Meet the jurors

Christopher Pierce

Christopher Pierce

Christopher Pierce is Head of the AA Visiting School and an Experimental Programme Unit Master. He is a member of the AA’s Senior Management Team and has more than twenty-five years of higher education teaching, management and leadership experience in both the public and private sector. As a curator, he organised the first exhibition on the Dutch architectural photographer Iwan Baan and most recently a touring retrospective on the Catalan architectural ceramicist Toni Cumella. /photo by Sue Barr

Dunya Bouchi

Dunya Bouchi

Dunya Bouchi is Managing Director of ANCB The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory, Berlin. Before joining ANCB in 2010, she worked as a consultant for GiZ in Damascus on a sustainable urban development strategy for Syria. Previously, she worked on the revitalisation of East German towns on behalf of the German government. She holds an M.A. in History, Political Science and Communication Studies from Freie Universität Berlin und has lived, studied and researched in Paris and London.

Anh-Linh Ngo

Anh-Linh Ngo

Anh-Linh Ngo is an architect, author and Editor in Chief of ARCH+, Germany’s leading architecture magazine.He is co-founder of the international initiative »projekt bauhaus» which in between 2015–2019 was critically approaching the Bauhaus ideas through conferences, workshops, pop-up-exhibitions and a performance. Currently he works on the ARCH+ Cohabitation project and exhibition, which is scheduled in 2021 in Berlin.

Liam Young

Liam Young

Liam Young is a speculative architect and director who operates in the spaces between design, fiction and futures. His narrative approach sits between documentary and fiction. He is cofounder of Tomorrows Thoughts Today, an urban futures think tank. He has published several books including Machine Landscapes: Architectures of the Post Anthropocene and has taught at AA School, Princeton University and now runs the ground breaking Masters in Fiction and Entertainment at Sci Arc in Los Angles.

Pinar Yoldas

Pinar Yoldas

In her work, artist, architect and researcher Dr.Pinar Yoldas focusses on topics like posthumanism, the anthropocene, neuroscience and feminist technoscience. Already at the age of five, Pinar exhibited her paintings and became the youngest artist with an exhibition in Turkey. Today, she uses architectural installations, kinetic sculptures, sound, video and drawing to create a discourse on ecological ethics. One of her most impressive works is the project “An Ecosystem of Excess”. #pinaryoldaas

Ricardo de Ostos

Ricardo de Ostos

Ricardo de Ostos creates speculative fictions that envision architectural projects in shifting environmental and cultural contexts. He lives, works and teaches in London at both, the Architectural Association and The Bartlett School of Architecture. He is the co-director of NaJa & deOstos studio and co-author of 'The Hanging Cemetery of Baghdad' (Springer Wien/New York, 2006) 'Ambiguous Spaces' (Princeton Press, 2007) and 'Scavengers and Other Creatures in Promised Lands' (AA, 2017) #najadeostos

Emanuele Coccia

Emanuele Coccia

Emanuele Coccia is an Italian philosopher who teaches at EHESS in Paris, one of the most important schools of contemporary human sciences. Starting from studies on Averroes and Averroism, his research turned to the ontological status of images and their regulatory power, and to the investigation about the nature of living beings. Regarding these issues, he has published numerous books, including Sensible Life, (2011) and Life of Plants: A Metaphysics of mixture (2018).

Advisory Board

  • Mark Griffiths (Global Leader Climate Business Hub, WWF)

  • Jan Wurm (Leader Research and Innovation Europe, Arup Germany)

  • Raoul Bunschoten (Director of Chora Conscious City, Berlin)

  • Erika Mayr (urban bee keeper and horticulturalist)

  • Azzurra Muzzonigro (Architect, curator and founder of Waiting Posthuman Studio)