Andreas Buss
is an architect and research associate in the Department of Architectural Theory and Design at the University of Kassel. He works there on the research project Laubenganghäuser (Houses with Balcony Access) by Hannes Meyer. In 2019, together with Philipp Oswalt, he led the temporary reconstruction of a wooden house by Hilberseimer at the Bauhaus World Heritage Site in Dessau.

Benedict Clouette
is a doctoral candidate in architectural history and theory at Columbia University, where his research focuses on the visual cultures of urban design and planning in postwar America. With Marlisa Wise, he is the author of Forms of Aid: Architectures of Humanitarian Space (Birkhäuser, 2017), and the principal of Interval Projects, an architecture and urbanism practice based in New York City. 

Scott Colman
teaches architectural and urban history, theory, and design at the Rice University School of Architecture in Houston. His monograph on Ludwig Hilberseimer will be published in the Bloomsbury Studies in Modern Architecture series, edited by Tom Avermaete and Janina Gosseye, in 2022.

Magdalena Droste
has been professor of art history at the Brandenburg Technical University in Cottbus for many years. Previously she was curator at the Bauhaus Archive Berlin. She is editor and author of numerous books, essays and exhibitions on all aspects of the Bauhaus and the history of design. Her two monographs on the history of the Bauhaus (new edition 2019) have been translated into eleven languages. The most recent book is Oskar Schlemmer Otto Meyer-Amden. Das Seelenpostbuch. Briefwechsel 1909–1933 (ed. with Elisa Tamaschke, 2020).

Alexander Eisenschmidt
is a designer, theorist, and Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s School of Architecture. He directs the Visionary Cities Project, a research-based platform devoted to the contemporary city and speculations on new forms of architectural urbanism, and he leads the architecture and urban design practice Studio Offshore. He is author of The Good Metropolis: From Urban Formlessness to Metropolitan Architecture (2019).

Alison Fisher
is the Harold and Margot Schiff Curator of Architecture and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago. She specializes in alternative histories of modern architecture, urbanism, and design and has curated many exhibitions. Her work has been recognized with grants and awards from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts and the Society of Architectural Historians, and she also teaches architectural history at Chicago-area universities.

Plácido González Martínez
is professor at the College of Architecture and Urban Planning at Tongji University in Shanghai, Executive Editor of the journal Built Heritage, and Vice President of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies. His research focuses on architectural and urban heritage conservation and on modern architecture as heritage. His book A la luz de Hilberseimer (English version published as In Light of Hilberseimer) was awarded the Research Prize of the 2018 Spanish Architecture Biennale.

Christa Kamleithner
is an architectural theorist and cultural historian. Her research focuses on the epistemological and cultural history of built spaces. After holding several academic positions in Austria and Germany, she is currently a research associate and lecturer for art history at Brandenburg University of Technology in Cottbus. Her doctoral thesis Ströme und Zonen, published in the Bauwelt Fundamente series in 2020, reconstructs the genealogy of the “functional city” as a process of abstraction in which statistics, thematic maps, and economic models played an important role.

Nikos Katsikis
is an urbanist working at the intersection of urbanization theory, territorial design, and geospatial analysis. He is an Assistant Professor at the Urbanism Department, TU Delft, and researcher at ETH-Zurich Future Cities Laboratory and Urban Theory Lab Chicago. He has also taught at the University of Luxembourg, the Royal College of Arts, and at the AA in London. His recent work includes the forthcoming book with N. Brenner, Is the World Urban? Towards a Critique of Geospatial Ideology.

Christine Mengin
has been associate professor in the history of architecture and heritage at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne since 1995. The various institutional responsibilities she held led her to take an interest in a variety of subjects (the built heritage of Porto-Novo, Benin, the architectural evolution of the French National Library, the restoration of Le Corbusier’s work and now the architectural and urban history of the city of Tianjin, China). In the 1980s, she devoted three masters theses to Hilberseimer’s German period (gathering biographical elements, establishing his bibliography, analyzing his writings on the big city, art critics, housing plans) before devoting her PhD to the housing of the white-collar workers during the Weimar Republic.

Sandra Neugärtner
is a research associate at the University of Erfurt, where she works on Lena Meyer-Bergner’s socio-transformative concept of modernity. She studied design, economics, cultural studies and art history in Dessau, Berlin, Zurich and Erfurt. From 2017–2018 she was a visiting fellow at the Graduate School of Arts and Science at Harvard University, Department History of Art and Architecture. 

Philipp Oswalt
is professor of Architectural Theory and Design at the University of Kassel. He was previously, among other things, editor of the architecture magazine Arch+, collaborator in the office OMA/Rem Koolhaas, co-leader of the European research project Urban Catalyst, head of the project Shrinking Cities of the Federal Cultural Foundation and Director of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation (2009–2014). He is part of the Future Stages Frankfurt initiative (2020 onwards) and the critical learning site Garnisonkirche Potsdam (2020 onwards).

Lutz Robbers
currently teaches architectural theory at the Jade University in Oldenburg. His research and publications explore the media conditions of architectural knowledge. He served as editor of the journal Candide – Journal for Architectural Knowledge

Andreas Schätzke
is a research associate at the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation. Previously, he worked at the Berlin State Museums and taught at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern and the University of Applied Sciences in Wismar. Among his research areas are 20th-century architecture and urban development, and migration and cultural transfer in the field of architecture and the visual arts. He has been curator of several architecture exhibitions.

Robin Schuldenfrei
is the Tangen Reader in 20th Century Modernism at The Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London. She has written widely on modernism and especially on the Bauhaus. Her publications include Luxury and Modernism: Architecture and the Object in Germany 19001933 (Princeton University Press, 2018). She is currently writing a book on objects in exile and the displacement of design which includes a study of Hilberseimer.

Florian Strob
is a researcher, author and curator in the fields of architecture, literature and contemporary art with a strong transdisciplinary emphasis on architectural spaces and textual practices. He currently works at the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation as the research associate in the directorate. His current research focuses on written Bauhaus heritage a critical edition of Ludwig Hilberseimer’s The New City is forthcoming in 2022.

Anna Vallye
is Assistant Professor of Art History and Architectural Studies at Connecticut College, and a 2021 NOMIS Fellow at eikones – Center for the Theory and History of Images at the University of Basel, Switzerland. Her research focuses on modern architecture and urban planning in the United States and Western Europe, with particular interest in the intersections of design, the social sciences, and state governance. She is currently at work on a book titled Model Territories: German Architects and the Shaping of America’s Welfare State, about the American careers of émigré architects such as Hilberseimer, Gropius, and Martin Wagner in the interwar and immediate postwar period. 

Charles Waldheim
is a North American architect and urbanist. He is John E. Irving Professor of Landscape Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design where he directs the School’s Office for Urbanization. He also serves as the Ruettgers Curator of Landscape at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. He has been visiting scholar at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London and the Bauhaus in Dessau. Waldheim’s research and practice examine the relations between landscape, ecology, and contemporary urbanism. He coined the term ‘landscape urbanism’ to describe the emergent discourse and practices of landscape in relation to design culture and contemporary urbanization. On these topics, Waldheim is author of Landscape as Urbanism: A General Theory and editor of The Landscape Urbanism Reader.