Céline-Hürzeler  Charlotte-Eyrich Elaine-Jessen-Klixbüll
Céline Hürzeler Charlotte Eyrich Elaine Jessen-Klixbüll
My name is Céline Hürzeler, I was born in Geneva, Switzerland. I am 22 years old and currently studying Fine Arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. I am Charlotte Eyrich and I come from Aalborg University and Integrated Food Studies. I have a bachelor degree in Nutrition and Health, and I take a big interest in working with all sorts of food systems and networks, which can secure healthy and happy people in sustainable environments. Therefore many of my projects have been about organic and local food and what impact this have on the surroundings. I think cooperation between different professions is very rewarding and that working with an interdisciplinary approach is one of the best ways to create sustainable solutions. I come from Integrated Food Studies from Aalborg University, Copenhagen. The program focuses on different aspects of our changing food system from a holistic perspective. I am particularly interested in environmental challenges relating to this and also looking at how to encourage settings that can affect human behaviour in a positive way in relation to food and food culture. For example, through working with children in school gardens and teaching to achieve increased food literacy and create environmentally aware citizens for the future. I am also interested in using design-thinking methods to investigate problems.
Elena-Maj  Elias Emil-Lund
Elena Maj Elias Melvin Christiansen Emil Kiær Lund
My name is Elena Maj. I was born in 1990. I grew up between Paris and the Tuscan countryside. I went to Milan to study Architecture, where I ‘m currently taking my master degree. I’m curious and interested in all kind of things, particularly arts. I like to go to exhibitions, performance and to travel whenever I can. I really enjoy meeting and working with a lot of different people. I try to stay informed about main issues and to make my own mind on all kind of things so far as I can. However, I’m not a stubborn person and really enjoy discussion and decision-making. A revelation occurred to me the day I first understood the impact our immediate surroundings has on our perception of the world. This experience initiated my fascination with architecture. The capability of architecture to evoke an internal mood and external atmosphere between us is the most fascinating phenomenon about architecture. It is based on this experience that I seeks to create architecture and spaces for people to live. I believe that this phenomenon emerges from the appearance of space and form perceived through our senses. Through my work I have dedicated my intellect to further understand and process this feature through my dedication to architecture. My name is Emil Kiær Lund and is 28 years of age. I am from Integrated Food Studies from Aalborg Univiersity. During the last years I have been working intensively with school gardens. It fascinates me how the garden is able to tell us stories of cultural history. The garden seems to have a special ability to set the frame for the integration of many different aspects of social life. Thus, it is an interesting point of departure for the academic subjects of my interest. I am deeply inspired by cooking and gastronomy and find it very inspiring how we through the summer school will be able to link this with solutions for society and the environment
Emma-Chris-Avramiea Esben-Clausen-Nørgaard  Ewelina-Niedziella
Emma Chris Avramiea Esben Clausen Nørgaard Ewelina Niedziella
Perhaps it is hard to describe yourself when you feel like you are constantly changing and when you want to follow a path to discover what in the world should you choose to do in life. But there are things that for me remained quite the same: a curiosity to know about different ways to discover the world (especially as regards science and human creativity), a love of reading and the joy of meeting and spending time with close friends. I come from the Department of Architecture & Design at Aalborg University. Through my studies in architecture I have worked with not only trying to create architecture that moves, touches and affects the human being, but also with the methods used to develop architectural schemes. This has led me to utilize tools that allow an intelligent development of design that seeks to combine the numerical engineering inputs with an architectural concept. As an architectural intern at MAST Studio during my studies I have been given an opportunity to investigate different methods and approaches in architecture. I come from Poland, but since 2011 I have been living in Amsterdam, where I have recently graduated from the Studio for Immediate Spaces – MA Spatial Design course at the Sandberg Instituut- Masters of Rietveld Academie.
My works stems from my fascination with nature and the things it is capable of doing and creating, including its forms, materials, processes, and other physical aspects. I search for the new ways of looking and working with them. Through my scientific approach -observation, analysis, experimentation, and ‘collaboration with nature’ I create proposals for landscapes, that connect specific elements of nature with certain people or places.
