Damnoen is a PhD candidate and a lecturer. In 2009 he received his MA from the Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University (History and Theory unit). During his years of graduate study, he worked as a research assistant at the historical map laboratory where the studies focused on historical and morphological inquiries, he was a teaching assistant in architectural psychology courses at the same faculty and he has spent his time working as an architect and graphic designer on various projects in Chiangmai and Bangkok. Since 2012 he has been conducting research and teaching at the Faculty of Architecture, Chiang Mai University before he applied to study for the PhD in research programme at the AA in 2016. His research interests centring around the area of place and space, spaces of hybridity, and cultural anthropology.
Lukas Pauer is a licensed architect, urbanist, educator, and the Founding Director of the Vertical Geopolitics Lab. Currently engaged as Tutor in Landscape Architecture at the University of Edinburgh and Co-Founding Associate Editor at Harvard University’s Very Vary Veri Journal, Lukas pursues a practice-led studio-based PhD AD at the Architectural Association with P. V. Aureli. He holds an MAUD from Harvard University, and an MSc Arch from ETH Zürich. Besides numerous international recognitions, Lukas has been selected as Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum – a leadership program committed to change-making impact within local communities.
In the industry, Lukas is a member of the Swiss professional association of architects and has extensive technical experience in construction at globally renowned practices such as Herzog & de Meuron Architekten. In the academy, Lukas has devised, coordinated, conducted, and assessed courses incl. thesis supervision and examination at leading institutions such as Victoria University of Wellington. He has spoken publicly at institutions such as the World Bank, published in periodicals incl. the UCLA Planning Journal, and curated and convened public programs at venues incl. the Biennale Architettura di Venezia.
Samaneh Moafi is an Iranian/Australian architect and researcher. She completed her MArch with honors in the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). Moafi has and continues to work with prestigious art and architecture practices in Australia and UK (e.g. Forensic Architecture). She has also taught at Universities such at UTS, the Architectural Association, the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL and Royal College of Arts (RCA).
Olivia Neves Marra is a Brazilian architect graduated at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and postgraduate at The Berlage Institute in Rotterdam, with a project recently published in the book Tehran – Life Within Walls: A City, Its Territory, and Forms of Dwelling, edited by Hamed Khosravi (Hatje Cantz, 2017). She has collaborated with several offices, such as L’AUC in Paris, before starting her research at the Architectural Association.