Edward Hollis studied Architecture at Cambridge and Edinburgh Universities. For the subsequent six years he practiced as an Architect. He worked first in Sri Lanka, in the practice of Geoffrey Bawa, famous for his garden of follies and ruins at Lunuganga; and then in the practice of Richard Murphy, known for his radical alterations to ancient and historic buildings in and around Edinburgh.
In 1999, Edward Hollis began lecturing in Interior Architecture at Napier University, Edinburgh, working with students both in the design studio, and in more theoretical disciplines. In 2004, he moved to Edinburgh College of Art, where he is now Director of Research and Professor of Interior Design.
Working with follies and ruins in Sri Lanka, with modern interventions to historic buildings in Scotland, and in the slippery discipline of Interiors, has focussed Edward’s research and theoretical thinking on the notion of time, story, and building.
Edward Hollis is currently working on a number of research projects. He is involved with current plans to revive the ruins of Gillespie Kidd and Coia’s seminary at Cardross. His first book, ‘The Secret Lives of Buildings’: a collection folk tales stories about mythical buildings was published in 2009, his second, 'The Memory Palace: A Book of Lost Interiors' in 2013. Both were longlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize for non fiction.
Mark Pimlott (Montreal, Canada, 1958) is Assistant Professor in the Chair of Interiors Buildings Cities, Department of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. He is the author of 'Without and Within: Essays on Territory and the Interior' (2007); ‘In Passing’ (2010), and 'The Public Interior as Idea and Project' (2016). His practice incorporates photography, art for public places, and design, particularly of objects and interiors. Among his works are ‘World’ at BBC Broadcasting House, London (2013); ‘La scala’, Aberystwyth (2003); and interiors of the Red House, London (2001-2011, with Tony Fretton architects). His work has been exhibited internationally, including the twelfth Biennale internazionale di architettura di Venezia (2010). He lives and works in The Hague, Netherlands.
Paramita Atmodiwirjo is a professor of architecture at the Universitas Indonesia. She studied architecture at the University of Sheffield and Universitas Indonesia and education at the University of Bath. Her research interests are on the relationship between architecture, interior and the users’ behavior, and how such relationship should be the basis for designing for the users’ well-being.
Her works particularly focus on the importance of human body in our understanding of architecture and interior, and the needs to pay attention to users with special needs including children, elderly, diffable people and patients in healthcare setting. She is also active in developing learning methods for architectural education, to promote students’ creativity and awareness of the relationship between users and space. She also works closely with schools and communities in various community engagement projects to improve the quality of spaces for learning and living.
Paramita has been involved in the development of national standards for educational facilities with the Board of National Standard of Education (BSNP). She has been awarded Holcim Awards Asia Pacific 2011, Teaching Excellence Award 2014 from Faculty of Engineering Universitas Indonesia, IAI Jakarta Award 2012 and Community Engagement Award from Universitas Indonesia in 2010 and 2011. She is the member of scientific committee for Asian Journal of Environment-Behavior Studies (ajE-Bs) and International Journal of Technology, (IJTech), and the secretary for International Association For Lifewide Learning (IAFLL).
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Thea Brejzek is Professor for Spatial Theory at the University of Technology Sydney, Director of the Interior and Spatial Design Program in the School of Design at UTS, and Co-Director of the Joint PhD program ‘Critical Spatial Thinking: Performative Practices and Narrative Spaces in Design’ in collaboration with TU Berlin. She has a background in opera stage directing and theatre studies. From 2007 to 2012 she was a Professor at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), Switzerland. In her research, she publishes and lectures widely on the history and theory of scenography and performative environments with a particular interest in transdisciplinary practices and the politics of space in performance. In 2011, Thea Brejzek was the Founding Curator for Theory at the Prague Quadrennial for Performance Design and Space (PQ). She is a member of the scientific advisory board of the Bauhaus Dessau and Associate Editor of the Routledge Journal, Theatre and Performance Design and has been Visiting Professor at Bartlett School of Architecture.
Lawrence Wallen is Professor and Head of the School of Design at the University of Technology Sydney, Director of the spatial prototyping lab and Co-Director of the Joint PhD program ‘Critical Spatial Thinking: Performative Practices and Narrative Spaces in Design’ in collaboration with TU Berlin. He has a background in architecture, visual arts and design. From 2002 to 2012 he was Professor of Scenography at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). His spatial practice ranges from stage design and installation to immersive and ambient media with recent projects realised in Italy, Australia and Cyprus, combined with a body of scholarly research focused on scenography, material thinking, spatial practices and landscape theory. He has been a guest artist at the Centre for Art and Media (ZKM) in Germany and is Head of Applied Media at the Salzburg Urstein Institute.
Long-term collaborators Thea Brejzek and Lawrence Wallen are Research Fellows at TU Berlin and have been awarded Bogliasco Fellowships in 2017.
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