Fredrik-Linander Gitte-Gramstrup-Ravn Hans-Ramsgaard-Møller
Frederik Linander Gitte Gramstrup Ravn Hans Ramsgaard Møller
I am a master student of Architecture at Lund University. Prior to studying architecture I studied photography, art history and agriculture. My most recent courses has been in the field of sustainable urban design with a focus on the local production of food. I have a great interest in food and farming and I am convinced that the production of food needs to follow the logic of ecology instead of, as today, the logic of industry. This change requires structural changes and architectural solutions and hopefully I will find a place in the professional realm where I can address these issues. Coming from Integrated Food Studies at Aalborg University I have been studying with interdisciplinary courses such as social science, food systems, public health nutrition and food design. Besides this, I have a BA degree in nutrition and health (Management – food and service) from Metropolitan University College Copenhagen 2012. I have especially worked with organic conversion of kitchens and promotion of local food through alternative food supply chains and development of food hubs. Formerly with a professional career as schoolteacher for children and adolescents with an autistic diagnose. Hans Ramsgaard Møller, b. 1987, is from the Department of Architecture & Design, Aalborg University, and has worked on the subject of urban farming, zero-energy dwellings and indoor climate. During the last semesters he has presented papers at scientific conferences and been working as project assistant at Food+Design, Center for Food Science, Design and Experience, Aalborg University and as assistant at Architecture+Interior, Aalborg University. He has been working at Stæhr Architekten in Berlin, and has a deep felt interest in architecture and architectural theory, and further in the fields of daylight, indoor climate, the energy performance of buildings etc.
 Helen-Buckle  Ida-Torstholm-Frederiksen  Joakim-Derlow
Helen Buckle Ida Torstholm Frederiksen Joakim Derlow
My name is Helen and I am a qualified landscape architect from England. I am currently studying for my Masters in Sustainable Urban Design at Lund University in Sweden. Prior to this I spent two years working as a landscape architect in New Zealand. I have a particular interest in environmental psychology and social sustainability. I believe design can be a powerful tool in encouraging healthy lifestyles and behaviours. I love to travel, sketch and write about design. Alongside my studies I am a blogger and contributing editor at My name is Ida and I live in Copenhagen, Denmark. I have a background in nutrition and health, with a Bachelor’s degree in Global Nutrition & Health. I have studied at Integrated Food Studies at Aalborg University. An interdisciplinary study focusing on developing holistic and sustainable solutions to today’s complex food and health related challenges by combining the three disciplines Public Health Nutrition, Food Innovation Networks and Design. I have an interest in food, cooking, healthy living, sustainability and environmental issues. I further believe that many of the challenges we face today and in the future are to be solved from cooperation across various disciplines. Foliage from afar. The whole structure is on such a distance that the twigs seems invisible and the leaves become spots in the sky. I read the world the same way. Often through a certain division of elements, splitting light and dark, high and low to paper and ink. Clear contrasts are what my worlds are built upon, sometimes taken to the extremes of the surreal. The environments and characters that inhabit them are constructed without grey zones, just like the treetop from afar. Sometimes the leaves make spots but the next time it may very well be just the twigs stretching for the sky.
 Joan-Melgaard-Rasmussen Johan-Dal Johan-Wirdelöv
Joan Melgaard Rasmussen Johan Kristensen Dal Johan Wirdelöv
Joan Melgaard Rasmussen is from Architecture & Design at Aalborg University. Her approach to architecture lies in the area of tension between architecture and engineering and she works integrated with aesthetic, functional, technical, structural, poetic and sustainable aspects in the design process. During her internship at the architectural firm Tredje Natur, Copenhagen, and her latest project Joan has worked with Urban Farming and the aesthetic performativity of nature in the work of architecture and planning and she has gained great knowledge of the values nature can create for the society, people’s wellbeing and the physical surroundings. My name is Johan Dal (29). My background is in political science, I hold a Master of Food Culture and Communications from the University of Gastronomic Sciences (2012), and recently graduated from the master´s program Integrated Food Studies at Aalborg University Copenhagen (AAU).
I currently work for the research group Foodscapes, Innovation and Networks at AAU, am an active member of Slow Food and other food and community related initiatives, as well as hobby wine merchant.
My interests in the food studies field are mainly concerned with creating alternative solutions to the challenges of the modern food system.
