Cast

CHARLES JENCKS
World renowned cultural theorist, landscape designer, architectural critic, historian and broadcaster.

Documentaries include:

  • The Brits Who Built The Modern World (BBC, 2014); American Masters (PBS, 2005); Recreating Eden (2005); Bauhaus, the Face of the 20th Century (1994)

Recipient of prestigious Soane Honours (America) for his contribution to Architectural history. Gulbenkian Prize for Museums (Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art) for his design, Landform Ueda. He has worked on landscape design projects in Europe, China, Turkey and South Korea and is co-founder of Maggie’s Cancer Care centres, (including two winning the Stirling Prize for Architecture). Author of best-selling book The Language of Post-Modern Architecture (1977, re-issued as The New Paradigm in Architecture, 2002).  Other titles include:

  • The Architecture of Hope (2015); The Story of Post-Modernism, Five Decades of Ironic, Iconic and Critical Architecture (2011); The Universe in the Landscape (2011); Critical Modernism (2007); The Iconic Building, The Power of Enigma (2005); The Garden of Cosmic Speculation (2003); The Architecture of the Jumping Universe (1997); What is Post-Modernism? (1995)

ALEJANDRO ZAERA-POLO
Accomplished contemporary architect whose work has consistently merged the practice and theory of architecture, integrating urban design and landscape architecture.

He has produced critically acclaimed and award winning projects on an international scale and is recognized as an original theorist with a sharp capacity to identify social and political trends and translate them into the architectural discourse. He trained at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, graduating with Honors, and completed a Master in Architecture at Harvard University, where he graduated with Distinction. He worked at Rem Koolhaus’ OMA in Rotterdam prior to establishing Foreign Office Architects and later AZPML.

  • Dean of Princeton School of Architecture (2012-2014); Berlage Institute in Rotterdam (2000-2005): Berlage Chair at the Technical University in Delft, the Netherlands; Inaugural recipient of the Norman Foster professorship at Yale University School of Architecture (2010 and 2011); Visiting Critic at Columbia GSAPP and UCLA School of Architecture; taught at the Architectural Association in London;  Tenured Professor at Princeton SoA

Publications include

  • El Croquis, Quaderns, A+U, Arch+, Log, AD and Harvard Design Magazine.