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 Nemer 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.
About Ana Prada Founder of 3colibris. Business administrator and sociologist from the Javeriana University of Bogotá, Fellow of the International Training in Dialogue and Mediation at the University of Uppsala and the International Course on Food Systems at the University of Wageningen. Have worked for Caritas Colombiana in relation to the implementation of "Article One" of the Peace Accords. Has worked on projects for UNDP, UNFAO, EU and the Suyusama Foundation.
Abrahán Rodríguez Buendía (Mexico City, 1987). Mexican architect graduated from the National Autonomous University of México (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.