Key Notes

Wilfried Wang

With Barbara Hoidn, founder of Hoidn Wang Partner in Berlin. Since 2002,

O’Neil Ford Centennial Professor in Architecture at The University of Texas at Austin.

Born in Hamburg, studied architecture in London; partner with John Southall in SW Architects. Founding co-editor with Nadir Tharani of 9H Magazine; co-director with Ricky Burdett of the 9H Gallery; Director of the German Architecture Museum.

Taught at the Polytechnic of North London, University College London, ETH Zürich, Städelschule, Harvard University, and the Universidad de Navarra.

Author and editor of various architectural mono- and topographs.

Chairman of the Erich Schelling Architecture Foundation; foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm; member of the Akademie der Künste, Berlin; honorary doctorate from the Royal Technical University Stockholm; honorary member of the Portuguese Chamber of Architects.

Helen Thomas

Architect, writer, and editor with a PhD from the University of Essex in art history and theory.

Attracted to all architecture that diverges from the canon, she has written on postcolonial issues, Rykwert and the relationship between theory and practice, architectural drawing, and takes an interest in the way that women practice as architects.

Having engaged with institutions as an editor and senior lecturer at the Victoria & Albert Museum, Phaidon Press, Drawing Matter, the Architectural Association and London Metropolitan University, she now writes and produces books.
Her most recent publications include: 
Architecture Through Drawing (2019), Drawing Architecture (2018), with muf architecture/art morethanone(fragile)thingattime  (2016), and with Adam Caruso at ETH Zurich: Hopkins in the City (2019), Rudolf Schwarz and the Monumental Order of Things (2016).

Paulo Providência

Graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of Porto and doctorate from the University of Coimbra, where he teaches Design Studio master courses.

In addition to his professional and teaching activity, he is a researcher at the Center for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra.

His research activity has focused on buildings and health equipment, as well as on the relationships between architecture, anthropology, archeology and landscape.

Co-editor of Joelho journal: # 4 – Crisscrossing Architecture and Archeology (2011), # 6 – Teaching through Design (2013), #9 Reuse of Modernist Buildings: pedagogy and profession (2018).

Other publications: A Cabana do Higienista, Coimbra, and | Darq 2000; Leprosaria Nacional, Porto, Dafne 2013; Architectonica Percepta, Zurich, Park Books 2016.

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