Matthew Soules (Keynote Speaker & Workshop Leader)


Matthew Soules is a Harvard-trained architect and urbanist who explores the relationship between the built environment and critical socio-political issues of the 21st Century through research, writing, and the design of objects and spaces at multiple scales.

 In 2008, Matthew founded Matthew Soules Architecture (MSA) in Vancouver. The practice works on a wide diversity of projects and aims to achieve spaces that are simultaneously practical and projective. MSA has been widely recognized its work, including the Architectural Institute of British Columbia’s ‘Emerging Firm Award’ in 2010 and the Washington, DC – based International Downtown Association’s ‘Pinnacle Award,’ its highest honour, for contributions to public space. In 2011, the Toronto-based Twenty + Change awards program selected MSA as an emerging Canadian design practice exemplary for “pushing the boundaries of architecture.”

Matthew is an Assistant Professor of architecture at the University of British Columbia and regularly serves as a design critic at various institutions that have included Harvard, MIT, the Pratt Institute, and UC Berkeley. Current scholarly research includes a Government of Canada funded investigation into the relationship between speculative real-estate bubbles and the form and function of urban environments. Matthew’s writing has been published in magazines and journals including Praxis, Harvard Design Magazine, Canadian Architect, and 306090. He has contributed chapters to such books as A Guidebook to Contemporary Architecture in Vancouver and Vancouver Matters.


Bostjan Vuga, Ljubljana, Słovenia (Keynote Speaker)
Bostjan Vuga graduated from the Faculty of Architecture in Ljubljana (1992) and continued his post graduate studies at the AA School of Architecture in London. In 1996 Jurij Sadar and Bostjan Vuga cofounded architectural office SADAR+VUGA. Over the past fifteen years it has focused on open, innovative and integral architectural design and urban planning. The office has been driven by a quest for quality, with a strong belief that forward-leaping architectural production contributes to our well-being, and generates a sensitive and responsive development of the physical context we live in, broadening our imagination and stimulating our senses. He regularly lectures at architectural schools, conferences, and symposia in Slovenia and abroad. In 2003 he was a studio tutor at the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam. He was a visiting critic at AA London, the Bauhaus Kolleg in Dessau, the IAAC in Barcelona, the ETH in Zürich, the Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien and the Academy of Visual Arts Vienna. He participated in two issues of AB architectural bulletin magazine as guest editor. He published numerous articles about current events in architecture and urban planning, in diverse publications. Boštjan Vuga is currently guest professor at the Adip, TU in Berlin.

Chris Doray, Vancouver, Canada (Speaker & Workshop Leader)
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Chris Doray was born and raised in Singapore but completed his graduate studies at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London. Architectural competitions are his greatest passion, even as a student in his second year at architecture school won him the National British Steel Award for a conversion of a derelict warehouse into a maritime museum. His career path brought him to the West Coast of Canada where he collaborated on Vancouver’s most prestigious design project; The Wall Centre which was awarded the Skyscraper Award for architectural excellence. He then served as Design Director with Bing Thom Architects, where under his design leadership was awarded the reputable MIPIM International Award for the Central City Project. Again under his tedious guidance, he landed the firm’s next grandeur project, Arena Stage in Washington DC. Most recently, he was awarded The People’s Choice Award for an Urban Design Proposal, East Side City; which aimed to diminish the mental divide between the East and the West side. Chris Doray Studio was established in 2009, emerging out of a new era of international collaborative work, notably in Asia and the Middle East where there are many of the greatest opportunities for experimental designs which have real development possibilities. During this time, teaching at Emily Carr University of Art + Design has remained a passionately constant endeavor and is a perfect venue for nurturing the next generation of designers. He has participated as guest critic in schools, presented at conferences, and invited to jury panels on international competitions. Chris is a Chartered Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects. 


