Hailing from Melbourne, Rotterdam, London, Hong Kong, Seoul, and Los Angeles, the Living Cities Forum 2017 brings leading urban thinkers to Melbourne.


David Gianotten is the managing partner-architect of OMA. He oversees the design and construction of architecture projects, and is responsible for the management, business strategy, and growth of the company worldwide.


Minsuk Cho is an architect and founder of Seoul-based firm Mass Studies. He has been committed to the discourse of architecture through socio-cultural and urban research and mostly built works, which have been recognized globally.


Mimi Zeiger is a Los Angeles-based critic, editor, and curator. Mimi writes on art, architecture, urbanism, and design and her curatorial work sits at the intersection of architecture and media.


Dan Hill is an associate director at Arup and head of Arup’s digital studio, a multidisciplinary design team that helps develop transformative digital technology for cities, spaces, infrastructure, buildings and organisations.


Andrew Mackenzie is a Director of URO Publications, and is also a correspondent for the Australian Financial Review and the Saturday Newspaper, writing across art, design, architecture and urbanism.


Marisa Yiu is writer, curator and architect and founding partner of ESKYIU, a multi-disciplinary architecture studio based in Hong Kong whose work integrates culture, community, art and technology.


Rory Hyde is curator of contemporary architecture and urbanism at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.