8th Biennal 2014
Lisa Diedrich studied architecture and urbanism in Paris, Marseille and Stuttgart, science journalism in Berlin, and landscape architecture at the University of Copenhagen, where she received her doctoral degree. She currently works as a professor of landscape architecture at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Alnarp/ Malmö and as editor-in-chief of the book series Landscape Architecture Europe (Fieldwork/ On Site/ In Touch/ On The Move) and as co-editor-in-chief, with Harry Harsema, of ’scape the international magazine for landscape architecture and urbanism.
Licensed in Architecture and Landscape Architecture from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPCBarcelona Tech). Holds a Master's degree in Landscape Architecture (MLA, 2003) and a Master's degree in Urbanism Research (MIUrb, 2014) from the same university. Has been awarded multiple times with scholarships, such as the Mies van der Rohe Foundation Scholarship (Venice, Italy; 2001), the Caixa d'Arquitectes Foundation (2002), and the Villa LeNôtre Fellowship for Professional Landscape Architects in Versailles (Paris, France; 2016) at ENSPV International Residences for Landscape Architects. The latest recognition received was the appointment as the Luigi Einaudi Chair at the Institute of European Studies (IES) at Cornell University (Ithaca, USA; 2019). Her professional practice has unfolded at Ateliers Jean Nouvel (Paris), the Research and Landscape Projects Center (CRPPB led by Rosa Barba, at UPC), and, since 2003, in her own professional practice NABLABCN based in Barcelona, focusing on planning, landscaping, and architecture. She is the Executive Director of the Landscape Architecture Office at the College of Architects of Catalonia and a member of the Executive and Scientific Committee of the International Landscape Biennial of Barcelona. She is also an associate professor at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia UPC-BarcelonaTech, affiliated with the School of Architecture (ETSAB) and the Department of Urbanism and Territorial Planning (DUOT), as well as the new degree in Landscape Architecture (ESAB + ETSAB). She has given lectures, moderated sessions, or participated as a jury at RMIT Europe, Nanjing and Chengdu University in China, AHO in Norway, Versailles in France, or POLIMI in Milan, Italy.
Member of the Scientific and Executive Committee of the Biennial since its 8th edition.
Coordination and organization of the team (from the 4th edition of the International Landscape Biennial to the current one).
Antonio Presti is a Sicilian artist-patron, who decided to dedicate his whole self for the triumph of art and culture in all its forms. President of the Foundation Fiumara d’Arte, has been engaged for years in Italy and around the world to create awareness related to culture, but above all a spirit of ethics, which is formed through a different relationship with their beauty. Among the initiatives: the creation of the park of sculptures in the Valley of the Nebrodis in Sicily Fiumara d’Arte, the Museum of Contemporary Art Atelier sul Mare (Castel di Tusa, ME), etc.
Francesc Muñoz. PhD in Geography and Professor in the Autonomous University of Barcelona since 1995. He is specialized in urban design and design of territorial strategies; he has participated in different tasks of European Council related to these questions. Now, he is director of the Observatory of Urbanism and the Master of Interventions and Landscape Management, both in the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
Yael Moria-Klain is a Professor of landscape architecture at the Technion – The Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa. She is a practicing landscape architect and is partner at Moria-Sekely Landscape Architecture, the firm behind many of Israel’s major urban landscaping projects. Moria-Klain is a researcher and curator in the architecture and public space field. She received her master’s degree in Architecture & Urban Culture from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.