Ado Franchni, Milano, Italy (Speaker & Workshop Leader)
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Ado Franchini studied architecture in Lausanne Federal Polytechnic School, in Florence University Department of Architecture, and in 1982

he got his Degree in Milan Polytechnic School, Department of Architecture. Since 1995 he is Contract Professor in Architecture and Urban Design at the Milan Polytechnic School of Architecture. Since 1987 he is coordinator for the Erasmus-Socrates Exchange Programs with German, Austrian, Polish, Hungarian, USA and Australian Universities. He is also coordinator of many International Design Workshops in the field of Urban design and Architecture, with a specific attention to the post-industrial urban transformations. Ado Franchini founded in Milan in 1984 his office ADM Architecture, working on public and private assignments, urban planning, interior design, housing projects and architecture competitions. Since 1997  ADM Architecture works in the refurbishment and restauration of ancient rural buildings in Tuscany and Puglia, and since  2000 he works in this field.


Emanuele Naboni, Copenhagen, Denmark (Speaker & Workshop Leader)
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Emanuele Naboni is Associate Professor in Sustainable Design and Climate Architecture at the Institute of Architectural Technology of the Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen. He worked with and consulted foremost architectural offices in Europe and US. He has received his PhD in Building Science from Politecnico di Milano (2006) developing his studies at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) – with a thesis focusing on high performances buildings with the supervision of Ezio Arlati and Vladimir Bazjanac. He is a specialist of sustainable design concept developments and environmental performance simulation, consulting software tools developers such as Autodesk.

Emanuele was, from 2007 to the end of 2009, sustainable design specialist and analyst at the “Performance Design Studio” of SOM (Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP). He was a guest researcher at EETD (Environment and Energy Technology Department) at LBNL (2007 to 09 and in summer 2011). Since 2002, he has been working on environmental project design and environmental research. He was involved with with SOM in the master plans of Nanchang and Shenzhen, the commercial towers in Nanchang and Guangzhou in China and the San Bernardino Courthouse. He previously worked at a prefabricated building and a demonstrative green building at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry with Michelle Kaufman Design (2006). Before he worked at prototypes for ventilated facades developed with Aderma and Laminam (2003-05) He has recently won a F7 EU programme for sustainable design with the use of simulation on a cloud computing environment. Other areas of research are: green cities, Architectural vs. Mechanical means in high performance buildings, daylighting and indoor comfort.

Emanuele works together with humanitarian agencies to develop ecological and affordable houses in Tanzania, Thailand and other third world countries. He has received prizes in international competitions of environmental design. His projects are published on magazines such as Domus and Arca. He currently writes about sustainability topics on architectural and specialized magazines and has just finalized the book “Green Building Pays. Design, Productivity and Ecology” for Routledge with Brian Edwards.


Mateusz Gyurkovich, Cracow, Poland (Workshop Leader)


Mateusz Gyurkovich studied architecture at Faculty of Architecture of Cracow University of Technology and at College of Architecture and Planning University of Tennessee, Knoxville USA. He graduated in 2000. He obtained Ph.D. in 2005 also from  FA CUT . Presently Mateusz Gyurkovich is an Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Architecture of CUT in Institute of Urban Design .

The author and a co-author of over 40 scientific works in the field of architecture and urbanism and two books on architecture and urbanism: Contemporary museum in the structure of the city, CUT Press, Kraków 2007; Hybrid Spaces for Culture in Contemporary European City, CUT Press, Kraków 2013. Main field of interest- urban renewal, public use & residential complexes, hybrid structures. He leaded numerous international student workshops in the field of architectural and urban design. To name few – LOCUS GIRONA 2008 which focused on the problems of universal design and the application of its rules within historical city-cores; ECO-REHAB series (Barcelona 2011, Cracow 2012, Milan 2013) which was devoted to the problems of urban and architectural rehabilitation of mass housing estates. In 2012 he organized ECO-REHAB 3 in Cracow. He is also an editor of the book  Future of the city- Mass Housing Estates or Multifamily Housing Complexes? EcoRehab3, CUT Press, Kraków 2012.

