REM KOOLHAAS

A Pritzker Prize-winning architect, listed in Time’s 100 Most Influential People, Rem Koolhaas helped design Strelka Institute’s educational programme. In the academic year of 2010/2011, Koolhaas was the director of the Preservation research theme at Strelka; this year he leads the Hinterland theme. Koolhaas co-founded OMA in 1975, together with Elia and Zoe Zenghelis and Madelon Vriesendorp. In 1978, he published Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan. In 1995, his book S,M,L,XL summarized the work of OMA in “a novel about architecture.” He heads the work of both OMA and AMO, the research branch of OMA, and, alongside designing buildings all over the world and working at Strelka, teaches at Harvard University.

ROBERT BOOD

Co-director of the “(Re)Charge Information” studio, Robert Bood is partner of FairSights, an international consultancy firm that supports companies and governments in strategy development, scenario thinking and strategic innovation. In the past Robert has worked as a Senior Consultant at Global Business Network (GBN) and has taught at Nyenrode Business Universiteit and Rijks Universiteit Groningen. Robert coauthored “Communities of Practice: Sources of Inspiration” (2004) and “Network learning: dealing with wicked problems” (2010).

DAVID ERIXON

David Erixon is one of the founders of Hyper Island, an innovative school of design, advertising, and interactive communications. When kick-started, the school had thirty students, and now its three branches – on Karlskrona island and in Stockholm in Sweden, and in London – train more than 300 specialists each year. David also founded Doberman, a digital design agency based in Sweden. He also worked as a general brand-director at Vodafone and products and clients vice-president at Yota Group David is currently a member of Board of Directors of Megafon.

YURI GRIGORYAN

Architect Yury Grigoryan is the Director of Education at Strelka. Apart from practicing architectural design, Yury teaches at MARKHI and takes part in conferences and public discussions on architecture. He is also a co-founder of Project Meganom, an architecture office that is famous for such buildings as Barvikha Concert Hall and Tsvetnoy Central Market. In 2009, Project Meganom won a competition to develop the project of the Perm Contemporary Art Museum.

REINIER DE GRAAF

Reinier de Graaf has been with OMA for 18 years. In different periods he worked on such projects as The Image of Europe exhibition illustrating the history of the European Union, several projects in the Middle East, and a competition-winning design for Rotterdam’s Stadskantoor. Reinier is responsible for AMO’s increasing involvement in sustainability and energy planning, which includes the report Roadmap 2050: A Practical Guide to a Prosperous, Low-Carbon Europe, conducted and published two years ago in cooperation with the European Climate Foundation.

Andreas Klok Pedersen

As a partner of Danish architectural bureau BIG, Andreas was a project leader in many architectural and urban planning projects in Europe, Central and South Asia. In addition to his architectural practice, Andreas runs an architecture studio at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen.

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