Pedro Gadanho


Pedro Gadanho is the Curator of Contemporary Architecture in the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Since he joined MoMA in 2012, he curated the exhibitions 9+1 Ways of Being Political and Cut'n'Paste, and he is responsible for the Young Architects Program. Previously he divided his time between architecture, teaching, writing, and curating. Gadanho holds an MA in art and architecture and a PhD in architecture and mass media. He is the author of Interiores 01>010 and Arquitetura em Público and received the FAD Prize for Thought and Criticism in 2012. He was the editor of the bookazine BEYOND, writes the ShrapnelContemporary blog, and contributes regularly to international publications. He curated Metaflux at the 2004 Venice Architecture Biennale and exhibitions such as Post. Rotterdam, Space Invaders, and Pancho Guedes, An Alternative Modernist. He was also a chief curator of ExperimentaDesign between 2001 and 2003. Among exhibition layouts, galleries, and refurbishments, his designs include the Ellipse Foundation in Lisbon, the widely publicized Orange House in Carreço, Family Home in Oporto, and GMG House in Torres Vedras.

Harald Gruendl

Harald Gruendl (* 1967 in Vienna) studied industrial design at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. In 2005 he earned his doctorate in philosophy, and in 2009 he completed his habilitation in the theory and history of design. In 1995, along with Martin Bergmann and Gernot Bohmann, he founded the design studio EOOS. EOOS is one of the leading international offices for furniture and industrial design, with clients such as Alessi, Armani, Bulthaup, Dedon, Duravit, Herman Miller, MatteoGrassi, Walter Knoll, and Zumtobel. In 2008 he founded the non-university IDRV - Institute of Design Research Vienna, which specializes in research and teaching and produces independent theoretical studies with a focus on sustainable design and the history of design. In addition to various international teaching activities on the theory and practice of design, Gruendl, a proponent of interdisciplinary learning and open education, is the coordinator of the international Learning Network on Sustainability (LeNS) for the German-speaking world and initiator of the IDRV presence on iTunes U. He is the author of the books The Death of Fashion: The Passage Rite of Fashion in the Show Window (2007) and The Cooked Kitchen: A Poetical Analysis (2008). He is coeditor of Tools for the Design Revolution: Design Knowledge for the Future (IDRV, 2014).

Maria Lind

Maria Lind (* 1966 in Stockholm), a curator and critic, is the director of Tensta Konsthall in Stockholm. From 2008 to 2010 she was the director of the graduate program of the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College in New York. From 2005 to 2007 she served as director of IASPIS in Stockholm, and from 2002 to 2004 as director of the Kunstverein München. From 1997 to 2001 she worked as a curator at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, and in 1998 as co-curator of Manifesta 2, Europe's biennale of contemporary art. Responsible for the Moderna Museet Projekt, Lind worked with artists on a series of 29 commissions that took place in a temporary project space, both within and outside the museum in Stockholm. There she also curated What if: Art on the Verge of Architecture and Design. In 2011 she guest-curated the group exhibition Abstract Possible: The Tamayo Take at the Museo Tamayo in Mexico City. Maria Lind has contributed widely to newspapers and magazines as well as numerous catalogues and other publications. She was the 2009 recipient of the Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement. In 2010 Selected Maria Lind Writing was published by Sternberg Press.

Peter Weibel

Peter Weibel (* 1944 in Odessa) studied literature, medicine, logic, philosophy, and film in Paris and Vienna. Through his widespread activities as an artist, curator, theoretician, and nomad wandering between the arts and science, he has become a central figure in European media art. Alongside professorships at the University of Applied Arts Vienna (since 1984) and the State University of New York at Buffalo (1984-1989), 1989 saw Weibel establish the Institute for New Media at the Städelschule in Frankfurt, where he served as head of the institute until 1995. Peter Weibel was the artistic director of the Ars Electronica festival in Linz from 1986 to 1995, served as Austrian Commissioner at the Venice Biennale from 1993 to 1999, and held a guest professorship at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, from 2009 to 2012. From 1993 to 2011 he served as head curator at Neue Galerie Graz, and in 2008 he assumed artistic direction of the Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo de Sevilla (BIACS3) as well as of the Fourth Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2011). Since 1999, Peter Weibel-who, in addition to numerous other prizes and honorary doctorates, was also awarded the Oskar Kokoschka Prize for his artistic oeuvre in 2014-has also served as director of the ZKM | Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe. Beginning in 2015 he will curate the lichtsicht 5 - Projection-Biennale in Bad Rothenfelde.

