The organizers have been collaborating with each others in various constellations and most of all share a passion for digital technologies, community engagement and Bavarian Gemütlichkeit.
Moritz grew up in the roaring 80s in Munich, studied architecture and urban planning in Berlin and London. His research interest spreads towards Human Computer Interaction and location-based social networks/media whilst exploring social interactions in urban space to better understand the built environment. Currently Moritz is a research associate at the UCL Bartlett School of Graduate Studies in London working on the ‘Screens in the Wild’ project which explores the connectivity of communities through networked urban screens.
See more at: moritzbehrens.com
Nemanja is a research and teaching assistant at the Faculty of Informatics, University of Lugano, Switzerland. His current research centers on social and community interactions in public spaces, in particular opportunities for intra- and inter community interaction through networked public displays. Nemanja was a PC cochair of the Community Informatics 2012 conference, a co-organizer of the Workshop on Computer Mediated Social Offline Interactions at Ubicomp 2012, and a publicity and in-situ demo chair of the International Symposium on Pervasive Displays 2011. He is also a PC member of the International Symposium on Pervasive Displays (2011, 2012) and Web chair for Ubicomp 2013.
See more at: uc.inf.usi.ch/memarovic
Martin is an Architect and Digital Urbanist from Austria. He has studied Architecture in Vienna and holds a Master in Adaptive Architecture and Computation from the Bartlett/UCL. Currently he is working on his PhD at the Intel Collaborative Research Insitute on Sustainable Connected Cities / UCL with focus on pedestrian navigation in urban environments and its relation to digital media.
See more at: martintraunmueller.wordpress.com
Giles is a designer at TANNER design architects studio. Giles holds a MSc from Bartlett in Adaptive Architecture and Computation. Giles’s clients include Pret a Manager, Crabtree and Evelyn, and Blockbuster. Prior joining TANNER design Giles worked at Sampsons Associates and Inspire Design Limited.
Ava Fatah gen. Schieck
Ava is trained as architect and currently a Lecturer in Digital Interaction on the MSc Adaptive Architecture and Computation proramme at the Bartlett, UCL in London. Her research interests lie primarily in Architecture, Urban Design and Interaction Design, exploring adaptive design approaches with the focus on the spatial embodied, performative and networked experience, which is increasingly, mediated through pervasive digital media technologies. Ava was a researcher on ‘Cityware: Urban Design and Pervasive Systems’ and currently the project leader of ‘Screen in the Wild’. She acted as the conference co-chair at Media Architecture Biennale 2012 in Aarhus.
See more at: iris.ucl.ac.uk