Floris Alkemade is an architect and urban designer. After graduating from Rem Koolhaas at TU Delft, he worked for 18 years at OMA, of which the last 7 years as a partner. He worked on large projects and studies around the world, both on the scale of architecture and urban development.
Since 2008, Floris Alkemade has been running its own architecture office FAA. For 11 years Floris Alkemade was a guest professor at the University of Ghent and since 2014 he is a lecturer at the Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam.
Since September 2015 Floris Alkemade has been appointed as Chief Government Architect of the Netherlands. He combines this position with his work for his office FAA and his professorship at the Academy of Architecture.
Samir is Director of AMO, the research and design studio of OMA, a leading international practice in architecture and urbanism. He has lead a number of design projects ranging from a new phone for Vodafone, a new retail concept for Korean luxury brand Genesis, to a high-rise mixed use tower in Casablanca. Samir has contributed on publications, such as Project Japan and Al Manakh I.
Currently Samir is leading three exhibition projects. In Qatar AMO explores the role of modern architecture in the development of the city of Doha, opening March 2019. The creative direction and design of ‘Figures of Speech’ is a collaboration between Virgil Abloh and Samir Bantal/AMO and will open in June 2019. Finally, together with the Harvard School of Design Samir works on ‘Countryside’ a research project that investigates the interaction between the city and the countryside, which will culminate in an exhibition in the Guggenheim in New York in the fall of 2019.
Prof.dr.ir. Eveline van Leeuwen (1978) is professor of Urban Economics at Wageningen University & Research. The chair of Urban Economics focuses on two main themes: sustainable consumption and city-country interactions. “A city is not an island. That is why it is good to look more closely at the outskirts of the city: What can both be of each other? Because in order to achieve the climate goals, the energy transition and the new goals of circular agriculture, the city and the countryside absolutely need each other. "
Van Leeuwen and her Urban Economics team investigate, among other things, the differences between the preferences of individuals in the countryside and the city. In addition, her research group focuses on the regional level: How do transport and consumption patterns work; which interactions bring supply and demand from city and country together?
Erik van Merrienboer is member of the Provincial Executive in the province of North-Brabant since 2015. He is responsible for the portfolios of Spatial Planning and Finance. He is also responsible for Housing, the Environmental Vision and Retail. Erik van Merrienboer takes part in the CAST x TIAFF Intermezzo panel discussion.
Marten Kuijpers is senior researcher at Het Nieuwe Instituut. His work concerns the often invisible political and economic forces, scripts and mechanisms that shape cities and their hinterlands. His current research focuses on the implications of automation for the built environment, as part of the research project Automated Landscapes. Marten was curator of several exhibitions at the institute, including Sicco Mansholt: A Good European, which examined the spatial implications of postwar agricultural policies in the Netherlands. Marten studied architecture at the University of Technology in Eindhoven. Between 2010 and 2013, he curated the lectures and debates program of the Netherlands Architecture Institute.
Pieter is an architect and partner at Bedaux de Brouwer Architects. The office was established in 1937. In the past, the office’s main focus was the design of villas and (semi) government buildings. In recent years, the office also focuses more on utilitarian works, housing and urban planning.
After his training at TU Delft, Pieter worked with Hubert Jan Henket and Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos. He received several prizes and nominations, including the Welstandsprijs Breda and the Stib Award.
Merten Nefs is an architect and researcher. After his study at TU Delft (2003) he worked for five years in São Paulo (Brazil). Since 2010 he has been working at the Deltametropolis Association (Rotterdam) on the strong relationships between mobility and urbanization, and between knowledge economy and the quality of the living environment and the Dutch landscape. He teaches at the Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam and in 2019 he started a PhD on the subject of trade landscapes (TU Delft & Erasmus School of Economics): our ever-changing spatial solutions for transporting and storing merchandise, from canal house to fulfillment center.
Tessa Peters is artistic director at Rezone, a research and design agency at the intersection of architecture, art and gaming. Rezone investigates new images of life in the existing and future city. Together with co-founder Rolf van Boxmeer, architect, Tessa Peters develops and initiates projects for various clients.
Dré Wapenaar has been working on a steadily expanding oeuvre since the beginning of 1987. His work includes "tent sculptures" in all shapes and forms ranging from Pianopavilions to a cycling bridge pavilion, and from a tent village to his most famous works; the Tree Tents. His work is exhibited in various countries all over the world, from the Boijmans van Beuningen museum, the Chabot museum and the Kunsthal in Rotterdam to the MASSMoCA in North America and the MoMA in New York. In April 2019 the Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis presents a new Tree Tent.
The Flemish philosopher Ann Meskens wrote the book ‘Jacques Tati, Een kwestie van kijken’ about the French director and actor Jacques Tati. In the book, she describes scenes from Tati's films that she alternates with philosophical reflections on Tati's experience, history and the world around her. Her work is often about living and surviving in post-modern times.
Wies Sanders was an urban planner and former AFFR programmer. Currently, she is the initiator of Cinema Culinair and Secret Cinema. She takes film screenings to places that are normally inaccessible for public. She provides a number of film introductions for TIAFF.
Fernanda Romeu is originally from Brazil where she finished her bachelor in Architecture and Urbanism in 2014. During this period of five years she worked in different offices, focusing on interior architecture. In 2015 she started the Master of Architecture at Fontys Academy in Tilburg where she expects to graduate this summer. Currently she is an architect at Civic Architects in Amsterdam where she started working in 2015.
Paul van Hoesel gives a lecture in 'FutureLab' in LocHal on sunday, 13.00. Language: Dutch
This event is free of charge. There are 40 places available. You can register via: www.castonline.nl
“Paul van Hoesel is a spatial strategist at the municipality of Tilburg. With a heart for the city, Paul van Hoesel is enthusiastically committed to the spatial policy of Tilburg. He is particularly involved in the development of Stadsbos 013, the Pauwels landscape park and the future, green business park Wijkevoort. Nurturing and protecting ecological value is paramount in his work. "
In collaboration with: CAST, Kennismakerij and the Municipality of Tilburg