Sue Wittenoom

Sue Wittenoom is a registered architect with an MBA and three decades of experience with Lend Lease, DEGW and AECOM's Strategy+ practice. The common thread through her work as an architect, a project manager, and an advisor is design for change.

In 2015 she established The Soft Build, a specialist consultancy that helps people use buildings as a scaffold for organisational change.

She works with clients who have building projects that need to be new and different, using both the briefing process and the built environment to shape new ways of living, working and learning. She collaborates with project managers and architects to provide specialist planning and briefing inputs for consultant teams. And she works directly with client project leaders on engagement, communications and change frameworks.

Daniel Jan Martin

Daniel Jan Martin is an environmental planner and designer based in Perth. His work explores ways of designing and planning with water systems and ecosystems. His work crosses the fields of environmental planning, landscape architecture
and urban design.

Daniel places value on understanding, communicating and responding to environmental systems, prioritising and enhancing opportunities for nature. He is a PhD researcher at the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities and lecturer in architecture and landscape architecture at the UWA School of Design.

Soledad Patiño

Soledad Patiño is an Argentinian architect and urbanist, founding partner of Region Austral, a research and design practice based in Cordoba, Argentina. She works as Consultant at the Housing and Urban Development Division of the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB). At IADB she coordinates and supports several urban design initiatives and programs focused on slum upgrading, housing and urban integration of precarious settlements, migration and ecological design in vulnerable contexts, as well as metropolitan governance in Latin America.

Gabriel Kozlowski

Gabriel Kozlowski is a Brazilian architect with a professional degree from PUC-Rio and a master of science in urban design from MIT.

Among other achievements, Gabriel was awarded the MIT Department of Architecture Graduate Fellowship (2013-2015), the Master of Science Prize for Thesis (2015) and the MIT-Brazil TVML Seed Fund (2016); was shortlisted for the SOM Prize (2015) and the Roddenberry Fellowship (2017); and selected for the Buckminster Fuller Institute’s Catalyst Program (2017)

Michael Hromek

Descended of the Yuin People, Budawang Tribe, Michael is the Technical Director - Indigenous (Architecture) Design and Knowledge at WSP where he has been instrumental in driving Aboriginal Design Principles on major road and rail projects in the last three years.

Michael is also a Doctoral Candidate in Architecture and a Professional Tutor at the University of Technology Sydney’s Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research. He has a range of specialisations in the broad area of design, theory and architecture. These include the nature of design and its role towards Aboriginal society, contemporary Indigenous identity and how this might be formalised through the built environment; and the relationships between theory and practice in planning, society and the city.

Alicia Pozniak

Alicia Pozniak is an architect and senior design advisor specialising in housing at Government Architect NSW in the Department of Planning and Environment. Alicia’s background spans architectural practice, research, and education. She has lived in London and New York, and undertaken post-graduate studies at the Yale School of Architecture across the interdisciplinary fields of architecture, urban design and planning. Her research interests lie in understanding the cultural and political conditions that shape housing and urban development, government policy and its impact on place.

Victoria King

Victoria is a Graduate of Architecture from the University of Melbourne and the University of Sydney. She was the recipient of the 2020 Victorian Graduate Prize by the Australian Institute of Architects. Victoria’s graduating studio project ‘Surface Tension / Blueprints for Renewal’ explored the adaptive reuse of maritime infrastructure towards ecological restoration in Sydney Harbour and was awarded the 2019 Silver Medal by the Royal Institute of British Architects. Her work has been published in Inflection Journal, The Sydney Morning Herald, and Architecture Australia.

Victoria has a continuing interest in the creative potential of design research to examine the complex relationship between our built and natural environments. This informs her approach to practice, drawing from experience working in landscape architecture and urban design studios. Victoria currently works at Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects in Sydney on projects that span large scale civic master plans, mixed-use and residential buildings.

