|Julia Albani is an independent curator and director of the communications agency BUREAU N (Berlin/Lisbon). Since 2003 she has supervised exhibition projects, event sites and publications in the fields of architecture, design and urbanism, first at urban drift in Berlin, then as project and business manager at the Swiss Architecture Museum in Basel. In 2009 she was invited to join the Board of Trustees of the Architecture Triennial in Lisbon, where she has lived ever since. In 2010 she curated the Portuguese Pavilion at the Architecture Biennale in Venice. She is a freelance correspondent for international architecture magazines and has worked closely with the Goethe-Institut Portugal since 2012.
She is co-curator for We-Traders in Lisbon.
|Charlotte Bonduel studied philosophy at KU-Leuven and journalism in Brussels, where she continued to live and work. She was co-editor of the art magazine Janus and worked at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel on the implementation of a Phd program for artists. Her interest in and fascination for civil society led her to volunteer for the G1000 Citizens' Summit (2011-2012). She was the assistant of writer David Van Reybrouck for whom she did research on democratic innovation and participatory democracy. Now she works with Iwan Strauven for Bozar Architecture (the department of architecture of the Center for Fine Arts in Brussels), and co-curates We-Traders in Brussels together with Julia Förster.
|Javier Duero is a cultural producer. He lived in Montreal during the years 2002-2003, where he became familiar with the Canadian cultural mediation system. He develops projects in the areas of cooperation, research, education and curation mostly in Europe and Latin America. He has worked with institutions, universities, platforms and collective initiatives linked to artistic and social practices. Most recently he worked as a consultant for HEAD Geneva, CAC Quito, the Goethe-Institut, Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Instituto Cervantes.
He is co-curator for We-Traders in Madrid.
|Rose Epple a.k.a. Rose Apple has been designing exhibitions and publications in the fields of art, urbanism and design since 2002. With her internationally acclaimed scenography studio based in Berlin, she worked for leading cultural institutions across Europe and was awarded the German Design Prize in Gold in 2011. Currently she experiments with participative, process-orientated and performative design.
As artistic director she developed the We-Traders project together with Angelika Fitz.
|Angelika Fitz is a curator and author in the fields of architecture, art and urbanism, running her own office in Vienna since 1998. Between 1998 and 2005 she conducted several projects in Southeast Asia. In 2003 and 2005, she curated the Austrian contribution to the Architecture Biennale in Sao Paulo. Recent projects include the exhibitions Generationenstadt (Generation City) and REALSTADT. Wünsche werden Wirklichkeit (REAL CITY. Wishes Knocking at Reality’s Door) as well as the project Arbeitende Orte (Working Places). Lectures and teaches internationally.
As artistic director she developed the We-Traders project together with Rose Epple.
|Julia Förster studied European Media Culture in France and Germany and has an M.A. in cultural management. Since 2003 she is involved in the conception and implementation of intercultural projects throughout Europe with organizations such as the World Music Expo (WOMEX) . The research for her Master’s thesis “Creative City Berlin – What happens when Berlin wants to be sexy but not poor anymore?” arose her interest in exploring the correlations between cultural work, city marketing and the role of citizens in urban development policies. 2013 she moved from Berlin to Brussels to coordinate the project We-Traders. Together with Charlotte Bonduel she co-curates We-Traders in Brussels.|
|Stéphane Gruet is an architect, philosopher and professor at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Toulouse. He designs and builds in the south of France and founded AERA in 1992, an association focused on activities and studies on architecture and the city. He has taken part in numerous conferences, seminars, exhibitions and debates. In 1994, he founded the journal Poïésis and in 2000 founded the Centre Méridional de l’Architecture et de la Ville (CMAV) in Toulouse. For ten years he has been developing innovative participatory and cooperative social housing programmes. He has published numerous works and articles including five books on “L’œuvre et le temps” (Work and Time, 2003/2006) and “La nature de la ville” (The Nature of The City, 2013).
He is co-curator for We-Traders in Toulouse.
Lisa Parola and Luisa Perlo are part of a.titolo, a collective of curators founded in Turin in 1997 to investigate the relationships between art, society, cities and public space. a.titolo curates and produces public art projects, exhibitions, documentaries, workshops and training programs, and since 2001 manages the program Nuovi Committenti (New Patrons) of the Fondation de France. In the scope of the program Urban 2 by the city of Turin, the first Italian edition was dedicated to the Mirafiori Nord district with support from the Fondazione Adriano Olivetti.
They are co-curators for We-Traders in Turin.