Licensed architect since 2006 and a member of Polish Chamber of Architects since 2007. The co-author and a member of design teams of 5 marked designs in  architectural-urban competitions 1994-2008; Since 1997 he worked for and cooperated with numerous offices in Cracow, New York and Pamplona. Since 2010 own practice KMK STUDIO. Over 30 architectural and urban designs of city core areas, residential & public buildings, architectural monument preservation &  interior designs.


Ivana Pasecny, Bratislava, Slovakia (Speaker & Workshop Leader)
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Ivana Pasecny is a landscape architect, blogger and writer.  In 2011 on the initiative of Ivana Pasecny and Peter Pasecny was founded interdisciplinary studio  2ka.The studio is engaged in a complete project activities in the field of spatial planning and landscape architecture.  The quality of their work is based on a wealth of international experience either studying abroad and direct action in the architectural practice in recognized studios in Switzerland, Ireland and the Czech Republic. Their expertise continues to grow by mentoring and doctoral studies at universities in Bratislava (Slovak Technical University, Department of Management and Spatial Planning) and Prague (Czech Technical University, Department of Urbanism).

Before she established the office she worked in several prestigious architectural studios in Switzerland, Barcelona, Ireland and Prague. After her education as a landscape architect, Ivana is completing her spatial planning studies in Bratislava. Her interests are the current trends in the management of public green spaces, which she is publishing about also. Its aim is to inspire the world and bring home the inspiration. Create places that people want to not only visit, but neither of which do not want to leave. In this respect, given the scientific and theoretical activity in the field of spatial planning and management in Bratislava.


Ewelina Woźniak-Szpakiewicz, Cracow, Poland (Workshop Leader)ewel2

Ewelina is both an architect and a researcher. She graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at Cracow University of Technology (CUT) and also completed her Erasmus Scholarship at the HAWK Hildesheim in Germany. Currently, she is completing her PhD Thesis at the Institute of Urban Design (CUT) with a primary focus on temporary intelligent architectural structures. Her architectural and urban paradigms investigate spacial and sociological influences in the realm of the public space. She is also in the process of beginning a Masters Studies at the Institute of Sociology at the Jagiellonian University. She has been a recipient of a CEEPUS research internship at Vienna University of Technology (2011), Slovak University of Technology (2012) and Czech Technical University in Prague (2012). Most recently she has successfully completed the Visiting Teachers Program at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London (2013).

In 2007 she established an architectural practice – Up Studio, where her architectural pursuits hinged primarily on the threshold between Art and Architecture. She has been involved in numerous residential projects and design/built two temporary on-site art-installations for public spaces: provocation “Good Investment” (awarded in the Fresh Zone Competition of Art Boom Festival in Cracow in 2010) and “Light Installation” (as a part of Cracow Theatrical Reminiscences Festival in 2012).

Currently, Ewelina holds an active position as an Architectural Faculty Assistant at the Institute of Urban Design (CUT) and an instructor at the International Center of Education of CUT. For several years now she has been a tutor at numerous international design workshops in Poland, Austria and Italy. Her ongoing engagement with all architectural and educational projects organized by Miastotwórcze Foundation (i.e. ECOWEEK) and INTBAU Polska Foundation bears witness to her strengths in her advocatorial skills.

In her publications, Ewelina has distinctively expressed her interest in the numerous aspects of the emerging and contemporary links between art, sociology and architecture as well as mobility and temporariness at all realms of the built-environment.


