Gülsüm BAYDAR received her PhD degree in architectural history at the University of California, Berkeley. She taught design, history and theory courses at the University of California, Santa Cruz; National University of Singapore; University of Adelaide, Australia; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Bilkent University, Ankara; and İzmir University of Economics. She presently teaches in the Architecture Department at Yaşar University, İzmir. Her work lies at the intersections between architectural and other discourses including psychoanalytical, postcolonial and feminist theories in order to explore the boundaries of the architectural discipline and the relationship between subjectivity and space. Her articles have appeared in such leading journals as Assemblage, Journal of Architectural Education, Society and Space, Signs, and Gender, Place and Culture. Gülsüm Baydar is the co-editor of Postcolonial Space(s) (Princeton Architectural Press, 1997) and Negotiating Domesticity (Routledge, 2005).
Mallika BOSE is Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at Penn State University and an architect specializing in Environment-Behavior Studies. She is interested in how the built environment impacts behaviour especially for disadvantaged groups. Her research interests include: Community Engaged Design/Planning; Built Environment and Active Living/Healthy Eating; Gender and Development; and Design/Planning Pedagogy. Her scholarship has been published in Landscape Journal, Habitat International, International Development and Planning Research, Journal of Urban Design among others. She recently co-edited a book titled – Community Matters: Service-learning in Engaged Design and Planning – which received the 2015 Great Places Book Award from the Environmental Design Research Association.
Lori A. BROWN is Professor of Architecture at Syracuse University and a licensed architect in New York. Her creative practice examines relationships between architecture and social justice issues with particular emphasis on gender and its impact upon spatial relationships. She is the author of Contested Spaces: Abortion Clinics, Women’s Shelters and Hospitals and editor of Feminist Practices: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Women in Architecture. Her current projects include Birthing Centers, Borders and Bodies and The Bloomsbury Global Encyclopedia of Women in Architecture with Dr. Karen Burns. She is the co-founder and leads ArchiteXX in New York City.
Lilian CHEE is Associate Professor and History Theory Criticism Cluster Leader at the Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore. Her work is situated at the intersections of architectural representation, gender and affect in a contemporary interdisciplinary context. She conceptualized, researched and collaborated on the award-winning architectural essay film 03-FLATS (2014) – about single women occupants in Singapore’s public housing. Her publications include the forthcoming monograph Architecture and Affect: Precarious Spaces (Routledge, 2018) and a co-edited volume Asian Cinema and The Use of Space (Routledge, 2015). She has lectured at the Bartlett, Delft, ETH Zurich and the Berlage Centre, and is on the editorial boards of The Journal of Architecture and Architectural Theory Review.
Simone Shu-Yeng CHUNG is Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture and Associate at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore. She holds a PhD in Architecture and an MPhil from the University of Cambridge, and an MSc from the Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, UCL. As well as being a Rome Scholar in Architecture, she practiced as a registered architect in London after completing her studies at the Bartlett and Architectural Association. She is International Co-Investigator on the AHRC-funded research project A Cinematic Musée Imaginaire of Spatial Cultural Differences [CineMuseSpace] at University of Cambridge (2017-2019) and Co-PI on the MOE Tier 1 AcRF project Re-mappings, re-constructions, re-layering and re-visits: Cinematic pasts as urban cultural resources at Nanyang Technological University (2015-2018).
Jessica COOK is Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture at the National University of Singapore. She completed her PhD in Health and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Colorado Denver, USA as an National Science Foundation (NSF) IGERT PhD Fellow in Sustainable Urban Infrastructure Systems. She was a 2013-2014 Fulbright-Nehru Research Fellow affiliated with the School of Human Ecology at Ambedkar University Delhi, India. She holds a BLA/MLA (landscape architecture) from The Pennsylvania State University, and a BA (English – creative writing) from West Virginia Wesleyan College. Her research interest is place-based investigation of social networks, health equity, and urban agriculture.
Teresita CRUZ-DEL ROSARIO is Visiting Senior Scholar at the Asia Research Institute. Her current research interests are on historical/sociological connections between the Middle East and Southeast Asia, with a focus on religion and globalization, migration and development. She has co-authored a book (with James M. Dorsey) on Comparative Political Transitions in Southeast Asia and the Middle East and has just completed a co-edited volume on The Developmental State: Comparative North-South Perspectives due for release in March 2018. She has a background in Sociology, Social Anthropology and Public Policy from New York University, Harvard University and Boston College.
Catharina GABRIELSSON is an architect and Associate Professor at the School of Architecture KTH (Stockholm). Her research addresses the intersection between architecture and the city, employing fieldwork and creative academic writing to bridge across aesthetics, politics and economics. She is co-editor of Architecture and Feminisms: Ecologies, Economies, Technologies (Routledge, forthcoming 2017), Neoliberalism: An Architectural History (University of Pittsburgh Press, forthcoming 2018), and Deleuze and the City (Edinburgh University Press 2016). With Helena Mattsson, she was guest co-editor for a themed issue of Architecture and Culture, Architecture and Capitalism: Solids and Flows (5:2, 2017).
Hilde HEYNEN is Professor at the Department of Architecture at the University of Leuven. Her research focuses on issues of modernity, modernism and gender in architecture. She is the author of Architecture and Modernity. A Critique (MIT Press, 1999) and the co-editor of Back from Utopia: The Challenge of the Modern Movement (with Hubert-Jan Henket, 010, 2001), Negotiating Domesticity, Spatial productions of gender in modern architecture (with Gülsüm Baydar, Routledge, 2005) and The SAGE Handbook Architectural Theory (with Greig Crysler and Stephen Cairns, Sage, 2012).
