Stephanie Davidson, co-founder of Davidson Rafailidis, Canada
Architect and educator Stephanie Davidson is co-founder of Canadian architecture practice Davidson Rafailidis.
Together with Georg Rafailidis, her work explores the divergence from the original intention for a built space, and the richness and changeability it takes on through use. Research into existing built conditions sometimes evolves into a built work but sometimes remains as documentation in the form of drawings, photographs and writing. The duo was shortlisted for the AR House awards in 2017 for their project He, She & It, a multi-use plywood and polycarbonate studio in Buffalo, USA, going on to win the awards in 2020 with Big Space, Little Space: a home cocooned within the shell of a 1920s garage. The duo was also recognised with the Emerging Voices award from the Architectural League of New York in 2018.
Davidson studied art and architecture in Canada and the UK, and has taught at academic institutions in Canada, Germany, the US and Greece, where she is currently a visiting faculty member at the University of Ioannina.
Daniel Tudor Munteanu, founder and editor of the research project OfHouses, Romania
Architect and curator Daniel Tudor Munteanu is the founder and editor of the research project OfHouses, an online repository of old forgotten houses.
Based in Romania, his work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale – where he co-curated the Unfolding Pavilion with Davide Tomasso Ferrando – the Shenzhen Biennale and the Chicago Architecture Biennial. He also co-curated the Timișoara Architecture Biennial 2022.
His writing has been published in San Rocco, Log, Volume and OASE, and he has lectured at many academic and cultural institutions, from the Architecture Foundation in London to the University of Melbourne. His first book, Another Breach in the Wall (2022) sees rules and regulations as invisible walls, and explores the benefits of straying from traditional methods of producing and inhabiting urban space.