Nick Cooper is a principal at HKS. He is most proud of his community-based work through Storefront for Community Design and Citizen HKS.
Divya Nautiyal is a design professional at HKS. Her work with Citizen HKS Projects has been instrumental in shaping her vision about socially driven architecture. Philip Miller is a designer and maker. Philip believes that an interdisciplinary approach to architecture is critical and is always striving to apply that to all his work.
david nermer is an Assistant Professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia. He is a Brazilian ethnographer who conducts research at the intersection of STS, HCI, and ICTD. His fieldwork covers Brazil, Cuba, and Mexico.
Abraham Rodríguez Buendía (Mexico City, 1987). Mexican architect graduated from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (2011) with a master's degree in urban planning from the same university (2013). Specialist in participatory design and Social Production of the Habitat. Since 2012 he has coordinated groups to carry out participatory technical advisory work for housing in communities of Morelos, State of Mexico, Mexico City and Michoacán. He is a professor of participatory design in the housing specialty at UNAM and has been a subject professor at La Salle Morelia University.
The authors represent diverse disciplines and approaches across design, anthropology, technology and innovation, from Africa, Latin America, Europe and the US.