L+NLA Speakers


Waltraut Hoheneder

Waltraut Hoheneder is a principal, managing director, project manager and design architect at LIQUIFER Systems Group.  She specializes in architectural design, building construction, project management, business development and interdisciplinary research.  Waltraut has completed projects with LIQUIFER working with diverse client needs and has collaborated with architects Coop Himmelb(l)au and Susanne Zottl.

LIQUIFER Systems Group GmbH (LSG) is an SME and was established in 2004 with the objective of creating a multidisciplinary task force that can design and develop architectural and engineering systems for terrestrial and space applications. LSG has gained experience in this area with contracts by the European Space Agency (ESA), the European Framework Programme, the Austrian Science Fund and the European Industry. LSG combines a wide range of expertise within one team and covers fields from architecture and engineering, biomimetics through to human factors and science (geology and biology). The composition of the company provides a unique environment for innovative research and product development. Additionally, LIQUIFER has been leading the outreach and dissemination efforts for projects such as MOONWALK (FP7), EDEN ISS (H2020), LIAR (H2020-FET OPEN) and many other non-EU projects.

Rachel Armstrong

Professor of Experimental Architecture, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape,University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, UK, NE1 7RU.

Rachel Armstrong brings 20 years of interdisciplinary practice and general project management to the team, as well as six years of architectural design with living systems. She works with the design and engineering of dynamic chemical and biological systems for architectural applications in the built environment. Her work examines how it may be possible to harness the properties of living systems to generate environmental solutions in the built environment and builds prototypes to demonstrate these principles. Her work has been exhibited at the 2010 Venice Architecture Biennale as a collaborator on the Hylozoic Ground project, designed by architect Philip Beesley at the Canadian Pavillion, where she built a ‘wet’ cybernetic droplet system that was able to sense the presence of carbon dioxide and convert it into highly coloured forms. This installation was shortlisted as joint finalist in the international Katerva Award for the Urban Design category in 2011.

Carla Carmona Escalera

Carla Carmona is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Seville. Her research is in the fields of aesthetics and philosophy of art, philosophy of education, ethics and epistemology, Sloterdijk, Fin-de-siècle Vienna, Egon Schiele and Wittgenstein. She has been Visiting Scholar at the University of Tokyo (2018), King’s College London (2016-2017), Queen’s College, University of Oxford (2015-2016) and University of Vienna (2013). While writing her PhD thesis, she enjoyed three research stays at the University of Vienna and at the Brenner Archives at the university of Innsruck between 2007 and 2009. Her research profile is structured around the philosophy of Wittgenstein, particularly from the 30s, the philosophy of language, ethics, aesthetics, representational logic, and the epistemological aspects of artistic practice. She is known for having placed Schiele in what was called by Janik and Toulmin ‘Wittgenstein’s Vienna’. She published several papers on Wittgenstein’s work as an architect. She has also engaged with debates on the ethics of contemporary discourse and at present part of her research focuses on epistemic injustice and intercultural understanding. In several papers, she addressed a number of questions concerning applied epistemology, practical knowledge, embodied cognition or radical enactivism in artistic practice, in dance in particular. She is co-founder and editor of the interdisciplinary academic journal Egon Schiele Jahrbuch and director of Athenaica’s editorial line of Aesthetics, Theory of Art and History of Ideas. She combines her research in philosophy with her artistic practice in the visual arts under the name of O|C.

Rolf Hughes

He is Director of Artistic Research for EAG. He develops new transdisciplinary practices spanning architecture, art, craft, design, and performing arts. A prose poet, dramatist and theatre director, with a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing from the University of East Anglia, Hughes was previously Head of Research and Professor of Artistic Research at Stockholm University of the Arts, and twice elected Vice President of the international Society for Artistic Research. He has been expert advisor and reviewer in artistic research for national research councils in Sweden, Norway, Austria, Italy, Germany and Portugal where he is currently FCT Chair of Arts and Other Humanities Research Funding Panel under the Ministry for Science, Technology and Higher Education.

Rafael Herrera Limones

PhD Architect from University of Seville, lead investigator at «Transhumancias» HUM-965  Research Group. Deputy Head on Sustainable Habitat at Higher Technical School of Architecture in the University of Seville. Coordinator of the Solar Decathlon Team of the University of Seville in 2019 (Europe and Latin America). Awarded with ‘Ciudad de Sevilla’ Prize in Energy and Architecture in 2003. National Research Award in the XIII Spanish Architecture and Urbanism Biennial, 2016, for the Aura Project SDLAC15. Furthermore, during his professional career he has been involved in the design and construction of a huge variety of public buildings and housing, being mentioned by numerous institutions and in some research which has allowed him to publish various publications.

