2019 M+ / Design Trust Research Fellows:
Oliver Elser is a curator at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM), where his work focuses on postmodernity, architecture models in the twentieth century, and Brutalism. In 2016, he served as a curator for the German Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale. He co-founded the Center for Critical Studies in Architecture, a new research cluster of the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, the Technische Universität Darmstadt, and the DAM. As an architecture critic, he writes extensively for newspapers and magazines. He holds a degree in architecture from the Technische Universität Berlin.
Yasmin Tri Aryani
Yasmin Tri Aryani’s research focuses on the analysis and visualisation of government-funded buildings in multi-ethnic and postcolonial countries. She holds a Master of Arts degree in design curating and writing from Design Academy Eindhoven. Since 2012, she has contributed to various articles on interior design and architecture. Her project ‘Mapping the Way Home: The Role of Architecture in Constructing Contested Notions of Identity in Indonesia’ was nominated for the Gijs Bakker Award at Design Academy Eindhoven in 2018.
Patrick Hwang is Assistant Professor and the Chair of the Teaching and Learning Committee at the School of Architecture at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His teaching and research focus on the role of the projective archive in refabricating cultures of the city and in experiences of material history. His decade of professional experience includes work with the firms of Rafael Viñoly, Michael Maltzan, and Frank Gehry. Hwang received degrees in fine arts and architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design, and a Master of Architecture degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. He is a registered architect in the state of New York.
Eko Prawoto is an architect and educator based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Characterised by contextualism, communality, craftsmanship, and social activism, his practice seeks to enhance locality as a strategy to integrate architecture with social, cultural, and environmental contexts. He was trained in architecture at Universitas Gadjah Mada in Yogyakarta, and at the Berlage Institute in Amsterdam. He has been a lecturer at the Faculty of Architecture and Design at Universitas Kristen Duta Wacana, Yogyakarta, since 1985 while pursuing his architectural practice, and he established Eko Prawoto Architecture Workshop in 2000.
Danny Wicaksono founded the Jakarta-based design practice Studio Dasar in 2014. He graduated from Universitas Trisakti in Jakarta, and co-founded the free architecture publication jongArsitek! with several of his friends in 2008. He curates architectural exhibitions and is an active contributor to national and international publications. As a member of the Indonesian Institute of Architects, he was given an award for his contribution to architecture in Indonesia. He now resides in Bintaro and is a member of the International Committee of Architectural Critics.