JOHAN VOORDOUW is an Associate professor at the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. Prior to his appointment at Carleton he taught at the Leicester School of Architecture, De Montfort University and London Southbank University London in the U.K. Johan graduated from the Bartlett, University College London (2007 & 2009), and the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg (2003). While at the Bartlett he was in Unit 20 led by Shaun Murray, Marjan Colletti in his first year and Marjan and Marcos Cruz in his subsequent years. He has worked in a number of professional offices practicing in the Netherlands, Canada, and England. His most notable office was Foster + Partners where he worked on projects in Malaysia and China. He has worked in a number of professional offices practicing in the Netherlands, Canada, and England. His most notable office was Foster + Partners where he worked on projects in Malaysia and China. Johan’s work has been extensively published and exhibited including: Magazin Gallery, Vienna (2018), the Academy of Fine Art, Vienna (2015), International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (2014), Royal Academy Summer Show London (2011 & 2010) and Venice Biennale (2010). He has two planned exhibitions in late 2018 and early 2020. Johan’s work has been extensively published and exhibited including: Magazin Gallery, Vienna (2018), the Academy of Fine Art, Vienna (2015), International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (2014), Royal Academy Summer Show London (2011 & 2010) and Venice Biennale (2010). He has two planned exhibitions in late 2018 and early 2020. His research interests are broad, but focus on issues of intent, authority, and authorship to contextualize digital and computational thinking and production within established historical and theoretical discourse. His current work New Image of Home, and Cloud Formations explore two very different aspects of architecture. NIH is an analysis of Canadian single family housing from 1956-2017 using analysis tools to understand the evolution of the Canadian Home. Cloud Formations is a speculative project using alternative drawing and modelling methods to consider novel architectural futures
OZAYR SALOOJEE is an Associate Professor at the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism, where he currently serves as Associate Director of Graduate Programs and co-directs the Carleton Urban Research Lab (c-url) which focuses on questions of water, cities and equity. Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, he received his B.Arch and Post Professional M.Arch II (Theory and Culture) at Carleton University. He completed his PhD from the Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London and was advised by Dr. J.K. Birksted and Dr. I. Borden (examined by Dr. J. Hill (Bartlett) and Dr. D. Deriu (Westminster)). Before returning to Canada, he taught for 12 years at the University of Minnesota where he held the 2014-16 Imagine Chair in the Arts, Humanities and Design. His research and teaching focuses on postcolonial urbanisms, water, infrastructure and cultural and contested geographies. Ozayr has worked on a number of creative projects, including the Mobilizing Materialities exhibition and symposium (a partnership with the World of Matter artists collaborative), in addition to projects with the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and the MIA (Minneapolis Institute of Art). In 2018/19, he was a core member of the Fluid Boundaries team – shortlisted to curate the Canadian Pavilion at the 2020 Venice Architecture Biennale. He is currently working on an initiative called The Incommensurate Archive, a project that explores space, radical spatial ethnographies and counter-colonizing archives, as well as partnering on a collaborative design/research partnership with the Great Lakes Design Labs (www.gld.org). Recent collaborative work includes grant initiatives with Dr. Zoe Todd (Carleton University), as well co-authored writings with the Fluid Boundaries Team. He has presented his work at venues in Japan, Istanbul, Cape Town, London, as well as in the United States and Canada. His most recent publication is a collaborative volume (with Karen Lutsky and Emily Eliza Scott) titled: Viscosity: Mobilizing Materialities (University of Minnesota Papers on Architecture). Ozayr has been invited to serve as a guest critic at a number of schools of architecture including the University of Virginia, the University of British Columbia, McGill University, the University of Toronto, UW-Milwaukee, The University of Michigan, the University of Buffalo, Penn Design, and the California College for the Arts.