hall in Rotterdam.
Carlos Ferrater is a Doctor of Architecture, a Professor at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona. In 2006 he set up, along with Xavier Martí, Lucía Ferrater and Borja Ferrater, the Office of Architecture in Barcelona. Borja Ferrater is an architect from the International University of Catalonia. In parallel to his practice in OAB, Borja is currently Design Studio Teacher at the ESARQ UIC.
Bernard Khoury studied Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design and received a Master in Architectural Studies from Harvard University. Khoury started his independent practice Bernard Khoury / DW5 in 1993. Over the past fifteen years, the office has developed an international reputation and a significant diverse portfolio of projects. Khoury is also co-founder of the Arab Center for Architecture.
Ricardo O’Nascimento is an artist and researcher on the field of new media and interactive art. He investigates body-environment relations focused on interface development for worn devices, interactive installations and hybrid environments. He is the founder of POPKALAB – a design/research studio focused on innovation on the field of wearable technology.
Mar Santamaria-Varas and Pablo Martinez-Diez are co-founders of the design studio 300.000 Km/s. They work with Data Analysis and Visualisation to propose new ways to depict subjective and objective mechanisms taking place in cities trough human-place transactions.
Manfred Karrer is an Austrian software developer who is working on Bitsquare since 2014. This presentation will cover the questions why a decentralized Bitcoin exchange is needed and how to build it. It will focus on the political and conceptual aspects and will give a short demo of the software.