Dorita Hannah

Working between the School of Creative Arts and the School of Architecture & Design, Dorita is a key researcher and practitioner in the new Creative Exchange Institute, with her creative work, teaching and research concentrating on the intersection between the varying fields.

Tim Foster

Tim Foster is the founding partner in Foster Wilson Architects based in London. His atelier is responsible for building several theatre spaces all around the world.

Jim Clayburgh

Jim Clayburgh is a scenographer and founding members of The Wooster Group, where he was resident designer from 1976 to 1995. He has designed extensively throughout Europe and North America for theatre, dance, and opera and is currently based in Brussels, where he founded JOJI INC with choreographer Johanne Saunier.

Liu Xinglin

Liu Xinglin is the Chinese stage designer, and the professor of Stage Design at Central Academy of Drama in Bering, China.

Sofia Pantouvaki

Sofia Pantouvaki is Professor of Costume Design for Theatre and Film at Aalto University, Finland. Her design credits include over 70 theatre, film, opera and dance productions in major venues in Greece, Italy, UK, Cyprus and Finland.

Robert Kaplowitz

Robert Kaplowitz is composeur and sound designer; he has worked with some of theater’s greatest artists, and composed music for famous theratres and museums all around the globe.

Yaron Abulafia

Performance designer Yaron Abulafia has designed over 200 dance, theatre and opera productions in major venues all over Europe, the UK, China, Russia, Israel, Canada and Latin America. In his artistic practice and research, Yaron explores the performative qualities of light and its visual dramaturgy in contemporary performance – from corporeal, emotional and conceptual perspectives. He is the author of The Art of Light on Stage: Lighting in Contemporary Theatre (Routledge, 2016), based on his PhD research, and is regularly invited as a guest lecturer in universities and art academies around the world.

Sodja Lotker

Sodja Lotker works as a dramaturg for independent devised theatre, dance, media and site specific projects, working often in unusual performance spaces. She was an artistic director of PQ 2008-2015.

Omar Rajeh

Omar Rajeh is a choreographer and director of Maqamat Dance Theatre, one of Lebanon’s most important dance companies. He is also the founder of BIPOD (Beirut International Platform of Dance), an annual contemporary dance festival in Beirut.

Monica Raya

Scenographer born in Mexico City, Monica Raya attended her first Scenic Design Master Class in Wales in 1989 under the supervision of British designers: John Bury, Patrick and Rosemary Vercoe and Arianne Gastambide. She graduated as an architect at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in 1990, and she got her M.F.A at the Yale School of Drama in 1993. She is currently writing a dissertation to defend her doctoral thesis called Performing Spatiality: Alternative thinking for Scenography at Aalto University in Finland.

Kate Bailey

Kate Bailey is Senior Curator and Producer in the Theatre and Performance Department at the V&A. Kate has over 20 years’ experience working extensively on the design and content development of new museums and exhibitions in UK, Europe, Middle East and Russia, seeking innovative and theatrical interpretative and display solutions to complex and challenging subjects. Kate is the V&A Curator of Scenography and Design and has participated in the last three Prague Quadrennials -2007, 2011 and 2015.