Antoni Folkers

Antoni Folkers

Antoni Folkers (1960), is an architect and urban designer. He commenced his studies in art and art history at John Carroll University in Cleveland and obtained his masters in Architecture cum laude at Delft University in 1986. He commenced his professional career as researcher and designer in Ouagadougou before joining the Institute for Tropical Building (IFT) of Dr G Lippsmeier in Starnberg, Germany. For Lippsmeier he became Resident Architect for East Africa in 1988. In 1992, together with Belinda van Buiten and later Geoffrey Wilks, he founded FBW Architects with offices in Manchester, Dar es Salaam, Utrecht, Kampala and Kigali (www.fbwgroup.com). Since, he has been director and senior designer in the firm. The firm has won various awards for their innovative projects in the field of technology, culture and the public realm in African and Europe. In 2001, together with colleagues Janneke Bierman, Belinda van Buiten, Berend van der Lans and Joep Mol, he founded ArchiAfrika, platform for research and news on African architecture (www.archiafrika.org). In 2010, the management of ArchiAfrika was handed over to network partners and Belinda van Buiten, Berend van der Lans and Antoni Folkers founded African Architecture Matters a Netherlands based foundation active in organizing and executing research, events, exhibitions and publications on African architecture (www.aamatters.info). Antoni Folkers published a wide range of articles on architectural subjects, as well as (co-)edited the proceedings of the African Perspectives events of Dar es Salaam (2005), Kumasi (2007), Delft (2007) and Pretoria (2009). In 2010 he published two works on African architecture. The findings of the research and conservation works on Zanzibar in Mtoni - Palace, Sultan & Princess of Zanzibar and Modern Architecture in Africa on his 25 years of building and research experience in Africa. The latter book is the basis of his PhD (2011) on the research of projects in Burkina Faso, Tanzania and Ethiopia at the Delft University of Technology. He is currently guest lecturer and researcher at Delft, Maputo and Pretoria Universities. Recently, he wrote the chapter on Central and Eastern Africa in the BBVA Atlas -- Architectures of the 21st Century, Africa and Middle East (Luis Fernández-Galiano (Ed.)).

Isabel Maria Martins

Isabel Maria Martins

Angolan, with a degree in Architecture from the Universidade Agostinho Neto, with a Phd in Architectural History from the Universidade do Porto, also has the specialization “Pianificazione Urbana e Territoriale nei paesi in via sviluppo – Requalificazione Urbana” from Istituto Universitario di Architettura de Veneza da Universidade de Telentini – Itália. She is a lecturer in the architecure department of the Universidade Agostinho Neto since 1985 with the category of Associate Professor, having started her academic career as a Monitor. In the Architecture department performs the function of Chefe do Departamento de Arquitetura and is the pedagogic coordinator of the degree. She is a member of the Assembleia Universitária and is president of the assembly board of the Universidade Agostinho Neto. She is a member of the scientific council of the culture ministry, cooperates with the Arquivo Histórico Nacional de Angola, and cooperated in the Comissão Nacional para as Comemorações dos Descobrimentos Portugueses. She is a founding member of the Associação dos Arquitetos Angolanos and a member of the Angolan Architect Order. Her scientific field develops within the Architecture and Cities. She has published papers in national and international magazines, participates and cooperates in research projects. Frequently she gives speeches in national and international architecture and urbanism events, the last one of which took place in the Universidade do Minho in Guimarães (2012), EWV – ECAS 2013, where she presentend the project Observatório da Chicala of which she is the coordinator, with the cooperation of a Phd architect from the London Metropolitan University, financed by the Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade Agostinho Neto; She also integrates, as a team leader for the project of the candidature of the M´banza Congo city to World Heritage.

João Vieira

João Vieira

He is a senior archivist and the head of the Portuguese Architectural Heritage Information System and the Editor of Monumentos, the journal for architectural historical landmarks, cities and urban renewal. He is the archival advisor to the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, in Lisbon. At the International Council on Archives (ICA), he is member of the Editorial Board of COMMA, The International Journal on Archives and of the Steering Committee of the Working Group for Intellectual Property. He chaired the Section on Architectural Records (2008-2012). He has taught Archival Description, Subject Indexing and Electronic Records at the Posgraduation Courses on Archival Sciences at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and the Universidade de Évora (2004-2012). He is a member of the Scientific Board of the Fundação Instituto Arquitecto Marques da Silva, Universidade do Porto. He has written several articles and given numerous invited lectures in Portugal and abroad on the following topics: archival theory, archival appraisal; archival management; archival education; architectural records; architectural information and documentation systems. He regularly participates, as either a researcher or a scientific adviser, in several research projects in the same fields.

