CARLOS IRIJALBA (Pamplona, 1979) resident at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten of Amsterdam (2013-2014), graduated in 2002 at the Fine Arts Basque Country University and studied at UDK Berlin. Awarded the Revelation PhotoEspaña Prize or Generaciones 2009, among others, he also received the Guggenheim Bilbao Photography grant in 2003 or the Marcelino Botín Foundation in 2007/08. Irijalba has exhibited at international museums and venues, including the Guangzhou Triennale, CAB Art Center in Brussels or Muma Museum in Melbourne Australia.
MOMOYO KAIJIMA (b. 1969, Tokyo, Japan) graduated from the Faculty of Domestic Science at Japan Women’s University in 1991. She founded Atelier Bow-Wow with Yoshiharu Tsukamoto in 1992. In 1994 she received her master degree from the Tokyo Institute of Technology. During 1996–1997 she was a guest student with scholarship from Switzerland at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (ETHZ). In 2000 she completed her post-graduate program at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. She served as an assistant professor at the Art and Design School of the University of Tsukuba since 2000, and as an associate professor since 2009. In 2012 she received the RIBA International Fellowship. From 2017 she has been serving as a Professor of Architectural Behaviorology at ETHZ. She taught at Harvard GSD (2003, 2016), guest professor at ETHZ (2005–07), as well as at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (2011–12), Rice University (2014–15), Delft University of Technology (2015–16), and Columbia University (2017). While engaging in design projects for houses, public buildings and station plazas, she has conducted numerous investigations of the city through architecture such as Made in Tokyo and Pet Architecture. She was the curator of Japan Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.
MARIO MONOTTI (Locarno, 1975). He graduated from Zurich Polytechnic with a degree in Civil Engineering and subsequently, earned a PhD in Technical Sciences where he focused his research on the plastic analysis of reinforced concrete slabs. Since 2009, he has held the position of Professor of Structural Design at the Accademia di architettura in Mendrisio, Switzerland. He is also the founder and owner of the Monotti Ingegneri Consulenti SA in Locarno. His company specializes in structural design in architectural contests in the public and private sectors on national and international levels. Mario Monotti works collaboratively with young architects. His name is associated with the school of Leutschenbach of C. Kerez (European steel design award 2011), the House on Two Pillars of C. Scheidegger and J. Keller (Betonpreis 2017), the National Pavilion of the Kingdom of Bahrain for Expo Milano 2015 of Anne Holtrop and many other project and exhibition pavilions.
The guest critics of the midterm and final reviews will be announced during the semester.