Second Edition - 2019
Founder and CEO of PROAP, a company that has worked in the field of landscape architecture since 1989. In his position of International Director, he is responsible for the activity of the studies in Lisbon (Portugal), Luanda (Angola) and Treviso (Italy). He graduated in landscape architecture at the Higher School of Agronomy of the Technical University of Lisbon, and received a Master's Degree in Landscape Architecture from the Technical School of Architecture of Barcelona, Polytechnic University of Catalonia. João Nunes teaches at the same institute where he graduated and is a professor of environmental design in the degree course in Landscape, Urban and Environmental Planning of the University of Sassari, Faculty of Alghero. He was a professor of design in the degree course in Landscape at the IUAV in Venice, and he extended his teaching activity as a lecturer in seminars at various schools such as the University of Girona, the Technical High School of Architecture in Barcelona, the Institute University of Architecture of Venice, the Polytechnic of Milan, the Polytechnic of Turin, La Sapienza of Rome, the Faculty of Architecture of Naples and the Academy of Architecture of Mendrisio.
Professor of Geography at the University of Architecture of Venice. Over a decade of academic research in the field of landscape studies, she has been focusing on the transformations of agricultural landscapes, induced by agricultural, energy and patrimonial practices and policies. On these topics she has published articles and book contributions and has coordinated research groups in national and international projects. She was responsible for the nomination of the Soave vineyard hills to the National Register of Rural Landscapes of Historical Interest.
Architect, lecturer and advocate of the approach to quality architecture. Between 2009 and 2013, she was vice dean of the Faculty of Design in Ljubljana. As a visiting professor at the Milan Polytechnic, she trained young graduates in interior design. She founded the aFRONT Institute, organiser of the Open House Slovenia (OHS) architecture festival, which is part of Open House Worldwide. The OHS festival was awarded the Plečnik Medal, Slovenia's most prestigious architectural award. Lenka Kavčič received the same award for her project Playful Architecture, designed to introduce children to architecture, and the gold medal of the Biennale of Industrial Design - BIO 16.
He teaches at the HTW in Chur, Switzerland, was a visiting professor at the University of Biberach (Germany) and currently holds a teaching post at the University of Kaiserslautern (Germany). He is a planner and member of the Federation of Swiss Architects (FAS) and of the Provincial Committee for Architectural Culture and Landscape of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano-South Tyrol. He has been a member of several juries for architectural competitions.