Six exceptional thinkers sharing their expertise as mentors.
Markus Diebel has developed a truly interdisciplinary approach to everything he invents and produces. The stages of his career have all added up to a holistic method that make him one of the highly original and influential minds in design. He embraces every single step of finding, sketching and substantiating an idea, bringing it to production and finding an audience and market.
Markus Diebel is mentor of Wendy Di Wang.
Lars Petter Hagen may count as one of the few contemporary composers whose oeuvre is regarded by critics as visionary, elaborate and touchingly sensual at the same time. His music has been performed at festivals like Donaueschinger Musiktage and Märzmusik in Berlin by ensembles such as Ensemble Modern and the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra.
Lars Petter Hagen is mentor of Leila Albayaty.
Eric Joris develops intriguing methods for connecting state-of-the-art technology with artistic forms, often exploring and questioning the human senses, particularly our perception of sound, movement and space particularly. His company CREW generates live-art projects that can be described as immersive theatre, yet those projects move and shapeshift continuously, always operating on the borders between art and science, or beyond the limit of either.
Eric Joris is mentor of Arne Vogelgesang.
Young architects, designers and urban planners travel around the world to see Jürgen’s astonishing buildings – be it the outstanding Metropol Parasol in Sevilla, the Belgian Hasselt Court of Justice, his famous border checkpoint in Sarpi, Georgia or the sublime private homes he designed, like the OLS House in Stuttgart, Germany.
Jürgen Mayer H. is mentor of Tobias Nolte.
Bas Princen trained as an industrial designer and architect before earning an international reputation for his photographic work, particularly for reflecting the transformation of urban space. In his projects, he focuses on the frictions between designed surfaces of cities and a “natural” landscape.
Bas Princen is mentor of Agnieszka Kozlowska.
Barbara Vanderlinden has originated and executed ambitious ways of analyzing and conveying curating as method on various platforms. She is less interested in rigid structures and static exhibition spaces than in more flexible projects that open up spaces and set a discourse in perpetual motion.
Barbara Vanderlinden is mentor of Kalliopi Tsipni-Kolaza.