Benedikt Boucsein is an architect and urbanist educated at RWTH Aachen and ETH Zurich. He conducted his PhD at the gta, ETHZ on the theme of 'Grey Architecture' (published 2010 with Walther König). From 2008-2017 he taught and researched at the ETH Zurich with Guest Professor Felix Claus and Prof. Kees Christiaanse. Parallel to his academic work, Benedikt co-founded the platform Camenzind in 2005 and the architectural partnership BHSF Architects in 2007.

Kees Christiaanse studied architecture and urban planning at the TU Delft. From 1980 until 1989 he worked for the Office of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in Rotterdam, becoming a partner in 1983. In 1989 Kees Christiaanse founded KCAP, which expanded to Shanghai and Zurich. From 1996 until 2003 he was a professor at TU Berlin, since 2003 at the ETH in Zurich. In 2009 Kees Christiaanse was curator of the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR). He is a consultant to several airports and expert in the development of university campuses and in the revitalisation of former industrial, railway and harbour areas.

Eirini Kasioumi is a doctoral candidate and researcher at the Chair of Architecture and Urban Design, ETH Zurich, since 2012. She studies the integration of airports in metropolitan areas  as part of the Airports and Cities platform, and her doctoral research, funded by SNF, focuses on planning strategies for the Paris airports. Areas of interest and teaching include urban design theory, infrastructures and urban strategies, and the design and politics of large-scale projects. Prior to ETH, she had studied architecture in Greece and city planning at MIT, USA.

Christian Salewski is an architect and urban designer, and founder-partner of Christian Salewski & Simon Kretz Architekten in Zurich. He worked as Senior Assistant and Lecturer for Urban Design at ETH Zurich, Lecturer for Urban Design at the University of Liechtenstein, and Lecturer at the University of Zurich and at the University of St. Gallen.

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Mark Michaeli graduated as an architect from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH in Zurich, Switzerland. From 2001 to 2010, he worked as researcher and lecturer of urban design at the ETH Zurich. He has contributed to several international research programmes such as Netzstadt (2000-2003, ETH Zurich), Zwischenstadt (2001-2005), Open City (2008-2010), Urban Age (2009, 2010). Since October 2010, he holds the Chair for Sustainable Urbanism at the Technical University of Munich, Germany.

F. Peter Ortner is a doctoral candidate and lecturer in architecture with the Media and Design Laboratory LDM, EPF Lausanne. His doctoral research explores the evolving formal basis of architecture in the data-driven city. In 2009 he received a Master in Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design where he was recipient of the Faculty Design Award, and in 2005 a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture with distinction from Yale University. He maintains an architectural practice in Geneva.

Andreas Schmitt studied architecture and urban design at TU Darmstadt and TU Delft. He is a practicing architect and urban designer as well working as researcher in the academic sector. Andreas was the project leader of the Munich branch of the international research project ‘Better Airport Regions’ identifying best practices on regional and urban integration of international airports at TU München.  Currently he is focusing on his doctoral research ‘Smart Polycentric Airport Regions’.  

Joris Jehle studied history and geography in Utrecht and Zurich focussing on historical cartography and spatial (GIS-)analysis. For his master's thesis, he analysed a Roman working class neighbourhood along Henri Lefebvre's theory of Production of Space. At Prof. Kees Christiaanse Chair for Architecture and Urban Design he is involved in several projects, including the Noise Landscape book as a photographer and GIS-analyst.

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