and the curators

Gerald Bast, President, University of Applied Arts
Thomas Geisler, Curator MAK Design Collection
Dietmar Steiner, Direktor, Architekturzentrum Wien
Bärbel Vischer, Curator MAK Contemporary Art Collection
Marlies Wirth, MAK Curator


Pablo Accinelli
AllesWirdGut Architektur
Ovidiu Anton
Ovidiu Anton & Alexandru Bălășescu  
Doug Ashford
Atelier d’Architecture Autogérée
Atelier Kempe Thill Architects and Planners
Ayreen Anastas & René Gabri

Claire Barclay   
Ion Bârlădeanu   
Rana Begum
Anca Benera & Arnold Estefan
Horia Bernea
Wiener Beschwerdechor   
Bevk Perović Arhitekti   
Alexandra Bircken
Ion Bitzan   
Mihuț Boșcu Kafchin   
Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz   
Geta Brătescu   
Ben Thorp Brown

André Cadere
Mircea Cantor
Marieta Chirulescu
Ana Ciceala & Mircea Nicolae
Cino Zucchi Architetti
Andreea Ciobica
Cohabitation Strategies (CohStra)   
Larisa Crunțeanu & Xandra Popescu

Elena Damiani
Shezad Dawood   
Răzvan Delcea & Andrei Voica   
Verena Dengler
Carola Dertnig
Harm van den Dorpel
Andreas Duscha   

Ensamble Studio/MIT-POPlab
Annika Eriksson 

Belu-Simion Făinaru   
Matias Faldbakken
Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian   
Harun Farocki & Andrei Ujică   
Constantin Flondor
Andreas Fogarasi
future.lab TU Wien Vienna  

Adrian Ghenie
Franz Graf
Eileen Grey & Jean Badovici
Ion Grigorescu
Erdem Gündüz
Ane Hjort Guttu 

Helen & Hard
Hild und K Architekten
Kathi Hofer
Tom Holert
Barbara Holub & Paul Rajakovics   

ID2 die Angewandte

Marcel Janco
Peter Jellitsch

Klaus Kada
Daniela Krautsack/Cities Next & Gerald Straub   

Lacaton & Vassal Architectes
Julia Landsiedl / jeplus
Hannes Langeder  
Van Bo Le-Mentzel & Jakob Listabarth
Marysia Lewandowska
Adolf Loos
Johan Lorbeer
Lazar Lyutakov  

MAP Office
MAS Urban Design
Christian Mayer
Dan Mihaltianu, SubREAL
Team der Milliardenstadt
Ciprian Mureşan
Ion Lucian Murnu

Ulrich Nausner
Paul Neagu
Network Architecture Lab
Joachim Nica
Mircea Nicolae

Maria Daria Oancea & George Octavian Marinescu
Dragoș Olea

Philippe Parreno
Dan Perjovschi
Danica Phelps
Amalia Pica
Eugenia Pop
Raluca Popa
Yelena Popova
Projekt Bank für Gemeinwohl  

Walid Raad
Andra Răcășan & Elena Rucsandra Maior
Lili Reynaud-Dewar
RUA Arquitetos
Barbis Ruder
Valentin Ruhry 

Ștefan Sava   
Thomas Schneider & NANK Neue Arbeit Neue Kultur   
Carmen Secăreanu   
Shinseungback & Kimyonghun
SITU Studio
Amy Spiers & Catherine Ryan
Daniel Spoerri
STEALTH.unlimited and Stefan Gruber (STUDIOGRUBER) with Paul Currion
Gina Ster 

Iulia Toma   
Rareș Tudor Pop

Andrei Ujică   
URBZ: user-generated cities

Bik van der Pol
von Ballmoos Krucker Architekten   

Seth Weiner
Wermke & Leinkauf
Wiener Familienbund
Anna Witt 

Haegue Yang

Artur Żmijewski & Peter Weibel
Zoohaus/Inteligencias Colectivas