Amandine Kastler is an architect and Assistant Professor of Architecture at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) and a unit tutor in Inter 9 at the Architectural Association (AA) in London. Amandine is a director of Kastler/Skjeseth Architects in Oslo. She studied at Architectural Association, graduating with Honours in 2010. Amandine’s student work focused on rethinking architecture as less an issue of objects to shape, and more about interiors, experiences and events to inhabit. She was awarded multiple prizes including the RIBA Bronze Medal and her work has been internationally published and exhibited. Amandine worked at OMA/AMO Rotterdam on the Hermitage Masterplan before working at David Chippefield Architects from 2010-2015.
Erlend Skjeseth is an Oslo based architect and a director of Kastler/Skjeseth Architects. Erlend graduated from the Architectural Association in 2010 after studying Art History at the University of Oslo. He has previous experience from working at David Chipperfield Architects and AOC in London as well as with Jarmund Vigsnæs in Oslo, with emphasis on working on civic and cultural buildings in historically sensitive contexts. Erlend was an assistant tutor of the master course Re-Store Studio at Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) in 2017 and a visiting critic at the Architectural Association (AA) in London.
Daniel Simon Ayat is an artist and writer based in New York City. His work addresses the politics of hygiene and labour on both the intimate scale of everyday life and on the broader scale of global ideology, investigating the interrelations of statecraft and the politics of ritual and civility. Daniel has received an MSc in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology from the University of Oxford and an MA in Art and Science from Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design. He also holds an MA in the Histories and Theories of Architecture from the Architectural Association in London, where he has assisted in the History and Theory Studies department. Daniel was a visiting assistant professor at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York in 2016-2017.
Alexander Laing is a Designer working for Heatherwick Studio in London. He graduated from the Architectural Association in 2012 with photographic explorations into darkness, mythology, and landscape. He went on to assist the photographer Robi Rodriguez with featured work in Dazed and Confused, The New York Times and Gentlewoman before joining Heatherwick Studio. Projects include a public sculpture in New York, a public park in Abu Dhabi, and extensive material research.
Additional Contributors 2015-2016:
Vibeke Frost Andersen
The AA Visiting School Lyngør is a collaboration between The Architectural Association School of Architecture in London UK and Oslo School of Architecture and Design in Oslo, Norway