Design a memorial that speaks to the cause of ending all nuclear weapons programs
Bee Breeders is proud to announce the The Last Nuclear Bomb Memorial Competition Jury!
Jonas Dahlberg, OF PUBLIC INTEREST (OPI)
Sebastian Letz, Milla & Partner
Katie MacDonald, After Architecture
Fernando Romero, FR-EE
Kyle Schumann, After Architecture
Jonas Dahlberg is an artist based in Stockholm, Sweden. He is the founding director of the studio and research lab OF PUBLIC INTEREST (OPI) which works with artworks and artistic strategies and methods in our common spaces. Dahlberg is a visiting professor of Architecture and Critical Studies at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. There he runs an interdisciplinary post-master course that operates as a platform for learning, for new collaborations and as a hub for professionals from the fields of art and architecture. Jonas Dahlberg is known for his winning proposals for the memorials for the victims of the terrorist attacks in Oslo and Utøya on 22 July 2011. He is also known for his ongoing series of video works that have become his fundamental research in how to analyze sites and the politics of space.
Sebastian Letz is a Partner at Milla & Partner, in Germany. Sebastian is an architect and creative director at Milla & Partner. His work combines architecture, design, communication and media to create integrative scenographies and spatial experiences, with a focus on unique brand and thematic stagings as well as custom-tailored visitor experiences.
Kyle Schumann is Cofounder of After Architecture and Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia. He is recipient of the Tennessee Architecture Fellowship, the RAMSA Fellowship, the Robert James Eidlitz Fellowship, and was named Next Progressive by Architect Magazine. His work explores how democratized and accessible technologies can empower designers to utilize nontraditional and irregular natural materials.
Katie MacDonald is Cofounder of After Architecture and Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia. Her work explores how technology can reconcile design intention with natural materials and processes. MacDonald has been recognized as Next Progressive by Architect Magazine and Curbed Young Gun. Recent projects include installations at the Oslo Architecture Triennale and the Knoxville Museum of Art.
Angelo Renna is an architect with a keen interest in multi-species narratives, one he developed during his studies in Florence and Porto, and was further honed through collaborations with different offices, such as Stefano Boeri in Milan and Topotek in Berlin. He recently published the book Monkey Factor – Small stories for a reconciliation with nature.
Fernando Romero, FAIA, is the Founding Principal of Fernando Romero Enterprise FR-EE. His work balances public and private interests as he seeks to redefine the norms of society by collaborating with global leaders on future ideas and initiatives. He is passionate about social change and sustainability. His projects aim to drive catalytic transformation that supports and drives growth in their communities. After working with Jean Nouvel and Rem Koolhaas, he returned to Mexico in 2000 to establish his practice; he has since opened additional offices in NYC, Madrid and Shenzhen.
Bee Breeders supports the call for a ban on nuclear weapons and is asking the international architecture community to create designs for The Last Nuclear Bomb Memorial. For this competition, participants are tasked with creating a memorial in a decommissioned nuclear weapon testing site.