Petra’s main fields of interest are the history, theory and historiography of modern architecture and town planning, from the nineteenth century to the present. Her research focuses on the medium of the architectural textbook and architecture as a system of knowledge; architecture in relation to mass production and mass culture; the architecture and urban design of Dutch suburbia; and the role of architecture in the construction of national identity, through city branding, tourism, guidebooks and popular history books.
Dr. Stylianos Giamarelos is a historian and theorist of the postmodern ferment in 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 in Architectural History & Theory at the Bartlett School of Architecture and the University of East London. He has also taught at the National Technical University of Athens and the History of Art Department UCL. He has respectively co-edited and co-authored the books ATHENS by SOUND (Athens: futura 2008), and Uncharted Currents (Athens: Melani 2014). His architectural work and research have been published in the Journal of Architectural Education, FRAME, Metalocus, and the EAHN’s Architectural Histories, among others. He was one of the founding editors of The Bartlett School of Architecture's LOBBY magazine.
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, Germany
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).