Dr David Burns leads Media Studies, a course he initiated in 2016. He has two decades of international higher education experience in colleges of architecture, art, and design. From 2009-2016, he was the founding director of Photography and Situated Media at the University of Technology Sydney. He holds a PhD from Goldsmiths, an MSc in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University, and a BARCH from the University of Tennessee.
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Dr Ariel Caine is an artist and researcher, whose practice focuses on the intersection of spatial (three-dimensional) photography, modelling and survey technologies and their operation within the production of cultural memory and national narratives. He completed his PhD at the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths University of London (2019) and is a researcher and project coordinator at the Forensic Architecture research agency. Ariel teaches, lectures, exhibits and publishes his work internationally.
Kamil Dalkir holds a degree in Architecture from the University of Westminster, a master’s degree in Robotics from King's College London and a master’s degree in Architecture from the Royal College of Art. He is currently studying for a PhD in Architecture at the RCA, focusing on the Architecture of Law in the context of the migrant crisis. Over the years, he has worked closely as a design consultant and maker with architects, designers and artists on exhibition design and fabrication.
Ifor Duncan is a London-based writer and researcher. He recently completed his PhD entitled Hydrology of the Powerless at the Centre for Research Architecture (CRA), Goldsmiths, University of London. His interdisciplinary research practice operates at the intersections of memory and poetics with environmental and humanitarian violence. This work focuses on the ways conflict is organised around rivers, primarily through the spatial, social and cultural politics of bordering, megadams, and the erasure of trace. He currently teaches at CRA, and at the Royal College of Art.
Helene Kazan is an artist and writer. Her work investigates ‘risk’ as an integrated limit condition of conflict and capitalism, analysed at the intersection of international law and architecture. Kazan’s practice frames feminist, intersectional, critical legal and creative methods through poetic testimony, as a means of expressing and translating the violent and disproportionate human and non-human effects of risk. Kazan received her doctorate at the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths University of London and was a Research Fellow at Forensic Architecture (2012-15). Kazan was recipient of the 2018-2020 Vera List Center Fellowship at The New School, New York and is a Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University.
Bahar Noorizadeh is an artist, writer and filmmaker. Her current research examines the intersections of finance, Contemporary Art and emerging technology, building on the notion of “Weird Economies” to precipitate a cross-disciplinary approach to alternative economics and post-financialization imaginaries. She is pursuing this as a PhD candidate in Art at Goldsmiths, University of London where she holds a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship.
Mirna Pedalo is a London-based architectural practitioner, researcher and scholar interested in the intersection of architecture, urban development and finance in post-conflict societies, particularly in the Western Balkans. Originally from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mirna has lived and worked in the Netherlands, Republic of Ireland and the UK. She recently completed a PhD at the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths, University of London, and is a recipient of the RIBA President’s Award for Research 2019 in the Cities and Community category.
Kelly Spanou holds a diploma in Architecture (NTUA, Greece) and an MA in Information Experience Design at the Royal College of Art -where she is currently pursuing a PhD at the School of Communication. Her work engages with epistemological questions around anthropocentrism and the body in curatorial practices, drawing from feminist and anti-colonial theory. Her work has been exhibited in events such as the London Design Festival, RA Lates, Sonar+D Festival (Spain), Jena FullDome International Festival (Germany).
Dr Tania López Winkler is an educator, architect and exhibiting artist based in London. Her practice explores the alter-ego as means to enquire different aspects of modernity and the notion of ‘the normal’ through different media and creative outcomes. As she investigates ‘the normal’ her work uncovers the world of fantasy and the poetic imperfections embedded in the quotidian. She brings her wide range of art and design practice to contribute with a creative teaching. Students are encouraged to be curious, to follow intuitions, and to challenge habits of thought: nothing is too big or too small provided the right attitude and work ethic is brought to the table.