Guido Guerzoni is a researcher in Economic History. He teaches at SDA Bocconi. Since 1996 he has taught courses and seminars in several Bocconi degree programs, in particular within the Bachelor of Economics and Management of Arts, Culture and Communication and the Master of Science in Economics and Management of Arts, Culture, Media and Entertainment. He collaborates with ASK (Art, Science, Knowledge) research center. He was Research Fellow at the University of Sussex (2001-2003), won the Research Fellowship for the Getty Institute Research Center of Los Angeles (2003-2004), and was Deborah Loeb Brice Fellow at I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies (2003-2004). Since 2005, he has collaborated with the Research Department of Victoria and Albert Museum of London, where he is invited as Visiting Professor for the academic year 2008. He is a contributor to il Sole24Ore financial daily and il Giornale dell’Arte art journal.
Sharon Macdonald went to Berlin as an Alexander von Humboldt Professor, she is the founder and director of the Centre for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage (CARMAH). Based in the Institute of European Ethnology, she holds a permanent W3 Professorship in Social Anthropology, with emphasis on Museum and Heritage Studies. As well as directing CARMAH, she runs the multi-ethnographer research project Making Differences. Transforming Museums and Heritage in the 21st Century and the Contentious Collections Work Package of the Horizon 2020 TRACES (Transmitting Contentious Cultural Heritage with the Arts) project. She also directs the Profusion theme of the AHRC-funded Heritage Futures project, based at the University of York, UK, where in 2012 she was awarded an Anniversary Professorship in Cultural Anthropology within the Department of Sociology, ranked first in the UK for research. She also has a research interest in China, where she has held a Visiting Professorship at the top-ranked Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at Peking University.
Matthias Sauerbruch is a director of Sauerbruch Hutton, which he founded in 1989 together with Louisa Hutton in London. Based in Berlin since 1993, the practice currently employs about 100 staff and is engaged in a number of projects throughout Europe. Their work has become well known for its serious engagement with issues of sustainability, as well as the creation of sensual spaces and signature facades. Sauerbruch Hutton is best known for the GSW Headquarters building in Berlin (1999) and the Federal Environmental Agency in Dessau (2005).
Sauerbruch Hutton’s projects have been awarded a number of prizes, and were subject of numerous exhibitions and publications worldwide. Louisa Hutton and Matthias Sauerbruch received the Erich Schelling Prize for Architecture in 1998, and the Fritz Schumacher Prize for Architecture in 2003. Matthias has been teaching Architecture as a unit master at the Architectural Association London. From 1995 to 2007 he has been holding chairs at the Technical University of Berlin and at the State Academy of Art and Design Stuttgart. Matthias has served on international juries and lectures at many institutions and universities worldwide.