The AAIS Network
Read more on our wide network of experts from a spectrum of Creative Disciplines.
Theo Lorenz is a registered architect in England and Germany, as well as a painter and media artist. Trespassing between art and architecture his interest lies within the relation of digital and physical space and the associations between subjects and objects. He has taught at the Architectural Association since 2000 in the Diploma and Intermediate school. Since October 2008 he has been the Director of the AAIS Interprofessional Studio.
Tanja Siems is an Urban Designer and Infrastructural Planner and the Director of the Interdisciplinary Practice T2 spatialwork. The office tackles social, political, economic and environmental problems as fuel to the design process and the development of a dialogue that can lead to an enhanced built proposal or solution rather than a reduced compromise. She co-leads the AAIS programme and is Professor of Urban Design at the BUW, Germany.
Music and Production
Andrew Dean has sold over 20m records as song writers and producers A n R’d and discovered Joss Stone, Bush and Lily Allen. He started life as DJs playing all over the world. He is personal friends of all major music players, won Brit awards, Gammy awards and Ivor Novello awards for themselves and their artists and is a trusted and respected successful music men.
History of the Arts
Acclaimed singer with 20 years of credible experience as a recording artist, lyric consultant and singing teacher and workshop facilitator. A highly creative, inspiring and enthusiastic communicator of researched information, a confident public speaker with excellent reading, conversational and writing skills, competent social media exploiter. Presently reading second degree at Birkbeck University of London (History of Art).
Heiko Kalmbach is a filmmaker, theatre director and video artist based in Berlin. He started making films when he moved to New York City in the mid 90s where he stayed for ten years. His award winning shorts have screened internationally. Since 2003 he has reengaged with live performance as a director and projection designer. He is co-founder of the Berlin based production company Spoonfilm and the performance group Naturaleza Humana.
Film and Sound
Joel Newman studied Fine Art at Reading University between 1990 and 1994. He has taught Video at the Architectural Association since 1998. He exhibited video works at various galleries and events including the Architectural Association, The Architecture Foundation, Gasworks Gallery, ICA (Cybersalon), Pandaemonium Biennial of Moving Images, Whitechapel Art Gallery and Sao Paulo Biennale of Alternative Art and Music.
Renaud Wiser is a choreographer based in London. He was born in Switzerland and trained in dance in Geneva before joining the Ballet Junior in 1998. During his studies, Renaud was awarded the Migros Bursary for young talent for three consecutive years. He then pursued an international career as a dancer with renown companies including the Geneva Ballet, the Ballet National de Marseille, the Gothenburg Ballet, Rambert and Bonachela Dance Company. In 2013 Renaud launched Renaud Wiser Dance Company and he co-founder of the New Movement Collective .
Joe Walkling is a choreographer and dancer. He trained at the London Contemporary Dance School, and completed his MA in Dance and the Virtual Image at the Palucca Schule, Dresden. He created and toured new works by Wayne McGregor, Frédéric Flamand, Angelin Preljocaj, William Forsythe, Arthur Pita and Matthew Bourne. He has been a guest artist with Cross Connection Ballet in Copenhagen and is a founding member of New Movement Collective, working with Architecture, Film and Dance on transforming unconventional performance spaces.
Composition and Sonology
Marucio Pauly is co–artistic director of Distractfold and a founding member of the áltaVoz Composers. He is an electric bass player and performs with his trio, A Greater Horror. He currently teaches in addtion to the AAIS at the Royal Northern College of Music, in Manchester. Having previously studied in his native San José and in Boston, Miami, and The Hague, he obtained a PhD from the University of Manchester’s NOVARS Research Centre in 2011.
Steve Webb is a co-founder of Webb Yates Engineers. Steve started his working life at Whitby Bird and later worked for Sinclair Knight Merz and Santiago Calatrava. He has been involved with many exciting projects, including the analysis and engineering for the arch erection at Wembley Stadium and played a key role in the structural design of Calatrava’s Turning Torso tower in Malmo. Steve prides himself on finding innovative structural solutions to problems and designing structures that look good and work well.
Malgorzata is a London-based dancer, choreographer and producer. Born in Poland she worked as a dancer with Rambert, Gothenburg Ballet, Singapore Dance Theatre, Peter Schaufuss Ballet and Royal Danish Ballet. As a choreographers she has been commissioned to create work for Kettles’ Yard Gallery, Serpentine Gallery and Rambert among others.