Dr Sonja Dragojlovic-Oliveira is an architect and sustainable design innovation strategist. She is also an Associate Professor of Design Innovation and Sustainability at UWE, an honorary lecturer at UCL and a visiting lecturer at a number of architecture schools across Europe. She is internationally recognized for her work on socio spatial energy behaviour and smart housing and design innovation, where her recent contributions include identification of socio-spatial impacts on energy behaviour in domestic environments, need for multi-layered design and social innovation in housing and energy modelling integration in architecture.
Associate Prof. Oliveira has over 20 years innovation experience in the sustainability and design sector as a senior manager and principal consultant having led delivery of complex multidisciplinary projects ranging in value from £200k-£29mil in the UK and internationally. She also recently edited the Energy Modelling in Architecture, A practice Guide (RIBA, 2020), initiated the Radical Architecture Practice for Sustainability working group via ARENA (http://www.arena-architecture.eu) and developed research challenge response for SHAPE Energy (https://shapeenergy.eu).
She is a board member of the World Green Building Council (Serbia), a scientific and industry advisory member of numerous scientific committees and is currently researching a new residential energy code for India [EPSRC RESIDE] and lead investigator on the smart energy evaluation work on the REPLICATE project (https://replicate-project.eu). Her research and innovation practice focuses primarily on experimenting and exploring the socio-spatial effects on peoples’ use of energy through buildings and technologies using visual methods. She is a firm believer in an action led knowledge exchange approach to accelerating sustainable outcomes in the design environment.
Jonathan Moseley is an architect and Associate Professor of Architecture and Experimental Practice at Bristol UWE leading Design Research. In collaboration with artist Sophie Warren he pursues a research-based practice that experiments with radical occupations and interventions within found or newly designed space, towards enhancing our collective and affective relationship with architecture. The work is playful, discursive, frequently participatory and rogue. Projects have been commissioned by organisations internationally including Tate, Modena Museet, ResArc, Casco, Eastside Projects, Institut Français, The Showroom, Spike Island, Arnolfini, SantralIstanbul and received awards from Arts and Humanities Research Council, Arts Council, British Council and Rootstein Hopkins Foundation. http://warrenandmosley.com
Dr Torsten Schröder is an architect, researcher and design strategist. Currently he is Assistant Professor of Sustainability in Architectural Design at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His key research interests are sustainability and circular economy within architecture and cities. Drawing on Science and Technology Studies (STS) he focuses on how the concepts of sustainability and circularity can be translated into building design practices in more innovative, meaningful, and effective ways. Torsten co-founded and co-directs the ArchiLab a university based architectural and urban think tank dedicated to exploring, creating and developing concepts and scenarios for sustainable futures. He obtained his PhD in the Cities Programme at the London School of Economics and Political Science, winning the prestigious RIBA PhD research award in 2015. Torsten has participated in and led diverse research projects on national and European scale. He offers a unique blend of practical and research expertise. He has more than 10 years of experience in designing and realizing a wide range of outstanding architectural projects for leading design practices, amongst others for Rem Koolhaas / Office for Metropolitan Architecture as architect and project leader on projects in the USA, Germany, South Korea and China.