Diogo Passarinho is a Portuguese architect based in Berlin, who – since 2011 – engages his practice with Studio Miessen. At the Studio, Diogo has worked with clients such as Witte de With, De Pavijlions, SKOR Foundation, 21er Haus Vienna, KUMU art center, Bergen Assembly, the Estonian Pavilion for the 55th Venice Biennale, Performa 13, Künstlerhaus Stuttgart, Hito Steyerl, Artsonje, Bureau N, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Archive Kabinett, Art Dubai, Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Power Plant, and Haus der Kulturen der Welt. As a researcher and consultant, he has focused on projects such as Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung: Urban Futures 2050, The Local School, B-05, and – more recently – a European Commission project in collaboration with the Kosovo National Gallery. He has contributed to different architectural and art periodicals such as Frieze, Horizonte, Generalist, ARCH+, Jornal Arquitectos, and frequently collaborates with the New York based PIN-UP magazine.
Yulia Startsev is a Russian-Canadian artist and curator, who has worked with Studio Miessen as a consultant since 2012. She studied at NSCAD University with Garry Kennedy, at MassArt in Boston as part of the Studio for Interrelated Media in 2010, and participated in the New York Studio Residency Program in 2011. As an author, she has contributed texts to several publications including Tourists Like Us (2014), Germaine Koh: Weather Systems (2013), Shadow Architecture (2013), and has written for the Nida Colony Log. She has presented at the Interformat Symposium in Nida Art Colony in 2012 and 2013, focusing on questions of place and virtuality. As a curator, she organized “genus loci” in Klaipeda, Lithuania, in collaboration with Vytautas Michelkevicius, and organized a presentation of international artists at the Kaliningrad Contemporary Art Center. She currently lives and works in Berlin.
Martin Pohl is co-founder and editor of Horizonte – Journal for Architectural Discourse, which has been awarded and exhibited worldwide, and curator of the lecture series Horizonte. Before studying architecture at Bauhaus University Weimar, he lived and worked in Los Angeles and Leipzig. He is currently living and working in Berlin and Weimar.
Márk Redele is a Hungarian architect currently living in Berlin, working at Studio Miessen, where he is engaged in all layers of production carried out by the Studio. Most recently, his work focused on the design of the Performa 13 Hub in New York as well as an exhibition design for KUMU art center, Estonia. Grown up in Várpalota, Hungary, he has participated in the blissfully insignificant local punk-rock scene, studied jazz drums and attended to the Bachelor program in Architecture at University of Pécs (2009), Hungary. He has participated in several international workshops, and has produced works and research for exhibitions as a member of the Juhász Jenő Special College (2011).
Aimee Burnett worked with Studio Miessen in the capacity of in-house graphic designer. She is a graduate of the honors design program at York University, and Sheridan College in Canada (YSDN). She has also studied the art of shoemaking and leatherwork under Nasser Vies in Toronto. Aimee has previously worked in San Francisco and Toronto for McSweeney’s publishing, The Literary Review of Canada, and The Rumpus. Her work has been published in The Believer, therumpus.net, Comma Magazine, Aviary Magazine, and in Lateral Learning: An Exhibition in Print. Aimee is currently based in Berlin.
Sophie Burgess is an architecture student currently completing her Masters degree at the University of Edinburgh. Before collaborating with Studio Miessen, she had worked at several practices in London. Whilst working with Studio Miessen, she took part in design projects such as Bergen Assembly and Hito Steyerl’s retrospective at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven. With an ongoing interest in spaces for visual arts, she is currently undertaking research into the contemporary condition of gallery space.
Mehran Mojtahedzadeh worked with Studio Miessen in 2013, focusing on projects such as Bergen Assembly and the design of the Estonian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.
Thalia Chrambolapolous worked with Studio Miessen in 2013, focusing on projects such as Bergen Assembly, Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt, and the rethinking and redesign of Witte de With center for contemporary art in Rotterdam.
Ana Cosma worked with Studio Miessen during the Summer of 2013. She contributed to projects such as Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt, and Bergen Assembly.
Amer Jbeili worked with Studio Miessen in 2013, assisting the realization of projects such as Weltkulturen Museum, Frankfurt, and Bergen Assembly, before returning to complete his studies in architecture at Académie Libanaise Des Beaux-Arts, Lebanon.
Caspar Noyons worked with Studio Miessen in 2012, focusing on projects such as the exhibition “Architecture and Ideology” at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, and the facade work for Künstlerhaus Stuttgart.
Mahan Shirazi worked with Studio Miessen in 2012, focusing on projects such as the exhibition “Architecture and Ideology” at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, before continuing his own research in the Balkans, and completing his degree at RICE University.
Hamed Buckhamseen worked with Studio Miessen in 2012, focusing on projects such as the exhibition “Architecture and Ideology” at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt, before returning to complete his studies at RISD University.
Nina Valerie Kolowratnik is an architect and spatial consultant, who has collaborated with Studio Miessen since 2011. She has been educated at Graz University of Technology and holds a degree in Critical Curatorial and Conceptual Practices in Architecture from GSAPP Columbia University, New York. She is currently working at GSAPP Columbia University as a Teaching Associate and as an exhibition coordinator for the Arthur Ross Architecture Gallery. Kolowratnik’s practice investigates how architectural notational systems can become productive destabilizers in the socio-political and human rights field. She co-curated the discussion series Promiscuous Encounters and co-edited the book Waking Up from the Nightmare of Participation. Her recent projects include a case study on Palestinian refugee return and an expert consultancy for a Native American land claim in New Mexico, US.