Liam Young

Liam Young currently lives and works in London as an independent designer, futurist, critic and curator.

Liam was recently named by Blueprint magazine as one of 25 people who will change architecture and design in 2010. He is a founder of the think tank Tomorrows Thoughts Today, a group whose work explores the consequences of fantastic, perverse and underrated urbanisms and teaches award winning design studios around the world.

His projects deploy fictional near-future scenarios as critical instruments for instigating debate about the social, architectural and political consequences of emerging biological and technological futures.

Kate Davies

Kate Davies is an artist, architect and writer. She is co-founder of the multidisciplinary group LiquidFactory, which explores the rich hinterlands of art and architecture. She is deeply interested in how people inhabit and understand landscape, particularly those places that are extreme, hostile or remote. Her work explores contemporary notions of wilderness - drawing on modes of understanding landscape ranging from contemporary survey technologies to folklore - and operates between writing, drawing, film and photography.

Kate teaches award winning design studios at two of the UK’s most prestigious Architecture schools, The Architectural Association [Diploma Unit 6] and the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. [MArch Unit 23] and regularly runs international design workshops.