John Palmesino
Unit/Programme:Diploma 4
Position:Unit Master
Bio: John Palmesino is an architect and urbanist and founder of Territorial Agency, an independent organization that promotes and works for sustainable territorial transformations, combining analysis, contemporary architecture and urbanism, advocacy and action. His work focuses on the transformations of the relation between polities and space. Projects include ‘The Coast of Europe’ – a multi-year research on the urbanization processes of the European project, ‘North’ – an investigation in contemporary forms of geopolitics, sovereignty and resources exploitation in the Arctic. He is co-author of the ‘Anthropocene Observatory’ and the ‘Museum of Oil’. He convenes Diploma Unit 4 at the AA together with Ann-Sofi Rönnskog. John is researching the spatial consequences of neutrality for his Phd. He is a founding member of multiplicity, an international research network.
Theodosia-Evdori Panagiotopoulou
Unit/Programme:History and Theory
Position:Course Teaching Assistant
Bio: Dorette Panagiotopoulou studied architecture at the AA, and holds an MA in Cultural and Intellectual History from the Warburg Institute. She has worked at Forensic Architecture based at Goldsmiths University and at Hopkins Architects in London.
Dominic Papa
Unit/Programme:Housing and Urbanism
Position:Course Consultant
Bio: Dominic Papa graduated from the Architectural Association in 1991. He was a senior design associate at one of Europe’s leading architectural practices for 6 years before co-founding S333 Architecture + Urbanism in Amsterdam in 1997. With increasing work in the UK, Dominic co-founded S333 Architecture + Urbanism Ltd in London in 2005. S333 is a small practice with a global reach. The studio’s experience as an Anglo-Dutch practice has been honed in the Netherlands with wider European experience in Germany, France and Belgium. The culture of ‘enlightened pragmatism’ in the Netherlands that has combined experimentation with practical delivery remains a driving force in its approach. This is particularly applicable to many of the issues that the practice helps clients resolve in the dense urban fabric of UK towns and cities. S333 has an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach founded on integrated, joined-up thinking, working seamlessly across the different scales of architecture, masterplanning and place making. ‘Architecture at an urban scale and urbanism at an architectural scale’ S333 has been recognized specifically for their work where architecture and urban design meet and how typology supports the formation and sustainability of neighbourhoods, urban quarters, and communities.
Elena Pascolo
Unit/Programme:Housing and Urbanism
Position:Studio Master
Mauricio Pauly
Position:Course Tutor
Bio: Mauricio Pauly (b. Costa Rica / r. UK) writes music for mixed ensembles, often integrating amplification & performative electronics. Upcoming projects include a residency & commission for a new site-specific work at Villa Romana in Florence & a new piece for Ensemble Phace to premiere at the Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik 2016. Recordings have been released by JACK Quartet (New Focus), Fonema Consort (New Focus), Mabel Kwan (MilkFactory) & Karin Hellqvist (For Tune). Pauly is artistic co-director of Distractfold & one half of the improvising duo, Inner Helmet. This past summer (2017) he wrote and performed the music for Athina Rachel Tsangari's production of Frank Wedekind's Lulu at the Salzburg Festival. In 2014-15 he was a fellow at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. He is a lecturer at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester & at the Architectural Association Interprofessional Studio in London. 
Thomas Pearce
Unit/Programme:Media Studies
Position:Lab Consultant
Bio: Thomas Pearce is an architect and cultural historian based in London. He holds an MArch from the Bartlett, a BSc from the TU Berlin and an MA in History from the KU Leuven. He has published theoretical work on the architecture of the proto-internet, the aesthetics and materiality of data landscapes and on the concept of suboptimalisation in digital fabrication.

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