Theme 1 Moderator: Fedja Vukić
Fedja Vukić is Associate Professor of design theory and history at the Graduate School of Design, Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb, Croatia. Professional training include B.Sc. in history and theory of visual Arts at University of Split, Croatia and Ph.D thesis at University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Fellow of The Wolfsonian Fundation Research Centre, Miami Beach 1995. Publishes reviews, articles and scientific papers on visual communications and design in Croatian and international academic journals and magazines. Author of research on history of advertising in Croatia. Has published and edited several books on topic, including Modern Zagreb 1992, A Century of Croatian Design, 1996, Zagreb-Modernity and the City, 2003, Modernism in Practice, 2008 and Croatian Design Now, 2008 (with Victor Margolin).
Theme 2 Moderator: Bratislav Pantelić
Bratislav Pantelić received his doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania (1994). He is a faculty member at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of Sabanci University in Istanbul where he teaches art history and theory. He has published on diverse subjects that include the interaction of architectural style and political ideology in the Middle Ages and the role of the visual arts and architecture in nationalism, identity formation and cultural policies in Central and Southeastern Europe.
Theme 3 Moderator: Jilly Traganou
Jilly Traganou is Associate Professor in Spatial Design Studies in the School of Art and Design History and Theory at Parsons The New School for Design in New York. She is an architect by training and holds a PhD in architecture from the University of Westminster. She is the author of The Tokaido Road: Traveling and Representation in Edo and Meiji Japan (CurzonRoutledge, 2003), co-editor with Miodrag Mitrasinovic of Travel, Space, Architecture (Ashgate, 2009) and she is currently working on a new book titled Designing the Olympics (contracted by Routledge). She is Reviews Editor of the Journal of Design History (Oxford University Press).