Carlos Medina Morillas

Graduated in the University of Seville in 1998, he developed his doctoral career between years 1998 and 2004 in the Department of Microbiology of the same University. His thesis focused on the study of the Rhizobium-legume symbiosis and during these years, he participated in numerous research projects in collaboration with distinct universities of Europe and China.

In 2006, he joined the Andalusian Center for Developmental Biology (CABD-CSIC) at the Pablo de Olavide University. During his stay, he specialized in the development and implementation of bacterial protein expression systems, in Salmonella typhimurium on its relationship with higher organisms. Through this research line, he established contact with a prestigious group of the University of Cambridge where he had a postdoctoral stay. He has participated in projects whose purpose was the study and isolation of environmental microorganisms to identify and clone enzymatic activities of interest.From October 2017, he held the position of Assistant Professor of the Department of Microbiology at the University of Seville, and joined the group PAIDI AGR162 «Unit for the production and evolution of inocula for grain legumes».He has published numerous articles in indexed international journals and participated as editor of an international dissemination book as well as contributed to various specialized congresses.In addition to his research work, he taught pre and postgraduate courses at the Pablo de Olavide University from 2008 to 2017 and at the University of Seville from 2017 to the present.

Roberto Narváez Rodríguez

He holds degrees in both Architecture and Building Engineering and a master degree in Engineering. He works as a senior lecturer and a researcher in the University of Seville (Spain) since 1999. He imparts lectures in both undergraduate and graduate courses, mainly related to Geometry Applied to Architecture and Engineering, and has been recognised with various awards on Excellence in Teaching and Architecture. He has published various articles and book chapters, has given workshops, lecturers, presented papers and has carried out research stays in several cities in Europe and South America, among others, at the AA London, ETH Zurich and TU Vienna. His main research interest lies in Architectural Geometry, Architectural Computational Design and the Conception, Development and Materialisation of New Structural Systems with the use of Digital Fabrication Techniques. He has directed several innovation projects concluded with the construction of architectural full-scale prototypes. Within the academic sphere, he also researches on pedagogic approaches for the integration of the computational design paradigm at the earliest stage of the undergraduate training period.

Juan Nogales Enrique

He is currently a Junior PI (JIN) whose work is focused on deciphering the multidimensionality of microbial metabolism, its evolutionary and biotechnological implications. Juan joined to emCIB lab in 2013 where he has developed a genome-scale metabolic modeling platform and leads systems biology projects in the group. Currently he is PI and maximum responsible of RobDcode, a project focused on unravel the metabolic robustness in bacteria and LIAR, a project aimed to engineer synthetic microbial consortia as bio-sustainable building blocks for living architecture. He is cofounder of Darwin Bioprospecting Excellence, a biotech company aimed to offers bacterial solutions towards biosustainability. He received his MS in Biology and MS in Biochemistry from the University of Extremadura (1996-2002). His MS thesis was on the light-dependent regulation of the glyoxylate cycle in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. During his PhD thesis in the CIB-CSIC (2004-2009) he explored the metabolic versatility of Pseudomonas putida towards aromatic compounds and its arising biotechnological applications, receiving his PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University Complutense of Madrid (Spain). Then, he delved into systems biology approaches towards system-level understanding of bacterial metabolism and its biotechnological space as postdoctoral researcher at University of Iceland (Iceland, 2010) and at University of California, San Diego (United States, 2011-2012) under the supervision of Prof Bernhard O. Palsson.

