John Palmesino
Unit/Programme:DIP 04
Position:Unit Master

John Palmesino and Ann-Sofi Rönnskog are founders of Territorial Agency, an independent organisation that combines architectural analysis, projects, advocacy and action for the integrated spatial transformation of contemporary territories. John is head of a research group on a series on international cities at ETH Zurich, Studio Basel/ Contemporary City Institute with Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron. John is the co-founder of multiplicity in Milan. He is currently pursuing a PhD at the Research Architecture Centre at Goldsmiths, where he also teaches.

Dominic Papa
Unit/Programme:Housing and Urbanism
Position:Course Master
Bio: is an architect and urban designer involved in practice, teaching and research. He has taught at the Academies of architecture in Amsterdam and Tilburg, the Netherlands and was an Intermediate Unit Master at the AA from 1997 to 2001. After working with Terry Farrell and Wiel Arets Architects he cofounded s333 Studio for Architecture and Urbanism, based in Amsterdam. s333 believes that rapidly increasing urbanism is presenting new problems of land use, spatial and economic organisation. It is a multidisciplinary organisation working within this emerging market, combining solutions drawn from architecture, urbanism and socio-economics.
Elena Pascolo
Unit/Programme:Housing and Urbanism
Position:Maternity Leave TBC
Bio: Elena Pascolo trained and practised in the fields of housing, urban planning and policy development, both in South Africa and London. She is a practising architect in London and is developing research on transactive urbanism and on irregular and informal urban conditions.
Capucine Perrot
Unit/Programme:MEDIA STUDIES
Position:Intermediate Course Tutor
Bio: Capucine Perrot has been Assistant Curator for the Performance Programme at Tate Modern since 2010. Recent projects include ‘Performance Room’, a series of live performances conceived for online audiences. She was also part of the curatorial team that organized the inaugural programme of The Tanks, Tate Modern’s new spaces dedicated to performance, film and installation.
Christopher Pierce
Unit/Programme:INTER 09
Position:Unit Master

Christopher Pierce completed his architecture studies at Virginia Tech and gained a PhD in architectural history at the University of Edinburgh. He has been teaching at the Architectural Association since 2007 as an Intermediate Unit Master, Lecturer in architectural history and theory and as Director of the AA’s Visiting School programme. He has published widely on seventeenth- and eighteenth-century drawings as well as writing critiques that cover a disparate range of contemporary architects and buildings, from Léon Krier to Ron Arad. Among his recent publications is an edited monograph – Ceramica Cumella: Shaping Ideas | Modelando Ideas – and essays on Herzog and de Meuron, ‘Sleep- er(s)’, AMID.Cero 9, 'Kisses' and Jordi Bonet Armengol, 'Gaudi's Gatekeeper'.