As an architect, landscape architect and installation artist he lives and works in the Bronx, in New York. Acconci has taught at numerous American institutions and also designed the Grazer Murinsel (The Island in the Mur).
Dezeen was started as a simple blog in 2006 by Marcus Fairs. Dezeen has grown rapidly and become one of the most popular and influential architecture and design blogs on the internet.
Fabio Novembre is an Italian architect and designer. After studies and courses in Milan and New York, he worked as a designer and architect for Italian brands and curated many international exhibitions and installations.
Gregor Eichinger is an architect and designer of numerous local and commercial structures, museums, bars and offices. He has won the award for experimental trends in architecture and was the winner of architecture price awarded by the city of Vienna in 2007.
Joerg Suermann is the CEO of DMY Berlin, an international design network for contemporary product design, which grants awards annually for excellent projects and international exhibitions and gives visibility to innovative projects and products that go beyond the mainstream.
Internationally established product designer. Many of his works has been distinguished and has been acquired by various design collections. Professor of product design at the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design and in 2011, he was awarded the Austrian design prize. He lives and works in Vienna.
As manager of the CIS, he developed the network of the creative industries in Styria and conducted the application management for Graz as UNESCO City of Design.
Curator and journalist in the area of architecture and design and commission agent of the Austrian contribution to the 7th Architecture Biennial festival Sao Paulo. Founded the Vienna Design Week in 2007 and is now co-directress of the festival with Tulga Beyerle.
Studied Industrial design and teached at the university for applied art in Vienna. She is a free design expert, author and curator and published numerous design projects and exhibitions during the last years. Founded the Vienna Design Week in 2007 and is now co-directress of the festival with Lilli Hollein.
H.O.M.E. publisher and editor in chief as well as organizer of the annual H.O.M.E. Depot in Vienna. She serves on the editorial staff at different magazines and since 2007, she has been the organizer of the Vienna Opera Ball, as well.
Since 2000, he has been the rector of the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. He is the vice president of Universities Austria and author on the subjects university rights and management as well as art and cultural politics.
Prof. Frank Zebner has been at the Hochschule for Gestaltung in Offenbach since 2008. He has worked as an industrial designer and for many years now, he has been a designer and advisor for international brands such as BMW, Gaggenau, Meiko or Siemens.
Thomas D. Meier was appointed as the rector of the Zurich University of the Arts in 2008. He is involved in cultural politics as well as different international networks.
Johann Heil is the artistic authority of Neue Wiener Werkstaette and responsible for design, product development and exhibition and fair planning. Among ithers, he designed Allegro, Johan, Mirabelle and Nuovo for NWW.
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