José Forjaz

José Forjaz

Born in Coimbra, Portugal, 1936. Migrates toMozambique in 1952. Diploma in Architecture from the Fine Arts Schol of Porto, in 1967. Master of Science in Architecture from Columbia University , New York, in 1968. Opens own architecture office in Mbabane , Swaziland in 1968. In 1975 returns to Mozambique, to join the first government of the newly independent country, taking successively the posts of counsellor to the Public Works Minister, National Director of Housing and Secretary of State for Physical Planning. In 1998 becomes Director of the Faculty of Architecture and Physical Planning of Eduardo Mondlane University, in Maputo, until 2009. Visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelfia, the University of San Diego; at the University of Rome, La Sapienza and the Istituto Universitário di Architetura di Venezzi; at the Unversity of Cape Toown and at the CETP in Ahamedabad, Índia. Professional activity as architec, urban planner and designer from 1962 to present. Receives the first Stipendium of Ruth and Ralph Erskine foundation in Stokholm, in 1989. Many personal work exhibitions in Italy, Portugal, Brazil, South África. All his creative activity has always been guided in the sense of finding the architectural expression adequate to the cultural transformation and ecological sustainable conditions of the local environment and to find in them the poethical content of each spatial situation.

José Pessôa

José Pessôa

Licensed in Architecture and Urbanism by the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (1982), speciality in conservation and restauring of monuments and places, UFBA (1984), phd in Pianificazione Territoriale - Instituto Universitario Di Architettura Di Venezia (1992) and a post-phd about "invariantes urbanisticas nos centros historicos portugueses", University of Coimbra (2007). Nowadays he is an associate professor in Escola de Arquitetura e Urbanismo da Universidade Federal Fluminense. He has exerience in the ares of Restauration and Preservation of the Edified Historical Patrimony and Urban and regional planning, with special attention to restauring and revitalizing of historical centers, acting mainly on the following subjects: cultural patrimony, restauring projects, historical centers, history of architecture and urbanism, urban morphology and modern architecture. Guest lecturer in the Universities: UNIROMA 3 (Italia,2007); Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal, 2007 e 2010); Universidade do Algarve (Portugal, 2007); Instituto Superior Técnico de Lisboa (Portugal, 2007, 2010, 2013); Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (Moçambique, 2012); Universidade de Évora (Portugal, 2013); Université Aix Marseille (França, 2013). Member of the Executive and scientfic counsil of the interactive portal piHip-portuguese influenced Heritage, which is integrates the project Patrimonio de Origem Portuguesa no Mundo - Architecture and Urbanism of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

Luís Eugénio Lage

Luís Eugénio Lage

Architect and Physical Planer. Phd in “Levantamento, Analise e Representação da Arquitetura e Ambiente” in the university of Rome “La Sapienza”. His main research areas aim processes of human resettlement and analysis of architectural typologies. He coordinated processes of survey of the built heritage in Maputo and Beira, and participates in programs and projects under the planning and management of the territory in the urban centers of Mozambique. For 15 years he cooperated with the architecture bureau of Maputo. Currently he is Director of the University and Auxiliar Teacher on the thematic line of graphical representation, of the Faculdade de Arquitetura e Planeamento Físico da UEM, where he teaches since 1994. He is president of the Academia das Escola de Arquitectura e Urbanismo de Lingua Portuguesa.

Ola Uduku

Ola Uduku

She is Reader in Architecture, at Edinburgh University and has researched into the Architecture of, and the Architectural networks involved in creating the West African Modern Movement. She is involved in the EU COST Action; European Architecture beyond Europe. Her specialism is in the history of Educational Architecture in Africa. She is interested in contemporary issues related to social infrastructure provision for minority communities in cities in the ‘West’ and ‘South’. She is also a member of ArchiAfrika’s education committee, which is committed to improving architectural education and the knowledge of contemporary architectural history in Africa.

Tom Avermaete

Tom Avermaete

He is Professor of Architecture at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. He has a special research interest in the post-war public realm and the architecture of the city in Western and non-Western contexts. His PhD focused on the work of the French contributors to the Team 10 group: Candilis-Josic-Woods. He was an external lecturer at Copenhagen University (1996-2005), researcher and lecturer at the Catholic University Leuven (1997-2003) and coordinator of the Centre for Flemish Architectural Archives (2003-2006). He is the author of Another Modern: the Post-War Architecture and Urbanism of Candilis-Josic-Woods (2005) and editor of Wonen in Welvaart: Woningbouw en wooncultuur in Vlaanderen (2007),Architectural Positions: On Architecture, Modernity and the Public Sphere (2009), Colonial Modern: Aesthetics of the Past, Rebellions for the Future (2010), Structuralism Reloaded: Rule-Based Design in Architecture and Urbanism (2011), Making a New World? Re-Forming and Designing Modern Communities (2012) and and Hotel Lobbies: Anonymous Domesticity and Public Discretion (2013). He is an editor of OASE Architectural Journal, The Nordic Journal of Architecture and The Journal of Architectural Education. He is one of the initiators of the research and exhibition project In the Desert of Modernity: Colonial Planning and After (Berlin 2008, Casablanca 2009). He currently prepares an exhibition at the CCA (Montreal, CA) on two major urban experiments in the Global South: Chandigarh and Casablanca (2013).