Dr. Susie Lingham
Dr. Susie Lingham is an interdisciplinary and independent thinker, writer, educator, theorist, curator, and maker in the arts, whose work synthesizes ideas relating to the nature of mind across different fields, from the humanities to the sciences. Susie was Director of the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) from 2013 to 2016, and was Creative Director of the Singapore Biennale 2016, An Atlas of Mirrors, from 1 April 2016 to 26 February 2017. Prior to these appointments, she was Assistant Professor at the National Institute of Education/Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, from 2009 to 2013.
Conferred the Distinguished Alumni Medal 2014 by the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts for contribution to excellence in art and the development of the arts in Singapore, Susie has an MA (Honours) in Writing from the University of Western Sydney, Australia, a Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching Higher Education from NIE/Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and a Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) in Literature, Religion and Philosophy from the University of Sussex, U.K. Susie has taught at universities and art colleges in Australia, Singapore and the U.K.
Architect Salem Al Qudwa
Salem's fragile sculptures/architectural installations focus on the interplay between the everyday materials and ordinary forms, and how one affects the other physically, aesthetically, and conceptually. He is currently exploring how the objective imperfection can inform, or constrain a series of installations, and how different materials can enhance or negate this formal everyday imperfection.
Salem is dedicated to urbanism as both an artistic practice and a medium for social, spatial and visual cultures amelioration, Salem has conducted design studios in Gaza, Palestine under stressed environment. With full involvement as a Lead Architect from initial design through to contract administration, Salem is passionate about the relationship between open spaces, perception of the physical environment, and the role of architecture of the everyday as a catalyst for regeneration. Since 2015, he’s a doctoral candidate at Oxford School of Architecture, Oxford Brookes University. In practice and academia, Salem works with stakeholders and trans-disciplinary teams to make comprehensive research that can be used to propose a variety of spatial designs — from architecture to landscape.
Ralf Rokseth Furulund
Ralf is an architect and urban designer, he is also devoted to visual branding and architectural representation with an interest in how representation and perception of built spaces can influence the ideas and directon of a commercial project. He has worked both in the municpal sector for the planning and building agencyand for commercial architectural firms. Working on projects such as the regeneration of Oslo’s waterfront, transformation of factories new greenfield sites as well as urban insertions.
He currently works as a competition architect/ project manager focusing on larger scale urban projects, working with the intersection between nature/infrastructure and housing.
is dedicated to urbanism as both an artistic practice and a medium for social, spatial and visual cultures amelioration.
"Always trying to break the norm! Currently working on how to break or soften the rigid homogeneous developer led projects in Oslo. In large scale urban planning, through the use of typology, social infrastructure and landscape architectural solutions". RRF