Gisle Nataas - architect and sound artist
Born in Bergen and lives in Oslo. Graduate architect from Bergen School of Architecture and Royal Danish Academy - Architecture - in Copenhagen. Works with architecture and the sound of architecture. As a sound artist Nataas works with field recordings from architecture, as live performances and in sound installations. Field recordings are mixed, processed and transformed into new musical and spatial experiences. Nataas run the project “Architecture as an instrument” in the national programme Den Kulturelle Skolesekken that is a collaborative project between the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Education and Research.
Javier Umpierrez, with a lifelong passion for audio storytelling, has spent the past 13 years as a versatile sound designer, editor, mixer, and occasional composer. His work, spanning Mexico and international projects, has been featured at prestigious festivals like Cannes and Venice, making him a notable presence in the world of sound design.
Christian is Director and Chief Curator of the Oslo Architecture Triennale and has dedicated his curatorship to exploring the concept and reality of neighbourhoods. Having a background in philosophy and strategic design, he has headed a range of projects within urban planning, strategic design and placemaking.