Werner Sewing was professor of architectural theory at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). After studies of sociology, history, political sciences and psycholgy in Bielefeld and Berlin he taught and researched in the fields of architectural theory and sociology at different universities such as TU Berlin, FU Berlin, AA London and at the Bauhaus University Weimar. He was guest professor for architectural sociology and theory at the UC Berkeley, the Berlin University of the Arts and at the International Centre for Cultural and Technological Research at the University Stuttgart. In 2006, Werner Sewing was awarded the Erich-Schelling-Prize for Architectural Theory. Since 2008 he was teaching at the KIT Karlsruhe and was head of the Institute for Design, Art and Theory. He was chairman of the Förderverein Baukultur as well as member of various advisory boards, committees and panels. Numerous publications in international an national media. Prof. Dr. Werner Sewing passed away on 27th of July 2011 in Berlin.
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, such as in archithese. The new book „Authentizität“ is planned to be published in 2002 (Wasmuth Verlag). Florian Dreher is working on a dissertation proposal about the Swiss architect and artist Max Bill (1908 – 1994).
Annelen Schmidt is scientific assistant at the chair of Architectural Theory of the Institute for Design, Art & Theory at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). She studied architecture at the KIT Karlsruhe (diploma degree 2011) and at the ETH Zurich (bachelor degree 2009) and was a scholar of the German National Academic Foundation (2008 – 2011). Amongst others, she worked at pool architects in Zurich and at Albert Speer & Partners in Frankfurt. Annelen Schmidt is co-lecturer of the seminar series Architectural Terms between Art, Science and Technology.