Executive Editor: Dr Graham Cairns PhD. MA. B(Arch). BA(hons). IE. RIBA.
Dr Graham Cairns, UK, has taught at Universities in Spain, the UK, Mexico, South Africa and Gambia. He has worked in architectural studios in London and Hong Kong and ran a performing arts company, Hybrid Artworks, with a specialism in video installation and performance art. The author and editor of five books, he has presented papers at international conferences and has published on architecture, film, interior design and advertising. Currently, he is conducting research at Columbia University, New York. He is also Honorary Senior Research Associate the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, London. For more information visit his website.
Academic Editor: Prof. Murray Fraser.
Professor of Architecture and Global Culture, Vice-Dean of Research for the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment. Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.
Selected Publications include: Critical Architecture (ed., 2007); Architecture and the ‘Special Relationship’: The American influence on post-war British architecture (2007); Architecture and Globalisation in the Persian Gulf Region (ed., 2013); Design Research in Architecture (ed., 2013)
Aya Alphs, BA, MA.
Independent Scholar, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge, UK.
Aya Alphs is an architectural historian and editor based in Paris. Her research explores the political and cultural networks that have contributed to the cult of celebrity in architecture. She has an MA in History of Art and Architecture from the University of York and a BA in the History of Art and Architecture from New York University. She is also Managing Editor and Paris Events Manager of the King’s Review and was previously Managing Editor and Copyeditor of Scroope.
Dr. Michail Galanakis PhD. MA. MArch
Independent Scholar, Helsinki
Dr. Michail Galanakis research covers an interest in the social aspects of public space and the design and management opportunities presented by social inclusionary approaches. His research has won prizes and he has been awarded numerous grants and scholarships. Galanakis has a Masters degree in the Arts from the Design Academy Eindhoven, Holland; a Masters in Architecture from Aristotle’s University of Thessaloniki, Greece and a Doctorate of Arts from University of Art and Design Helsinki, Finland. He is an independent researcher currently writing and teaching in Helsinki.
Dr. Maciej Stasiowski
Institute of Audiovisual Arts at Faculty of Management and Social Communication, Jagiellonian University, Poland.
Maciej Stasiowski has led courses on animated film, new media art, and literature studies. Recently, he co-created a film essay for the Late Polishness: Forms of national identity after 1989 exhibition in Warsaw. He has researched and published on the literary strategies in Peter Greenaway’s films, books, and installations and between 2014-16 published essays in the Polish magazine ARCH on a number of visionary architects. His doctoral research, The Mediatization of Speculative Architectural Projects, investigated the tradition of “paper architecture” and the increasing incorporation of cinematic representational techniques in unbuildable architectural projects. His primary research interests include: film and filmic space, architectural representation, science fiction literature and cinema, new media and unbuildable architectural projects.
Dr. Silvio Carta Ing. Arch. PhD. DE. AFHEA. ARB. RIBA.
Programme Leader in Architecture – Interior Architecture and Design at the University of Hertfordshire, UK
Silvio Carta is an architect and academic based in London. His main fields of interest are architectural theory, digital design and public space. His studies have focused on the understanding of the contemporary architecture, digital processes, architectural criticism, research through making, and the analysis of the design process. Silvio is head of the editorial board of Seoul-based C3 magazine, and the curator of the international lecture series AUDITORIUM 2015-16: The Architecture of Information, Data, People and Public Space (Leuven, Belgium).
Dr. Jennifer L. Gray BA, MA, PhD.
Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University, New York, US
Dr. Jennifer L. Gray is an art and architectural historian specializing in the relationships between social politics, material culture, and the built environment, with an interest in critical preservation and curatorial practices. She teaches in the Graduate School of Architecture at Columbia University and is an Educator at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.