Thea Brejzek is Professor of Spatial Theory at the Faculty for Design, Architecture and Building, University of Technology (UTS), Sydney. A 2013 Visiting Professor at Bartlett School of Architecture and former Professor of Scenography at Zurich University of the Arts (—2012), Thea Brejzek’s research focuses on performative space in all areas of spatial practice.
Current projects are concerned with Site and Perception and The Model as Performance.
Recent publications include:
Benedict Anderson works in scenography, dance dramaturgy, architecture and film. Projects include: En Residencia Laboral Gijon Spain, California Roll Fondation Cartier Paris, White Trash CDC Toulouse and Breathe Lisbon Architecture Triennial. He studied scenography at St. Martins London, won prizes for his scenographic and academic research (MA, Ph.D). He is a partner in the Berlin based firm Thinkbuild Architecture, Professor of Spatial Design and Director of the Centre for Contemporary Design Practices.
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Thomas graduated with a Masters of Architecture from the University of New South Wales in 2008 where he was awarded the ARB Architects Medallion.Tom has worked for architecture firms in both the Peoples Republic of China and Sydney where he currently runs his own design office. In 2009, Thomas received a Byera Hadley Traveling Scholarship for his research proposal The Politics of Memory. His work within his own practice, LeeshTagTom, has previously been exhibited in The Sydney Architecture Festival and the Lisbon Architecture Triennale as well as group shows in The Gwangju Design Biennale and The Prague Quadrennial.
Mike Day has been lecturing and tutoring at UTS in Design Studios and lighting, ergonomics, human behaviour and sceneography subjects since 2000. In 2011 he launched a new Master of Design Coursework Degree in Lighting Design. He obtained an undergraduate degree in Architecture and a Masters in Design Science (Illumination) from the University of Sydney.Over a period of 45 years his international architecture, interiors and lighting design practice has completed over 200 projects in 11 countries. Projects included commercial, hospitality, cultural, institutional and residential buildings, including over a dozen apartment blocks. He has also designed exhibitions, events, plays, films and operas in England, Nigeria, SE Asia and Australia. Mike was one of the instigators setting up the first Vivid/Smart Light Sydney Festival in 2009 and has been one of the light artists with installations along the Vivid Light Walks around Sydney Harbour since then. For (sm)art Light Sydney he conceived, organised, curated and co-designed an exhibition at UTS displaying original, site specific, experimental lighting installations, products and interactive environments by 10 prominent Australian light artists/academics and 5 students, working with substantial industry partners. He also organised and hosted 4 related Symposia, with international and interstate speakers presenting papers outlining new thinking about lighting and sustainable design in the city. For the 2013 Wagner bi-centenary he conceived, curated and designed and fabricated light and sound sculptures for the “Wagnerlicht” multi-media installation which was shown in the Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, the BachHaus Museum in Eisenach, Germany and the State Theatre in Melbourne and seen by over 40,000 visitors. He is the lighting director for the very successful Beams Festival Held every September in Chippendale, Sydney
Christina Deluchi is a graduate architect and lecturer at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). On completing her Master in Architecture in 2013, she was awarded the Australian Institute of Architects History and Theory Prize and has been nominated for the Object Gallery Award.Christina’s current research project “A Tale of New Cities: Medellin” or “The Architectural Legacy of Pablo Escobar”, questions the radical transformation of Medellin, Colombia, by tracing the commonalities and discontinuities in the urban strategies shaping the city since the 1970’s. The research is also part of a collaborative work with Fake Industries, “Indo-pacific Atlas” – a 12m collage exhibited at the Chicago Architecture Biennial, 2015. Alongside her work in practice and research, Christina has been teaching at UTS since 2013 and began lecturing in the Interior & Spatial Design program in 2016.
Campbell Drake is an architect and a lecturer of Interior and Spatial Design at the University of Technology Sydney. His research is focused on creative strategies for sustainable development in both domestic and international regional contexts.Campbell is undertaking a PhD titled Performative Spatial Practice that investigates how site specific performance design can renegotiate sites of cultural significance to reveal the political dimensions of space. Recent practice led research projects include Spatial Tuning (2016), Cultural Burn (2016) and Instrumental (2015). Campbell is the co-founder of Regional Associates, an architecture practice specializing in sustainable eco tourism development in environmentally sensitive locations. His architectural works have won a number of awards including the hotels category of the International Interior Design Association Global Excellence Awards in 2014.
Gonzalo Valiente is responsible of supervising the representation and construction subjects at ISD. He graduated as an architect at the Polytechnic school of architecture of Madrid in 2012.Gonzalo has collaborated with internationally renowned practices as Rene Van Zuuk Architekten, Supermanoeuvre or Fake Industries Architectural Agonism. He is currently studying a Masters of research at University of technology of Sydney. His Project ‘Immaterial Company Towns’ was displayed in the first ever Chicago Biennial of Architecture as part of a broader project called Indopacific Atlas in 2015.
Jorge Valiente is an architect, academic and co-founding member of Grandeza Estudio together with Amaia Sanchez and Gonzalo Valiente.Jorge graduated with a Masters in Architecture from the Madrid Polytechnic School of Architecture in 2013. He qualified with an additional Special Diploma in Territorial and Urban Planning. He received scholarships to undertake studies at the Technical University of Architecture (TU) and the School of Fine Arts (UDK) i\n Berlin in 2008, as well as at the School of Architecture of Granada (UGR) in 2010. Jorge was also invited to take part in the Postgraduate Program Bauhaus Lab, at the Bauhaus Foundation in Dessau in 2013. In both Madrid and Berlin Jorge has developed a multidisciplinary practice based upon collaborations with several architects, collectives and artists including Izaskun Chinchilla, Zuloark and Smaq. Jorge Valiente has been teaching at UTS since 2015 and lecturing since 2016. Currently he undertakes research on outsourced landscapes and the political controversies around the implementation of new forms of flexible colonialism.