Biennial Symposium 2018: Lecturers

Simposio
Nicolas Bourriaud
Nicolas Bourriaud
Theoretician of art and aesthetics. He currently directs the La Panacée contemporary art center in Montpellier. Until 2015 he was director of l'École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris. Co-founder, and from 1999 to 2006 co-director, of the Palais de Tokyo, Paris. Founder and director of Documents sur l'art (1992-2000) and correspondent in Paris for Flash art (1987-1995). He was Gulbenkian curator of contemporary art in Tate Britain, London (2007-2010), being responsible in 2009 for the Tate Triennial.
Jan Gehl
Jan Gehl
Architect, Founding Partner of Gehl Architects, and Professor emeritus The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture. He has published several books, including the most recent “How to Study Public Life”. As part of Gehl Architects, he has collaborated on projects for the cities of Copenhagen, London, Melbourne, Sydney, Riga, Amman, New York and Moscow, among others. Honorary fellow of the Architects Institutes in Denmark, England, Scotland, USA and Canada. Awarded with the ”Sir Patrick Abercrombie Prize for exemplary contributions to Town Planning” by The International Union of Architects as well as honorary doctor degrees from Universities in Edinburgh, Halifax, Varna and Toronto.
Nina-Marie E. Lister
Nina-Marie E. Lister
MCIP, RPP. Graduate program director and associate professor in the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Ryerson University, Toronto. Founding principal of the PLANDFORM studio, she also founded and directs the Ecological Design Lab at Ryerson University. Member of the Ryerson Urban Water Centre. Awarded Honourary Membership in the American Society of Landscape Architects.She is co-editor of Projective Ecologies and The Ecosystem Approach: Complexity, Uncertainty, and Managing for Sustainability, and author of more than 40 professional practice and scholarly publications.
Rui Yang
Rui Yang
Professor and Joint Founder Dean of Landscape Architecture Department, Tsinghua University. As the head of the Group of Experts, presided over the "The 11th National Five-year Plan for Protecting National Natural and Cultural Heritage",and more than 10 General Managment Plan for natural and cultural heritage sites in China. His Ph. D. thesis "Improving the National Park and Protected Area System of China:Theories and Practice" won the first prize of Tsinghua University's excellent doctoral dissertation, which played an important role in the creation of National park system in China.

Brian Davis
Brian Davis
Assistant professor of landscape architecture at Cornell University. He teaches design studios as well as classes on construction technology and Latin American landscapes. His research looks at the relationship between landscapes and instruments, with a particular geographic focus in Latin America and New York State. Dredge Research Collaborative member.