LYNDON NERI and ROSSANA HU
Founding Partner
Neri&Hu Design and Research Office

Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu are Founding Partners of Neri&Hu Design and Research Office, an inter-disciplinary international architectural design practice based in Shanghai, China with an additional office in London. Aside from Architecture and Interiors, they are actively working on a number of industrial design products for various brands in Europe which are well-known worldwide. Mr. Neri and Ms. Hu have received several international design awards for their architectural and interior projects as well as product design works.

Other than an architectural professional, Mr. Neri has been actively involved in teaching and research.  Mr. Neri and Ms. Hu taught together at Department of Architecture of The University of Hong Kong Graduate School.  They have served as an active visiting critic for design schools in the U.S. such as Princeton University and Harvard Graduate School of Design. Ms. Hu has also served on prestigious professional committees such as the Princeton University President’s Advisory Committee on Architecture.

www.neriandhu.com

JASON BRUGES
Creative Director and Founder
Jason Bruges Studio

Jason Bruges is a multi-disciplinary artist based in London. Jason’s work blends architecture with interaction design and uses a high-tech, mixed media palette to explore spectacle, time-based interventions and dynamic spatial experiences. He is passionate about creating site-specific pieces that engage people with their environments.

Mr. Bruges is the Creative Director and Founder of Jason Bruges Studio which has become internationally renowned for producing innovative art installations, interventions and ground breaking works. This practice involves creating interactive spaces and surfaces that sit between the world of architecture, site specific installation art and interaction design. Considered a pioneer of this hybrid in-between space, Jason has subsequently paved the way for a new genre of design studios, artists and designer-makers.

www.jasonbruges.com

DUANGRIT BUNNAG
Architect and Owner
Duangrit Bunnag Architect Limited

Duangrit Bunnag was trained as an architect at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, and received a Graduate Diploma in Design from Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA) in London.  In 1998 he established his architectural design practice, DUANGRIT BUNNAG ARCHITECT LIMITED (DBALP) focusing on hotels, resorts, commercial and residential projects.  Mr. Bunnag has received several awards and recognitions including; ARCASIA Award for Architecture: Gold Medal; the ASA Awards; the UK’s FX Award in 2000, and the Top 10 Executive Award 2005 from MAI (Market for Alternative Investment (Thailand).

Mr. Bunnag had served as a committee and Vice President for Foreign Affairs of The Association of Siamese Architects under Royal Patronage (2002 to 2005); and was elected as a Board Member and chairs the Architects Council of Thailand (2007-2013).  He was elected Deputy Chairman for Zone B of the Architects Regional Council of Asia (ARCASIA) 2002-2004.  Apart from his architectural design profession, he has frequently been invited to contribute as a speaker and critic at many local and international symposiums, and lectures in major cities. 

He also contributes to several social projects such as ‘Long Long Yala’.  As a part of the community committee, he established the Creative District in Bangrak and Khlongsan district as an initiative for the new urban development of Bangkok.  In 2014, he renovated an old factory in Khlongsan area and converted it into a Creative art and cultural space called The Jam Factory.  It has been highly successful and become the new platform of creative space that expanded into other branded projects such as WAREHOUSE 30 and HOTEL BOCAGE.

OSCAR CARRACEDO
Professor and Architect
National University of Singapore (NUS)

Oscar Carracedo is an Architect, Urbanist and Educator, currently Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture of the National University of Singapore. He is the director of the Master of Urban Design Programme, director of the DRIA-Designing Resilience in Asia Programme and director of the InnerHoods Lab, where he develops his research on resilience, sustainability, informal urbanism and low-income housing policies, practices and processes, and integrated planning. His expertise also includes urban development and urban regeneration, with a special focus on developing countries.

Oscar is the author of numerous books and articles, and drawn on his research he has recently published ‘Ibid. In the same place’, about on-site resilient revitalisation strategies for low-income neighborhoods, ‘Indushoods. From industries to Neighbourhoods’ a study on how to renew and reposition industrial areas, and ‘Naturban’ about the relationship and integration between urban and natural milieu in cities.

Oscar is also co-founder director of CSArchitects, an urban planning, urban design and architecture firm based in Barcelona, Spain. In his more than 17 years of international professional experience he has been responsible of more than thirty masterplans, and a extense number of projects and consultancies in urban design; site, physical and spatial planning; architecture and public spaces, as well as many projects with underserved communities. Oscar has won two national urban planning and design prizes, more that forty national and international competitions, and his work and research has been awarded and published nationally and internationally.