Jorge Godoy Roman is a founding partner of GUN Architects.
Since 2008, Jorge has worked internationally for the Architectural Association in London, TU Berlin, London Metropolitan University, Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (Iaac), Centro de estudios Urbanos Torcuato di Tella in Buenos Aires and Universidad Técnica Federico Santa Maria in Chile. In 2011, Jorge’s practice was awarded with the first prize at the Young Architects Program International YAP, for their Water Cathedral Installation. In 2015 has been shortlisted at the New London Architectures Awards and won the German Design Council Iconic Awards Prize in the category of public space pavilions. Currently he is designing and building a large-scale project of Rural Urbanism in the north of Chile.
Ana Zatezalo Schenk is Founder of Sinestezia with offices in Berlin and Belgrade.
Since 2002, Ana has held teaching positions at Columbia University and at Architecture University in Belgrade and subsequently, as Professor assistant (WiMi) at the Technical University in Braunschweig, Germany. Ana has organised a number of conferences and lectures aiming to combine living matter and architecture such as City on Water (2010), Waterfronts (2011), Hortitecture (2015), Bio Berlin (2016). From 2007 to 2010, she was Director of Belgrade waterfront development responsible for the 150 Ha Master plan at the Port of Belgrade, working closely with Daniel Libeskind Architects, ARUP and Gehl Architects. Over the past 10 years Ana’s work has been focusing on synaesthesia (synaesthetic principles), supporting through design an empathic world sensitive to life, nature and animals.
Sjoerd Krijnen is a Dutch architect and teacher with working experience in the Netherlands and India. In the Netherlands he worked at ZJA (2002 – 2006) and AAENP (2007-2014) on the design and realisation of buildings and structures that are deeply connected to the Dutch land- and waterscapes, like pump houses, public transport hubs and highway masterplanning. From 2014 till 2017 he lived and worked in India, working in the Design and Research Cell of RSP Design Consultants in Bangalore, and teaching and advising at the Nitte Institute of Architecture in Mangalore. The sensitive Indian approach to embedding nature – and more particular animal life – in daily life trickered him to take up this subject when moving to Berlin in 2017.
Erika Mayr is working with bees in Berlin for more than 15 years and have been taking care of her own bee colonies for 10 years. The happiness of meeting the bees is immeasurable for Erika. Erika’s life started to buzz through them. They are a symbol of freedom and at the same time show boundaries. They create spaces and they are very much linked to human culture. (Urban) beekeeping is a practice that has been going on for thousands of years. The value of honey bees is invaluable to humans and our environment. Bees still inspire us to rethink our relation with nature and the environment we live in. They are very easy-going, however, they have a specific goal (the survival of the colony) that they pursue with great endurance and strength. The main task of the bees, however, lies beyond this horizon. ‘We can hardly understand the value of their role in pollination’ says Erika Mayr.
During the workshop, participants will closely interact with protagonists of Berlin’s political, ecological, and planning scene, amongst others:
- City planning stakeholders of Berlin
- Local urban planners, architects and designers
- Scientists from the fields of biology, zoology and animal preservation
- Non-anthropocentric philosophers