Torsten Lange is postdoctoral assistant at the Guest Lectureship for the Theory of Architecture at ETH Zurich. He received his Diploma in Architecture from the Bauhaus University Weimar and his Master in Architectural History from the Bartlett School of Architecture/UCL, and earned his Ph.D. with the thesis “Komplexe Umweltgestaltung [complex environmental design]: architectural theory and the production of the built environment in the GDR, 1960–1990” (UCL, 2015). His research focuses on postwar architecture and urbanism, especially in socialist European countries, and examines theories of production, labor, and materiality as well as alternative forms of architectural practice. His work has been published in ARCH+, archimaera, The Journal of Architecture, and East Central Europe, and in edited volumes such as Industries of Architecture (Routledge, 2016). He is co-editor of the three-volume publication East West Central: Re-Building Europe, 1950–1990 (Birkhäuser, 2017).
Dr. Stylianos (Stelios) Giamarelos is a historian and theorist of postmodern architectural culture. Before undertaking a PhD in Architectural History & Theory at the Bartlett School of Architecture UCL, he studied Architecture, Philosophy, and History of Science and Technology in Athens. He is currently a Teaching Fellow and Module Co-ordinator in History, Theory and Interdisciplinary Studies of Architecture at the Bartlett, UCL. He has also taught at the History of Art Department UCL, and the Schools of Architecture at the Universities of Oxford Brookes, East London, Greenwich, and the National Technical University of Athens. He has respectively co-edited and co-authored the books ATHENS by SOUND (Athens: futura 2008), Uncharted Currents (Athens: Melani 2014), and The Postmodern in Architecture (Athens: Nefeli 2018). Among others, he has published in the Journal of Architecture, Journal of Architectural Education, Architectural Design, OASE, San Rocco, FRAME, and Metalocus. In 2018, he was a finalist runner-up for the biannual EAHN Publication Award for his research on the transcultural authorship of critical regionalism.