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Mauricio Pauly



Mauricio Pauly

Mauricio Pauly is a Costarican composer based in the UK since 2007. His music has been performed in numerous cities across Europe and the Americas by ensembles and soloists including JACK Quartet, Talea Ensemble, L’Arsenale, Iturriaga Quartet, Asamisimasa, Eunoia, Dal Niente, ACME, Ikarus Chamber Players, Vertixe Sonora, Richard Craig and Francesco Dillon, among others. Recent committments include a summer residence at Harvard University, a premiere at the Ultima Contemporary Music Festival in Oslo and another at Darmstadt 2012 after having attended in 2010 with a Staubach Honoraria. Upcoming performances (2012-13) in Geneve, Bourges, Victoria (Canada), Luxembourg, New Mexico (US), Aldeburgh and London (UK). A recording of his latest string quartet by the JACK Quartet will be released at the end of 2012. In 2011, Mauricio was awarded the Costa Rican Authors and Composers Association Composition Prize. Mauricio is co-artistic director of the Distractfold Ensemble and a founding member of the Altavoz Composers. He is an electric bass player and currently performs with his trio A Greater Horror. Mauricio has studied in Miami, Boston, The Hague and holds a PhD from the University of Manchester.

He currently lives in Manchester and teaches at the Royal Northern College of Music. For the last two years he has been a visiting lecturer on ‘Alternative Strategies for Creative Processes’ and ‘Sintactic Composition of Space’ at the School of Architecture of Universidad Veritas in his native Costa Rica.

Immanuel Koh

Computational Design


Immanuel Koh

Immanuel Koh is an independent computational designer/architect based in London. His code-based works investigate the real-time visualization /manipulation of data (physical & virtual) and their implications on generative designs/geometries in architecture & art. He graduated from the AA Design Research Lab (AA_DRL) with the AA Graduate Bursary and has since been the Unit Master at various AA Global Visiting Schools. He has taught at Masterclass Studio Hadid in Die Angewandte (Vienna), Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture & Design (Moscow), Royal College of Art (London), Ecole Spéciale d´Architecture (Paris), ITU (Istanbul), Hong Kong University (HK/Shanghai), Tsinghua University (Beijing), Harbin Institute of Technology (Heilongjiang), National University of Singapore and many others worldwide. He was a Visiting Researcher for the Ambient Intelligence Lab at the Interactive & Digital Media Institute (Singapore) with funding from the National Research Foundation of Singapore (NRF). His work has been exhibited and published internationally (e.g. Milan, Thessalonki, Orleans, HongKong, Shanghai, Berlin, London…etc).
Previously, Immanuel practised in Berlin and taught as Unit Master and Scripting Course Master at Dessau Institute of Architecture (Bauhaus) Graduate School. Immanuel currently is the AA Taipei Visiting School Director and teaches scripting and computer-vision based courses at the AA Media Studies, as well as, practise/research architecture and interactive systems at Zaha Hadid Architects (London).

Edgar Gonzalez

Architect /Editor (MEX 1972) M.Arch. in Complex Architectures, U. Alicante (ES), B.Arch, ITESO.(MX).


Edgar Gonzalez

Has worked as a Graphic/book Designer: Architectural Association London, Phaidon Press, The Economist, The Guardian Group. Worked as a project architect at Zaha Hadid Architects and TorresNadal Architectures, has exhibited as an artist / designer in various exhibitions. Served as juror at several international competitions and prizes as the X Spanish Bienniale of architecture 2010, and jury at FAD awards 2011.

Between 2002-07 taught and researched design teaching, new media, and social collaborative workflows at the University of Alicante (ES). Has lectured and been guest jury in several universities.

Particularly interested in the limits of the architectural practice, works in the intersection of new technologies and media applied to the creative process and the communication, since 2003 he is the editor in chief of www.edgargonzalez.com a tangential weblog on architecture, directs his consultancy office in Madrid, where he develops research projects related to teaching, social media, and communications, on design and architectural trends. Currently teaches Architectural Narratives at IE School of Architecture (ES).

Jan Brüggemeier

Artist and Media Producer


Jan Brüggemeier

He graduated in Media Art and Design (chair for Experimental Radio) at the Bauhaus University Weimar.
He focusses on sound art, new media and participatory urban projects. He presented internationally his work at festivals, exhibitions (Artwave – 1st Athens Biennial, Art’s Birthday – ORF Kunstradio, art space Wiepersdorf castle). Aside others he received grants from the cultural foundations od Saxony and Thuringia.
Since 2001 he curated various art and media festivals (radical connector(s) 01, City and Protest, media above & beyond, Mediating Europe and the construction site utopia platform of the Räuber+Gendarmen festival.

