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.

Isabelle Doucet (Guest Editor No. 10 + 11)

is Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Manchester/Manchester Architecture Research Centre. She is the author of The Practice Turn in Architecture: Brussels after 1968 (2015) and is currently studying counter-cultural architectures in 1970s Belgium.

Kim Förster (Guest Editor No. 10 + 11)

is Associate Director of Research at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montréal. He completed his PhD in architecture history at ETH Zurich and is currently working on environmental histories in architecture.

Lutz Robbers (Guest Editor No. 10 + 11)

holds a Ph.D. in the History and Theory of Architecture from Princeton University. He has taught at the RWTH Aachen, the Bauhaus-University Weimar, Columbia University and Princeton and has held research positions at the IKKM Weimar, the London School of Economics’ ‘Cities Programme’ and the German Forum of Art History in Paris.

Former Editors

Susanne Schindler is an architect and writer focused on the intersection of policy and design in housing, affiliated with ETH Zurich. She was a founding co-editor of Candide from 2009 to 2015.

Andres Lepik is professor of the history of architecture and curatorial practice at the Technical University in Munich. He was an editor of Candide from 2012 to 2014.

Anne Kockelkorn is an architectural historian focused on the neoliberal turn in housing and urbanism, affiliated with ETH Zurich. She was an editor of Candide from 2013 to 2015.