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SARAH CHAPLIN (CHAIR) Sarah Chaplin is professor and head of architecture and landscape at Kingston University. She is vicechair of the Academy of Urbanism, serves on the Council for the Standing Conference of the Heads of Schools of Architecture (SCHOSA) and the steering group for the Architectural Humanities Research Association, and is also a member of the subpanel on Architecture and Built Environment for the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. She has published, lectured and broadcast widely on architecture, urbanism, Japan, visual culture and digital culture, and is completing a book on the cultural history of the Japanese love hotel, to be published by Routledge in 2007.

IGEA TROIANI Dr Igea Troiani is a senior lecturer at Oxford Brookes University who lectured in Australia prior to moving to the UK. She has taught architectural design and modern architectural history and theory courses at the Queensland University of Technology and the University of Queensland while continuing to practise as an architect. Until 2005, she was a partner with Andrew Dawson in HAPPENinc in Brisbane. She was secretary of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia & New Zealand from 2003-2005; recipient of the David Saunders Founder's Grant into architectural history research in 2003; and is the principal organiser of the Architectural Humanities Research Association 2006 conference.

She has written for the Journal of Architecture and Architecture Australia.

ROBERT KRONENBURG Robert Kronenburg is an architect and holds the chair of architecture at the University of Liverpool. His books include Houses in Motion: The Genesis, History and Development of the Portable Building; Portable Architecture; and Spirit of the Machine. He is also editor of Transportable Environments. Kronenburg is a past Fulbright fellow and in 1998 received a visiting fellowship at St John's College, Oxford University.

He curated the major exhibition Portable Architecture, held at the Royal Institute of British Architects, and the touring exhibition Spontaneous Construction and was curatorial advisor on the Vitra Design Museum's exhibition Living in Motion. His forthcoming book Flexible: Architecture That Responds to Change, is published by Laurence King this year.

TOM DYCKHOFF Tom Dyckhoff is the architecture critic at The Times. He studied at Oxford University and University College London before working for the Prince of Wales' Institute of Architecture, the RIBA and the Guardian. He writes and broadcasts on architecture, design and the built environment for radio, various magazines and TV, where he is a reporter on architecture for BBC2's The Culture Show, and regularly teaches urban and architectural history and theory. In his spare time he likes dawdling.

LI SHIQIAO Li Shiqiao is associate professor in the department of architecture at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He studied architecture at Tsinghua University in Beijing and obtained his PhD from the AA.

His research was on modernity and architecture in their late-17thcentury European and early-20thcentury Chinese manifestations.

He has written for the Journal of Architecture, the Journal of Architectural Education, and the Journal of Society of Architectural Historians, and his books include Architecture and Modernization (Beijing, 2006) and Power and Virtue: Architecture and Intellectual Change in England 1660-1730 (London and New York: Routledge, 2006). He has taught at the AA and the National University of Singapore. He co-founded BHSL Design with Belinda Ho.

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