Speakers

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

 
 
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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.

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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.

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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.

 
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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.

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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.

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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.

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