Ariadna Cantis

Curator and Architect


Ariadna Cantis

Architect, graduated at ETSAM. Her work focuses on the communication and dissemination of urban planning, architecture and design. Divides herself between the promotion, research and commissioning of architecture and contemporary culture engaging herself in various projects, exhibitions and publications, in order to generate a critical dialogue on the limits of architecture.
Is correspondent for the publishing house ACTAR and the Holland magazine A10. Since 2000 is the curator of the research program Panorama Emergente Iberoamericano and the commissioner for the 2006’s FRESHMADRID and FRESHFORWORD exchange platforms.
Since 2009 is the curator of the project FRESHLATINO a platform to promote Iberian American architecture sponsored by Cervantes Institute, developed in 2008 the project PIENSA MADRID held in La Casa Encendida, Commissioner of Mataderolab, Nominated expert for the Mies der Rohe Award 2009-2011, member of the jury of the AEPD Awards and member of the scientific comity of Festival eme3. Has participated in numerous exhibitions, conferences, and seminars in: Buenos Aires, Brussels, Bogotá, Barcelona, Sao Paulo, New York, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Porto, Bucharest, Belgrado, Nueva Delhi, among others.

Ben Wolff

Music Producer and Networker


Ben Wolff

Ben Wolff is one half of the renown Boilerhouse Boys he founded together with Andy Dean. They have been at the forefront of the British music scene for over fifteen years. As Ivor Novello-winning songwriters, multi-million-selling producers and remixers, influential DJs and innovative soundtrack composers, their career combines proven commercial success with outstanding critical acclaim.

Heiko Kalmbach

Film, Theatre, Video Art

Heiko Kalmbach

Heiko Kalmbach is a filmmaker, theatre director and video artist based in Berlin. He started making films when he moved to New York City in the mid 90s where he stayed for ten years. His award winning shorts have screened internationally, and his feature documentary IF ONE THING MATTERS premiered in the Forum at Berlin International Film Festival in 2008. Since 2003 he has reengaged with live performance as a director and projection designer with work being presented at festivals like the Drama Fest Mexico, Autorentheatertage Hamburg, Tanz Bremen and the Fusion Festival. Most recently he presented the show SEESTÜCKE at Volksbühne Berlin, a piece which included 35mm film projection, numerous video elements and a group of non actors performing in five different languages. He is co-founder of the Berlin based production company Spoonfilm and the performance group Naturaleza Humana.

Steve Webb



Steve Webb

Steve Webb is a co-founder of Webb Yates Engineers. Steve started his working life at Whitby Bird and later worked for Sinclair Knight Merz and Santiago Calatrava. He has been involved with many exciting projects, including the analysis and engineering for the arch erection at Wembley Stadium and played a key role in the structural design of Calatrava’s Turning Torso tower in Malmo.

Steve prides himself on finding innovative structural solutions to problems and designing structures that look good and work well.

New Movement

Dance and Choreography


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New Movement

New Movement is a collective of choreographers with a long collaborative working history, both as dancers and dance-makers with Europe’s leading Ballet and Contemporary companies.
By creating a nourishing and supportive environment for artistic growth, this new generation of artists are creating work of the highest standard, constantly challenging each other to push the art form forwards.
Developing work that is directly presented in response to different and unusual theatrical settings, New Movement aims to increase the visibility of their work with aspirations of changing and evolving the landscape of contemporary theatre.

Joel Newman

Film and Video


Joel Newman

Born Hertfordshire, England 1971. Studied Fine Art at Reading University between 1990 and 1994. Has taught Video at the Architectural Association since 1998.

Exhibited video works at various galleries and events including the Architectural Association, The Architecture Foundation, Gasworks Gallery, ICA (Cybersalon), Pandaemonium Biennial of Moving Images, Whitechapel Art Gallery and Sao Paulo Biennale of Alternative Art and Music.

October 2006 Co-Curator in New Media Research Initiative at the Architectural Association with Theo Spyropoulos and Vasilis Stroumpakos .

April 2008 First Year students at AA produce 31x 1min animations.