My name is Johan Wirdelöv. I was born in 1983 and spent my upbringing in Växjö, Sweden. After studying psychology and comparative literature I ended up at Lund School of Architecture, where I’m currently working on my master thesis. My aim is to evaluate the usefulness of Henri Lefebvres concept of rhythmanalysis in architectural work. The project has led me to investigate the relationship between an area of allotments and its urban surroundings, resulting in the proposal of a protective building structure. Otherwise, I enjoy comic books and balconies.
Julie-Klok Kasper Lorenzo-Mirante
Julie Skovsgaard Klok Kasper Albrektsen Lorenzo Mirante
Hi, my name is Julie Klok; age 26. I’m a master student, in the field of architect-engineering, from the University of Aalborg, Denmark. Currently I’m doing an internship at arkitektfirmaet NORD as, in Aalborg.
For the past years Urban farming / gardening have become very popular and caught my interest from the beginning.
I believe the common interest in knowing where your food is coming from and the urge for growing them yourself in combination with wanting to live in the city, will in the future demand a re-thinking of city planning and life in the cities as we know it. I’m therefore very excited to be a part of the FEED EUROPE summer school.
Kasper Albrektsen is from Architecture & Design, Aalborg University. During years of study he has spent a semester at Politecnico di Milan studying Urban planning and design, and 6 months each at the architectural offices MVRDV, Rotterdam and Tredje Natur, Copenhagen. With a primary interest in the tension field between the different scales from the planning strategies to the tectonic details architecture is for him an in-between condition. A condition where the interaction between scales creates a narrative and experience focused architecture – a dialogue between the strategies, context and the sensing human body. I would say I am a practical man seduced by brain possibilities. Since young I always got my hand in creating something and this is, for a good percentage, why I decided to enter Architecture at Politecnico di Milano. Once inside, I have pleasantly discovered that architecture is not only about beams and materials but that is supported by all the thoughts that make this discipline, this job, so interesting. Is now so involving to discover what it comes out when all this components come together. Nearly at the end of my university career, I tried to get into MIAW to start something that could give me some new ideas and further entering this world.
Mads-Harder-Danielsen Mia-Marker-Marold-Bøhnke Mie-Frederikke-Fischer-Christensen
Mads Harder Danielsen Mia Marker Marold Bøhnke Mie Frederikke Fischer Christensen
My main areas of interest and research within architecture are sensory perception and industrial architecture; I understand architecture in a phenomenological approach where the role of the human body is essential for the experience of the built. The focus of my recent study is in continuation of this the design of a catchment – and treatment plant for stormwater in an urban context: A focal point in the project was the integration of production facilities in the dense city by focusing on the creation of experiences for the urbanites: A functional industrial architecture also embracing the demands of the experience economy. Hello, my name is Mia Marker, age 24 and I am currently entering the last year of my education as an architect-engineer at Aalborg University, Denmark. This semester I will spend doing my internship at AI Arkitekter, to engage into the field of architects and engineers working closely together. Architecture is for me a way of exploring myself and the way we experience our surroundings. Therefore, as the focus on a sustainable environment is growing, I find the idea of urban farming especially interesting; combining the busy city life with growing crops. Thus I am looking forward to participate in the FEED EUROPE Summer School Program. My name is, Mie Frederikke Fischer Christensen. I am a Danish student entering my graduation year, at the audio visual art department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. I work very interdisiplinary but with a focus on installation and performance.
My work references popculture and is developed in relation to space and objects with a certain context.
Currently I am working on a project exploring how domestic objects can work as catalyst’s within a choreography. Also I am working on my thesis, where I am researching the sentimental value of imitation, using the copy of “Graceland” which has been build in Randers Denmark, as a case study.
