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Architecture and Scenography
Art and Interior Design
Having a background in Industrial Design(BFA)and Philosophy of Aesthetics(BA) from Seoul National University in South Korea, Jeehyeon Wang seeks to analyze human experiences and create new interventions through spatial experimentation and philosophical investigation.
As an exhibit administration staff member at the MMCA(National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Arts, Seoul) and Baek hae young gallery in Korea, Jeehyeon has been developing skills such as; exhibit management, public relations and administration activities.
Jeehyeon focus on reconstructing and deforming the existing perception of surrounding environment and reshape it under challengeable spatial experiment.
Miranda is an Interior Architect from Mexico who is interested on observing the world into a deeper level through the learning of new and different perspectives. Convinced that fictional scenarios driven by imagination of the human mind might change reality standards and life, as we know it. Her main interest remains towards the finding of new ways of reciprocal communication with our context as human beings within spatial investigation linked to sensorial interaction
Souraya Kreidieh graduated from the American University of Beirut (AUB) with a Bachelor of Architecture in 2012. After her graduation she worked as an Architect at Dar AL Handasah Shair and Partners, an international consultant design firm in Beirut.
During her undergraduate studies, she developed an interest in multiple interdisciplinary design. She was also involved in the production of several public art and theatre installations.
Tuo Lin graduated from Zhejiang University with a Bachelor of Architecture degree and has studied in the Technical University of Madrid for half a year. He won the first award in National Olympiad in Informatics in 2009 and the second award in the National High School Mathematics Joint Competition in 2010.
He worked at Yung Ho Chang’s Atelier FCJZ whose outputs range from community to jewelry. Tuo has practiced in projects from courtyard reconstruction to re-planning of attractions and has participated in the 2015 Hangzhou International Design Week. His design attempt to express human emotions even among this rapidly developing society.
Originating from HangZhou, China. Xiuxiu spent four years studying Art Design (Environmental Art) at the China Academy of Art. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree, she then went on to work for three years at an Architecture and Spacial design company, specializing in Interior design. From this she gained a vast amount of experience within the industry, as well as a great insight into how to apply her skills outside of an academic environment
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Art and Architecture
Dance and Architecture
Interior design and Inter-media
Product and Industrial Design
Architecture and Painting
Argyris Angeli comes from Cyprus and he graduated with honors from the National Technical University of Athens receiving a Bachelor and Diploma in Architecture Engineering. He earned a BFA in Studio from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His interdisciplinary body of work investigates human identities, perceptions and interactions, with an interest in social engagement. Argyris has participated in exhibitions and happenings in Athens and Chicago, including the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Working as an instructor for Continuing Studies at SAIC and as a 3D Exhibition Design assistant at the Field Museum, inaugurated his involvement in educational environments.
Born in Athens, Greece in 1988, enjoyed a diverse education in dance, while studying at National School of Dance (KSOT). She also holds a Master’s Degree in Architecture from National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). This blend of studies led her to deal with site-specific choreography, in practical level while realizing the project “Halle 2”, as well as in theoretical level, while writing the research “embodying the architectural space: site-specific choreography” . Apart from her choreographic projects, Kyriaki is also active as a dancer. Her career includes participation in several dance projects, such as “Installations, Objects, Performances” by Sasha Waltz.
Yustina raduated from Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow as a Interior Designer from Poland.
As an exachange student she had the great privilege studying one term in Milan at Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera.
In professional work she values the most innovative approach and respect for the place and applied materials.
Setting her heart in audio-video and performative arts she focuses on new techniques and intermedia.
Though chaos is her second nature Yustina is well organized. and takes a pleasure with running collective projects, dealing with people and working under pressure.
Suh-in Park is an outsider of outsiders. She has been doing provocative projects that breaks an old custom.
She studied Industrial and Environmental Design from Seoul National University, South Korea. After graduation, she worked as an art-director in a game company, and interior design studio.
With her strong belief that the new culture is lead by the outsiders, she’s practicing a range of projects inducing topics that are not socially acceptable or avoided in London.