Thomas Kauertz, HAWK Hildesheim, Germany(Speaker & Workshop Leader)

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It´s so simple, just do it, this is one of the key notes from Architect Thomas Kauertz, since 2000 assistant lecturer at the HAWK (University of Applied Sciences and Arts) in Hildesheim / Germany.He encourages the students to think outside of the box and attempt more unique and unusual designs.Many of the projects he conducted starts with the aim to build at the end.Nothing is apparently impossible:
Bunsenfactory – student housing in Hildesheim, a design project by students for students financed by a general contractor.
Mobile_Bildungs_Box, a multidisciplinary project for students from different fields such as Interior Architecture, Architecture, Civil & Wood Construction Engineering and an art school class with the aim to build a temporary wooden event pavilion in only 4 weeks.
Public Library Cupboard, or the competitions to build a 1,5 meter bridge and boats using paper.


Michiel Smits, MWM Architectuur, Netherland(Speaker & Workshop Leader)


Ir. Michiel Smits is an expert in the field of designing and realising development aid projects. He focuses his work on the collaboration between local community and architect, creating a platform with unconventional tools and methodology.

Ir. Michiel Smits has a critical view on current development aid, which inspired him to change these practices to a more sensitive approach. This approach is translated in his PhD research through; the accupunctional intervention method. This method supports the project even after the architect has withdrawn, allowing a self-sustained community.

Ir. Michiel Smits started his educational career in Breda, Netherlands where he studied building engineering (Baronie College). After which he studied Interior Design at the St. Joost University. Followed by a Bachelor in Architecture at the AVANS University. He worked his way up to attain a master in Architecture at the TU Delft. This path has given him a unique perspective, by allowing him to experience the building phases on all levels.

In 2004 ir. Michiel Smits first travelled to Kenya, Africa to work on building a dam for the local community. This journey instilled a deep passion in him, which later inspired him to raise a NGO. The Back2Africa Foundation, of which he is the chairman, is a think-tank with a collective of experts in the field of building, water and education. This foundation has assisted up to 30 projects to date!.

In addition to holding a position at AVANS University as lecturer, ir. Michiel Smits owns his own company, MWM Architectuur. Trough this company, he strives to structurally influence governmental organisations on behalf of his ideals for more collaboration and self-sustenance in the world of development aid. His main focus being; : the labourers and their quality of housing, improving on the awareness of government institutes and providing an example of how a self reliant community can function.

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Gie Steenput( Workshop Leader)


Gie Steenput studied architecture in Antwerp, Hasselt and Leuven. He worked at the office of Charles Vandenhove, Liège, Belgium, and at the office of Aldo and Hannie van Eyck, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Since 1990 he is Professor in Architecture at Avans University of Applied Science, Tilburg, where he is responsible for the 4-year architectural curriculum during the past 15 years. He takes pride many students of his and his colleagues are doing very well after leaving school. Several of them are winning architectural rewards and nominations. In his education curriculum he combines critical thinking, non-conformism, optimism, laughter, hard work, understanding (building) materials. The last two years he is studying the use of bamboo in the building industry. A topic he has lectured about in Brazil at the worldwide NOCMAT conference last March.

According to Gie, architecture should be considered as a social art where innovating ideas and projects should help bring understanding of the ‘other’. Cooperation follows respect, respect follows understanding, understanding follows meeting; therefore it is absolutely necessary all of us start to talk to one another.

With his students and in his modest practice he is looking for new, optimistic spaces, build with non-conventional materials where peace, prosperity and solutions for a changing world are realized through blending ideas from all kinds of fields not related to the day to day practice of the building engineer. The beauty which merges from the use of these new building materials and the creation of new space concepts will play a frontier moving role in the acceptance of the new architectural space.

New elements of interest: bio-mimicry, the evolution of the brain, learning processes, low-tech, high-tech, communication processes, re-use, re-fuse …


Magdalena Malska, Cracow, Poland (assistant)


Magdalena Malska graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at Cracow University of Technology (B.Arch) and also completed her Erasmus Scholarship at the Politecnico di Milano in Italy. Currently, she is completing her Master Degree (CUT). So far her practice is a combination of experience on various fields: architectural practice (architectural studio GRAF, WAM Architecten, Jeronimo Martins, freelance architect), writing articles for architectural magazines or organization of International Conference & Design Workshops for ECOWEEK.

