Wall House (2000), Auroville，印度 攝影：Javier Callejas
Community Learning Centre Ujung Alang, Cilacap，印尼（2005） 圖片由建築師提供
Untitled 2001 (the magnificent seven, spaghetti western)
Solo Exhibition 香港Para Site藝術空間（2015） 圖片由香港Para Site藝術空間提供
Diana Campbell Betancourt，孟加拉達卡藝術峯會、桑德尼藝術基金會及菲律賓Bagac Bellas Artes Projects
Zoe Butt，越南胡志明市The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre
Ignatius Hermawan Tanzil，印尼雅加達LeBoYe 設計公司及Dia.Lo.Gue.藝術空間
José Da Silva，昆士蘭藝術博物館與現代藝術博物館澳洲劇院
Shabbir Hussain Mustafa，新加坡國家美術館
Founder, Anupama Kundoo Architects, India/Spain
Anupama Kundoo is Founding Principal of Anupama Kundoo Architect established in Auroville, Tamil Nadu, India, in 1990. Kundoo’s architectural practice focuses on material research to achieve an architecture of low environmental impact, and development of building technologies that are socio-economically beneficial. This has been demonstrated in projects such as the Wall House (2000), which was built by low-skilled workers and craftsmen with everyday materials and inventive techniques, and Full Fill Homes (2015), an affordable housing prototype built with ferro-cement boxes that functioned as the building’s structural foundation and furniture. A passionate advocate for sustainable architecture and building methods, Kundoo was awarded an honourable mention by the jury of the 2013 ArcVision International Prize for Women and Architecture for ‘her dedication when approaching the problem of affordability of construction and sustainability in all aspects’. Having built extensively in India, Kundoo has also worked and taught in various cultural contexts, including the Architectural Association School of Architecture, Cornell University, Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona, Barcelona, and Universidad Camilo José Cela, Madrid where she serves Chair of ‘Affordable Habitat’. Her works and writings have been widely featured in publications, including Phaidon World Atlas of Contemporary Architecture and AD Architectural Design, as well as exhibited in platforms such as the Venice Architecture Biennale (2012, 2016) and Architecture Biennale Chile (2017). Kundoo is currently working on a solo show at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark scheduled for 2020. She received her Bachelor of Architecture from Sir J.J. College of Architecture, University of Bombay, India and her PhD from the Technische Universitaet Berlin, Germany.
Lead Curator, Design and Architecture, M+
Aric Chen is Lead Curator, Design and Architecture at M+. Previously, he served as Creative Director of Beijing Design Week, helping to oversee the successful launch of that event in 2011 and 2012. Prior to moving to Beijing, Chen was an independent curator, critic, and journalist based in New York, organising exhibitions and projects at the Design Museum Holon, Design Miami/Basel, the Saint-Étienne International Design Biennale, Center for Architecture (New York), and ExperimentaDesign Amsterdam. He is the author of Brazil Modern (The Monacelli Press, 2016), and has been a frequent contributor to publications, including The New York Times, Metropolis, Architectural Record, and PIN-UP. Chen received his BA in Architecture and BA in Anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley, and an MA in the History of Design, jointly offered by the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and Parsons School of Design in New York.
Founder, Eko Prawoto Architecture Workshop, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Eko Prawoto is an architect and educator based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Characterised by contextualism, communality, craftsmanship, and social activism, his practice has made him an influential figure in Indonesian architecture. Prawoto’s conviction of enhancing locality as design strategy to integrate architecture with the social, cultural and environmental contexts often runs counter to the modernising ethos of contemporary architectural production. It is, however, pertinent to the peri-urban desa-kota (village-city) context of Indonesia. Prawoto was trained in architecture at Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia and Berlage Institute, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, under the mentorship of architects such as Y.B. Mangunwijaya, Herman Hertzberger, and Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi. Prawoto has pursued teaching and practice of architecture as a lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture and Design in Duta Wacana Christian University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia since 1985, while practicing on his own and establishing Eko Prawoto Architecture Workshop in 2000. His practice is largely centred on the design of houses for his artists-friends, like Mella Jaarsma and Eko Nugroho, and cultural spaces, including Cemeti Art House and Langgeng Gallery. These buildings, built with reappropriated materials from abandoned structures and in collaboration with carpenters and stonemasons whom he nurtured over the years, are known for their open-ended designs that embrace future adaptations and the tropical climate. Prawoto has also actively designed for community development and post-disaster reconstruction, including the post-earthquake rebuilding of homes in Yogyakarta’s Ngibikan Village (2006), which was shortlisted for the 2010 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Prawoto’s works and installations have been widely exhibited on various platforms, including Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (2000), Echigo Tsumari Art Triennial, Niigata prefecture, Japan (2003), Anyang Public Art Project, Seoul, Korea (2005), Singapore Biennale, Singapore (2013) and Sonsbeek, Arnhem, the Netherlands (2016).