Menglan Wu, Born in China and receive a B.Arch from Wuhan University of Technology. She is currently studying at the AA in the AAIS a MA in Spatial Performance and Design. Menglan practiced traditional Chinese painting for 7 years, calligraphy for 6 years, and Chinese Zither for 2 years, these all turned out to be elementary fundamentals of arts. Her current interest lies in the architectural design of small scale experience space or living space, especially the designs that emphasize natural and ecological concepts.
Dongsoo Koo received his B.Arch from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York.
He has worked in stage art for creative dance that reinterprets the Korean traditional dance in a modern way for about 7 years and had architectural design experiences in Korea and New York.
Dongsoo has been practicing in a variety of expressive ways and a wide range of scales not only in architecture but also in art to represent a
new range of experiences.
Mariana Vargas is an Interior Designer, with a BA degree from Universidad Veritas, Costa Rica. She began her career working with renown designers in her country. She has worked in the main Designer Furniture store as co Director Designer, along with developing restaurant projects. In the past years her main interest is developing art projects with high social impact. She is teaching art classes to range of communities and owns her studio with an international approach.
Born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sumaya Islam commenced her Bachelor in Architecture at the AIUB and honored with “Vice Chancellors Award” for best thesis undergraduate academic recital. Recently she is studying a Post Graduate programme at the AA at Spatial Performance and Design with the privileged bursary award. Her interest ranges in Context-Content Oriented Design, Motion Graphics, Performative Analysis and Film.
Sculpture and Architecture
Lubna is a Lebanese-Venezuelan architect with a graduate degree from the Academie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts, Beirut. She worked at Nabil Gholam Architects, one of Lebanon’s preeminent firms. Passionate about dance and extreme sports, Lubna is a certified snowboard instructor and one of a handful of high-level female riders in Lebanon. She practices capoeira, salsa, yoga and acroyoga, which all contribute to the visceral physicality and energy that define her engagement with space.
Sylwia is a designer with a BA in Interior Design from a Polish university. In Milan, at NABA, she took an intensive summer design and further interior design course. In London, she has completed several short courses at CSM. In London she has also been working at London Exhibitions with Group 41 and was subsequently invited to exhibit in an exhibition of the group's work at Testbed1. She also showed a series of prints in an exhibition at No. 40 Store Street and a prototype vase design at the 'Vessels' show on Exhibition Road.
Motti(Mordechai) is an Israeli architect and sculptor with a B.Arch(cum laude) from Bezalel Academy for Art and Design in Jerusalem and a Graduate of the sculpting program at New York Studio School in New York. His academic work won the Polonsky prize and was one of the final nominees for the Azrieli Award.
During his studies Motti had shown his sculpture in N.Y, Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv and began working at Stability Architects. He was the Project Manager of several built projects at ARstudio Architects managed by Arch. Arnon Nir.
Hadar is an Israeli architect with a B.Arch from Bezalel Academy for Art and Design in Jerusalem and completed part of her studies at the Polytechnico of Milan, Italy. Her academic work won the Polonsky prize, and her Final project and was one of the final nominees for the Azrieli Award. During her studies Hadar began working at HQ Architects, one of Tel Aviv's up and coming firms. She was responsible for several public projects and participated in competitions among them the co-curating of the Israeli Pavilion of the Architecture Venice Biennale 2012.
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Sue Jan Yeong
Film and Art Direction
Opera Singer and Architecture
Elyse Wong studied Environmental Design Architectural Studies at Texas A&M University, along with Urban Planning and graduated with honors. During her studies, she received scholarships to study at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. The study abroad experience in Spain brought her tremendous growth on her personal, professional, and academic life; the stay in Europe positively and unequivocally influences Elyse’s world-view and self-confidence.
Young Eun Kim is an interaction designer and film maker with experience working as a graphic designer at exhibition design company. Her interest in human behaviour and emotion relation to objects and architectural spaces is expressed in her work through various kinds of media. Young earned her Bachelor of Art in Art and Design from Seoul National University, Korea, and in Interaction and Moving Images from London College of Communication (UAL). After the AAIS she worked at UVA and currently at ADHD.
