Dr Claudia Perren is an architect, curator and academic. In August 2014, she commenced her new role as the first female Director and CEO of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation. From 2006 to 2014 she lectured at the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, in design, curatorial practice, history and theory of art and architecture. Her areas of interest mainly centre on the intersection of art, design and architecture. The results of her research, teaching and curatorial practice have been published and exhibited internationally in Australia, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, the Czech Republic, Singapore, Spain, Finland, Estonia and Switzerland. Miriam Mlecek is a trained architect and a Researcher at the University of Hanover. She also works as research manager at the Aedes Network Campus Berlin. She studied Architecture at the University of Arts Berlin and founded the TRANSIT LOUNGE, an interdisciplinary residency program for artists and architects from Berlin and Australia. Miriam worked as an architect in both Germany and Australia, for the German Architecture Centre (DAZ), and as curator for partner events of the ‘transmediale’ festival in Berlin. She was also an Assistant Teacher at the Department of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney.