Axel Sowa

has been chair of the Department of Architecture Theory at the Faculty of Architecture, RWTH Aachen University since 2007. He was editor in chief of L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui in Paris from 2000 to 2007. His current research is focused on changes in the notion of mimesis; the question of imitation in modern contexts; and on the beginning of the industrial mass production of building components in the early 1800s.

Susanne Schindler

is an architect and writer based in Princeton. She was an assistant professor at RWTH Aachen University from 2008 to 2010, where her main focus was setting up Candide. Her practice and research focus on the intersection of policy and design in housing. Schindler has authored and edited several books, including "Growing Urban Habitats. Seeking a New Housing Development Model" (with Morrish and Swenson, 2009).

Anne Kockelkorn

is an architecture critic and historian. Since 2009 she has been lecturer and researcher at the chairs for architecture theory, architecture history, and sociology at the Department of Architecture at ETH Zurich. Her dissertation “The Social Condenser" focuses on Ricardo Bofill's projects for the Parisian Villes Nouvelles, analyzing the influence of social processes on the discourse, representation, and production of large-scale housing. Kockelkorn joined Candide in 2013.