Yeong Sue Jan is an interior designer with experience working on high-end residential and hotel design based in the Abu Dhabi and Kuala Lumpur. With her interest in photography, dance and culinary arts, her work expresses an interaction of these elements which is then translated into space and form. Sue Jan received her Diploma in Interior Design from Malaysia and then moved on to earn her Bachelor of Arts in Interior Architecture and Design from the University of Hertfordshire, UK.
Hai Liang graduated from Tianjin University and received a Bachelor Degree of Architecture in 2012. She has experience working on architectural design, urban design and interior design. During her studies, she won the third prize of 2011 open building international student competition. IShe studied in University of Hong Kong as an exchange student and after that her work was displayed on the National Architecture Design Exhibition of Digital Education Workshop in Shanghai, China in 2010.
Helen Fitzgerald is an Australian designer working in installation based practices. Her work has included environments for film, television, music, fashion, performance and events. Helen Fitzgerald studied a Bachelor of Arts, Design Photography before completing her Master of Arts, Film and Television specialising in Production Design at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS). Helen graduated with the Fox Studios Australia Award for Excellence in Design in 2006 and her production design led to her selection for the Berlinale Talent Campus at the 2007 Berlin International Film Festival.
The German-Brazilian high baritone Mauricio Virgens began his singing studies in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil. Since 2007, he has been working with the Opernwerkstatt am Rhein. He has won prizes at the following competitions; 2003, the Schloss Rheinsberg International Singing Competition; 2006, the Center for Contemporary Opera international Singing Competition in New York. He also has a Degree in Architecture from the Academy of Arts in Duesseldorf.
Design and Fabrication
Elyse Agnello is a designer/fabricator interested in cross-disciplinary processes for finding new forms of public architecture. Agnello has 6 years of diverse professional design experience. She currently works as the Senior Designer at Redmoon in Chicago, where she is tasked with devising, developing and managing both spatial and strategic design initiatives for the non-profit’s facility and public spectacle projects. Agnello holds a MArch from Harvard University, a PGDip with Distinction from the AA, and a BSc in Arch from the University of Michigan. She received the Raoul Wallenberg Fellowship in 2006 and the William A. Doeble Fellowship in 2013.
Lyndsey Housden creates performative installations that hold the potential to transform and develop through social interaction. Often working with movement as the starting point. She is interested in the impact of architecture on the human body and in turn, the effect of the human body and movement on our perception of architecture. Often collaborating with dancers and visual artists, her work questions the physical and psychological effects of space and architecture. Her early works dealt with social interaction in public space through performance and video.
Yelena Li is an interior designer with experience working on exhibition design, production of art installations, boutique design Kazakhstan and London. Lena received a Graduate Diploma in Interior and Spatial Design with distinction from Chelsea College of Art in 2011. She has studied Set Design for Performance at Central Saint Martins and Interior Design at Istituto Marangoni, London. Lena holds an Art Foundation Diploma with merit from Cambridge School of Visual and Performance Art as well as a bachelors degree in economics.
Jason Kofinas is an architect. He has practiced in Geneva, Switzerland and in Thessaloniki, Greece focusing his design efforts on transforming spaces through the use of geometry and structure. Jason has spent much time travelling to gain experience in various professions. Within architecture, Jason has experience working in the many different stages including both construction labour and the design of a multi task, container structure hotel.
Angles of Incidence
Amaya Ducru Clouthier
Amaya Ducru Clouthier is a Franco-Mexican creative based in London. After graduating from the London College of Fashion, with a first-class honours in BA Fashion Styling and Photography, she graduated from the AAIS with distinction.
Working primarily in Visual and Fashion Communications, Amaya’s practice of art direction, photography and production has led to collaborative projects with British Fashion Council, London Fashion Week, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, Miles Aldridge, Pawel Pysz, D&V Management, Carla Fernandez, Anomalous Visuals and GLOW magazine.
