Anette Busse studied architecture in Stuttgart. She worked as a scientific assistant at the HfT Stuttgart and was director of the Academic Foreign Office, as well at the HfT Stuttgart. From 2003 to 2005 she studied architectural history and theory at the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (gta) at the ETH Zurich (Prof. Werner Oechslin). Since 2002 she is the coordinator of the master´s program for Building Restoration at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), former University of Karlsruhe. Her research and teaching interest focusses on the Buildings of the 50s, 60s and 70s. She is currently working on a dissertation proposal about the German architect Klaus Franz and his main work in the 1960s. Regular publishments on buildings of the „unloved modernism“.
Florian Dreher studied architecture at the Berlin University of the Arts. He worked as an architect at Léon Wohlhage Wernik Architects in Berlin and thaught at the Berlin University of the Arts architectural history and theory. Since 2008, he is a scientific assistant at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) where he built up the new Chair of Architectural Theory at the Institute for Design, Art and Theory (EKuT) together with Prof. Dr. Werner Sewing. Numerous essays have been published in architectural magazines, amongst others in archithese. The new book Authentizität is planned to be published in 2012 (Wasmuth Verlag). Florian Dreher is working on a dissertation proposal about the Swiss architect and artist Max Bill (1908 – 1994).
Hannes Mayer is an editor of the international magazine for architecture archithese in Zurich, teaching fellow and studio master at the Diploma/MArch Unit 20 at the Bartlett School of Architecture (University College London), he is founding director of M-A-O/architecture and optimism. Hannes Mayer studied architecture at the TU Cottbus, the TU Eindhoven and the Bartlett School. He regularly acts as a visiting critic and visiting lecturer at the Architectural Association, the University of Westminster, the TU Graz, ETH Zurich, ZHdK Zurich and KIT Karlsruhe. His essays and projects on architecture and design theory are frequently published in international magazines such as Architectural Design, a+u, trans and archithese.
Georg Vrachliotis is interim professor for architectural theory at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Before, he taught and researched at the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture and the Institute for Architecture and Technology (2005-011) at ETH Zurich. From 2006 to 2010 he was a guest lecturer for architectural theory at the TU Vienna. He studied architecture at the Berlin University of the Arts and philosophy at the TU Berlin and received his doctor´s degree from ETH Zurich in 2009. He is editor of the book series Context Architecture. Fundamental Concepts between Art, Science and Technology, Birkhäuser (with Andrea Gleiniger) as well as a co-editor of Structuralism Reloaded. Rule-Based Design in Architecture and Urbanism, Edition Axel Menges (with Tomáš Valena and Tom Avermaete, 2011). His book Geregelte Verhältnisse. Architektur und technisches Denken in der Epoche der Kybernetik has recently been published at Springer Vienna/New York.