Pascual Riesco Chueca

Mechanical Engineer (University of Seville ES, 1984) + PhD in Applied Physics (Yale University, USA, 1988). Associate Professor, University of Seville (2007-), Engineering School. Former Associate Researcher, Centre for Landscape and Territory (CEPT), Seville (2005-2014). I spent nine years abroad (Ireland, USA, Netherlands and Germany), both in education and professional activity (Staff A1, European Space Agency, Noordwijk NL 1988-1989 / Substantive examiner, European Patent Office, Munich DE 1990-1994). Next I worked as Research Director, Centre for New Water Technology, Seville ES (1994-2003). From 2003 I became a full-time member of the Department of Aero-spatial Engineering and Fluid Mechanics (U. Seville). I am teaching Fluid Mechanics along with subjects in the field of Aesthetics (and History) of Civil Engineering. Some dispersion and unsteadiness in my research areas has not deterred me from periodically revisiting and actively reconnecting the various thematic fields of my interest. In particular, I have concentrated on landscape and territorial studies, with some emphasis on the categories of place and dwelling; rural areas, landscape history, ethnographic spatiality and territorial self-expression by dwellers (toponymy). As a general backdrop, the links between cultural studies and spatial phenomena, or the poetry of space.

David Moreno Rangel

PhD architect. University Professor. ETSAS – Architectural Constructions I (University of Seville)
PassivHaus Designer Certificate, PHI – Darmstadt (Germany)
Master in Architectural and historical heritage
Master in sustainable architecture and city
Master of expert opinion, rehabilitation and intervention of buildings
International passivhaus association member
International solar energy society member
Special Award to end of degre, II national Dragados awar, a special award to PhD.
Member of TEP130 research group.

He began his path in the architectural world by the hand of Antonio González Cordón, who he collaborated for two years with. He founded his own professional studio in 2004, winning many national and international awards and getting an extensive experience in design, drafting, estimating and construction management. He has obtained projects publications in magazines; multiple participations in conferences. PhD cum laude “toward an architecture for life: four actions-reactions that allow outlining the new conditions of the architectural to the sustainability problem.” Active in multiple research projects R & D in both university and outside it. Books, book chapters and articles in high impact national and international journals. Currently, it has become a reference in the design of zero consumption buildings (ZCB, nZCB), betting on a low cost bioclimatic architecture in dialogue with nature.

Carlos Tapia Martín

PhD. architect and Professor (tenured full time civil servant) at Department of History, Theory and Architectural Composition in the Higher Technical School of Architecture in Seville, Spain. Invited professor at Instituto de Arquitetura e Urbanismo, Universidade de São Paulo. Vice-director of the Master in Sustainable city and Architecture (U. Seville) and member of the doctorate programme (U. Seville). He is an investigator of the Network of Sociospatial Studies RESE (University of Antioquia, Colombia) and of the Institute of Architecture and Building Science (IUACC) at University of Seville. In addition, he is a researcher of the group OUT_Arquias, investigation in the limits of the architecture. He investigates the ‘symptoms of contemporaneity’, and in this moment, he develops two related investigations: ‘Critique and Epistemology of Future City’s Dream’ and ‘Space and Negativity’. Recent Research Projects: Title: Training for Education, Learning and Leadership. Towards a new MEtropolitan discipline TELL-me. KEY ACTION: 2 – Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices ACTION: Strategic Partnership. Erasmus Plus. European Union. Institution at charge: Politecnico di Milano– DAStU’– MSLab Fondazione’Politecnico’di’Milano’. Title: “Urbanização E Mundialização: Novos Processos De Produção Do Espaço Urbano. Leader: IAU, Instituto de Arquitectura y Urbanismo. Sao Carlos, Sao Paulo. Awards: Extraordinary doctorate Prize in 2006. Environment Award ‘Francisco De Asís’ in the Research and Environment Category. Granting Date: 05/27/2014 Entity: Royal Sevilian Academy of Sciences and Cobre-Las Cruces Foundation.

Fernando Hidalgo Romero.

Architect graduated from the ETSA (University of Seville), master in inspection and repair of edification at the Univeristy of Seville, and expert in energy management and evaluation of buildings by the University of Seville. He has been lecturer at the 2017 edition of PARJAP in the national congress  of Public park and gardens at Córdoba, organized by AEPJ, and member of ASESCUVE, Spanish Association of green facade and green roofs companies .

Since 2010 is founder partner at Terapia Urbana, a technology based spin off, specialized  in living wall systems design, surged from Investigation Group AGR-268 Urban Greening and biosystems engineering (Naturib) of the University of Seville . He is currently comercial and communication manager for the spanish market at Terapia Urbana, where he develops and designs green facades and green roofs Projects, with own patents developed by his company, and has developed more than 12.000 m2 of installations around 9 international markets. Terapia Urbana as a consultancy, cooperate and helps many architecture and engineer offices, in the technical design and complete definition of green Solutions that combines Nature and Architecture.

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