We are very proud to present four well-known and interesting keynote speakers. Here follows a short presentation.
Hélène Lipstadt is a cultural historian who has taught at the Columbia University, the Université of Montreal and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the author of several articles and books devoted to the history of the institutions, practices, and roles that define and distinguish architecture as a field of cultural production. Her edited collection, /The Experimental Tradition: Essays on Competitions in Architecture/, and article “Architectural Publications, Competitions and Exhibitions," /Architecture and Its Image: Four Centuries of Architectural Representation/, both of 1989, are often described as foundational texts in the critical historiography of competitions and a recent study, “Can ‘Art Professions’ be Bourdieuian Fields of Cultural Production?: The Case of the Architecture Competition,” /Cultural Studies /(May 2003), as a pioneering effort at the theorization of competitions. She is a founding Regional Editor of /The Journal of Architecture/ (United Kingdom) and a founding Director of DOCOMOMO US and currently serves as the Secretary of its Board. Her book on the relationship of Pierre Bourdieu and Erwin Panofsky will be published by Pennsylvania State University Press.
Elisabeth Tostrup is Professor of Architecture at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO), Norway, where she received her PhD in architectural history (1996). She is a qualified architect with many years in practice, during which she won prizes in several important architectural competitions in Norway. Her research and teaching work spans design, history and theory. In 1993 she won first prize in the essay competition organised by the European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE). Tostrup is a board member of the Nordic Association of Architectural Research and the editorial board of the Nordic Journal of Architectural Research. Among a number of publications she authored are Architecture and Rhetoric: Text and Design in Architectural Competitions (1999), and Norwegian Wood: the Thoughtful Architecture of Wenche Selmer (2006).
Tom Danielsen is a Danish architect and a member of several professional associations including the Architect’s Registration Council of the UK, the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Danish Association of Architects. He is a partner of the architect office C. F. Møller with responsibility for international affairs. Mr. Danielsen has been the Chairman of the Competition Committee at the Danish Association of Architects, member of the Competition Committee at the Danish Academy of Fine Arts and the specialist juror in design competitions for the Danish Architects Association. He is the 1st prize winner of eight national and international competitions among them the Research and Technology Park in Berlin, the University of Southern Denmark in Esbjerg, the New City District in Tuborg North, the Bjerringbro Sport-Park, the Danish Employers’ Confederation in Holcenhavn, the London international competition for the Darwin Centre (phase two), the Copenhagen international competition for the National Gallery, the London international competition for the Darwin Centre and the Natural History Museum.
Mikael Sundman is an architect and has been employed at the Helsinki Town Planning Office since 1971 responsible for design and realization in central areas: (Katajanokka in collaboration with Pekka Pakkala and Vilhelm Helander 1972 - 1979, Länsi-Pasila (partly)1980 – 1990, Kumpula in collaboration with Pekka Pakkala 1980 – 1990, Arabianranta in collaboration with Pekka Pakkala 1992 -, Kalasatama 1997 -). He has also been a lecturer at the Institute of History of Architecture at the Helsinki School of Architecture and at the Helsinki University of Industrial Art and Design. He has written extensively on urban planning, for instance Stages in the Growth of a Town (1982) and the Finnish section in Hall, Thomas (edit.), Planning and Urban Growth in the Nordic Countries (1991). From 1991 to 2007 he was chairman of the Finnish Society of Architecture.