Jeremy Till (Overall Project Leader and London Principal Investigator) is an architect and educator. He is Head of Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, and Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Arts London. He is author of multiple books, including the award-winning Architecture Depends and Spatial Agency.

Jon Goodbun studied architecture, computing and design, and architectural history before cofounding WAG. He has published a number of pieces on architecture and is currently leading the Polytechnic research group at the University of Westminster.

Deljana Iossifova studied architecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) and completed a PhD in Public Policy Design at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. She is Lecturer in Architectural Studies at the Manchester Architecture Research Centre (MARC), University of Manchester, and Research Fellow with the School of Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Westminster.

Isis Paola Nunez Ferrera is an architect specialising in urban design and participatory processes in urban planning. She joined the University of Westminster in September 2010 to pursue a PhD in architecture as part of the research project on Creativity and Scarcity in the Built Environment (SCIBE).

Flora Bowden graduated in Fine Art and worked in the field of sustainable architecture in London before taking up the position of Environmental Design Coordinator at the Parliamentary Design Group (Policy Connect).

Clare Brass is a designer focusing on social and environmental issues. She is director of SEED Foundation and Senior Tutor at Design London, focussing on sustainability and social enterprise with business and engineering students (Imperial College) and design students (IDE, Royal College of Art).


Christian Hermansen (Oslo Principal Investigator) is an architect and urban designer. He is involved in research on spatial mapping and policy strategies.

Edward Robbins has led important research on issues of urban transformations under conditions of both scarcity and abundance in cities of the North and the South.

Arna Mathiesen is a practicing architect and partner in April Arkitekter AS. APRIL is a critical research unit that participates in the architectural discourse, by questioning the processes that create the built environment in the public press, teaching and proposing provocative projects in architectural competitions.

Kjersti Hembre is a practicing architect and partner in April Arkitekter AS. Through the participation in architectural competitions as well as project work Kjersti investigates and questions the processes that create the built environment, with special interest in the planning of village centres and housing in various contexts in Norway.

Barbara Elisabeth Ascher is an architect and urban planner. She graduated from Bauhaus-University in 2006, where she had studied with a scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation. She has worked in Austria, Egypt and Norway as well as a guest critic at the University in Stavanger since. She recently joined the Oslo School of Architecture and Design as a PhD research fellow, where she focuses on social housing in Oslo.


Andreas Rumpfhuber (Vienna Principal Investigator) is an architect/researcher/theoretician based in Vienna, Austria. His practice concerns interiors and their social, programmatic, cultural, political, and symbolic organization.

Lisa Ehrenstrasser is researcher and designer and Assistant Professor at the Institute of Technology Assessment and Design. She is specialized in design research, design methods, tangible user interfaces and interaction design.

Georg Kolmayr is a Vienna-based architect and researcher specialized in housing and urban development. Besides of teaching at the Institute for Architecture and Design at the TU Vienna, he runs his own office since 2004.

Michael Klein is an architect and researcher based in Vienna, Austria. After graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna he has been working in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design in practice, research, and teaching.