Klaus K Loenhart

Klaus K. Loenhart is a multidisciplinarian. His systemic interest in our world is based on his studies in Architecture in Munich, in Landscape Architecture and Architectural Theory at the Harvard Graduate School of Design in Cambridge, and in working at Herzog & de Meuron. As professor at the Institute of Architecture and Landscape at Graz University of Technology, Austria, and as well as in his design practice studio terrain: integral designs he is developing system- based projects. His teams are convinced that our future is made from intricate relationships between design and our living environment. Among numerous awards, terrain was recently granted the UNESCO City of Design Award – Grand Award.

Patricia Lucena Ventura

Patricia is a Brazilian born German architect and researcher. She has studied art history and philosophy and holds a master’s degree in Architecture from the Technical University of Berlin. Since 2020, she is an Assistant Professor at the TU Graz, Institute of Architecture and Landscape. Previously, she was a Research Associate at the Institute for Design and Architecture at the ETH Zurich (2016-2019). She has recently published the book “Housing the Co-op - A Micro- political Manifesto” (2nd ed. 2022). Her research-activist work has been exhibited at the Venice and São Paulo Architecture Biennale. She is currently completing her dissertation on the topic “The Sensitive City - The Micro-political Transformation of Territories.”

Indre Umbrasaite

Indrė is a Lithuanian-born architect based in Austria, active in academia and practice, working on projects that embrace architecture in communication with art, design, and curatorship. Indrė studied art and architecture in Vilnius and Vienna, graduating from the Meisterklasse of Zaha Hadid. Prior to her current position as Assistant Professor at the Institute of Architecture and Landscape, TU Graz, she taught at the TU Vienna and Die Angewandte together with Kazuyo Sejima (2015-2020). She is co-editor of several publications, including ‘Positions: Unfolding Architectural Endeavors” (Birkhäuser, 2020). Her work has been exhibited internationally, most notably the Swamp School at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale and Critical Zones 2020-2021, ZKM Karlsruhe.
Mercedes Peralta

Mercedes is an architect from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Architecture and Landscape at TU Graz. Previously, she was a Research Associate at the Harvard Graduate School of Design’s Office for Urbanization (2018-2021). Mercedes completed her architecture diploma at University of Buenos Aires, and graduated with a Master of Architecture at Princeton University. Recent endeavors include the publication 50 Species-Towns (Harvard University, 2021).