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-- OAT Director Hege Maria Eriksson;
-- Norwegian Prime Minister, Erna Solberg
-- Curator of OAT 2016, in representation of the After Belonging Agency, Carlos Míngues Carrasco
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Gro Bonesmo is a founding partner of SpaceGroup and a professor at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. She was awarded a Masters of Advanced Architectural Design from the School of Architecture at Columbia University, and is a graduate from the Norwegian University of Technology in Trondheim. She also studied at the Sci-Arc in Lugano Switzerland and the Oslo School of Architecture and Design. Gro has taught at the Oslo School of Architecture since 1999, and at Columbia and Harvard Universities, Berlage Institute, KTH Stockholm and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. In the period of 1990-1998 she collaborated with Rem Koolhaas and OMA where she was the Project Architect for the Dutch House and the Dutch Embassy in Berlin. In 2014 she was the co-curator and, with SpaceGroup, the exhibition architect of the Nordic Pavillion in La Biennale di Architectura di Venezia.
Leah Meisterlin is a term assistant professor in the Barnard & Columbia Colleges Architecture Department and CEO & cofounder of Office:MG, a research and design firm dedicated to complex and crisis- or conflict-affected areas. Her research is primarily focused on concurrent issues of spatial justice, informational ethics, and the effects of infrastructural networks on the construction of social and political space. Through her research and in practice, Leah specializes in designing novel methodologies for sociospatial systems analysis at local to global scales.
Maria Nicanor is an architecture curator and architectural historian with a focus on cities and urbanism. She is currently a Curator at the Design, Architecture, and Digital Department at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Between 2006 and 2014 she was Associate Curator of Architecture and Urbanism at the Guggenheim Museum in New York and Curator at the BMW Guggenheim Lab. At the Guggenheim she also worked on exhibitions such as Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within and Outward, and Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum, among others.
Julian Rose grew up in Colorado and New York City. He received his Masters of Architecture from Princeton University where he was awarded the School of Architecture History and Theory Prize. Prior to attending Princeton he earned his BA from Harvard University in Art and Architectural History. He has worked for AMO on Rem Koolhaas’s proposal for the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and for the American firm LTL Architects on various buildings, installations, and exhibition designs, including projects sited at Lincoln Center and the Architectural League of New York. Rose’s writing on both art and architecture has been published internationally in such publications as Domus, Log, and Artforum.
Mark Wigley is an accomplished scholar and design teacher who has written extensively on the theory and practice of architecture and is the author of Constant’s New Babylon: The Hyper-Architecture of Desire (1998); White Walls, Designer Dresses: The Fashioning of Modern Architecture (1995); and The Architecture of Deconstruction: Derrida’s Haunt (1993). He co-edited The Activist Drawing: Retracing Situationalist Architectures from Constant’s New Babylon to Beyond (2001). Wigley has served as curator for widely attended exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Drawing Center, New York; Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal; and Witte de With Museum, Rotterdam. He received both his Bachelor of Architecture (1979) and his Ph.D. (1987) from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.