Benedetto Camerana, Founder of Camerana & Partners
Benedetto Camerana, born in Turin in 1963, is an architect and landscape architect, with a Ph.D. in History of Architecture and Urban Planning. President of the National Automobile Museum since 2012 and of the Lingotto Consortium since 2013. In 1997 he set up Camerana & Partners in Turin, a professional organization in which Italian and European architects collaborate.
Managing Director, Marketing & Communication of Coima SGR
Kelly Russel currently holds the position of General Manager at Fondazione Riccardo Catella, established in 2005 to promote best practices of sustainable and responsible urban development. Kelly is also holding the position of Managing Director of Marketing, CSR & Investor Relations at COIMA SGR and is Chairman at Sustainable Innovation Committee. Prior to the acquisition and renaming of Hines Italia SGR investment management company, she served as Director of Marketing, Communication and CSR (in Hines Italia SGR) and gained valuable experience managing all communication aspects of Porta Nuova regeneration project in Milan. Previously, she was coordinator at Urban Land Institute in Italy.
Founder of Matteo Thun & Partners
“Only if you dare something new and cross borders, you can experience new knowledge”. This is Matteo Thun's approach to work. The Milan based architect and designer was born and raised in the bilingual German and Italian speaking region of South Tyrol, Italy. After studies with Oskar Kokoschka and at the Architecture University of Florence, he co-founded the ‘Memphis’ group in Milan in 1981 with Ettore Sottsass. In 1984 he opened his own studio in Milan, in 2001 he founded Matteo Thun + Partners.
Philip Jodidio was born in 1954 in New Jersey. He studied Economics and Art History at Harvard University. He was Editor in Chief of the leading French art monthly Connaissance des Arts (1980-2002) and is the author of more than 100 books on contemporary art and architecture for Taschen, Rizzoli International, Thames & Hudson, Prestel and other publishers. He is the editor of the books published by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture about their renovation work in historic cities in the Muslim world such as Kabul, Cairo, and soon, Lahore. His next books are about the National Museum of Qatar, designed by Jean Nouvel (Thames & Hudson), and a monograph on the Japanese architect Kengo Kuma (Taschen).