2020 ArkDes Fellowship jury
A jury chaired by Kieran Long will make the final decision on applications.
Liza Fior is a partner of muf architecture/art, a London-based practice working in the public realm (including museums) and design advisor to the Mayor of London . The practice brings unsolicited research into every project, working with those who know a place in order to articulate the value of the existing before moving onto discussions of the future. muf work primarily in East London, but not exclusively so. They are the only UK winners of the European Prize for Public Space (for Barking Town Square), and were the authors of the British Pavilion at the 2010 Venice Architecture Biennale. Liza has taught, lectured and been published internationally.
Maria Lind is a curator, writer and educator based in Stockholm and Berlin. She was the director of Stockholm’s Tensta konsthall 2011-18, the artistic director of the 11th Gwangju Biennale, the director of the graduate program, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (2008-2010) and director of Iaspis in Stockholm (2005-2007). From 2002-2004 she was the director of Kunstverein München and in 1998, co-curator of Europe’s itinerant biennial, Manifesta 2 in Luxembourg. In 2015 she curated Future Light for the first Vienna Biennial, and in 2019 she co-curated the Art Encounters Biennial in Timisoara. She has taught widely since the early 1990s, including as professor of artistic research at the Art Academy in Oslo 2015-18. Currently she is a lecturer at Konstfack’s CuratorLab. She has contributed widely to newspapers, magazines, catalogues and other publications. She is the 2009 recipient of the Walter Hopps Award for Curatorial Achievement. In 2010 Selected Maria Lind Writing was published by Sternberg Press, and Seven Years: The Rematerialization Art from 2011 to 2017appeared in the fall of 2019.
Åsa Dahlin Architect, PhD, is an urban strategist working in Uppsala municipality as a director of comprehensive planning. Her research background is from KTH and she has been a chair and juror for the government research council Formas, doctoral dissertations, lecturer and teacher. Collaboration between research and practice has characterized her career. During her work for national agencies she coordinated several governmental commissions in the field of urban development, architecture, cultural heritage, culture and social sustainability. Åsa has recently worked with urban planning in Stockholm City and as development leader in the Stockholm commission of social sustainability.
Dan Hill is Director of Strategic Design at Vinnova, the Swedish government’s innovation agency. A designer and urbanist, Dan’s previous leadership positions have produced innovative, influential projects and organisations, ranging across built environment (Arup, Future Cities Catapult), education and research (Fabrica), government and social innovation (SITRA), and media (BBC, Monocle), each one transformed positively via digital technology and a holistic approach to multidisciplinary design. Dan is a visiting professor at UCL Bartlett Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, an Adjunct Professor in Design at RMIT University, and one of the Mayor of London’s Design Advocates.