Laka Perspectives is a pocket-sized source of inspiration that outlines different views on the role of architecture, the connections between spatial interventions and their social outcomes, and the pathways that connect needs and solutions in a variety of technological and social disciplines. Furthermore, the book is about the people who have decided to take action for the future through architecture, technology, and innovation. press-kit is available here

The book received a “Special Mention” in the 2018 German Design Award category of “Excellent Communications Design Books and Calendars,” and “Honorable Mention” in the 2017 International Design Awards. More information about the 2nd volume (in progress):

Participants of vol. 01:

Sudarshan Krishnan (introduction)
Architect, Engineer, Assistant Professor of Structures in the University of Illinois

Alberto T. Estévez (introduction)
Architect, Art Historian, Ph.D of Sciences, Ph.D of Arts, Founder of ESARQ /UIC

Stefan Holtgreife (introduction)
CEO, Solarlux GmbH

Phillip McCormick
Architect, Urban Planner, McCormick Architecture

Sushant Verma
Architect & Computational Designer, Researcher, Co-founder of rat[LAB]

Aldo Sollazzo
Architect, Researcher, Manager of Noumena

Paolo Santi
Researcher, MIT Senseable City Lab, IIT-CNR, Member of IEEE Computer Society

Bettina von Stamm
Founder and Director of the Innovation Leadership Forum

Nathalie de Vries
Architect, Urban Planner, Co-founder of MVRDV

Tobias Wallisser
Architect, Co-Founder of LAVA Laboratory For Visionary Architecture

Thom Faulders
Architect, Founder of FAULDERS STUDIO, Professor of Architecture at CCA

Craig Zelizer & Catalina Rojas
Founder and CEO of PCDNetwork / Director of Innovation at PCDNetwork

Brennan Lake
Programs Director of the Technology Exchange Lab

Daniel Köhler & Rasa Navasaitytė
Urbanist, Researcher / Architect, Designer / Co-founders of lab-eds

Manuel Kretzer
Architect, Researcher, Visiting Professor at the Braunschweig University of Art

Maria Aiolova
Architect, Educator, LEED AP, Assoc. AIA, Co-Founder of Terreform ONE

Katie Crepeau
Architect, Writer and Consultant at Design Affects

Doris Kim Sung
Architect, Researcher, Lecturer at University of Southern California

Gianluca Santosuosso
Architect, Building Engineer, Designer

Peter Kuczia
IARP and BAK Architect, Researcher, Educator

Monika Thadhani
AIA, Architect, Adjunct Professor at IIT Chicago, Founder of Education For Future

Michał Stangel
Architect, Urbanist, Vice-dean for Research at the Faculty of Architecture at PolSl

Silvia Titotto
Structural & Architectural & Aerospace Engineer, Researcher in Biomimetics

Ana María Gutiérrez
Architect, Educator, Co-founder of Fundación Organizmo, Ashoka Fellow


Participants of vol. 02


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