She attended many workshops, such as EWWD 2010 about waterfronts in Lisbon, ECOWEEK International Conferences and Design Workshops in Thessaloniki (2011), in Milan (2011) and in Jerusalem (2012), or CaseWeek – “Design of sustainable buildings” organized by ARUP in Warsaw (2013).

She organized the first ECOWEEK event in Poland (2012) with architects from worldwide known architectural offices, such as Marta Pozo Gil (MVRDV, the Netherlands) or Ulf Meyer (Igenhoven Architects, Germany). She is coordinating Ecoweek event in Cracow and she is participating in ECOWEEK book project.

During her experience in WAM Architecten ( Magdalena was working on many various projects, in between on residential projects which differ in scale, on restoration of an old tenement house in Schiedam and on sucessful exhibition in Zaandam. Collaborating with Wilfried van Winden she designed the Rotterdam pavilion.

Magdalena also designed an interior and wrote a text about her practise in WAM Architecten that was chosen for an exhibition “Competitive Hypothesis” at Storefront for Art & Architecture in New York.She loves concepts, she loves to travel, and she believes that inspiration for a good design can come from everything.

Photo Credits: Izabela Bujak
Visuals Credits: WAM architects, Wilfried van Winden in collaboration with Magdalena Malska


Mihaela Hărmănescu, Bucharest, Romania (Speaker and Workshop Leader)

She was graduated from the Faculty of Architecture, UAUIM (2004), she studied one year architecture in Faculty of Architecture, Genoa, Italy and continued post graduated studies in the same institution with master degree in Architecture, (Sustainable development – an integrated concept of built space and energetic audit, 2006) and PhD in Urban Planning (Potential and value of the rural landscape as part of the cultural landscape, 2012).

Internship architect, working in Architecture Department, Ministry of Education, Amman Jordan and architect, working in the international architectural office for private and public finance projects with sustained activity in the field of architecture: retail, office and mixed-use development, public spaces, large-scale project and urban planning.

Currently is teaching in Faculty of Urban Planning, UAUIM and coordinates practical and theoretical activities for bachelor and Landscape and Territory master program. She is member of Strategic Research Initiative Board Directors and working group member of European Cooperation in Science and Technology research projects and is involved in studies, researches, domestic and international educational projects; conferences and summer universities with sustain activity in architecture, spatial planning, landscape, cultural and rural heritage, urban theory and sustainable development, on behalf of UAUIM of scientific and research projects.

Received a number of Awards and Honors: Green Building Education Initiative of the Year for Faculty of Urban Planning ( RoGBC, 2013) (OAR, 2007), (UAUIM, 2004) and was the Romanian Erasmus student Ambassador (European Commission 2002).


BudCud, Cracow, Poland (Workshop Leaders)


BudCud is a contemporary practice operating within the fields of architecture and urbanism. BudCud was estabilished in 2007 by Mateusz Adamczyk and Michał Palej. Currently the office is led by Mateusz and Agata Wozniczka. Our projects are logical and professional elaborations of better and sustainable reality in modern times, designed for the future inhabitants who benefit from a new environment. BudCud’s design process is a constant evaluation of a rational model scheme, defined by both context and experimentation. We are heavily influenced by the project environment, which makes BudCud proposals contextually conscious, but not naive. Implementing such a strategy results in something that is both unusual and unique. Our world is immense and multifaceted. We are determined to make architecture an integral part of it. We can make it happen!


Kinga Racoń-Leja, Cracow, Poland  (Workshop Leader)
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Kinga Racoń-Leja studied architecture in Cracow University of Technology and graduated in 1995. In 1992-93 she was granted US scholarship to study architecture at University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She participated at Doctoral Study Programme in Cracow University of Technology and doctoral scholarship at Instituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia in 1997, the doctorate work was presented at CUT in 2003.