Marnie Badham

With a twenty-five-year history of art and social justice in Australia and Canada, Marnie's research sits at the intersection of socially engaged arts practice, community-based research methodologies and the politics of cultural measurement. Through aesthetic forms for encounter and exchange, her creative practice research brings together disparate groups of people in dialogue to examine and affect local social issues. Marnie is currently focused on a series of creative cartographies registering emotion in public space; expanded curation projects on the aesthetics and politics of food; and a new book project The Social Life of Artist Residencies: connecting with people and place not your own. Marnie is a Senior Research Fellow at the School of Art at RMIT University in Naarm/Melbourne.

Stephen Loo

For more than thirty years, Stephen has researched, taught and practiced in the transdisciplinary nexus of architecture, design, philosophy, psychology, performance and science. He has published widely in architecture and design theory, biophilosophy, posthumanist ethics, ecological humanities and experimental digital thinking and practice. Recent books include Deleuze and Architecture (ed. with Helene Frichot) and Poetic Biopolitics (ed. with Peg Rawes and Tim Mathews) and is currently working on Speculative Ethologies (with Dr Undine Sellbach) on the relationship between entomology, psychoanalysis instinct and ethics. He is currently working on the relations between thinking, justice and the psychophysiology of eating. Stephen is Professor of Design at UNSW Sydney/Gadi and Visiting Professor at the Centre for Philosophical Technologies, Arizona State University.

Vanessa Napaltjari Davis

Vanessa Napaljarri Davis has over 15 years of experience in social research work, evaluation and data input and analysis. She is an Alice Springs Town Camp resident whose first language is Western Arrernte, and with key cultural knowledge and the expertise to conduct respectful and in-depth research in Aboriginal communities. Vanessa has worked for the Tangentyere Council Research Hub for over 15 years and has highly developed skills as an Aboriginal cultural broker and as a researcher. Vanessa has strong experience in sensitizing other researchers to the importance of doing things the right way with Aboriginal people. Vanessa maintains strong partnerships with university researchers, including researchers at Australian National University, University of Queensland, University of Newcastle, Western Sydney University and Charles Darwin University.

Denise Foster

Denise Foster is an Arrernte/Warumungu woman who has worked for and led the Tangentyere Council Research Hub since its inauguration in 2003. During this period Denise has continued to develop strong quantitative and qualitative research skills. Detailed cultural knowledge, community relationships and highly developed research skills enable Denise to undertake in-depth and respectful research in Aboriginal communities. She is dedicated to and capable of ensuring that Aboriginal people are actively involved in the development, implementation, and facilitation of research rather than merely being the subjects of that research. Denise maintains strong partnerships with external stakeholders including the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian National University, University of Queensland, University of Newcastle, Western Sydney University and Charles Darwin University.

Simon Oudiette

Simon Oudiette is the founder of Horoma Studio, a one-guy boutique visual communication consultancy currently based in Spain.

After graduating from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Strasbourg in 2015, he started his studio with the double goal of producing enticing images for architecture firms as well as sharing his knowledge with the architectural visualization community through blog posts and videos.

He recently released a comprehensive online course in conjunction with the Chaosgroup Vray mentorship program, on the topic of composition. Aimed at strengthening the understanding of the fundamentals of image crafting for aspiring arch-viz artists and more seasoned artists alike, the course meshes theory and practice in a strong business-oriented curriculum.

Mattie Sempert

Mattie Sempert is a practicing acupuncturist and creative writer who received her practice-led PhD at RMIT in 2018. Her doctoral research explores the intersection of her three primary practices: acupuncturing, writing, and thinking with philosophies that put relation before all else. Mattie explores the transversality of body and language in her book, Sweet Spots: Writing the connective tissue of relation (punctumbooks, 2021). This collection of lyric essays is a seriously playful rumination on her practices as text and tissue entwine to become one and the same. It can be downloaded here:

Roseanne Bartley

Roseanne Bartley is a Melbourne based designer/maker, writer & educator. Initially trained as a contemporary jeweller Roseanne’s approach to making is expanded - multi-disciplinary and discursive. Her practice examines the interdependence of language and creative labour in the doing of ‘jewellery’ via studio, social, and public process; a hybrid method she describes as ‘facilimaking’. Roseanne completed a funded practice-based PhD in the School of Architecture and Urban Design at RMIT in 2018.