biographies Raviv Ganchrow (1972) completed his architectural studies at the Cooper Union, New York in 2000, and received a second degree from the Institute of Sonology at The Royal Conservatoire in The Hague in 2004. His practice focuses on interrelations between sound, place and listener, aspect of which are explored through sound installations, writings as well as the development of sound-forming technologies such as Wave Field Synthesis. His sound installations and sound works have been exhibited in the usa, France, Austria, the Netherlands and Norway. He has been teaching architectural design in the graduate programme at Delft University of Technology, and is currently a faculty member at the Institute of Sonology.
After being classically trained as a pianist and composer in Poland and Russia from the age of five, Sebastian Janusz (1978) began his architectural education in Poland and Germany and completed his master’s degree at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture in 2005. He gained his professional experience while collaborating with well-regarded architectural practices including Herman Hertzberger, nl Architects and Abbink De Haas architectures. Currently he combines practicing architecture with composing and performing his music. His architectural projects have been exhibited in arcam, the Amsterdam Centre for Architecture, while his compositions have been performed in het Concertgebouw Amsterdam and Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam, among others. In his work he concentrates on the dialogue as an effective means of on-going communication. Its target is to increase view of multiple perspectives in order to create a new understanding of a situation that demands change. Amsterdam, a city which has a long tradition of culture and debate, plays a key role in this process. He is a visiting critic at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture and at the at the Delft University of Technology.
Maarten Kloos (1947) studied architecture at the Delft University of Technology from 1966 to 1976. During and after his studies he worked for various architects in Amsterdam and Paris. From 1979 onwards he taught architectural design at Delft University of Technology and at various academies. From 1981 to 1986 he was head of the department of architecture at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture. Over the years he has given many lectures at architecture schools and institutes at home and abroad. Kloos has written numerous articles for various publications, including foreign magazines such as L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui and Werk, Bauen + Wohnen. From 1976 onwards he published regularly in Wonen-ta/bk (which later became Archis). In addition, he was architecture critic for de Volkskrant newspaper from 1979 until 1986. Important books by Kloos include Le paradis terrestre de Picassiette , Alexander Bodon, architect, Schiphol Architecture and Godin van de Zuidas: De Minervalaan - as in tijd en ruimte. In 1986, Kloos co-founded arcam, the Amsterdam Centre for Architecture. In his capacity as director of arcam, he has organized many debates and exhibitions about new architectural and spatial developments in the Amsterdam area. He launched and is editor-in-chief of the arcam pockets, a series of multilingual paperbacks. In addition, Kloos has initiated much talked-about projects such as Boomtown Amsterdam (1988) and the (digital) map the arcam kaart (1995). In addition to his activities at arcam, Kloos has contributed to many public debates and publications and has been a member of various competition juries and advisory committees. He is a member of the board of the Van Doesburghuis Foundation in Meudon and the foundation Europan Nederland. Until recently he was also a member of the board of Platform Architectuur Lokaal. In 2000, Maarten Kloos was awarded the prestigious Rotterdam Maaskant Prize.
Lieselore Maes (1978) was born in Belgium and has lived in Amsterdam since 1981. As a student of geography at the universities of Utrecht and Amsterdam she was particularly fascinated by the geography of the city. She completed her internship at arcam Amsterdam Centre for Architecture, and has continued to work there on a project basis ever since. In 2010, for example, she worked on the exhibition Music, Space and Architecture. In addition, she worked for the Physical Planning Department of the City of Amsterdam. She was also involved in the first exhibition of the Van Eesteren Museum in Amsterdam NewWest.