Henrietta Williams is based in London. Using still photography and multimedia her practice explores man-made and built environments, particularly considering boundaries, divisions and walls. Henrietta completed a BA in Sculpture at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin (2005), and an MA in Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication (2008). Exhibiting regularly throughout the UK and Ireland, she continues to follow personal projects, work on commissions and run photography workshops. As part of the AAIS group Henrietta is focusing on making videos and 3D photographs.
After graduating from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Architecture degree Nazlı Usta worked in small design oriented architecture offices in New York focusing on competition projects. During the teaching position she carried out with Cornell University’s summer studio trip in Istanbul she had the opportunity to lead workshops and elaborate on her native culture and its influences in urban contexts. Since graduating from AAIS joined the renown practise dRMM in London
After graduating with a Bachelors degree from Central Saint Martins, May worked as a creative with Leo Burnett advertising agency, and in 2009 joined the Development Department for MTV UK. She recently completed a regeneration project commissioned by Southwark Council, working with local residents in developing a new park. May is now an independent film maker specialising in documentaries. Since graduating the AAIS she started her own practise Safwat + Ulrich in London
During his Bachelor degree in Graphic Design at Central Saint Martin’s, Diego won competitions by D&AD, MTV, Freitag and Penguin Publishing. After graduating, he worked as a graphic designer for Damien Hirst’s publishing company Other Criteria.
He then collaborated as a freelance designer on various projects from publications and installations to landscape design for Southwark Council. He was awarded a grant to join the AAIS in September 2010. Since graduating the AAIS he started his own practise Safwat + Ulrich in London.
Fashion and Jewellery
Architecture and Music
Architecture and Music
Art and Printmaking
Trash couture jewellery and fashion designer, Raluca Grada, 28, first received a BA in psychology then independently created her first clothes and accessories collection before studying jewellery for one year at London College of Fashion. While part of the Interprofessional Studio at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, she furthered her trash couture concept merging fashion, jewellery and architecture.
She received an MA course in Jewellery at the Royal College of Art, London in 2012. Since graduating the AAIS Raluca has collaborated on may performance projects including with the AAIS itself.
Prayrika Mathur is an architect, artist, travel writer from Sydney who has lived in both the UK and United States. She graduated with a Master of Architecture from the University of Sydney and was the recipient of the Dean’s Excellence in Architecture Award and the Ethel M Chettle Prize in Art in Architecture in her graduating year. Prayrika was also awarded the Play Now Act Now [PNAN] Graphic Design Award and attended the Glen Murcutt Master Class in 2008. Since AAIS, she has won the Judge’s Prize at TeamBuild UK 2010 Design Competition and exhibited her artwork at the Clothes Peg Exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in Singapore.
Vikrant Tike is the co-founder of Studio Amita Vikrant. Having studied fashion design and sound engineering in London, he completed his architectural studies at the London Metropolitan and the AA School of Architecture. Working for the past four years for international practices like Conran + Partners and Foster and Partners, Vikrant has gained major design experience on international large scale high rise towers and masterplan projects. Vikrant has done design workshops at numerous places across the world like London, Istanbul, Cardiff , Mumbai, Finland, Japan among others.
Eugene Soler graduated from BSc. Architecture (merit) in 1999 and B.Architecture (Hon. Class I) in 2003 at the University of Newcastle, Australia. he worked for several distinguished architects including Tzannes Associates projects.
In 2009 he became the recipient of the 44th Central Glass International Design , one of the most prestigious design competition in Japan with Judges such as Kengo Kuma and Toyo Ito. In 2010, he participated in the Architectural Association Interprofessional Studio in which he collaborated with various design disciplines and became a visiting judge in the consecutive years.
Emu Masutama graduated from the Architectural Association in London. After working at practices, he founded a digital fabrication studio called MESA studio. He has worked on various types of fabrication projects using CNC machine, such as pavilion, landscape, furniture, also collaborate with students. He also works for Grymsdyke Farm and supporting various workshops for Bartlett School, Westminster Uni, and UEL.
