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Thomas Rivard is director of Lean Productions, a multi-disciplinary practice making buildings, objects and fables, and dedicated to bringing together all manner of collaborators in the common (and uncommon) pursuit of the fantastic, the impossible and the improbable. He received a Bachelors Degree in Art History and Design from Dartmouth College and a masters of architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.  He teaches regularly in Sydney’s Universities, and co-coordinates the Urban Islands program.  His work in the fields of architecture, public art, performance and media is dedicated to re-imagining the potential links between provocative cultural acts and the urban environments in which they thrive.  He divides his time.   www.leanproductions.com.au



Mark Szczerbicki was born in Gdansk, Poland. He was educated in Sydney and worked as design architect with Studio [R] and Perumal Pedavoli Architects between 2003 and 2013.  Mark is a recipient of the Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship for Architects. He has designed and curated architectural exhibitions as part of the Sydney Architecture Festival and Art & About program, and is a tutor in the Masters Studio at UNSW. Mark has worked on a wide range of projects in Australia and overseas and has collaborated with other architects on award-winning competition entries. In 2013 he formed Mark Szczerbicki Design Studio.    www.markszczerbicki.com





Olivia Hyde was educated in Sydney and London and is a graduate of the Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London. Olivia was a senior practice director at the Sydney office of BVN Donovan Hill and has taught final year design at both the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales. She is currently the Director of Design Excellence at the NSW Government Architects Office. Olivia has worked in Hong Kong and London with Foster and Partners, and in Spain, Malaysia and the US where she was awarded a teaching fellowship by the University of Michigan. She is a founding member of the Urban Islands program. www.publicworks.nsw.gov.au


Joanne Jakovich is an interactive architect and researcher specialising in interactive spaces spanning art, architecture and urbanism. Her work builds a thesis of engagement in which human and computational participation shape the development of sustainable systems for inhabitation that is urban, architectural, or digitally mediated. Creative outcomes include interactive soundspaces, online urban planning simulations, and urban development frameworks. She has exhibited in Japan, Australia, Taiwan and the Netherlands and produced international projects integrating urbanism, architecture and interactive art. She graduated from the University of Tokyo on a Japan Ministry for Education Scholarship and is pursuing a PhD in Architecture at the University of Sydney. She is the editor of the Urban Islands publication "Cuttings: Urban Islands vol 1" published by the Sydney University Press. She is a Senior Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Technology Sydney.   jakovich.net.au