Her architectural experience gets back to internship at Morphosis – Thom Mayne in Los Angeles in 1993-94 and Berlin/Potsdam 1996-97 at Focke Architekten. In the years 1997-98 she was a redactor at the Architekton magazine, publishing series of articles on modern architecture. Since 1999, till now she is conducting Studio L together with Marek Leja. Their work is focusing on integration of architecture with interior design and context. She is a co-author of several urban design concepts, also awarded.

Presently Kinga Racoń-Leja is an Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Architecture of CUT in Institute of Urban Design. She leaded numerous international urban design and architectural workshops. Her research and didactic works concentrate on urban processes, also on reuse of urban forms, integration of city-scape with social environment and landscape. In 2003-08 she was involved in the research on socially-safe housing estates, as opposed to gated communities, presently blooming in Poland. In the years 2009-2012 she coordinated LLP Erasmus Intensive Program regarding present condition of cities impacted by the Second World War – Oświęcim / Auschwitz, Rotterdam and Dresden, working with partner universities of TU Delft, HAWK Hildesheim and HTW Dresden


Chris Woodcock(Workshop Leader)

WORKSHOP Laser & Fab was formed in 2012 as a constantly evolving group of designers- architects, graphic designers, industrial designers, and students- interested in design, build, and prototyping using the laser cutter. Projects have ranged from fashion and clothing, graphic applications, signage, products, and architectural models.  The WORKSHOP allows people to try their ideas on real materials and understand the real properties of constructing an object.

Chris Woodcock is the owner and operator of WORKSHOP Laser & Fab.  Chris studied at the Bauhaus Universität Weimar, and received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville U.S. He worked as an architect in the U.S. from 2004-2012 before opening the shop, and worked on a wide variety of architectural projects including residential, civic and public, retail spaces, historic renovation, restaurant design, medical, and educational buildings.  Apart from architectural design, Chris is interested in the challenges of design in reality – material properties, details of construction, contractor relations, ease of installation and logistics.


Eliza Szczerek (Workshop Leader)

Eliza Szczerek is an architect who graduated from Cracow University of Technology (CUT) in 2004, completing her M. Sc. higher education studies in the field of Architecture and Urban Design. Her international educational experience started while studying at the Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus (BTU Cottbus) within the Erasmus Program. Currently she is completing her PhD at the CUT. Her research interests include the revitalization of prefabricated housing estates with a particular focus on development of a new quality of public spaces in these areas. Her approach is based on a belief in a huge potential lying in such mass housing estates as well as an important role they play in the whole city structure. She was granted a Ceepus Scholarship to carry her research at the Technische Universität Wien (TU Wien) in 2012. Her didactic work includes a participation in the international workshops (Poland, Italy, Austria, Germany) as a tutor. She gained her practical experience while working as an Architect in architectural practices in Dublin and Cracow.


Polish Willow, Poland (Workshop Leader)

Polish Willow is a Krakow-based collective of artists, craftsmen, architects…. Together they deal with green, living architecture and it’s social dimension. They create green architectural structures, constructions of growing willow and wicker (pavilions, mazes, shelters …) and other organic materials, they desing natural playgrounds and other children’s spaces. Among diverse activities they run workshops and promote the idea of built environment education. They bring traditional crafts into favor and show it in a new social aspect. The first, although not the only, material they work with are willow and wicker, commonly associated with Polish landscape.

Both as Polish Willow and individually members of the group have collaborated with organisations and institutions such as Malopolska Culture Institute, KRT Festival in Krakow, Jagiellonian University Botanical Garden, Wojciech Obtułowicz Architecture Studio, National Museum…

Members of the group:
Łucja Malec-Kornajew – art historian, artist
Agata Knop – craftsman, designer
Natalia Zając – architect
Dominika Wojtylak – artist, designer


Franciszka i Maciej Jagielak, Cracow, Poland (Workshop Leaders and Speakers)


Franciszka’s most important work is centered on design for childbirth. Her  patented design for  “The childbirth seat-support” (“Rodzisko”) has gained international recognition and many awards including a gold medal in medical category at 40th International Invention Fair in Geneva, Switzerland. She was also the first person to actively test her invention, giving birth this year.

