Andreas Ruby studies art history at the University of Cologne. Architecture journalist and curator, he was editor and a regular correspondent for magazines such as Daidalos and Werk, Bauen + Wohnen. He taught the theory of architecture at Cornell University (New York), Graz Technical University (Austria) and at l’ENSAPM (Paris). Since 2016, Andreas Ruby has been the Director of the Swiss Museum of Architecture in Basel (SAM).
An architecture graduate of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Sabine Nemec-Piguet is the director of the Office du patrimoine et des sites of the Canton of Geneva and is a cantonal conservator of monuments. She was a member of the Federal Commission for the Protection of Nature and Cultural Heritage from 1999 to 2010 and has been a member of the Federal Commission for Historical Monuments since 2012.
An EPFL graduate, Gabriele Guscetti is a member of the board of INGENI SA in Geneva. Specialized in structural engineering, he designed and participated in projects such as the Swiss Tech Convention Centre in Lausanne, the new Rolex production units and the mobile walkway of Geneva’s Jet d'Eau. He is also a visiting university lecturer at the Accademia d’Architectura di Mendrisio, EPFL and the HES-SO in Fribourg.
Architect graduate of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), he holds a postgraduate diploma (DEA) from the University of Lausanne. Co-founder of Bunq Architecte SA, he received his doctorate from EPFL for his thesis “The project process for urban reconstruction following a disaster” under the supervision of Professor Pierre Frey. Since 2016, he has been a lecturer at the Haute École d'Ingénierie et d'Architecture in Fribourg (HEIA-FR).
Jean-Pierre Greff is an art and design historian, professor and curator. He is the author of many prefaces and essays on photography, art and literature (illustrated works, artists' books), art and communication, colour, art in France under the Occupation and during the Post-War period. After managing the Haute école des arts décoratifs in Strasbourg from 1993 to 2004, Jean-Pierre Greff took over the management of HEAD in 2007.
Architect, sculptor, engraver, PhD graduate of the University of Paris and an Officer of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, Daniel Grataloup is the initiator of the Prix de Genève. He is recognised for his contribution to organic architecture and his works based on gesture and human movement. An internationally renowned architect, part of his work was acquired by MoMA in New York and his studio collection was acquired by the State of Geneva.
Architect and art historian, Leïla el-Wakil received her PhD from the University of Geneva where she taught for many years. Throughout her academic career, she developed an approach in the history of global architecture. At the same time, she conducts research on modern and contemporary architecture and applied arts in Switzerland, Europe and the Middle East. She is also a heritage conservation specialist.
A graduate of the School of Architecture at the University of Geneva, Christian Dupraz is a winner of the Prix Arditi en Architecture & Urbanisme and the Swiss Design Awards. As an independent architect, he is very involved in Swiss and French academic institutions. Active in several associations related to architecture and art, he is the co-founder of the Maison de l’Architecture in Geneva
Architect and architecture critic, Francesco Della Casa has held the position of cantonal architect for the Republic and Canton of Geneva since 2011. Previously the editor of the TRACÉS magazine and member of the editorial board of the l’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui magazine, he still writes for several European architecture magazines (Werk, Archi, l’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui, Bauwelt et A+).
Art historian Carlotta Darò is an assistant lecturer at the École nationale supérieure d’architecture Paris Malaquais and a member of the Laboratoire Infrastructure Architecture Territoire. Her research explores the impact of sound technologies, telecommunications and media infrastructure in 20th century architectural and urban theory. She is also the author of several works on the theme of sound in architecture.