Pál GYÜRKI-KISS is an architect who studied at the Budapest University of Technology and the Helsinki University of Technology. Dealing with mostly public buildings, the focus of his own Budapest-based studio is on individual custom-fit approaches, learning and understanding the endless complexity of architecture. Beyond former teaching activities at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design he currently investigates the multilayered relationship of memory and architecture in his doctoral research.
Ștefan GHENCIULESCU is an architect, editor, researcher and curator. Editor-in-chief of the Zeppelin architecture magazine. Lecturer at the ”Ion Mincu” Architecture and Urbanism University. Co-author and co-editor of 11 books. He received more than 16 awards and nominations at international competitions and biennials.
Dejan MITOV is an architect and co-founder of architectural studio „Modelart Architects“, based in Novi Sad, Serbia. He graduated with master’s degree studies of architecture at the Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad after he also graduated with master’s degree in wood processing at Faculty of Forestry, University of Belgrade, Serbia.
Kliment NAYDENOV graduated from Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” with a Master degree in Economic geography – Geography of population and settlements and Geography Teacher. He is a specialist in International relations. He has a master degree in the field of Economics and management of tourism. He has also a PhD degree in the field of Regional demography. Today he is the Dean of Faculty of Geology and Geography in Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski ” and Chairperson of the Bulgarian Geographical Society. He is a former head of department “Regional development”. His teaching activities include conducting lectures on demography and human resources management, regional development and policy, urban planning and management, geodemography and tourism. Kliment Naydenov is author and co-author of over 90 publications in scientific journals and proceedings in Bulgaria and abroad, including books and textbooks for higher and secondary school. He has participated in more than 100 national and international projects.
Sergiu DEMA is the director of Jimbolia’s House of Culture. In this capacity, he carries out annual cultural activities aimed at preserving the identity of the local community. He is also the coordinator of the online project JimboBlog, a website focused on recovering and perpetuating identity elements specific to Jimbolia’s multiculturalism. He has participated over time in many international activities focused mainly on inclusion and education. He is licensed in Orthodox Theology, graduating in this field with a master’s degree. He also graduated with a master’s degree in sustainable development.
Dominika TIHANYI, born 1977 in Budapest (Hungary), studied landscape architecture at Szent István University. In 2000 she co-founded with six fellow friends their office Újirány Group, which aims to reflect on new urban challenges drawn up by the ever changing world around us and to set up new directions and possibilities of development. She obtained her DLA at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, where she also teaches landscape architecture. Her research work deals with the social aspects of sustainability, focusing on the implementation of creative strategies and public art in the course of urban regeneration. The chain of public interventions to follow up this methodology was selected in the book Landscape Architecture Europe #4. She was part of the jury of LAE#5.
Florin POENARU is a lecturer in Sociology and Anthropology in the Department of Sociology and Social Work, University of Bucharest. He has a PhD in social anthropology from Central European University, Budapest and was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar to City University of New York. He works on issues related to class, post-socialism and global history of Eastern Europe and teaches classes on contemporary theories in sociology and anthropology. He is a co-editor of CriticAtac, founding member of LeftEast and regular contributor to Bilten. His latest book is Locuri comune: clasă, anti-comunism, stânga, Tact, 2017. He also took part in over a dozen of election monitoring missions across Eastern Europe, the Balkans and the Middle East.