Franciszka teaches at Industrial Design Faculty  of Pedagogical University in Cracow and writes a PhD about her invention at the Fine Arts Academy Cracow.

Maciej is a practising architect, researcher and a PhD student at Cracow University of technology. He writes and lectures about straw-bale building and more broad issues of eco-architecture and settlements. Most of the time (while not drafting in Autocad) you can find him digging for information about all things sustainable or travelling to straw-bale building sites.  He is a co-founder and  board member of OSBN – Polish Natural Building Association.

Together they have founded “Fuchi Studio” to pursue ideas of  “design for all” and “hands on” work in the design process.


Filip Suchoń, Cracow, Poland (Workshop Leader)

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Master of Sciences in Architecture and Urban Planning (diploma December 1999) with recognition of Royal Institute of British Architects RIBA Part 2. Registered architect, license of the Małopolska Chamber of Architects. No MP-1302.

Over 12 years of professional experience, working on projects of public and retail buildings. Running his own architectural practice – since 2009.Teacher at Cracow University of Technology. Faculty of Architecture, Institute of Urban Design – since 2012. Tutor during Erasmus IP UPWARD International Urban Design Workshop, Torino, Italy – 2013. Panelist during Erasmus IP Euroculture Cracow – 2013.

Most significant creative works: Multifunctional District Centre in Budapest-Zuglo, 2006-2010; Reconstruction of the east wing of the Former Royal Residence in Lobzow, Cracow, 2011; “Olimpia” Shopping Mall, Belchatow, 2010-2012.

Awards and honours: 8th International Biennale of Architecture in Cracow; Grand Prix – 2000: “Study proposal for the Blonia Green area in Cracow”.


Alfred Marek, Cracow, Poland (Speaker & Workshop Leader)

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Involved in interior design, art exhibition, industrial design andgraphic design since 1978. Author of over 1,200 designs. Main prizewinner in national design competitions. Professor at Cracow School ofArt and Fashion Design since 2004.


Anna Gulinska (Workshop Leader)


Graduated from Faculty of Architecture at the Cracow University of Technology (2009) and the Urban Strategies Program at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna (2012). From 2004-2009 active collaborator at the Polish Association of Architecture Students OSSA. In 2009 obtained honorable prize of the Dabrowa Gornicza City Council with a thesis project: ‘Urban development of postindustrial city center’, which is currently being used in the development of master plan.Her research in traumatic post-industrial urban tissue of Beirut was published in 2012 during 6th Conference of International Forum on Urbanism at Barcelona School of Architecture. Since 2010 lives and works Vienna focusing principally on multidisciplinary urban research. Viennese based team’s project The Cloud* as an Archive received 1 prize in annual Think Space Fast Forward competition and was exhibited in Storefront Gallery in New York. Since 2012 architect at Berger+Parkkinen Architkten in Vienna.


Arch. Jacek Czubiński, Ph.D.(Workshop Leader)
JC fotoGraduated at the Faculty of Architecture, Cracow University of Technology in 1980 also studies at the Institute of Art History, Jagiellonian University, Cracow. Since 1980 he has been working at the Institute of History of Architecture and Monument Preservation, Faculty of Architecture. In the years 1994 -1996 Visiting Lecturer in the School of Architecture, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee USA. Engaged in architectural designing focused on conservation of monuments, architectural history and theory of conservation of monuments. Author or co-author of several of architectural restoration projects and scientific publications. Conducts research related to the protection of architectural heritage in Poland and Ukraine. Member of the Polish National Committee of ICOMOS.

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