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Kunlé Adeyemi is an architect based in Amsterdam. Adeyemi is founder of NLÉ Architects and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. His recent work includes the Makoko Floating School, for which he received the Silver Lion at the 15th Venice Biennale.

Amale Andraos is an architect and educator based in New York. Andraos is Dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation and cofounder of the architecture office WORKac.

Michel Bauwens is a writer and economist based in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Bauwens is founder of the Foundation for Peer to Peer Alternatives. Previously, he was a Primavera Research Fellow at the University of Amsterdam and an external expert at the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.

Bouchra Khalili is an artist based in Berlin. Khalili’s work has been exhibited at the New Museum, MoMA, Palais de Tokyo, Documenta 14, Lisson Gallery, and Centre Pompidou. Previously, she cofounded the Cinémathèque de Tanger in Morocco, a nonprofit organization dedicated to Arab and international cinema.

Rem Koolhaas is an architect based in Amsterdam. He is founder of the architecture office OMA/AMO and recipient of the 2000 Pritzker Architecture Prize. His designs include the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Fondazione Prada, the China Central Television Headquarters, Casa da Musica, and the Seattle Central Library, among others. Koolhaas was the director of the 14th Venice Biennale, entitled “Fundamentals.”

Ben Vickers is a curator, writer, and technologist based in London. Vickers is Curator of Digital at the Serpentine Gallery and founder of unMonastery, a non-profit institution focusing on digital culture and economics. Previously, he was a curator at the Transmediale Festival for media arts and technology in Berlin.

Raphaële Bidaut-Waddington is an artist based in Paris. Bidaut-Waddington is founder of the research studio Laboratoire d’Ingénierie d’Idées. Her work has been exhibited in London, Paris, and New York.

Amanda Williams is an artist and architect based in Chicago. Williams is Adjunct Professor of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Her work has been exhibited at the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Chicago Architecture Biennial, and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, among other venues.