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Prof. Dr. Kathleen James-Chakraborty


Kathleen James-Chakraborty has been Professor of Art History at UCD since 2007. From 2007 to 2010 she served as Head of the UCD School of Art History and Cultural Policy. A graduate of Yale, James-Chakraborty earned her doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. She has taught at the University of Minnesota, at the University of California Berkeley, where she was Professor of Architecture, and at the Ruhr University Bochum, where she was a Mercator guest professor. She spent the autumn semesters of 2015 and 2016 at the Yale School of Architecture as the Vincent Scully Visiting Professor of Architectural History.

Elected to the Royal Irish Academy in 2011, she is currently on the board of the Chester Beatty Library and of the National Museum of Ireland. She was from 2012 to 2015 the Chair of the Board of the Irish Architecture Foundation and from 2008-2012 the Irish representative to the International Congress of Art Historians.

In addition, she has been a Gambrinus Fellow at the Technical University in Dortmund and twice chaired the Alice Davis Hitchcock Prize committee for the Society of Architectural Historians (US). She also organised the fourth international conference of the European Architectural History Network, held in Dublin Castle on 2-4 June 2016.

Dr. Martino Stierli


Martino Stierli is the head curator for Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern art in New York since March 2015. He previously was Professor for Architecture and Art History at the Institute of Art History at Universität Zürich (SNF endowed professorship). He contributed his work „The Architecture of Hedonism: Three Villas in the Island of Capri” to the 14th Architecture Biennale Venice. Living and working internationally between 2008 and 2014, he has curated exhibits on many subjects, such as Las Vegas Studio: Images from the Archives of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown.

Dr. Olga Touloumi


Olga Touloumi is Assistant Professor of Art History at Bard College. Her work focuses on the history of modern architecture and addresses questions of governmentality, internationalism, and media theory. Her book-in-progress examines spaces of global governance since the outbreak of World War II and the new ideas about publics, citizenship, and communication that they articulated. Her research has received support from Harvard University, the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, the Canadian Center for Architecture, and the Alexander S. Onassis Foundation. Her writing has appeared in the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Buildings & Landscapes, Thresholds, among others. She is a co-founding member of the Feminist Art and Architecture Collaborative.

Prof. Dr. Anselm Wagner


Anselm Wagner studied Art History, Philosophy and Classical Archaeology in Salzburg and Munich. He was a co-founder and first director of Gallery 5020 in Salzburg, and subsequently was editor of the art magazines frame and spike. Since 2010 he is Professor for Architectural Theory, and Director of the Institute for Architectural Theory, Art, and Cultural Sciences at TU Graz. He previously served as visiting professor at TU Wien, and the University of Minnesota/Minneapolis. Mr. Wagner is director of the FWF-research project “The Sun Houses of Konrad Frey” and publisher of the book series architektur + analyse by jovis, Berlin.

His latest publications are: Staub. Eine interdisziplinäre Perspektive (Dust. An interdisciplinary analysis) (in collaboration with Daniel Gethmann) Wien-Berlin 2013; Konrad Frey: Haus Zankel. Experiment Solararchitektur (in collaboration with Ingrid Böck), Berlin 2013 (Experiment Solar Archtecture); Is There (Anti-) Neoliberal Architecture? (in collaboration with Ana Jeinic), Berlin 2013. In preparation: Popular Terms in Architecture: A Dictionary and Architectural Guide, Graz (in collaboration with Sophia Walk).