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Ambiguous Territroy - Organizers / Curators

Cathryn Dwyre is a landscape architect, educator, and co-principal of the design practice pneumastudio with Chris Perry. Cathryn Dwyre received a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania where she was Managing Editor of Via Books. Her current work moves between landscape design, writing, and research around ecology, geology, and the picturesque. Dwyre is the recipient of the MacDowell Colony Fellowship in 2013 and is a Visiting Associate Professor at Pratt institute School of Architecture.
Chris Perry is co-principal of the design practice pneumastudio with Cathryn Dwyre and Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Graduate Education at Rensselaer Architecture. Previously, Perry was the Louis Kahn Visiting Assistant Professor at Yale. He is a recipient of the Architectural League’s Young Architects Award and The MacDowell Colony Fellowship. He was co-chair of ACADIA’s 2015 conference and co-editor of Collective Intelligence in Design (Wiley-Academy) and PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art (MIT Press). Perry’s work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, Centre Pompidou, SFMoMA, Cooper-Hewitt, Wexner Center, and the Storefront for Art and Architecture.


David Salomon is an Assistant Professor of Art History at Ithaca College, where he is also the coordinator of the Architectural Studies program. He is the co-author, with Paul Andersen, of The Architecture of Patterns (Norton, 2010), which received a production grant from the Graham Foundation. His wide-ranging research has been published in Grey Room, Log, Harvard Design Magazine, Places, The Journal of Landscape Architecture and the Journal of Architectural Education. David received a Carter Manny Award for his PhD dissertation (from UCLA) One Thing or Another: The World Trade Center and the Implosion of Modernism.
Kathy Velikov is an Architect, Associate Professor at University of Michigan’s Taubman College, and founding partner of RVTR, a platform for experimentation in the agency of architecture and urban design within the context of dynamic ecological systems, infrastructures, materially and technologically mediated environments, and emerging social organizations. She is a recipient of the Architectural League’s Young Architects Award and the Canadian Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture. Recently, she collaborated on EXTRACTION, the Canadian Pavilion for the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, and is co-author of Infra Eco Logi Urbanism (2015).
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