Jane M. JACOBS is Professor of Urban Studies at Yale-NUS College, Singapore. Her books include Edge of Empire: Postcolonialism and the City (1996), Cities of Difference (1998), and Buildings Must Die: A Perverse View of Architecture (2014). Her current research is on professional and lay cultures of innovation associated with the production of the built environment. Professor Jacobs shares her name with a very famous, but now dead, urban scholar (the Jane Jacobs who authored Death and Life of Great American Cities) and so has become an expert in professional disambiguation.
Izumi KUROISHI is Professor at Aoyama Gakuin University in Japan. Her expertise is architectural theory and history. Recent publications are “Rethinking the Social Role of Architecture in the Ideas and Work of the Japanese Architectural Group NAU” (Review of Japanese Culture and Society, 2017), Constructing the Colonized Land: Entwined Perspectives of East Asia around WWII (2014), Recovery History from Earthquakes in the Northern part of Japan and the works of Kon Wajiro (2015), “Urban Survey and Planning in Twentieth-Century Japan” (Journal of Urban History, 2016), and “Object Talks” in Confabulations: Story Telling in Architecture (2016). She was also a Research Fellow at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in 2015.
Mirjana LOZANOVSKA is Discipline Leader of Architecture History/Theory at Deakin University. Using multidisciplinary theories of space, her research examines mobility and exchange and its impact on architecture and culture, and the reinvention of the city. Her publications include “House Behaviour in the Australian Suburb,” (Consuming Architecture, Routledge 2014); “Performative Subjects: migrants and their house-building practices,” (The Politics of Recognition and Social Justice, Routledge 2014), and (editor) Ethno-Architecture and the Politics of Migration (Routledge 2016). Mirjana is co-editor of Fabrications and serves on the Editorial Board for Interstices and Space and Culture.
Melany Sun-Min PARK is a PhD Candidate in History and Theory of Architecture at Harvard University. Melany’s recent publications include “The Paradox of Excess” (Journal of Architecture, August 2017) and “Imprisoned Bodies: North Korea and its Kwan-li-so” in Spatializing Politics: Essays on Power and Place (Harvard University Press, 2015). She is contributing a peer-reviewed essay to Systems and the South: Architecture in Development, a forthcoming Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative publication. In 2016, she was a recipient of the Canadian Center for Architecture Collection Research Grant. Melany’s work has been supported by Harvard Asia Center and Harvard Korea Institute.
Barbara PENNER is Professor in Architectural Humanities at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. She is author of Bathroom (2013) and Newlyweds on Tour: Honeymooning in Nineteenth-Century America (2009). She is co-editor of Sexuality and Gender at Home (2017), Ladies and Gents: Public Toilets and Gender (2009), and Gender Space Architecture (Routledge, 2000). She has recently contributed chapters to A Cultural History of the Home in the Modern Age (forthcoming), Globalization in Practice (2014), Use Matters (2013), and Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design (2013). She is a regular contributor to the architectural journals Places and Architectural Review.
Anoma PIERIS is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning, The University of Melbourne. An architectural historian by training with a specialist focus on South and Southeast Asian architecture, her interdisciplinary approach draws on history, anthropology and geography. Her publications include, Architecture and Nationalism in Sri Lanka: The trouser under the cloth (Routledge 2012), Hidden Hands and Divided Landscapes: a penal history of Singapore’s plural society (University of Hawaii Press 2009), and Assembling the Centre: Architecture for Indigenous Cultures. Australia and Beyond (Routledge 2015) co-authored with Janet McGaw.
Eunice SENG, is Associate Professor and Chair of the Departmental Research Postgraduate Committee in Architecture at the University of Hong Kong; and Founding Principal of SKEW Collaborative Shanghai-Hong Kong. She is co-director of SIA Archifest 2017, founding member of Docomomo HK, and member of Asia Urban Lab, Singapore. Her research interests include the histories and theories of modernity and modernism; domesticity, housing and the metropolis; post-colonialism and politics of power; utopias, artefacts and their cultural representations. She is completing a book titled Resistant City and co-authoring a book on the transnational histories of artefacts as design pedagogy.
Anooradha Iyer SIDDIQI is a fellow in the Harvard University Mahindra Humanities Center and will join the faculty of Barnard College, Columbia University. She co-edited the volume Spatial Violence, and her book projects, Architecture of Humanitarianism: The Dadaab Refugee Camps and Emergency Urbanism in History and Vocal Instruments: Minnette De Silva and an Asian Modern Architecture, draw from research in Africa, Asia, and Europe on spatial and gender politics, migration, colonialism, heritage, and modernisms. She received a PhD in the History of Art and Archaeology from the New York University Institute of Fine Arts, and practiced architecture in the United States and India.
Naomi STEAD is Professor of Architecture at Monash University, Adjunct Professor in Architecture at the University of Queensland, and Research Leader in the Australian architecture practice Hayball. Her research interests lie broadly in the cultural studies of architecture: in its cultures of production, reproduction, mediation, and reception. She edited the book Semi-Detached: Writing, representation and criticism in architecture (Uro, 2012), was from 2011-2014 co-editor of Architectural Theory Review and from 2012-2015 co-editor of Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research. She is widely published as an architecture critic, and is currently a columnist for The Conversation and Places Journal.
Nadia WAGNER is Lecturer in Interior Design at the Glasgow School of Art in Singapore. She is currently writing her doctoral dissertation at the University of Sydney on spatial theory and architectural atmospheres.