Nadine Kuhla von Bergmann – architect, process designer and smart district advisor.
Since January 2018 she is managing director of “Creative Climate Cities” consulting on smart city solutions, spatial innovation strategies, integrated urban infrastructure solutions, co-creation design methodologies and digital decision support tools.
Nadine graduated in 2002 as an architect from the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee, specialising in trans-scale strategies. She freelanced in various architecture and urban design offices in Berlin and Cape Town. In 2011 she joined the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) as guest researcher to work on climate and energy strategy plans for Berlin. From 2012 – 2013 she worked for the nationally funded megacities research project “Young Cities” at ISR, TU Berlin and became deeply involved in global urban design challenges related to energy- and resource efficiency. From 2012 – 2017 she lectured at the department CHORA Conscious City, TU Berlin. In this position she led the applied research project “Smart Sustainable District – Green Moabit”, a European Cities Program focusing on Smart City implementation strategies.
She holds a doctorate degree at TU Berlin for her research on “Urban Change Agents – Citizen-based Projects in Cape Town as Drivers of Transformative Pathways”.
Gian Marco Morigi – Art direction & business development for creative urban solutions
Gian Marco studied Architecture and Urban Design at Politecnico di Milano and Technische Universität Berlin. He graduated in Milan in 2017, with a Master Thesis on cultural identity and urban impact of community gardens in Cape Town, addressing the role of places for food production as potential public spaces.
From 2015 to 2017 he worked as Teaching Assistant for Prof. Bunschoten at CHORA Conscious City, TU Berlin, where he had the opportunity to explore contemporary approaches to sustainable urban planning.
Gian Marco has always been interested in the interactions between Architecture and other disciplines, such as the Arts and the Social Sciences, exploring the relationships between the built environment and human behaviour. He believes that a conscious conceptualisation and enhancement of multiscale processes must rely on these crossing borders, which provide the fertile environment for mutation and evolution of contemporary practices.
Roberta Zuchetti – Bottom-up architecture & urban design strategies
Roberta studied Interior design in Milan and Architecture in Berlin. Her final Bachelor thesis in architecture, focusing on a public archive building for the art exhibition “Documenta”, won a prize in an annual architecture competition. She is now completing her Master degree at the TU Berlin.
Roberta is passionately engaged in a wide variety of projects: she is co-founder of an architecture and urban research collective, attending different university master projects and collaborating as a freelancer for different architecture and interior design offices.
She loves jumping freely from the smallest size to the widest urban scale, investigating the meaning of public and private space in the city. Ranging from design details, to building design, to urban strategy planning and social development, these intersections are her main interests.
Martina Trapani – Complex stakeholder management methodologies
Martina completed her Bachelor studies in Urban Planning in Genoa, Italy. In her Bachelor thesis she focused on the issues of social housing in its international, national and local scales. Her thesis was the starting point to further studies and she is currently enrolled in the Master degree of Urban Design at the TU Berlin.
Martina is particularly interested in stakeholder participation in projects. She is involved in the research of projects in which the various stakeholders are involved as decision makers throughout the project’s life span.
Ilkin Evin Akpinar – Data visualisation & research design
Ilkin completed her Bachelor and Master Studies in Architecture at the Technical University of Berlin. Ilkin has a scope of interests including sustainable and socially equitable urban planning and architecture, among construction sciences and sociocultural anthropology.
Her final thesis ‚Real Istanbul’ thematised architectonical, social and urban qualities and weaknesses of diverse housing types in Istanbul Kücükcekmece. Ilkin had the opportunity to work at different various Berlin offices and at two chairs at the faculty for Architecture, Technische Universität Berlin.