Nanna-Damkjær-Østensgaard Nikolaj-Nedergaard-Olesen Patrick-Ronge-Vinther
Nanna Damkjær Østensgaard Nikolaj Nedergaard Olesen Patrick Ronge Vinther
I am Nanna Damkjær Østensgaard, based in Copenhagen. I have a bachelor degree in Human Nutrition and am from Integrated Food studies at Aalborg University, Copenhagen. I view future food challenges and hereby coming up with possible solutions on how to solve these issues. I believe food challenges should be viewed and possibly solved in a holistic way, which results in how a look at food. I love to view food from several angels; Sociological, Anthropological as well as in a Design thinking perspective. In this case of the Biennale 2014 I will contribute with my knowledge of Urban Farming in a food perspective. I come from Architecture & Design at Aalborg University. Concurrent to the education, I have been involved in the Architecture + Interior group, with whom I worked on the project ‘Seven Birdhouses’ which was exhibited at Venice Architecture Biennale in 2012. In relation to architectural concepts, I am highly engaged with classical proportions and a tectonic approach which seeks to respect the nature and structure of a given place, accommodate the specific needs of a group of users, and stage meetings between human beings – all in order to create beautiful and meaningful environments for human beings to inhabit. Patrick Ronge Vinther, 27. When resonating about high quality in architecture, I believe that it evolves from the context in which it is placed, both geographically and historically, and maybe most importantly from being aware of its use – to accommodate the human being and to create a spatial experience for the experiencing subject. It is with these parameters and values in mind that I seek to design and create architecture and places to live, where awareness of composition, depth, light and proportions contribute in creating these spaces, and an environment where the boundaries which surround us add quality to our state of mind and being.
 Paula-Pecina  Sabine-Kongsted  Shunyao-Yu
Paula Pecina Sabine Kongsted Shunyao Yu
Paula Pecina, Politecnico di Milano, Sustainable Architecture Master Programme, specialising in Architecture and Urban design. She works with consideration of environmental, spatial, social and cultural aspects in her design. Practiced in architecture offices in Spain, China, Ireland and Poland, was a 2011 Erasmus scholar in Valencia, Spain and a 2013 “Mobilita all’estero” scholar in Bogota, Colombia. My name is Sabine Kongsted. Im born and raised in Denmark and moved to Amsterdam four years ago to study fine art at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. I just graduated in early July. My graduation project was made in collaboration with my friend Lotte Boon. We were working on a specific space in our school for two months altogh we were not allowed to use the room before two weeks before the graduation show. That made us think even more abour what objects we could bring to the room as strange elements that were still fitting exactly to the measurements of certain structures in the room.
I am interested in fiction, architecture and parasites in any form and ruins.
Shunyao participated in “Bridge to China” Project 2010, successfully built a bridge in Chizhou, Anhui province, together with other architectural students, professors and technical craftsmen. A film work “ the Intersection, the Void ” exhibited in Rietveld Uncut 2014. An art work “ Chords of Oblivion ” shown in the Rietveld group exhibition in Gelsenkirchen,Germany.
 Sigurd-Schack-Ulvedal Simon-Lindell Smári-Róbertsson
Sigurd Schack Ulvedal Simon Lindell Smári Róbertsson
Hi. My name is Sigurd. I am a 28 year old man from Copenhagen engaged and interested in all kinds of food related projects. My passion in life is food. In one way or another food always have a role to play in my actions and my dreams. Currently I am a student at Integrated Food Studies in Copenhagen where I work with an interdisciplinary approach to food. My academic background is in the fields of City Planning and Experience Design from Roskilde University in Denmark. Im born -89 in malmö, sweden, and studied for two years at the baltic school of art and design before going for my studies at the rietveld. I am currently exploring what i call >details of the basic< which is architectural, traditional and social structures between the countryside farmer and the urban cityrat. My name is Smári Rúnar Róbertsson, I’m a graduation student at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. In my work I focus on domestic life as folklore. I mix mythology and tradition with my personal life, taking the position of the anthropologist documenting his own craft.
 Stig-Steijner  Yvon-Ariese
Stig Steijner Yvon Ariese
My name is Stig Steijner and I am a graduation year student at the VAV-department at Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. I am exploring the experience of individual engagement in groups through violent acts of deconstructing objects and creating new space. Working on specific sites gives me the opportunity to react in an accurate way, with a special emphasis on the effect of time on material details. In this process I gennerate an exchange between nature and architecture. I do this by transferring elements from interior architecture to the outdoors, opening them to natural environments; and, in reverse, by bringing elements that belong to “natural” environments into interior architecture. As a result, the natural processes in nature and the artificiality of architecture start a dialogue.