Lori Solondz is a Paris based artist and printmaker.
She received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1977 and BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design in 1975. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums in the United States, Europe, Morocco, and Israel.
She teaches printmaking workshops at her studio using non-traditional techniques and currently is working on prints and site-specific installations which dialogue with digital technology and the “hand-made” world.
Seed to Scene
Design for Performance
Art and Sound
Adam Furman is a designer based in London. He trained in Architecture and Fine Art, and work in those areas as well as products, interiors, writing and teaching. he is a founding director of Madam Studio and Saturated Space.
Design Museum Designer In Residence 2013-14
Blueprint Award for Design Innovation 2014
UK Rome Prize for Architecture 2014-15b.1982
Takako Hasegawa was born in tokyo, japan, educated at the architectural association in london where she is since based. she is studio master at the aa foundation course, runs a design studio at chelsea college of art & design. she has exhibited her work in various places both in london and germany, also in morocco.
takako has experience in cultural and public architectural projects mainly theatres and art galleries whilst working in several architectural practices.
Will Martyr currently lives and works in London. He is a Graduate of the Slade School of Fine Art (BA), The Royal College of Art (MA).
Martyr has exhibited internationally to including New York, London and Delhi. His work is in a number of major collections worldwide such as ‘The Prudential’, ‘ABN AMRO’, Aon Consulting, Equity Group and Sheikh Al Qasimi of Sharjah. Martyr aims to make work that will reflect the speed, lust and the glorification of burgeoning cities and explore how such forces conflict with the choices, decisions and aspirations of a democratic free society.
Parastoo Anoushahpour studied at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design in London and graduated in July 2008 with a BA in Theatre. Since 2005 she has worked in theatre productions in collaboration with The Cochrane theatre, people’s show and the Old Vic, taking the role of designer, stage manager, technical assistant and at times performer. In 2007 she took part in a student production at the Prague Quadrennial. She graduated from the AAIS course in 2009 and recieved an MFA from the OCAD Toronto in 2014
Kate MacTiernan studied Architecture at Melbourne University, in conjunction with creative writing. She has also designed a range of furniture, which embraces the functional and delightful aspect of modern materials, the diversity of application and unlimited exploration these recently available resources provide. Currently Kate is the creative director of the Shuffle Festival , an annual event in Mile End
Jan Brüggemeier graduated in Media Art and Design (chair for Experimental Radio) at the Bauhaus University Weimar and his PhD from the Centre for Creative Arts, La Trobe University in Melbourne. He focusses on sound art, new media and participatory urban projects. He presented internationally his work at festivals, exhibitions. 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.
Architecture and Interaction Design
Heather Lyons is an architect and interaction designer with many years experience developing award-winning interactives with global reach for blue chip companies like Vodafone and Three. She has deep experience in developing mobile interfaces as well as large-scale complex websites. Having strong graphic and conceptual skills, Heather focuses on creating interactive works which are simple, charming and fun. Heather received her Master’s degree in Architecture from Princeton University in 1999.
Laura Boffi is a product and concept designer. She studied industrial design at the Polytechnic of Turin in Italy and then she went to The Netherlands where she took her master in design at the Design Academy Eindhoven, program Man and Humanity.
She focuses on the relationship between people and new technologies, trying to show in her design possible scenarios of a cultural development of those technologies. Her past projects investigated life and death in conjunction with nanotechnology and biotechnology. Since completing the AAIS Laura took part in the Interaction design program of the CIID
Catharine Patha was the Founder and Director of Man in the Holocene, for which she was named one of the ten leading curators in the UK by The Guardian in 2005. One of her most famous projects was 30,000 Bananas in Trafalgar Square by artist Doug Fishbone. Previously she was Director of Robert Sandelson, the contemporary art gallery. In 2000 she received her Masters Degree from the London School of Economics, where she was a Chevening Scholar.
After graduating from the AAIS Catharine worked at Foster + Partners and Britt Lintner
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