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Prof. Dr. Gesa Ziemer

Director of CityScienceLab

Gesa Ziemer (Prof. Dr. Phil.) is Director of the City Science Lab at the HafenCity University, a collaboration with the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge. She is professor of cultural theory and cultural practice (in the field of metropolitan culture) and Vice-President of Research at the HafenCity University Hamburg. Currently she acts as spokesperson for the Research Training Group "Performing Citizenship". She is regularly a guest Lecturer at the College of Art and Design Lucerne. She is a member of the advisory boards of the Böll Foundation “umdenken”, University of Art and Design Lucerne, Urban Arts Ruhr and the curatorship for the choreographic center PACT Zollverein Essen.

Contact: gesa.ziemer(at)hcu-hamburg.de

Lab Management: Sarah Pieper sarah.pieper(at)hcu-hamburg.de

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Rainer Noennig

Professor for Digital City Science

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Rainer Noennig is Professor for Digital City Science at the CityScienceLab at Hafencity University Hamburg and director of the WISSENSARCHITEKTUR Laboratory of Knowledge Architecture at TU Dresden.  Between 1998 and 2001 he practiced as a freelance and employed architect in Tokyo, among others at Ishiyama Experimental Underground Architecture Factory and Arata Isozaki & Associates.From 2001 he was Research Associate at TU Dresden, where he was appointed Junior Professor for Knowledge Architecture (2009-2015). He has taught at different universities in Japan, USA, China, Italy, Switzerland and Angola. He was Visiting Professor at Universit degli Studi dell l´Aquila and at ISEN Toulon. He has published several books and more than 100 scientific papers and essays. He has won several prizes, scholarships and awards, incl. the Grand Prize of the European Association for Architecture Education (EAAE).

Contact: joerg.noennig(at)hcu-hamburg.de

Kent Larson

Director of MIT Media Lab's City Science Group

Kent Larson directs the MIT Media Lab's City Science group. Since 1998, he has also directed the MIT House_n research consortium in the School of Architecture and Planning. His current research is focused on four related areas: responsive urban housing, new urban vehicles, ubiquitous technologies, and living lab experiments. Larson practiced architecture for 15 years in New York City, with work published in Architectural Record, Progressive Architecture, Global Architecture, The New York Times, A+U, and Architectural Digest. His book Louis I. Kahn: Unbuilt Masterworks was selected as one of the Ten Best Books in Architecture, 2000 by The New York Times Review of Books. Related work was selected by Time magazine as a "Best Design of the Year" project.

Contact: kll(at)media.mit.edu