14th May 2020

Programme

meet & wine

Bílovice, Czech Republic
Our busses will take you to the wine-flowing afternoon.
mmcité showroom and factory tour
divided into smaller groups, the tour will be taking place during the late afternoon/early eveningprogramme
17:00
Welcome to mmcité
17:30
Factory tours
18:00
Buffet dinner
18:30
The Youniverse - Live band
20:00
BBQ
21:00
The Youniverse - Live band
22:00
DJ Mardosha

Few details may change in upcoming weeks as we are putting last pieces together. Visit this space regularly to get the latest updates.

Day after The Street

Delegates have the opportunity to go on an excursion to the city of Brno and the Tugendhat Villa. Designed by the German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the Tugendhat Villa is considered one of the pioneering prototypes of modern architecture in Europe.

Speakers

Maarten Verten (UAE)

Senior Director at Cracknell

Maarten Venter has over 30 years of experience
in landscape architecture in the Middle East, South East Asia and South Africa. As Senior Design Director
at Cracknell, he has led the design of numerous award-winning projects including the Bvlgari Hotel & Resort (UAE), Jumeirah Islands Public Realm (UAE), Al Seef Mixed-Use Development (UAE), Bujairi, Diriyah Gate Public Realm (KSA) and Bahrain Marine Mixed-Use Development.
His portfolio consists of several Public Realm, waterfront, hospitality, leisure and large scale mixed use developments.

Maarten is committed to telling a bold story with his design, and bringing innovation and unique perspective to the design process. He brings strong leadership, creative ideas and a wealth of experience to every project. In keeping with Cracknell’s philosophy, his overriding purpose is to create a positive difference through inspired landscape design that contributes to the wellbeing of cities and communities and the people that live in them.

Petra Marko (UK/SK)

Co-founder at Marko and Placemakers and think tank leader at The London School of Architecture

Co-founder of Marko&Placemakers, a London-based design consultancy addressing the overlaps between place, process and people. She has led place shaping strategies, high street and town centre studies promoting walkable neighbourhoods, wellbeing and inclusive public spaces for private and public sector clients. Petra is part
of the VeloCity team - a strategic vision solving some of the most critical issues facing rural areas today, and a member of the National Infrastructure Commission’s Young Professionals Panel, the independent body tasked with advising government on UK’s long-term infrastructure.

As advocate for holistic placemaking and breaking industry silos she has given evidence to various government groups, authored a book on the future
of architecture profession and contributes regularly
to architecture journals. Petra is a think tank leader
at The London School of Architecture where her current research focuses on younger generations’ agency
in shaping the environment. Petra gained diploma
in Architecture at Vienna University of Technology and MA in Creative Entrepreneurship at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Ana Ceruti (NL)

Senior Landscape Architect freelancing for international companies

Ana Ceruti is a Senior Landscape Architect with over
20 years experience in landscape planning and masterplanning in Europe and in Middle East. After her studies and work in London she has founded her own landscape practice in Spain. In 2011 Ana moved to Dubai where she worked with prestigious consultants such
as Alshamsi Terra Firma and Parsons. As a Senior Landscape architect Ana had the opportunity of exploring all areas
of responsibility implied in the profession.

She has a creative approach to masterplanning, sustainable landscape design, urban regeneration, landscape and urban realm design, and landscape planning (landscape/townscape visual impact) and worked on different scale projects; from Landscape Planning and Visual Impact Assessments, to local design schemes. Ana believes that landscape makes an essential contribution to sustainable communities, produce distinctive local character, give value to society and contributes to urban and rural quality of life.

Cannon Ivers (UK)

Director at LDA Design

Charted member of the Landscape Institute and a Director at LDA Design in London. He holds a master of landscape architecture degree with distinction from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD). Cannon is
a teaching fellow at the Bartlett School of Landscape Architecture and the author of the book Staging Urban Landscapes:The Activation and Curation of Flexible Public Spaces published by Birkhauser.

His professional work includes urban parks and public spaces and he frequently contributes to design discourse through publications that examine 3D design and digital fabrication, spatial programmability, intelligent water design and high impact, low maintenance planting design.

Adam Włodzimierz Wach (PL)

Accessibility auditor at Integracja Foundation

Adam W. Wach is over 10 years experienced architect. Before joining Integracja Foundation he collaborated with many architectural studios in Warsaw. In 2013 he founded his own architectural studio Wach Architekci which specialized in revitalizations in public spaces. He has participated in many architectural competitions. The most important realized project was a revitalization of 8 ha public space in the center of Tomaszow Mazowiecki which was realized from 2018 to 2019.

Since 2018 he has been cooperating with the Integracja Foundation. He is focused on the accessibility solution
for city space, housing and office buildings. In the Integracja Foundation he is an auditor responsible for the process of certification"Object without barriers”. Certificate is dedicated to the best inclusive spaces, places, and buildings. Since January 2020 he has been
a member of the Urban Land Institute.

Kamil Kowalski (PL)

Manager of Integracja LAB and Expert Services Department at Fundacja Integracja

Manager of Integracja LAB and Expert Services Department at Fundacja Integracja (The Integration Foundation). Lecturer on ergonomics at the Faculty of Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Promotes the idea
of ​​universal design, architectural audits, research and consulting in the field of designing for everyone.
In 2012–2014, an expert of the National Center for Culture in the program team "Development of cultural infrastructure".

In 2016–2017, an expert in the team preparing changes
in building regulations at the Ministry of Infrastructure and Construction. Author of publications on designing
for everyone (e.g. “SWITCH to inclusive design”).
A member of the Accessibility Council in Poland since 2020.

David Karásek (CZ)

Co-Founder and Creative Director at mmcité1

Chris is an urban design, master planning and landscape architecture practitioner with a global career that spans over 25 years.  As Senior Principal and MD of InSite, an allied practice of KEO International Consultants, he is responsible for setting the design agenda of the studios as well as overseeing the holistic operations of the interdisciplinary practice.From large-scale land use and master planning developments to detail landscape designs, Chris has focused on bringing legible form to complex ecological, social and programmatic processes through elegant designs.

At InSite, Chris leverages both the talent within his international team as well as the KEO family of disciplines to mould a grounded and dynamic practice that brings site specific solutions to clients, communities and the challenging environment within which InSite’s portfolio resides.Chris was previously Senior Vice President and Global Director of Planning at HOK, a member of HOK’s Board of Directors and the Management Board.  Throughout his career, he has taught at leading U.S. and U.K universities. He continues to serve as a visiting critic on design juries and currently lectures at UCL Bartlett.