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Eric J. Cesal (“Big design, small planet") is executive director of Architecture for Humanity, a global humanitarian design nonprofit with chapters in 59 cities. Since 2010 he has led post- disaster programs of every type and scale across the world. His book, Down Detour Road: An Architect in Search of Practice, was published by the MIT Press in 2010.


Audrey Galo Assoc. AIA (“Big design, small planet”) is program coordinator at Architecture for Humanity, which she joined in 2011 to design and manage postdisaster reconstruction and resiliency programs throughout the world. She holds an undergraduate degree in architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in urban design from the California College of the Arts.


Justin McGuirk (“Advanced Latin”) is a writer, critic, and curator based in London. He has been the design critic of The Guardian, the editor of Icon magazine, and design consultant to Domus. In 2012 he was awarded the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale for an exhibition he curated with Urban Think Tank. His book Radical Cities: Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture was published by Verso.


Moshe Safdie FAIA (“Conversation”) is an architect, urban planner, educator, theorist, and author. Born in Haifa, Israel, in 1938, Safdie graduated from McGill University in 1961. Over the past 50 years, Safdie has realized projects all over the world, including Habitat ’67, Montreal; Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, Jerusalem; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; United States Institute of Peace Headquarters, Washington, DC; and Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort, Singapore.


Yuriko Saito (“The gifts underfoot”) has been a professor of philosophy at the Rhode Island School of Design since 1981. She teaches courses in everyday, environmental, and Japanese aesthetics as well as introductory courses in philosophy. Her book Everyday Aesthetics was published in 2008 by Oxford University Press.


Jay Wickersham FAIA (“Code of context”) an architect and lawyer, represents design firms in projects worldwide with the Cambridge, Massachusetts firm Noble, Wickersham & Heart. He is associate professor in practice at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he teaches courses in the history, law, and ethics of architectural practice.